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Water Treatment Supervisor

at City of Corvallis

Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2577018
Keywords: operations

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Summary

The Water Treatment Supervisor manages the City's water production facilities, which includes two conventional water treatment plants (24 MGD nominal capacity), a 2,500 acre watershed, and the sampling coordination of the water quality laboratory. The position reports to the Utilities Division Manager and is a key member of the Utilities Division management team. 

Learn more about the City's water treatment facilities and process.

Plans, directs, and monitors the City's potable water treatment operations, watershed and water quality laboratory for continuous, safe and cost effective operation. Manages and maintains operating facilities and equipment as the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) designated direct responsible person in charge of treatment processes. Assures treatment process adheres to established OHA and EPA regulations, and maintains required documentation and records.

Please see our website for a complete position description including essential functions and requirements.

Additional Information
Salary Range: $6,148.85 - $7,847.64 Monthly
1.0 FTE, Full-time, FLSA Exempt position
12-month probationary period

Qualifications and Skills

Education and Experience
Associate of Applied Science degree in water/wastewater technology or two-year degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Science, Business Administration, or a related field and at least seven years of professional experience implementing or managing the operations and maintenance of a conventional surface water treatment plant. 
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Civil or Environmental Engineering, Operations Management, biology, chemistry or related field and at least three years of professional experience implementing or managing the operations and maintenance of an conventional surface water treatment plant.

At least three years of work experience in an increasingly responsible supervisory or leadership capacity.

Experience working in the public sector or a government agency preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
High level of technical expertise in water treatment/water quality and a broad knowledge of water utility operations.

Knowledge of modern principles and practice of a public water treatment plant operation, and maintenance methods, materials, and equipment used in treatment plants.

Knowledge of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Oregon Health Department and other applicable rules and regulations pertaining to potable water and watersheds, and their relationship to the water utility.  Ability to interpret and apply applicable local, State and federal regulatory requirements.

Knowledge of principles of supervision and personnel practices, and budgeting and recordkeeping.

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.

Special Requirements
State of Oregon Water Treatment Grade Level IV certification required at time of hire.

State of Oregon filtration endorsement within one (1) year of appointment.

Maintenance of First Aid and CPR certification.

Possession or ability to obtain and maintain a valid Oregon Drivers License.

Respond to emergency calls during business hours and after hour call outs.  Must be able to respond to calls within 30 minutes.  If the situation warrants it, must be able to respond on site within 60 minutes 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 commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion; ability to promote equity, diversity and inclusion principles with employees in day to day operations.  Ability to successfully use equity, diversity and inclusion principles within the department and organization-wide.

Demonstrable commitment to, and understanding of, sustainability and the ability to promote commitment, understanding, and use of sustainability principles by employees for day to day operations required.  Ability to hold employees accountable for sustainability objectives.

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.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants must submit an online application located on the City of Corvallis website (click on "Apply" above). This position will be open until filled.  Applications must be received by October 14, 2019, to be considered in the initial review.  Applicants are encouraged to include a cover letter and resume with the online application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application.  

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