|TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR CHIEF|
|Middle Management/Professional/NM AD|
|Performs responsible technical, administrative and supervisory work involving Water Reclamation Facility operations. Employees assigned to this classification are responsible for the 24-hour/day operation and ensuring that the treatment plant produces the highest quality products in the most effective and cost manner. Considerable initiative and independent judgement are required to ensure continuous effective, efficient, and safe wastewater treatment. Work is performed under general supervision of a Treatment Plant Manager through conferences, reports submitted and results obtained.|
|Troubleshoots and resolves major operational problems in accordance with accepted industry practices and departmental policies.
Plans, coordinates, and supervises Water Reclamation Facility operations at a designated treatment plant; monitors and inspects treatment processes and equipment.
Maintains effective working relationships with employees, managers, outside representatives and the general public.
Develops work schedules and ensures each shift is properly staffed.
Performs periodic inspections of facilities and equipment to ensure plant is operating properly.
Reviews and evaluates process control tests; establishes process control parameters based on test results.
Ensures treatment plant operators are trained in operational procedures and attain the various levels of operator certification.
Participates in the selection, training, evaluation, counseling, termination, and/or discipline of employees, both bargaining and non-bargaining.
Participates in the development and control of annual operating budget.
|Knowledge of effective supervisory principles and practices.
Thorough knowledge of Water Reclamation processes and wastewater chemistry. Understanding of the lay out and flow patterns of treatment plant.
Thorough knowledge of principles, practices, methods and equipment used in Water Reclamation Facility operations and maintenance.
Thorough knowledge of various chemicals used in treatment and processing of wastewater.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions and methods of promoting safety.
Basic knowledge of the methods, practices and procedures in the repair and maintenance of pumps, motors, valves, sludge collectors, aerators and related equipment and the ability to assist in repairs and adjustments to plant equipment.
Knowledge of budget development and control principles.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to plan, coordinate, and schedule work activities for a 24 hour/7 days per week operation.
Ability to read, record, and interpret meters, charts, graphs, laboratory reports, etc., make valid conclusions, and determine appropriate process control adjustments.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, managers, and outside representatives.
Ability to analyze and evaluate plant operations, identify problems, and determine corrective action.
Ability to detect faulty operating characteristics in equipment or processes.
Ability to work in and around raw sewage, caustic and explosive chemicals, and other hazardous materials on a daily basis with varying noise levels and odors.
|Associate's Degree with at least two (2) to three (3) years of experience operating a wastewater treatment plant similar in process and size to the City's facilities, some of which must have been in a supervisory/managerial capacity; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Possession of current State of Florida Wastewater Operator "A" Certificate for wastewater treatment, home telephone or be able to be contacted in the event of an emergency work situation, and a valid State of Florida Driver License is required. Some positions may be required to pass an annual respirator physical; no facial hair allowed between the face and sealing surface of the respirator face plate.
REVISED: 3/6/92 BR
6/12/07-CF-Respirator physical language added per Dept. request.