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Water Plant Supervisor

Hiring Agency: Paulding County
Ends: August 16, 2020
Full Time

Water Plant Supervisor                                                                    WS/36

Water System

Paygrade      20     

FLSA           Exempt




The purpose of this position is to provide supervision for employees operating and maintaining the water treatment facilities.  This is accomplished by providing training, evaluating equipment and facilities, monitoring analytical results, performing appraisal evaluation and preparing the budget and safety procedures.




  • Manage and oversees staff by developing policies related to the performance management program; maintaining operating schedules and training classes; performing performance evaluations and private counseling sessions; implementing and recording data compiled from field laboratory program analysis; conducting public tours for college students, professors, and engineering professionals; and ensuring customer service objectives are met.


  • Oversees daily operations and maintenance by providing adequate inputs into computerized equipment; surveying the facility for maintenance deficiencies; processing work orders; maintaining material, chemical and oil inventory; and identifying and prioritizing equipment repairs.


  • Performs administrative tasks by inputting data related to report generation; ordering facility supplies; maintaining purchasing and attendance in related software database; and maintaining filing system.


  • May assist the Manager of Treatment with supervisory duties related to other facilities, as needed.




  • Knowledge of water treatment processes and the equipment used in these facilities.


  • Knowledge of reservoir operations.


  • Knowledge of public health aspects of water treatment operation and maintenance.


  • Knowledge of maintenance management for mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control systems.


  • Knowledge of safety management and safety programs applicable to the plant environment including lock out/tag out, confined space, ladder safety, respirator and emergency evacuation training, etc.


  • Skill in training others.


  • Skill in dealing with the public.


  • Skill in interpersonal relations.


  • Skill in maintaining records and preparing reports.


  • Skill in problem solving.


  • Skill in oral and written communication.




The Manager of Treatment assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, and the nature and propriety of the final results.




Guidelines include plant permit, relevant state and federal laws, industrial safety standards, county and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgement, selection and interpretation in application.




  • The work consists of varied supervisory, training, and technical duties.  Time constraints and public health requirements contribute to the complexity of the position.


  • The purpose of this position is to ensure that the proper treatment of drinking water occurs on a continuous basis in a safe and effective manner.  Successful performance contributes to well-trained and prepared staff.




  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other county employees, regulatory agencies, vendors, and members of the general public.


  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange technical or business information, motivate and train persons, and foster continuous improvement in the facility.




  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table and while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping.  The employee uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity and distinguishes between shades of color.


  • The work is typically performed in a combination of environments including within the treatment areas of the plant, outside, and in an office.


  • The work will require the use of appropriate personal protective equipment related to plant operation and maintenance.





This position  has direct supervision over assigned personnel.




  • Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational or technical nature which may be obtained with a two-year associate’s degree, diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, or vocational school.  Year of experience may substitute for education.


  • Six or more years of related water treatment experience, three years in a supervisory role.


  • Valid GA Class C Driver’s License.


  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a Class 1 Water Operators License in the State of Georgia.


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