Wastewater Manager

City of Largo
Tampa Bay (Largo), FL

Manages the operation and maintenance of an advanced Wastewater Reclamation Facility (WWRF) to ensure compliance with regulatory procedures and practices.

  • Manages the daily operations of the wastewater reclamation facility to ensure that the wastewater quality meets or exceeds all state and Federal regulatory requirements.

    • Plans, assigns, and oversees operational departmental activities
    • Oversees and coordinates the daily maintenance, operation, and process control of the facility
    • Ensures all policies and procedures are in compliance with established regulations
    • Provides updates and reports to the State on activities in the division
    • Passes daily operational, maintenance, and Bio-Solids information to the supervisors for review
    • Reviews proposed modifications to the facility, serves as a liaison between the City and contractors and evaluates equipment performance
    • Coordinates with contractors and engineers to ensure accuracy of the work being performed
    • Responsible for ordering supplies for the treatment facility.
    • Performs Treatment Plant Shift Supervisor's works when required
  • Responsible for managing human resources (recruitment, hiring, orientation, training and development, scheduling, coaching, counseling, performance management and improvement, etc.)

    • Mentors and develops employees and enforces policies and procedures
    • Develops and communicates job expectations and provides positive, constructive feedback
    • Plans, monitors, appraises and reviews job contributions
    • Organizes, supervises, and inspects work of skilled and semi-skilled staff and prepares clear and concise reports regarding plant operations
    • Reviews departmental payroll for errors and accuracy
  • Works with director on budget preparation and monitors expenditures to ensure plant needs are met. 

  • Performs administrative work as assigned

  • Performs related duties as assigned


Training and Experience

  • Associates Degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science / Environmental Policy, Public Administration or related technical program

  • A minimum of seven years experience in utilities management or an equivalent combination of higher level of education and/or experience

  • At least five years supervisory responsibility in plant operation and maintenance including performance management and improvement

  • Possession of a current State of Florida Class "A" Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator license, or an out-of-state equivalent license at time of appointment

  • Valid Florida driver's license or valid license from another state to transfer within 30 days


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of machines, equipment, and operating practices of modern wastewater treatment and of chemical and physical processes involved in treatment of wastewater and sludge.

  • Understanding of the principles of chemistry as used in the chemical and bacteriologic analyses of water samples.

  • Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards connected with plant operations and safety precautions.

  • Ability to:

    • read and interpret tests, gages, and meters used in regulating the operations of wastewater plants

    • make minor repairs to electrical and mechanical equipment

    • understand and follow complex written and oral instructions

    • establish working relationships with employees and the general public

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