GENERAL PURPOSE: Under limited supervision, manages, plans, directs, and coordinates personnel and the various functions of the Water Reclamation (WR) Division of the Board of Public Utilities (BOPU); includes plant operations, maintenance, laboratory, and compliance programs, preparation and administration of the divisional budget; assures WR services are provided in compliance with BOPU, City, State and Federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Keeps the mission, vision and values of the Board of Public Utilities at the forefront of decision making and action; builds strategic and collaborative relationships and interacts with others in a way that builds confidence and trust; provides excellent customer service by taking action to accomplish objectives, maintaining high levels of work and productivity, and generating innovative solutions to work situations.
Serves as principal advisor to the Director on Water Reclamation (WR) functions and other wastewater matters; exercises independent judgment within broad policy guidelines; evaluates and analyzes issues, and develops solutions; manages projects, contracts, budgets and expenditures.
Manages the WR Division functions, including plant performance, operations, maintenance, laboratory, and compliance programs (Industrial Pretreatment and Biosolids Programs); assures WR services comply with BOPU, City, State and Federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Evaluates, analyzes and monitors plant performance by reviewing lab data, operational and status reports, equipment status and discharge monitoring reports; directs appropriate actions and prepares and presents status reports to the Board, the Director, and BOPU management.
Develops and monitors WR goals, objectives, plans, policies, procedures and priorities; interprets state and federal rules and regulations for technical procedures.
Manages the activities of the WR supervisory personnel to achieve mission, vision, goals and performance standards; plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; instructs and trains staff, monitors work, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance; meets regularly with WR staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues; resolves personnel matters and authorizes personnel actions.
Plans, directs and coordinates WR Division programs and projects; establishes appropriate staffing and service levels; monitors operations, analyzes workload trends, evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods, implements staffing adjustments, and allocates resources.
Provides technical support and assistance to BOPU staff; analyzes Water Reclamation issues and develops solutions; interprets and explains policies and procedures; assures that all WR issues are addressed and resolved.
Coordinates WR operations and project activities that involve city, state and federal agencies; resolves technical and operational issues.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, Industrial Technology or related field; AND six years of management experience preferably in the Wastewater or Water industry; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Driver’s license valid in Wyoming with good driving record.
Level 4 Wastewater Treatment certificate from Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) or ability to obtain within a negotiated time frame.
Depending on the needs of the BOPU other job specific training and certifications may be required.
Required Knowledge of:
Policies and procedures related to water reclamation and wastewater treatment.
Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including performance management, personnel rules, cost accounting, budgeting, procurement, contract management, and supervision.
Techniques for efficient and cost-effective management of resources.
Basic engineering methods and practices for project planning, designs, technical plans, specifications, estimates, and reporting for water & wastewater operations.
Federal, State, and local regulations governing wastewater treatment, municipal utilities, environmental science, and the conservation, reclamation and transmission of water; including United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) regulations, and state safety standards and inspection protocols; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, safe work practices and precautions in a wastewater treatment environment, and drug and alcohol testing guidelines for CDL.
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division rules and regulations, and American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards and best practices.
Standards and specifications for compliance to wastewater treatment regulations.
Principles of design, construction and maintenance of wastewater plant facilities, and servicing requirements of plant machinery and equipment, including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
Political and environmental issues influencing regional water and wastewater agencies.
Required Skill in:
Analyzing WR issues, interpreting laws and regulations, evaluating alternatives, and developing recommendations, strategies and operational improvements.
Assuming executive-level responsibilities, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making appropriate decisions, while assuring compliance with BOPU policies, goals and objectives.
Interpreting and applying engineering and safety standards, complex variables, state and federal regulations, BOPU and City standards and policies.
Analyzing and evaluating technical engineering data and operational documentation.
Data collection and analysis, and mathematical and statistical calculations.
Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
Supervising staff, delegating tasks and authority, and evaluating staff performance.
Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers, public officials, and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies.
Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of standard and technical software.
Effective verbal and written communications.
Internal Number: 4153
About City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities
The Board of Public Utilities is the Water and Sewer Departments for the City of Cheyenne, Wyoming.