Wastewater Superintendent

City of Sheboygan, WI

Direct Supervisor: Director of Public Works
Department: Department of Public Works - WWTP
Version Date: February 18, 2021
Salary Grade: T
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary:
Under the general direction of the Director of Public Works is responsible for the operation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Work involves planning, organizing, and directing programs and activities for the efficient operation of the regional wastewater treatment system. Work requires the application of specialized knowledge and skill in operations in order to advise subordinates in varied and complex problems. Supervision is exercised over all employees of the plant.

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Direct all personnel in the Wastewater Treatment plant.
2. Analyze treatment processes and interpret treatment data to maintain maximum efficiencies and to improve treatment techniques.
3. Direct the chemist in sampling and experimental work regarding the effect of industrial wastes on the physical and biological treatment processes and institute corrective measures.
4. Maintain close liaison with industry so that through mutual cooperation industrial waste problems can be minimized and controlled.
5. Work with State and local agencies on pollution control and represent the city on matters pertaining to the prevention of pollution and treatment of water borne wastes.
6. Prepare the Wastewater Department budget, evaluate Wastewater Treatment Plant operating costs and calculate wastewater rates.
7. Develop and implement effective management strategies to improve plant and system performance.
8. Develop and implement on the job training of personnel relating to work duties and work methods.
9. Investigate issues related to the plant operation, related environmental legislative and compliance issues as well as issues affecting the contributing communities and industry.
10. Review regional sewer capabilities and is responsible for granting approval for all sanitary sewer extensions within the regional wastewater treatment service area.
11. Approval Authority for the installation of industrial/commercial/residential deduct meters.
12. Responsible for calculating the adjustment for Irrigation on 3rd Quarter Residential Sanitary Sewer bills.
13. Approval Authority for authorizing credits/refunds to Industrial/Commercial/Residential Customers
14. Direct and enforce compliance with all applicable governmental and departmental policies and regulations, and safety laws and regulations; initiate corrective action according to DPW Employee Guidelines.
15. Review Wastewater Treatment Plant job performance ratings, and effectively recommend hiring, promotion, demotion, and dismissal.
16. Keep required departmental records updated and review plant records maintained by subordinates.
17. Perform other related duties.

Education & Experience:
1. Graduation from an accredited college with major work in sanitary engineering, chemistry, or a closely related field.
2. Three additional years of experience in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant.
3. Six years of experience in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant.
4. At least three years of which has involved progressively responsible supervisory duties, and satisfactory completion of recognized seminars and courses in management development and administration equivalent to fifteen semester credits.
5. State of Wisconsin Class 4 Certification to operate wastewater treatment facilities or ability to obtain said certification within 6 months of date of hire.

Qualifications & Skills:
1. Thorough knowledge of sewage and industrial waste treatment principles, practices, methods, and procedures.
2. Considerable knowledge of sanitation and health laws and regulations.
3. Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and safe work practices.
4. Considerable ability to organize, assign, and supervise work.
5. Ability to interpret analytical tests.
6. Ability to communicate and exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in maintaining effective public and employee relations and interdepartmental cooperation.
7. A high sense of responsibility and initiative to work independently and to work from oral and written instructions.
8. High level of accuracy and proficiency in interpreting and compiling records and data, and ability to collate and summarize data and prepare reports.
9. Possession of a valid Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
10. Ability to detect infiltration and inflow and knowledge of methods to tract and repair same.
11. Basic knowledge of mathematical principles
12. Ability to act, make decisions, and justify action based on rational thought and good judgement.

Post Job Offer Requirements:
Job offers for this position are contingent on the individual passing a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Work Environment:
The work environment and physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Department Summary:
At the DPW, we strive to provide a professional Public Works organization that will offer quality infrastructure and services in a sustainable way that will contribute to making Sheboygan a desirable place to work, live, and play. Our mission is to improve the quality of life by effectively developing, maintaining, and improving the infrastructure, natural resources, and community services.

Department of Public Works Goals
• Provide quality infrastructure that conveys safe, efficient delivery of essential goods and services.
• Provide clean and beautiful public spaces that maximize the natural environment to enhance the overall quality of life.
• Deliver professional-quality public service with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

The job description includes the essential responsibilities of the position and is not to be construed as all-inclusive. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific essential responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
To apply : visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sheboyganwi

Job Details

Job Function
Division Manager
Position Type
Full Time

City of Sheboygan


3333 Lakeshore Dr
Sheboygan, WI 53081-6961
United States

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