This is a full-time position in the Public Works Department - Water Reclamation Division. The WRD Manager provides overall supervision and direction of the Water Reclamation Division, which operates and conducts construction/modification projects to keep the City's regional wastewater treatment facility in compliance with all regulatory requirements. This position manages the work of all WRD sections, and reports to the Public Works Director or Deputy Public Works Director.
Typical Job Duties:
These duties are a representative example; position assignments may vary depending on the business needs of the department and organization. This position:
Leadership and Administration:
Performs all duties assigned by City ordinance and agreements to the "WRD Superintendent and/or WRD Manager."
Supervises staff including: assigning work, providing guidance and assistance, preparing performance evaluations, employee development, hiring, and disciplinary recommendations, etc.
Reviews and identifies opportunities for improvements to organizational structure and staffing levels; develops organizational charts.
Manages the work of all the WRD sections, and is responsible for regional coordination and compliance with all National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements and other regulatory permits and safety procedures.
Authorizes and recommends purchases of equipment, supplies and material.
Develops and administers policies, plans and procedures, prepares periodic written reports, monitors plant performance and objectives.
Ensures and monitors adherence to plant safety procedures.
Establishes and implements a public relations program, and receives and responds to pollution control and environmental impact inquiries.
Attends and participates in professional and regional industry meetings, stays abreast of new trends and best practices related to the ongoing operation of a waste water treatment plant.
Coordinates activities with other City departments.
Prepares and oversees long-range budgets, schedules capital improvement projects and implements maintenance and operation activities, monitors expenditures, and analyzes work project cost data.
Performs technical responsibilities, which may include:
Ensuring NPDES permit compliance and other regulatory compliance.
Maintaining state and federal water quality and treatment standards in plant operations, maintenance, and surveillance divisions.
Making recommendations for plant alterations and changes in operating procedures, including automated control systems and associated software.
Assisting and advising Deputy Public Works Director and/or Public Works Director in planning and design for proper process control, equipment site layout, and procedures for work projects.
Coordinating capital improvement project engineering and construction.
Scope of assigned area of responsibility will depend on departmental structure and is at the discretion of the Public Works Director.
Upholds the values of the organization and has strong customer service orientation.
Must have the ability to handle job stress and interact effectively with others in the workplace.
Must be honest and truthful in all tasks and responsibilities.
Performs other related projects and duties as assigned.
Demonstrates regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
Ideally, four years of increasingly responsible experience in waste water treatment including two years of supervisory experience in sewage treatment plant operation, or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience; and/or
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate's degree in in wastewater treatment, sanitary engineering, or closely related field of study as deemed necessary, ideal, or required; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Current technical/professional knowledge of complex principles, methods, standards and techniques associated with the scope of work of a recognized profession.
Possession of licenses and/or certifications associated with the assignment, such as:
State of Oregon Certification as Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Grade IV or the ability to obtain it within 6 months of appointment.
Requires possession of a valid driver's license by date of hire. New employees establishing resident status in the State of Oregon must obtain an Oregon driver's license within 30 days (ORS 807.020 (1)).
To Apply: City of Medford employment application must be completed online via the City's website www.cityofmedford.org by 4:00 p.m. deadline on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The City of Medford complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you consider yourself disabled and desire assistance in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department by telephone: (541) 774-2010 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by the Public Works Department. Candidates most closely meeting the City's needs will be referred for interview with final appointment by the City Manager. Selection procedures and time lines subject to change. Those selected must be able to provide proof of legal right to work in this country. Hiring will be subject to a favorable a criminal history background investigation, driving record, and drug screen.
Located in Southern Oregon approximately 20 miles from the California border on the I-5 corridor, Medford is a growing community of nearly 75,000, and the educational and commercial center for Southern Oregon and two Northern California counties. Medford is 30 minutes from the local ski area, 30 minutes from the famous Rogue River (fishing, rafting & boating), and two hours from the Oregon Coast.