Under the general direction of the Assistant General Manager, Wastewater Enterprise (AGM, WWE) at the SFPUC, the WWE Operations Manager is responsible for directing the operation of all wastewater treatment plants and processes, pumping stations, and WWE facilities in compliance with all Federal, State and local regulations; performs responsible technical and administrative work in connection therewith; handles planning, troubleshooting and policy making for the Operations Division, and performs related duties as required.
The WWE has a workforce of approximately 450 employees, with a total operating budget of $57 million. WWE operates and maintains four treatment plants, eight major pump stations, and eleven minor pump stations in San Francisco. The WWE Operations Manager is responsible for operating these facilities under NPDES permits issued by the state, under EPA delegation; interacting with other divisions, bureaus, and City departments to coordinate efforts; coordinating operations activities with plant and pump station capital and construction projects to ensure that operations are not disrupted and regulatory requirements are met; ensuring that odor issues are minimized; promoting safe work practices; ensuring that subordinates adhere to all safety practices, policies and regulations; monitoring Division staff discipline and performance management, and overseeing WWE’s Employee Health and Safety and WWE Emergency Planning and Response Programs.
Essential Duties may include:
Organizes, plans, manages, and directs the activities of the WWE Operations Division, including monitoring the work of and coaching direct reports and other subordinates;
Develops and implements Operations Division goals, objectives, policies, and priorities, and determines appropriate levels of service and allocation of resources to achieve timely and measurable outcomes, within budgets. Adjusts plans and programs as needed to meet emerging requirements;
Promotes safe work practices and ensures that subordinates adhere to all safety practices, policies, and regulations, including all applicable SFPUC and Cal-OSHA policies and regulations;
Establishes and implements the WWE Employee Health and Safety Program (in collaboration with SFPUC Health and Safety), and, the WWE Emergency Planning and Response Program;
Monitors the efficiency and effectiveness of the activities and programs of the Operations Division, including staffing assignments, service levels, and administrative systems and identifies opportunities for improvement, and implements improvements;
Establishes and maintains excellent relationships with the WWE Maintenance Division, WWE Engineering, WWE Planning and Regulatory Compliance Division, WWE Collection System Division other WWE Divisions, other SFPUC enterprises, divisions, and bureaus, and internal and external stakeholders to coordinate efforts, coordinate operational activities with plant and pump station construction projects, to ensure that plants and pump stations are operated without disruption and meet regulatory requirements, and to promote and coordinate the function of the WWE Operations Division.;
Communicates regularly with WWE senior management, including the WWE AGM regarding the Operations Division’s activities and coordination of efforts with other City departments, including Public Works, in addressing the needs of the City. Represents the Division and, as needed, the WWE before legislative bodies, boards, commissions, committees, and other organizations;
Ensures the implementation and uniform application of all management policies. Ensures that employees comply with all relevant City, State, and Federal regulations. Promotes excellent labor/management relationships. Develops staffing plans; monitors staff disciplinary and performance management. Ensures staff development and career training. Develops, administers, monitors, coordinates and reviews Operations Division budget. Communicates with the public and staff of other agencies; and
Acts in the AGM's absence as needed
Possession of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, public administration, business administration or a closely related field.
Seven (7) years of management experience in wastewater or water utility operations planning, regulatory compliance, or engineering.
Valid California driver’s license, at time of appointment
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience as described above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to two (2) years.
HOW TO APPLY:
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San Francisco is a vibrant and dynamic city, on the forefront of economic growth & innovation, urban development, arts & entertainment, as well as social issues & change. This rich tapestry of culture and ideas is sustained by our City's commitment to heighten the quality of life for San Franciscans and residents of the greater Bay Area. Our employees play an important role not only in making our ...City what it is today, but also in shaping the future of San Francisco. The City & County of San Francisco employs more than 28,000 individuals in a diverse array of services such as maintaining city streets and parks, driving buses and cable cars, providing public health services, keeping the streets safe and firefighting.