San José - Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility
January 8, 2018
San Jose , California
86028.80 - 112528.00
Full Time - Experienced
Job ID #1702211
Positions & Duties
The Environmental Services Department (ESD) manages the San Jose/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. Built in 1956, the Facility is a round-the-clock operation that cleans an average of 110 million gallons of wastewater per day, and has the capacity to clean up to 167 million gallons per day. The Facility serves eight cities with 1.4 million residents and a business sector with more than 17,000 main sewer connections.
Our wastewater undergoes a sophisticated 10.5-hour treatment process that simulates the way nature cleans water. The Facility removes 99 percent of the impurities before the cleaned water is discharged into the South San Francisco Bay or recycled for other uses such as industrial processes, cooling towers, and flushing toilets.
The Facility is the largest advanced wastewater treatment facility in the western United States. Advanced (tertiary) level treatment is necessary to meet our region's strict state regulations for the shallow waters and sensitive ecosystem of the southern Bay.
Under the direction of the Operations Superintendent I/II, the Wastewater Operations Foreperson I/II (Foreperson) provides technical oversight of the process area(s), the Facility control room, the Operations training Unit, and/or serves as shift Foreperson overseeing all the wastewater facility operations.
In the process area: The Foreperson provides process control and supervision within their area of responsibility, serves as back-up for Operators when necessary, prepares for and responds to emergencies, develops standard operating procedures and coordinates maintenance interaction.
In the computer room: The Foreperson monitors and controls the automated operations of the wastewater facility. Forepersons supervise operating personnel assigned to shift or process area and are responsible for ensuring the safety of staff, providing performance management and feedback, training, scheduling, assigning or work, and providing feedback and recommendation for hiring.
In the role of Shift Foreperson: The Forepersons participate in a plant wide rotation which requires them to take on roles of control room operator, shift Foreperson (Supervisor), and managing a process area or assist in operations training. Control Room and Shift Foreperson positions typically work 12-hour shifts in a 24/7 environment while process area positions work straight days.
In addition, all Forepersons participate in and provide subject matter expertise in capital projects, and interdepartmental collaborations.
Physical Requirement: Ability to perform the essential physical functions of this position will be determined by a post-offer medical examination conducted by City of San Jose Employee Health Services.
Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
Knowledge of the principles of primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment, sludge treatment and disposal, and disinfection.
Knowledge of the operation of mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic equipment found in a large wastewater treatment facility.
Knowledge of safety practices and procedures used in waste water treatment facilities.
Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision.
Knowledge of the wastewater facility SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system.
Knowledge of Federal and state regulations and compliance requirements (e.g. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and Title 22).
Knowledge of Capital Improvement Projects, strategies, and objectives.
Knowledge of flow management theory, technology, and process.
Ability to participate in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) through design, construction, startup, and commissioning phases.
Ability to synthesize complex information to detect trends, issues, and problems in operations of facility.
Ability to use computer technology to regulate sewage flow through wastewater facility.
Ability to effectively communicate and coordinate the activities with key vendors and consultants.
Ability to ensure facility stays in compliance with all government environmental regulation pertaining to emissions and air quality.
Ability to review Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) information to make judgments related to operations.
Ability to recommend and implement new and improved operating procedures.
Ability to monitor and maintain the integrity of the waste water treatment processes and ensure compliance with Federal and State quality standards.
Ability to interpret data collected and make process modifications.
Wastewater Operations Foreperson I
Experience: Demonstrated knowledge and experience in at least three (3) specific operational process areas at the San Jose/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility or equivalent facility.
Licensing: Possession of a valid California State Water Resources Control Board Operator (SWRCB) Grade III Certificate and possession of a valid State of California Class C driver's license.
Wastewater Operations Foreperson II
Experience: Demonstrated knowledge and experience in at least four (4) specific operational process areas at the San Jose/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility or equivalent facility.
Licensing: Possession of a valid California State Water Resources Control Board Operator Grade IV Certificate and possession of a valid State of California Class C driver's license.
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
About San José - Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility
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