City of Canby
Salary – $85,308 – 113,304 Annually
Location – Canby, OR
Job Type – Full Time
Open until filled, first review date – 11/20/23
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Under the direction of the Public Works Director, supervise the operation and maintenance of the City’s wastewater treatment plant to ensure compliance with the guidelines outlined in the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Wastewater Discharge Permit. Supervise the daily operations and maintenance of the City’s Responsibilities including completing and submitting required reports, monitoring budget, implementing pretreatment activities and bio-solids management.
Supervises staff; provides scheduling, formal training, evaluations, and development.
Duties and Responsibilities
The individual in this position is expected to engage in the following work-related activities.
Department Priorities and Budgeting
- Assist in formulating and tracking departmental goals and objectives. Assist Director to develop long term plans and strategies for assigned section of responsibility. Determine program priorities and operational plans, resource and training needs; capital purchases and allocation of resources. Conduct research, prepare analyses and make recommendations.
- Participate in development of the department’s annual budget, monitor and control expenditures. Research and develop cost estimate for related budget items. Oversee the purchase and inventory of equipment and supplies. Write and approve specifications for purchase of new equipment or for facilities management needs.
- Oversee contracts when necessary; evaluate or monitor contract requirements, project schedules and costs to ensure completeness and compliance with project specifications. Advise Director on contractual rights and obligations. Seek bids, contact venders, make recommendation on contractors, and evaluate costs. Order parts and schedule work to be contracted out.
WW Treatment Plant Operations
- Operate and maintain the Wastewater Treatment Plant to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge and effluent in order to meet local and state regulations. Oversee the analysis of wastewater, sludge, and effluent samples to provide data for the efficient operation of the wastewater treatment plant.
- Oversee sludge disposal; obtain land approval from DEQ, analyze sludge on an annual basis, and complete and submit records to DEQ.
- Prepare reports as required by DEQ and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reflect compliance with established regulations.
- Supervise the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment. Supervise the maintenance of the treatment plant and grounds.
- Determine changes to plant flows during upset conditions to maintain within allowable discharge limits.
- Maintain inventory of equipment and materials. Operate maintenance and operations equipment, as needed.
- Respond to inquiries regarding operation and maintenance of the WWTP. May be required to respond to after-hours emergencies and other work-related situations.
- Responsible for Stormwater reports and Erosion Control Program including design standard implementation, permitting, inspections and enforcement activities. Prepare reports as required to reflect compliance with established regulations
- Oversee and support safety training and department loss control measures; conduct or direct safety training activity, including maintaining and updating safety policies and procedures and training records for department staff.
- Follow all safety rules and procedures for work areas.
- Assure WWTP staff follows appropriate safety procedures. Provide staff with basic job training and safety instruction. Work closely with Risk Manager and City Safety Committee program to ensure there are no safety violations or hazards.
- Conduct performance coaching and evaluations. Motivate and praise employees. Respond to grievances and (if necessary) discipline staff in accordance with City policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements.
- Arrange training for staff as needed and track training and certifications of employees. Provide opportunities for developmental training to employees.
Oversee and perform special projects, functions, and tasks as assigned.
Maintain cooperative working relationships with City staff, other organizations, and the general public. Actively promote and support diversity in the workplace through staffing, promotions, training, and career development.
Job Qualification Requirements
The individual in this position is expected to possess or acquire:
- Thorough knowledge of assigned area of responsibility: including wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance, chemical processes, and treatment systems.
- Considerable knowledge of the federal, state, local, and regional guidelines and rules related to the maintenance and operation of the City’s WWTP.
- Thorough knowledge of the vehicles and equipment used for wastewater treatment plant maintenance.
- Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety procedures appropriate for plant maintenance activities.
- Ability to use and operate assigned equipment and machinery, interpret specific chemical and biological analyses, organize treatment plant activities, and perform construction and maintenance work.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, state and federal agencies, and the public.
- Knowledge of computer word processing, spreadsheet programs, and software programs specific to a wastewater treatment plant.
- Knowledge of the principles of supervision and management.
- Associate’s degree in a related field
- Five years of progressively responsible wastewater treatment plant experience, including two years in a supervisory capacity, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
- Valid certification as a State of Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator IV.
- May also require possession of or ability to obtain any or all of the following certifications; current CPR/first aid card, bloodborne pathogen training, work zone traffic safety certification, forklift certification, confined space entry, and/or hazardous material certification.
- Previous experience in a municipal wastewater treatment plant.
- Any certifications relevant to the maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant.
- Previous experience within the City of Canby Public Works Department.
- Possession of higher-level certifications than those required.