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.


 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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


 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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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