City of Fort Wayne

Supervisor - Water Quality

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Working under the direction of the Filtration Plant Superintendent, incumbent oversees plant treatment operations and analytical lab functions. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional .......
Job Code: 2020135
Posted On: Thursday, 2nd April 2020
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: Filtration Plant
Shift: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., may vary depending on need: On Call 24/7
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $58,122.00 to $79,497.00 Annually

Job Description:

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SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Filtration Plant Superintendent, incumbent oversees plant treatment operations and analytical lab functions. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with City and department policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.

  • Assists with managing other departments and plant functions as needed;
  • Assumes responsibilities of Plant Superintendent in his/her absence;
  • Manages and trains all employees working in raw water procurement activity, water purification activity, and quality control laboratory;
  • Manages control of raw water reservoir, pond elevations, river flow;
  • Manages Laboratory functions that includes monitoring of raw water quality, treatment process, finished water quality, and distribution system water quality;
  • Develops and implements laboratory policies such a methodology, standard operating procedures, quality control plan in accordance with current SDWA requirements;
  • Manages on-line monitoring instrument maintenance program;
  • Manages data collection program;
  • Manages workload organization and personnel training for operators and laboratory staff;
  • Manages complex water treatment process;
  • Manages Laboratory supplies and chemical procurement;
  • Manages treatment process chemicals inventory and related program;
  • Manages report preparation for Indiana Department of Environmental Management and Indiana State Department of Health;
  • Reviews Federal Registers to determine effects on plant operations of changing water quality regulations;
  • Manages research and development projects such as new treatment method assessment, new laboratory analysis procedure assessment, statistical quality control procedures;
  • Investigates testing irregularities and analysis procedure;
  • Assists in preparation of Consumer Confidence Report and Annual Report;
  • Reports irregularities and abnormal conditions;
  • Participates in public relations activities such as responding to complaints, questions, requests for information from media and customers; gives Filtration Plant tours, makes presentations;
  • Manages and/or performs training regarding operational changes;
  • Assists in formulation of operational budget and its implementation;
  • Administers Filtration plant operator training program;
  • Manages reporting for Partnership for Safe Water Program;
  • On call 24 hours a day for emergency.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management.  If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor.  Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved. 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees.  Planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Any combination of experience/education equivalent to a Bachelors degree (B.S.) in water treatment; environmental sciences or related field;
  • Up to four (4) years laboratory operations experience;
  • Communication skills conducive to maintaining optimum working and public relations and providing supervision.

OTHER SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND/OR ABILITIES

  • Water Treatment experience a plus;
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel;
  • Experience in creating reports and spreadsheets;
  • If deemed necessary, must have the ability to qualify medically and physically to wear respiratory protection equipment.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid Indiana Drivers License if City vehicle is used;
  • Water Treatment (WT-5) certification from IDEM or equivalent within 3 years of hire;
  • Must take a ten (10) hour OSHA training course in General Industry (1910) or Construction (1926) within 1-year of obtaining position;
  • CPR/First Aid/Blood-born Pathogen Certification;
  • If deemed necessary, must have the ability to qualify medically and physically to wear respiratory protection equipment.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Deemed physically fit to wear respirator.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment 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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Employee is frequently exposed to river water, and associated pathogens.

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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