Water Treatment Plant Manager

City of Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow, OK

Under general supervision, manages the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the water treatment plant and assigned related facilities including the overall appearance at the plant and facilities. 

*This position performs duties deemed to be “safety sensitive" and is therefore subjected to random drug testing under the City’s policies*

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the daily activities of the water plant personnel.
  • Hire, trains, assigns, directs, schedules, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel.
  • Coordinates activities of the division with other departments, divisions, and City officials.
  • Prepares and monitors the water treatment plant annual budget.
  • Assists in planning water plant improvements.
  • Develops, reviews, revises, and enforces policies.
  • Prepares reports, studies, memoranda and correspondence; signs regulatory compliance reports.
  • Manages testing programs mandated by federal and state regulatory agencies for compliance.
  • Manages the analysis, transport, and disposal of sludge.
  • Manages the supplemental water supplies of the City while ensuring the distribution system meets water quality standards.
  • Reviews, interprets, and makes recommendations and adjustments based on the water quality data.
  • Performs, trains, schedules and supervises the laboratory and facilities instrumentation QA program and sampling analyses.
  • Reviews and processes payment authorizations and requisitions.
  • Monitors flow instrumentation and ensures proper calibration.
  • Handles employee matters and personnel issues as needed.
  • Interacts with the general public in regards to plant conditions; hosts facilities tours.
  • Maintains and updates facilities data records.
  • Undertakes preventive and predictive maintenance of the equipment of the water plant and related assigned facilities.
  • Evaluates cost effectiveness of chemical use.
  • Operates and maintains high hazard dams.
  • Oversees instrument readings, laboratory test results and operating records to ensure that all federal and state water regulations are followed and all processes are being maintained.
  • Ensures proper calibration of all testing, analytical and measuring equipment.
  • Ensures proper collection of representative samples from the plant and performance of chemical, physical, and bacteriological tests to ensure water quality; submits samples for testing as required.
  • Coordinates the Plant Safety Program to ensure safety protocols are adhered to and all personnel are utilizing City-issued personal protective equipment as required; also schedules and conducts safety meetings.
  • Recommends ways to improve plant performance; oversees construction projects; procures materials and supplies for the operation of the water plant.
  • Coordinates and conducts ODEQ-approved operator training for personnel at the water plant and elsewhere in the Utilities department.
  • Participates in design and construction meetings for current and future projects at the water plant.
  • Responds to and manages emergency situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Requires a bachelor's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field, supplemented by a minimum of 5 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Oklahoma for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.  Requires possession of or the ability to obtain an ODEQ Class A Water Operator License and ODEQ Class A Laboratory Operator License within 12 months of employment.