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City of Chandler Salary Plan - 2013-14
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OT Status Legend:
Non-Exempt = Hourly Position
Exempt = Salaried Position
Excellence is the responsibility of everyone at the City of Chandler. We lead by our core values in constant pursuit of excellence:

*Commitment – Dedicate oneself to consistent and excellent public service
*Innovation – Implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions
*Communication – Communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner
*Integrity - Adherence to high ethical standards
*Diversity – Promote inclusiveness and impartiality throughout the organization
*Personal Responsibility – Take initiative to achieve excellence and accept accountability
*Respect – Demonstrate a high regard for others
*Teamwork – Promote cooperative efforts, open communication and trust

All City employees are expected to conduct themselves in a way consistent with the above values.

 
Job Description
WATER SYSTEMS OPERATIONS SUPERINTENDENT

Pay Grade: 25                 FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Group: Supervisory (S)            Class Code: W031    
Effective Date: 7/01                Revision Date: 11/02, 8/03, 7/05

Classification Summary:
The Water System Operations Superintendent supervises the operation and maintenance of the City of Chandler’s 45mgd Surface Water Treatment Plant. This supervision includes water production and treatment equipment, including equipment at well sites, booster and pumping stations, and treatment facilities.

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Supervises the operation of water production and treatment equipment, including well sites, pumping and booster stations, and treatment facilities;
Ensures the treatment plant is operating efficiently and meets standards for compliance with federal, state, and other water quality and environmental agency regulations;
Ensures sufficient potable water is supplied to users to satisfy public health and safety requirements, industrial, and fire-fighting requirements;
Monitors control panels, meters, gauges, and computerized recording and control system for fluctuations or variations in operating conditions and determines correct adjustments;
Supervises and schedules operational and maintenance staff of semi-skilled and skilled employees;
Oversees the operation of the SCADA system which monitors well sites and lift stations along with the treatment plant;
Prepares and monitors division budget and capital improvement projects related to water production and treatment;
Prepares and implements short-term and long-term water delivery schedules, including reservoir levels;
Maintains operational logs and performance records, including daily and other periodic activity, production, and testing and quality control reports;
Develops and maintains database of maintenance, operations, production, and testing activities for federal, state, and other regulatory compliance;
Reviews sampling and testing procedures and monitors laboratory results;
Devises and schedules training programs and safety compliance training;
Reviews and evaluates plans and proposals for changes, upgrades, and additions, coordinates and monitors work by contractors and consultants for bid specifications and compliance;
Performs employee recruitment, hiring, and evaluations;
Responds to emergency situations, including power outages and adverse water treatment conditions, and public complaints and inquiries;
Remains on call 24 hours a day for operational and maintenance emergency situations;
Prepares oral and written reports as required on operations and maintenance;
Represents the City to users, outside groups, and other city departments;
Supervises procurement of equipment and services for remote site operations;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City’s Safety Handbook.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Methods, equipment, materials, tools, and standard practices for the operation of water production and treatment equipment;
Methods, equipment, materials, tools, and standard practices for the operation of water metering and flow equipment, including electric, electronic, analog, digital, and related equipment;
Methods, equipment, materials, tools, and standard practices for the operation of electric motors, centrifugal and deep well turbine pumps, water well pumps, booster pumps, and storage facilities;
Methods of physical and chemical treatment of culinary water, including but not limited to, coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, and chlorination;
Computerized and automated system monitoring and control equipment, procedures, and operation;
Water treatment plant, equipment, and well and distribution system design;
Supervisory skills, employee evaluations, and training methods;
Municipal budgeting procedures;
Federal (EPA) and state water quality standards;
Federal (OSHA) regulations and City policies regarding safe work practices and handling and disposal of hazardous materials.

Ability to:
Follow written and oral instructions;
Read and interpret technical and operational manuals, documents, diagrams, and blueprints;
Read and interpret meters, gauges, control panels, and testing and monitoring equipment;
Operate manual and automated valve, pump, and control systems;
Operate standard office equipment, including a computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
Prepare written reports and maintain system performance records;
Communicate effectively with the public and other employees.

Supervision Received:
The work is performed under the general supervision of a Utility Systems Manager.

Supervision Exercised:
The position supervises technical, skilled and semi-skilled personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, or a related field; and
Four (4) to six (6) years water treatment system experience, including supervisory experience; and
Arizona Grade IV Water Treatment Plant Operator certificate and Arizona Grade IV Water Distribution Operator Certificate; and
Federal (OSHA) hazardous materials certification; and
Valid Arizona Driver’s License; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Work Environment:
The primary duties of this class are performed in a treatment plant environment that may include working in adverse weather conditions and hazards involving the use of power equipment and exposure to hazardous and allergenic materials.

Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, communicate with other employees and the public, and discern warning or emergency alarms, including vehicle backup warnings;
Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and work orders, technical and operational documents, discern color-coded equipment indicators, and move over rough or unfamiliar terrain;
Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment, operate a motor vehicle, and to make adjustments to equipment;
Sufficient body flexibility, mobility, stamina, and balance to supervise treatment plant operations which require climbing and working on ladders, working in enclosed spaces, and moving over rough or unfamiliar terrain.