Water Treatment Plant Manager
Company: City of Yuma, AZ
Posted on: June 5, 2021
- Open Continuous/Until Filled *
- This position is assigned to the Water Treatment Division
Under general supervision, plans and manages the operation,
maintenance and repair of Water treatment systems and operating
plants for the City of Yuma's Utilities Department; coordinates
with City departments and State agencies to assure compliance with
state and Federal environmental regulations and standards, and City
policies, procedures and goals.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- Essential functions, as defined under
the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the
following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not
a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by
incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which
are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as
required. The job description does not constitute an employment
agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer.
Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not
limited to, the following:
- Plans, manages, reviews and evaluates multiple water and
wastewater treatment plants including operations, maintenance and
repair of treatment plant pumping process control equipment,
booster pumping stations, water storage facilities, wastewater lift
stations, and biosolids disposal.
- Manages Water activities and functions to protect the health
and safety of the citizens and the environment; provides
leadership, direction and guidance to assure potable water
resources and effective wastewater treatment; assures compliance
with state and Federal environmental and water quality regulations
and standards, and City policies, procedures and goals.
- Monitors operations to assure that operating procedures are
followed; initiates actions required to correct environmental and
safety violations, and potential problems.
- Leads staff to increase the efficiency of the Water systems,
reviews progress of projects and work assignments, and assists
staff in prioritizing, organizing and allocating resources.
- Plans and manages the activities of staff; plans, prioritizes
and assigns tasks and projects; trains and coaches staff; monitors
work, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance.
- Plans and prioritizes Water special projects; assures
accomplishment of goals and objectives; plans staffing assignments
to assure operational effectiveness; reviews the work of assigned
staff to assure the work quality and timely completion of assigned
duties and responsibilities.
- Monitors Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
telemetry and process control systems; monitors reports, evaluates
trends and maintenance issues, anticipates problems, and develops
- Identifies repair and upgrade requirements; oversees special
projects, including work with consultants, engineers and
contractors; reviews progress of projects and work assignments,
compiles data and generates operational reports; assures effective
communication of trends and issues.
- Identifies repair and upgrade requirements; oversees special
projects; compiles data and generates operational reports; assures
effective communication of trends and issues.
- Manages regulatory agency reporting; responds to critical
incidents, and takes command when appropriate; coordinates plans
and resolves issues with other state and regional agencies.
- Manages budgets and monitors expenditures; manages
administrative activities including procurement, inventory, records
management, personnel issues, payroll reporting, and work activity
- Supports the relationship between the City and the general
public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when
interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; promotes the
City goals and priorities, vision, values and the "Yuma Way", and
complies with all City policies and procedures.
- Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and
City information; performs other duties as required or
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Civil Engineering,
or related field; AND five years of Water operations experience,
including two years of supervisory experience, preferably with City
of Yuma; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and
- City policies and procedures.
- State and Federal regulations, safety standards, and inspection
protocols, including United States Environmental Protection Agency
(US EPA), Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, American
Water Works Association, Uniform Plumbing Code, Yuma City Code, and
Occupational Safety and Health Administration laws, rules, and
requirements governing the management of water distribution
systems, wastewater collection systems, and emergency response
- Methods, practices, standards and specifications for compliance
to Water regulations.
- Principles and practices of Water plant facilities and
equipment maintenance and repair.
- Principles of design, construction and maintenance of Water
plant facilities, and servicing requirements of plant machinery and
equipment, including SCADA systems.
- Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective
management of resources.
- Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient public
utilities maintenance techniques.
- Managing Water systems operations, and interpreting and
applying technical standards and procedures, Federal and state
rules and regulations, and City policies and procedures.
- Analyzing Water problems, evaluating alternatives, and
recommending methods, procedures and techniques for resolution of
- Tracking and analyzing Water utility costs and usage
- Using initiative and independent judgment within established
- Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to
improve staff performance.
- Interpreting technical instructions and analyzing complex
- Promoting and enforcing safe work practices.
- Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships
with City employees, officials, and representatives from other
local, state and Federal agencies.
- Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and
- Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and
- Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
A valid Arizona State Driver's License is required. Water
Treatment Plant Operator's Grade 4 certification from the Arizona
Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is required. ADEQ
certifications in both W/WW functions are preferred; additional
technical training and certifications may be required. Equivalent
certifications from other jurisdictions may be considered at
application. ADEQ reciprocity certification is required within 60
days of hire.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in a standard office environment and on
location at City Water Utility plants with moderate physical
requirements, and strength sufficient to lift and move items
weighing up to fifty pounds; may be exposed to safety hazards and
dangerous tools and equipment.
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