Water Treatment Plant Superintendent

City of Bozeman, MT
Bozeman, MT

Bozeman, MT (Pop. 48,532) - The City of Bozeman is seeking a Water Treatment Plant Superintendent.  Bozeman is located in southwest Montana and serves as the county seat of Gallatin County.  Bozeman ranks fourth in population among Montana’s cities.  The city has a total area of 19.15 square miles and is centrally located between Butte, Billings and Yellowstone National Park. 

The City was listed as the #2 in “Coolest Places” by the Matador Network in 2018 largely because it is surrounded by stunning mountain ranges and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country.  There is also an 80-mile trail system connecting Bozeman to the Bridger and Gallatin mountains. Bozeman is also ranked among the top 5 best ski towns in the world by National Geographic.  Bridger Bowl is arguably, the most successful nonprofit ski areas in the USA.  The Bozeman area is an angler’s dreamland with five major rivers, innumerable streams and abundant alpine lakes. 

 

The Water Division is part of the Public Services Department and the Superintendent will report to the Director of Public Works.  The City of Bozeman’s drinking water is collected from two mountain ranges and is treated in one of two water treatment plants.  Middle Creek and Sourdough Creek water is treated at the Sourdough Canyon Water Treatment Plant and Lyman Creek water is treated at the Lyman Creek Water Treatment Plant.  On average, it treats about 3.8mgd per day.  The Sourdough Canyon Plant treats water collected from Middle Creek Reservoir (Hyalite Reservoir) and Sourdough Canyon.  On average, it treats about 10mgd per day.  

The successful candidate will have the following experiences:  

  •      An ability to be a critical analyst and creative thinker. Be imaginative in solving problems, encouraging, and empowering employees to find new and better ways to get work done, while also applying, maintaining, and respecting the regulatory framework that guides the delivery of clean water.
  •          Be a positive and flexible team builder who is committed to the well-being of the staff, one who works with staff to identify divisional needs and find solutions which meet those challenges. 
  •      Hold a bachelor's degree in engineering, management, public administration, environmental science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and extensive experience in water treatment processes is desired.  Seven to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in water treatment plant operations including 4 to 6 years supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is desired.  Possession of a Montana Class 1B Water Operator’s Certificate or the ability to obtain one within one year of employment is a must.

 

The anticipated hiring salary range for the position is $78,694 - $86,477 DOQ with excellent benefits. Residency is not required, but it is highly desired.  Interested candidates should apply online by October 11, 2019 with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least five (5) professional references at GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Sarah McKee, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL  60062. Tel: (224) 282-8310.