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Treatment Operations & Maintenance Supervisor

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Treatment Operations & Maintenance Supervisor
Job Requisition Number COA077097
Position Number 104798
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Lift Stations
Minimum Qualifications
High school graduation or equivalent.

Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant and Collection Systems Facility: 
Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the operations, maintenance and repair of industrial equipment, five (5) years of which must be progressively responsible experience in water/wastewater treatment plant or wastewater collection systems facility to include (1) year of which includes lead or supervisory duties.
 
Water Distribution Systems Facility:
Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the operations maintenance and repair of industrial equipment, five (5) years of which must be progressively responsible experience in potable water distribution systems facility or water treatment plant operations and repair and maintenance of potable water pumping and storage or water treatment (or comparable) plant equipment, one (1) year of which includes lead or supervisory duties.


Licenses or Certifications:

Water Treatment Plant Operations and Water Distribution Systems Facility:  TCEQ Class B Surface Water License.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations or Wastewater Collection Systems Facility: TCEQ Class B Wastewater Water License.
Required to stay current in the AWU Respiratory Protection and Confined-Space Entry
Programs. 
Current Texas Class "C" Driver's License.
May require a Valid Texas Commercial Driver's License with endorsements




Notes to Applicants


Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits, such as medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more – click HERE for more information.


When completing the City of Austin employment application: A detailed, complete employment application helps us to better evaluate your qualifications, and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.

Please detail on the application any previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications. Provide each job title and employment dates for all jobs included on the application. Your work history should include the duties you performed and any heavy equipment and computer software used.

A résumé must be submitted, but will not substitute for a complete employment application.

Technical Licensure: This position requires a Class “B” Wastewater License or higher from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). TCEQ may restrict granting an occupational license to individuals with certain criminal convictions. To review TCEQ’s criminal conviction guidelines, go online to TCEQ.

Driving Requirement: Applicants must be at least 18 years old, hold a current applicable driver’s license, and have no more than six (6) points assessed on Driver Record Evaluation (DRE). Please review the City of Austin Driving Standards to assess your driving record. DRE will be verified through the Department of Public Safety. Job Offer is contingent on having a driving record that meets the City’s Driver Record Evaluation Standards.

Confined Space Entry Requirements: Candidates must be able to work in environments which may have hazardous atmospheres or in confined spaces where there is limited or restricted means for entry and exit, or where the activities of an employee are hindered. Candidates must be able to qualify for the Utility’s Respiratory Protection Program.

Climbing Requirements: Candidates must be able to perform duties with confidence at sites where climbing ladders in excess of 200 feet is required, and where descending into confined spaces up to 30 feet deep is required. Safety climb equipment such as harnesses is required for climbing.

Selected candidate will be required to complete and pass a physical exam.

If you are selected for hire: You must provide proof of education which may include your official college transcript, High School diploma, GED or equivalent degree from an accredited institution.

Effective October 1, 2014, all Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lot, garage or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range

$25.80 – $33.43 per hour

Hours

Monday-Friday, 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Position will require on call.

Job Close Date
10/19/2017
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Water Utility
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location Various Locations
Preferred Qualifications

This position requires a TCEQ Class B Wastewater Operator License or higher.

  • 3-5 years of experience in Operations and Maintenance of Lift Stations and wastewater treatment facilities
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience with the repair and overhaul of various centrifugal pumps
  • Experience working with hazardous chemicals and knowledge of the safety precautions required
  • Experience reading engineering specifications/drawings
  • Supervisory experience of five (5) or more employees to include hiring and performance evaluation
  • Experience using a computerized maintenance management database for maintaining work order and asset maintenance history
  • TCEQ Class A Wastewater Operator License

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Drives personal and City of Austin vehicles on official business and must maintain a driving record that meets the City of Austin driving standards. 
2. Performs supervisory duties including hiring, promoting, disciplinary actions, performance evaluation of staff, and recommend appropriate action.
3. Monitor, evaluate and enforce Utility safety practices and procedures and take corrective action where necessary.
4. Formulates long/short range requirements.
5. Reviews and prioritizes projects and work activities.
6. Assists in monitoring maintenance and operations budget. 
7. Interprets and reviews compliance with applicable policies and procedures including Federal, State, and local ordinances and regulations and responds accordingly.
8. Recommends changes in processes, procedures and application of new technology.
9. Monitors programs for effectiveness and accomplishment of goals.  
10. Uses automated data systems to schedule activities, enter, retrieve, track, analyze, and monitor data.
11. Reviews, analyzes, calculates/interprets data and determines appropriate course of action.
12. Sets priorities for work orders and coordinates accomplishment of the work to be performed. 
13. Orders and/or issues a variety of supplies, chemicals and materials.
14. Conducts periodic checks of facility Equipment. 
15. Acts as liaison to coordinate activities with engineers, inspectors, divisions and other city departments.
16. Investigates and responds to citizens' complaints and concerns.
17. Writes technical specifications and reports.


Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
Responsible for the full range of supervisory duties including selection, training, evaluation, counseling and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of operations and maintenance of water and/or wastewater treatment plants, Water Distribution Systems or Collection Systems.
Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws.
Knowledge of supervisory techniques and principles.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in using computers and related software.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Ability to obtain knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
Ability to use computerized maintenance systems.
Ability to write technical reports.
Ability to train others.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.
Ability to obtain knowledge of standard industry safety practices and procedures.
Ability to obtain knowledge of city practices, policies and procedures.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Employee Referral
    • Post card received in mail
    • COA website
    • Other
  2. * This position requires high school graduation or equivalent and six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the operations, maintenance and repair of industrial equipment, five (5) years of which must be progressively responsible experience in water/wastewater treatment plant or wastewater collection systems facility to include one (1) year of lead or supervisory duties. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you currently hold a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Class B Wastewater License or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please list the type(s) of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Licenses that you currently hold. Be sure to include your license number and expiration date.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have a valid Texas Driver License or the ability to acquire one by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * If selected as a top candidate, do you understand that your driving record will be evaluated to ensure it meets the City’s Driver Safety Standards?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * This position will require that you be able to perform duties with confidence climbing heights of up to 200 feet on ladders that support up to 300 lbs., descending into confined spaces up to 30 feet deep with the use of a SRL Body Harness that supports up to 283 lbs., and lifting and/or carrying equipment or supplies weighing up to 50 lbs., unassisted. Will you be able to fulfill these essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * This position is categorized as "Essential Personnel". Essential Personnel are considered critical positions and may be required to work during emergencies outside of or in addition to the normal schedule. If offered the position, are you willing to work scheduled and unscheduled hours as mandated by the needs of the business?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * How many years do you have of maintenance/repair experience in a water or wastewater treatment or comparable facility?
    • None
    • Less than one (1) year
    • One (1) to six (6) years
    • Six (6) to ten (10) years
    • Ten (10) or more years
  11. * Describe your experience in the repair and maintenance of plant equipment to include pumps, gear boxes, motors, valves and/or other types of plant equipment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * How many years of experience do you have in the operations and maintenance of lift stations and wastewater treatment facilities?
    • None
    • Less than one (1) year
    • One (1) to three (3) years
    • Three (3) to five (5) years
    • More than five (5) years
  13. * Describe your experience in both operations and maintenance of lift stations including the duties you performed and the number of lift stations involved.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * Which of the following best describes your proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically with Word, Excel, and Outlook?
    • No experience
    • Basic: create/edit simple documents, spreadsheets, & emails
    • Intermediate: create/edit a variety of documents & spreadsheets; reformat document features such as color, font style and size of text, change page size/width, & filter/sort data fields
    • Advanced: create/edit complex documents & spreadsheets; integrate features such as tables, charts, mathematic formulas, hyperlinks, graphics; data/mail merge, import data from one document to another
  15. * How many years of experience do you have with the repair and overhaul of various centrifugal pumps?
    • None
    • Less than one (1) year
    • One (1) to three (3) years
    • Three (3) to five (5) years
    • More than five (5) years
  16. * Describe your experience with the repair and overhaul of various centrifugal pumps.

    (Open Ended Question)

  17. * Describe your experience working with hazardous chemicals. Please indicate the chemicals you have worked with, the frequency that you worked with each (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly), and the safety precautions you used with these chemicals.

    (Open Ended Question)

  18. * Describe your experience reading engineering specifications/drawings. Be sure to include the number of years of experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  19. * How many years of experience do you possess in a lead or supervisory role?
    • Less than one
    • 1 - 2 years
    • 2 - 3 years
    • 3 - 4 years
    • 4 - 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  20. * Please describe your supervisory/lead experience. Be sure to include the number of employees you supervised/led, the type of work you supervised/led, and the level of responsibility you possessed in the areas of hiring, training, assigning work, counseling, and evaluating employees.

    (Open Ended Question)

  21. * How many years of experience do you have using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) or work order system software?
    • None
    • Less than one (1) year
    • One (1) to three (3) years
    • Three (3) to five (5) years
    • More than five (5) years
  22. * Describe your experience in the use of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) (i.e. Hansen, Maximo, INFOR EAM) for asset management, workload management or operational readiness. Please include years of experience and specific duties and responsibilities related to asset management systems

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents