Oak Lodge Water Services District is currently recruiting for a Plant Superintendent.
This position is responsible for the overall operation, administration, supervision and maintenance of programs, activities, and functions related to the operation of the District’s Wastewater Reclamation Facility in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules, regulations and guidelines.
The position is a part of the Management Team and is exempt from Union representation.
The successful candidate will have at least six (6) years of progressively responsible program related experience, four of which must have included supervisory responsibilities. An equivalent combination of education and experience is also acceptable; however, there is not substitution for the four (4) years of supervisory responsibility experience.
The salary range for this position is between and $84,000 to $110,000 per year. In addition, employees receive a generous medical, dental, vision and other benefits as provided to all other employees of the district. Oak Lodge Water Services is also participant in the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS).
Applications are available on the District’s website www.oaklodgewaterservices.org and at the office located at 14611 SE River Road Oak Grove 97267. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday June 23, 2017.
Knowledge, Skill, and Ability:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of wastewater collection, transmission, and treatment; machinery, equipment, materials, and operating, maintenance and repair practices used in wastewater collection, transmission, and treatment systems; and chemical and physical processes involved in activated sludge type wastewater treatment. Federal, State and local environmental regulations, permits, and discharge standards; occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to wastewater treatment; skill in planning and implementation of management goals, objectives and standards; establishing priorities; developing and participating in negotiating NPDES permit discharge standards; planning, developing, and implementing improvements in wastewater treatment processes; resolving technical problems; analyzing comprehensive technical reports and records; developing, reviewing and monitoring operating budgets; interpreting and applying appropriate regulations; oral and written communications; planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Ability to oversee the lay out, supervise and inspect the work of skilled and semi-skilled workers; ability to analyze reports and data; ability to prepare and present information to broad audiences; ability to demonstrate sound judgment in stressful situations.
Experience and Training:
Six (6) years of progressively responsible program related experience, four of which must have included supervisory responsibilities. An equivalent combination of education and experience is also acceptable however there is not substitution for the four (4) years of supervisory responsibility experience.
Special Qualifications Required: (Licensure or Certification)
Possession of a valid driver’s license.
Possession of Wastewater Treatment Level IV and/or Wastewater Collections Level IV certification.
The District’s DRC (Direct Responsible Charge) for the State as it relates to the Treatment Plant
Formed on January 1, 2017, Oak Lodge Water Services District is a special service district organized and operating under ORS Chapter 450. What is today known as Oak Lodge Water Services District originally consisted of Oak Lodge Sanitary Districts No. 1 and No. 2, and Oak Lodge Water District.
The District provides sanitary sewage collection, transmission and treatment as well as water transmi...ssion and distribution to the geographical area generally bounded by the City of Milwaukie on the north, the City of Gladstone on the south, the Willamette River on the west, and Oatfield Ridge on the east. Oak Lodge Water Services District also serves a small portion of the City of Milwaukie, and approximately twenty percent of the City of Gladstone.
Following a designation of Clackamas County as a medium sized municipality under the federal Clean Water Act by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Oak Lodge Water Services District assumed responsibility for surface water management (SWM) in 1993. Surface water management entails all those activities necessary to prevent or remove pollutants from storm and surface water runoff that impair proper ecological function of the area’s rivers, lakes and streams.
The District is governed by a five member Board of Directors elected to four-year terms of office by the electorate within the District. Elections are conducted in odd numbered years with terms of office staggered so that two directors are elected in one election and three directors are elected in another election two years apart. Administration and management of the District is the responsibility of the General Manager, who is appointed by the Board of Directors.
The District encompasses approximately 6.5 square miles in a highly urbanized area of largely unincorporated Clackamas County. This area contains approximately 27,000 residents comprises less than ten percent of Clackamas County’s population. It includes service to portions of the cities of Gladstone and Milwaukie, and Clackamas County Service District No. 1. The City of Milwaukie and Clackamas County Service District No. 1 provide contract wastewater and surface water management services to very limited portions of the District through intergovernmental agreements.
The economy of the District’s service area is a microcosm of greater urbanized Clackamas County and the Portland Metropolitan area. The area is largely residential with some commercial and a very limited amount of industrial manufacturing and service capacity. The Oak Lodge community is primarily a bedroom community of the greater Portland-Metropolitan area and is largely built out under current land use regulations. With little remaining developable land, the Oak Lodge area provides limited growth capability under existing land use designations, which largely occurs through infill including minor property partitioning, small subdivisions, and multi-family dwelling development. Growth during the last decade or so has generally averaged one percent or less. This trend in growth is expected to continue for the next thirty years until build-out under existing land use designations. However, potential redevelopment of the area may increase population density thereby extending growth beyond 30 years and increasing service requirements.