Plan, coordinate, direct, and supervise all operations and programs relating to the City's wastewater treatment, biosolids program, and wastewater quality laboratory in a safe, continuous, and cost effective manner, in compliance with local, State and federal rules and regulations. These tasks are illustrative only and may include other related duties.
Qualifications and Skills
Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred or four years equivalent combination of education, experience, and training providing the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.
Five years of job related work experience in a related operations and maintenance field with an increasingly responsible supervisory or leadership capacity.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
High level of technical expertise in wastewater treatment, including activated sludge treatment, anaerobic digestion, and solids handling.
Knowledge of modern principles and practice of a public wastewater treatment plant operation, and maintenance methods, materials, and equipment used in treatment plants.
Knowledge of the federal Clean Water Act, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and other applicable rules and regulations pertaining to wastewater, and of the national Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and their relationship to the wastewater utility. Ability to interpret and apply applicable local, State, and federal regulatory requirements.
A broad knowledge of wastewater utility operations.
Knowledge of principles of supervision and personnel practices, and budgeting and records keeping.
Ability to work under time constraints, manage evolving situations, perform multiple tasks effectively, evaluate and motivate staff to maximize organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
Ability to read plans, specifications, engineering drawings, and interpret maps. Ability to develop and implement operations and maintenance management programs and procedures.
Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills. Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of subordinates to accomplish goals and objectives. Effective written and oral communication skills; ability to prepare and present comprehensive written and oral reports on technical and complex issues to a non-technical audience.
Ability to make appropriate decisions, apply independent judgment, solve complex problems and prioritize support activities and programs in a cost effective manner.
Get along well with coworkers and maintain working relationships, including effective labor relations.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants must submit an online application: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/corvallisor/jobs/2049345/wastewater-operations-supervisor?keywords=wastewater%20operations%20super&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
The recruitment will remain open until the position is filled with an initial review of applications on April 30, 2018. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application; however applicants are encouraged to include a resume.
"The City of Corvallis is Committed to Excellence in Customer Service Through its Employees."
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer in Compliance with ADA.
State of Oregon Wastewater Treatment Grade Level IV certification required.
Maintenance of First Aid and CPR certification.
Possession or ability to obtain a valid Oregon Drivers License.
Respond to emergency calls during business hours and after hour call outs and coordinate emergency response activities. Must be able to respond within 30 minutes to the Wastewater Reclamation Plant prior to the end of probationary period.
Occasional travel includes local and regional meetings.
This position may regularly be required to work evenings and weekends.
Demonstrable understanding and commitment to sustainability; promote commitment, understanding and use of sustainability principles by employees for day to day operations. Hold employees accountable for sustainability objectives.
Demonstrable commitment to diversity and promote diversity principles with employees in day to day operations. Successfully use diversity principles within the department and city-wide.
The individual shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others in the workplace.
Ability to pass a pre-employment physical exam and a background check and/or criminal history check.
Internal Number: 0072
About City of Corvallis, Public Works
Corvallis is nestled in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley, within 90 minutes of the Portland Metropolitan area, world class skiing, and the spectacular Oregon coast. Corvallis has a residential population of 55,345 and is home to Oregon State University.
We are an award-winning City that has been recognized as one of the best college towns, one of the top ten places to live, and as having the highest Peace Corps volunteers per capita, the most green buildings per capita, and was ranked #1 in patents per capita. The City was recognized for exceeding standards established by the International City Manager’s Association Center for Performance Measurement and was ranked #1 on the Environmental Protection Agency's national list of Green Power Communities.