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Watershed Plant Operator Supervisor

Hiring Agency: City of Atlanta
Ends: January 3, 2018
Full Time

General Description and Classification Standards

Performs supervisory assignments associated with operating the water/wastewater treatment plant and to ensure a  continuous, adequate supply of potable drinking water meeting federal/state regulations for the citizens of Atlanta.  Supervises; water analysis and treatment; mixing chemicals; laboratory testing; operating various pumps and  valves; repairing and maintaining machinery and equipment; maintaining records, instructing and disciplining  assigned staff. This is a team lead or "foreman" level position with a formally designated team of skilled employees, either in one or multiple skilled specialties.  Lead assignments made on a job-by-job basis would be  more appropriately at the Senior level.

Supervision Received

Direction received is very general and focuses on end results and is typically collaborative in nature. Makes  decisions on technical issues, diagnoses, or procedures in collaboration with supervisors or managers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities  These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed    as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

·         Generates work orders in maintenance management system; orders chemicals and supplies. Coordinates with  contractors on plant upgrades and equipment repairs and installations. Responsible for maintaining the facility in a  condition that meets state and federal permit requirements.   

·         Supervises and evaluates assigned staff; develops goals and expectations for operators, handles all employee  concerns, directs work assignments, counsels and disciplines employees when necessary, and completes  employee performance appraisals. 

·         Reviews the work of Operators for accuracy/completion and to ensure compliance with local, state and federal  regulations. Communicates with employees to ensure proper plant operation of the Standard Operating  Procedures. Prepares and maintaining reports, logs, and records on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.   

·         Controls treatment plant processes, chemical dosages, and equipment used to purify, treat and clarify water for  human consumption and for industrial and commercial use.   

·         Operates and controls various pumps and valves to regulate the flow of water through the treatment plant and  distribution system.   

·         Assists in performing a variety of laboratory tests to determine the chemical composition of water and to ensure  compliance with federal and state regulations for turbidity, chlorine, fluoride, pH, iron and manganese; makes  adjustments to chemical dosages as necessary.   

·         Records plant operation data from observations, instrumentation and laboratory tests; records test results for  reporting to state agency as appropriate.   

·         Receives and/or prepares letters, reports, correspondence, forms and other documentation; reviews, processes,  and/or forwards as appropriate; maintains files and logs; performs other clerical duties.

Decision Making

Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks. Applies organizational policies.

Leadership Provided

Has formal supervisory authority over work group (typically at least 4-5 employees) to include discipline, p erformance management, scheduling, training, etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities  This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to   perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

·         Knowledge of the operation, methods and procedures of a wastewater treatment plant; knowledge of the  machinery used for wastewater treatment and pumping stations; knowledge of mechanical equipment; knowledge  of basic machinery preventive maintenance and repair; knowledge of State and Federal rules governing  wastewater discharges and worker's safety; knowledge of laboratory procedures and terminology; knowledge of  Chemistry terminology; knowledge of microorganisms; knowledge of  Back Flow Prevention.

·         Skill in communicating effectively verbally and in writing; skill in solving complex problems independently; skill in  operating incinerators, composite samplers, and various lab test equipment; skill in operating a computer and  computer software; skill in performing analysis of laboratory data; Skill in basic math and chemistry, in oral and  written communication, and in supervision; skill in water plant operation and in the use of maintenance equipment  and water analysis equipment; skill in utilizing various software programs relevant to the position; skill in  organizational, management, human resources techniques.  Ability to use independent judgment and discretion in managing subordinates including the handling of emergency situations, determining and deciding upon procedures to be implemented, setting priorities, maintaining standards,  and resolving problems; ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related  information; ability to handle required mathematical calculations; ability to treat water in a safe, effective manner;  ability to work outdoors in any kind of weather; ability to read and understand design drawings and plans; ability to  operate a vehicle; ability to diagnose and correct equipment malfunctions.

Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

·         High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

·         5 years' of  work experience in a wastewater plant or a related area.

Preferred Education & Experience

·         High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

·         5 years' of work experience in a wastewater  plant

·         ? 2 years' of supervisory experience in a wastewater plant or related area.  

Licensures and Certifications

·         Valid State of Georgia Drivers License required. 

·         Class III Water Distribution License required. 

·         Forklift  Certification desirable.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions    associated with job.



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