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Assistant Department Head position responsible for coordination and supervision of all maintenance functions of the City's storm and sanitary waste water collection systems and waste water treatment plant. The work is performed under the general direction of the Waste Management Director, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Directly supervises employees in Sanitary-Storm Sewer Maintenance and CMOM associated programs. Will act on behalf of Director in his absence.
Develops and implements an ongoing preventive maintenance program for all wastewater and sewer structures and facilities. Coordinates and inspects the maintenance and repair of the collection system, lift stations, flood control system and waste water treatment plant. Plans and supervises the maintenance, upkeep and repair of department machinery and equipment. Assists with capital improvements planning, costing and construction planning. Assists Waste Management Director in ensuring all related maintenance programs are in compliance with regulatory guidelines. Coordinates flood control activities; confers with engineers, developers and the business community about flood control procedures and plans. Assists in the investigation and resolution of citizen complaints regarding flood control and sewer maintenance. Assists with orienting new employees and solving personnel problems. In coordination with Treatment Operations Supervisor, sets up safety training programs for staff and ensures that all employees receive initial and ongoing safety training including hazardous materials, confined space entry and personal protective equipment training. Performs administrative duties including assisting with budget preparation, union contract administration and personnel evaluation.
Graduation from an accredited college or university preferably with a BS in civil or environmental engineering; an alternate degree coupled with extensive municipal related management experience will be considered. Minimum of 5-10 years responsible professional municipal utilities experience and/or professional engineering experience related to municipal utilities infrastructure planning and development, including demonstrated administrative leadership or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Must obtain an Iowa Grade IV Collection Systems DNR License within one year of hire. Ability to obtain an Iowa Grade IV Wastewater Treatment License within three years of hire preferred.
Thorough knowledge of the practices, equipment, materials and methods necessary to maintain a comprehensive waste water collection and treatment system. Basic knowledge of hydraulics and flood control systems.
Willing to comply with City of Waterloo residency policy concerning emergency response time within six month probationary period (must live within ten mile radius of Waterloo City Hall).
Municipality of 68,000 population. The City of Waterloo employs 535 full time employees and provides an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, prescription drug, life and disability insurance. This assistant department head position provides three weeks vacation after a year of employment, 10 paid holidays, 12 sick days, birthday holiday and 4 casual days per year. State-m...andated retirement system supplemented by employer.
When current department head retires, may be considered for department head position depending on proven skills and work quality.