This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, August 28, 2017.
Clackamas County Water Environment Services Department is searching for an experienced, motivated individual to fill the role of a Wastewater Plant Operations Supervisor. A person in this role will be responsible for supervising and coordinating the operation of wastewater treatment facilities for the department.
The Wastewater Plant Operations Supervisor is responsible for wastewater plant operations, process control, providing input for design of large Capital Improvement Projects, and some administrative functions for treatment facilities to ensure facilities meet state and federal permit discharge requirements. Incumbents within this classification will have responsibility for one large or medium capacity treatment plant and one or more small treatment facilities.
Possession of Grade III Wastewater System Operation Certification at time of hire AND the ability to obtain a Wastewater System Operation Certification, Grade IV, issued by the State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality within 12 months of hire.
Four (4) years of direct wastewater plant operations experience
Strong interpersonal skills and abilities, including:
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships
Independent decision making and problem solving skills
Ability to be flexible, self-motivated and work independently, without direct supervision
Possess cultural awareness and the ability to work well with diverse groups of individuals
Ability to exercise patience and maintain composure, while handling a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively and professionally
Ability to effectively prioritize and organize work
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Specific information on the County's driving policy can be found at Driving and Vehicle Policy (EPP 52).
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
Possession of Grade IV Wastewater Treatment System Operator Certification
Associate's Degree in Wastewater Treatment Technologies or a similar field OR Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology or Engineering
Supervisory experience within a unionized environment (Note: supervisory experience includes providing direction, setting expectations, assigning work, coaching, training, preparing and reviewing performance appraisals, correcting performance deficiencies and recommending corrective actions)
*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.
Job Title: Wastewater Plant Operations Supervisor
Job Code: 828
Salary Plan/Grade: NRP/26
Annual: $66,922 - $90,345
Hourly: $32.17 - $43.43
Hours per Week: 40
This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Participates in the development and implementation of Department policies, goals, objectives and standards, and long and short range planning for wastewater treatment facilities; prepares annual work programs.
Supervises and coordinates services provided by wastewater treatment facilities; oversees the performance and evaluation of plant operations staff performing process control and plant operations, coordinates resources between work units; resolves problems concerning staff scheduling, equipment, operations and process control; provides technical assistance, training and advice in operation, maintenance, and repair activities.
Participates in the hiring of technical and operations staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers the initial steps of progressive discipline; responds to and processes grievances; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments; motivates employees to provide quality service to citizens.
Participates with management and engineering staff in planning, designing, and implementing capital improvement projects to enlarge or enhance the treatment plants; assists in the preparation and recommendation of capital expenditure budgets; reviews expenditures and capital equipment purchases; monitors cost and production data; participates in the administration of construction contracts.
Assists in the preparation of annual and supplemental budgets; monitors expenditures.
Coordinates with maintenance staff to plan and schedule maintenance activities for wastewater treatment plant repairs, upgrades, and modifications; supervises operations staff performing maintenance projects on treatment plant facilities.
Assists in the review and analysis of the impact of new regulatory requirements on operating practices; acts as first responder in emergency situations.
May promote wastewater treatment facility activities and programs with business associations, citizen groups and the public; responds to, evaluates and resolves, or assists in the resolution of issues in conflict arising from Department staff, customers, consultants, citizen groups, contractors, employees and other government agencies; responds to inquiries and requests for information.
Thorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of wastewater treatment processes; machinery, equipment and materials associated with the construction, operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities; occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to wastewater treatment facilities; technical report writing; basic computer applications and management information systems.
Working knowledge of: Principles and practices of public administration, including personnel management and budget administration; techniques of construction project management; Federal, State and local environmental regulations, permits, and discharge standards.
Skill to: Plan and implement management goals, objectives and standards; establish priorities; recognize and implement needed improvements in wastewater treatment processes; resolve technical problems; review and monitor operating budgets; apply appropriate regulations, codes and safety standards; prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; motivate employees to provide quality service to citizens; supervise staff in continuous efforts to improve quality, productivity and effectiveness; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes requested by citizens and County staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, County personnel and government agencies.
In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.
Health Plan Options: Most employees are eligible to start most benefits the first of the month after two fullmonths of continuous employment. Note: This summary is general in nature. Specific terms of benefits are contained in insurance policies, the Personnel Ordinance, and County Employment Policies and Practices.
THE FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PROGRAM OFFERS:
A Choice of Medical Plans with Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage
Chiropractic Coverage and Alternative Care Benefit
A Choice of Dental Plans
Wellness and Employee Assistance Program
Paid Leave: (Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave, Bereavement Leave, Military Leave)
Group Term Life Insurance
Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance with Optional Salary Buy-Up Program
A Choice of Full Benefits or Lesser Benefits with Flex Cash
Optional Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Optional Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Optional Health Reimbursement Arrangement
Optional Dependent Term Life Insurance
Optional Group Universal Life Insurance
Optional Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
Optional Long Term Care Insurance
Optional Voluntary Benefits through AFLAC, Liberty Mutual and Hyatt Legal
Oregonians are rightfully proud of their commitment to maintaining a clean environment. At Water Environment Services (WES) we share that commitment. Our mission is to provide resource recovery and watershed protection services to our community so they can live, work and play in a healthy environment. WES manages two wastewater service districts, one of which includes surface water program servic...es, and one surface water district, all within Clackamas County. In total, the Districts represent over one billion dollars in infrastructure investments that are managed, operated and maintained to the highest industry standards. Employees of WES operate and maintain five wastewater pollution control plants. WES collects and cleans more than 6 billion gallons of wastewater annually before releasing it into local rivers. The surface water management program provides water quality protection for the community by implementing a variety of programs that reduce pollution in our rivers, streams and wetlands caused by urban storm water runoff. Surface water management services provided to the community include the construction and maintenance of infrastructure necessary to improve water quality and/or provide adequate conveyance of storm water runoff, development plan review, public education related to water quality and storm water issues, restoration and enhancement of riparian areas and stream channels and watershed planning.