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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

Pay Grade: 27                 FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Group: Managerial (M)            Class Code: W055    
Effective Date: 7/12                

Classification Summary:
The primary function of an employee in this class is to manage the planning, direction, staff and budget of the City's water and wastewater quality, industrial waste control, backflow prevention, aquifer protection permits, and laboratory programs in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Arizona Department of Health Services and related city, county, state and federal regulations. This is accomplished by preparing and monitoring budgets, managing all activities including staff and equipment, completing studies, and presenting findings to management.

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.
Collaborates with division supervisors to plan, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in the industrial waste inspection/sampling, water quality laboratory, backflow/cross connection control, and regulatory compliance;
Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, addresses employee concerns and problems, counsels, disciplines and completes performance appraisals; conducts interviews and makes hiring decisions;
Develops, administers, manages and participates in the development and implementation of division goals and objectives, and the implementation of policies and procedures;
Manages operations, activities and services; ensures compliance with the provisions of water and wastewater quality regulations and other federal, state, and local codes regulations, policies and procedures; coordinates the establishment and review of program and services policies; ensures adherence to safety and risk management procedures; and initiates actions to correct deviations or violations as necessary;
Reviews new and proposed legislation, regulations, and permits requirements for impact on drinking water system, wastewater systems and laboratory operations; identifies potential impact to the City; keeps management informed of legislation and rule changes;
Serves as City's liaison to various federal, state, and local agencies involved in environmental safety and health activities; reviews, approves, and composes correspondences to the agencies including EPA, ADEQ, and MCEDS;
Responds to and investigates complex citizen complaints, then suggests and recommends corrective measures as necessary to resolve issues; researches and responds to questions or problems raises by City Council and the City Manager's Office regarding the public's concerns on water and wastewater quality issues;
Prepares annual budget for the Water Quality including the laboratory and Wastewater Quality cost centers;
Oversees and conducts interpretation of chemical and microbiological analysis reports to determine compliance with rules and regulations and for the purpose of improving operational functions;
Prepares and administers outside contracts for the water and wastewater quality divisions; provides input into selection criteria for consultants, vendors and contractors conducting laboratory services for the City; reviews and develops requests for proposals (RFPs) and requests for bids; recommends selection of consultants; works with city attorneys preparing agreements and contracts; oversees and coordinates work performed by contracted service providers;
Develops, implements, and provides training to personnel in policies, procedures, techniques and regulatory standards pertinent to water and wastewater quality;
Assists with the preparation of long range plans and other strategic documents; conducts research; prepares surveys; interprets results for use in planning, evaluation and decision making; continually monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery, assesses work load, reporting relationships and opportunities for improvements within the programs and services maintained by the divisions;
Oversees the management of the laboratory operations; ensures the laboratory maintains required licenses and certifications; oversees and reviews the preparation of laboratory reports, certifies their correctness and interprets the results;
Oversees the procurement of equipment and services for the water and wastewater quality divisions;
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:
Water and wastewater treatment procedures and technology, equipment, and process control;
Analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry;
Accepted quality assurance/quality control procedures used in environmental control programs;
Federal, state, county, and other applicable statues, codes, and ordinances governing drinking water and wastewater quality compliance;
Laboratory safety and approved chemical disposal practices;
Supervisory skills, employee evaluations, and training methods;
Research and analysis techniques;
Contract negotiation and administration;
Municipal administration, project management, and budget procedures;
Municipal budgeting procedures;
Federal OSHA, State and County regulations and city policies regarding risk management and safe work and park practices.

Ability to:
Supervise, organize and direct the work of employees;
Follow written and oral instructions;
Understand, analyze and evaluate highly complex technical/regulatory information related to environmental compliance and water quality;
Perform complex scientific calculations and draw logical conclusions;
Perform, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously;
Research, analyze, organize, and interpret data related to assigned duties;
Respond to citizen requests in a courteous and effective manner;
Prepare and present clear and concise oral and written reports and maintain performance and activity records, logs, compliance documents, and develop and maintain information files and databases;
Operate a personal computer and related software and demonstrate proficiency to prepare documents, spreadsheets, databases, email and timesheets and assists other staff with related questions and problems;
Communicate effectively and establish and maintain working relationships with other city departments, the public, other employees, regulatory agencies, engineers, developers, and interested and affected groups;
Operate a motor vehicle.

Supervision Received:
The work is performed under the supervision of the Water Regulatory Affairs Manager.

Supervision Exercised:
Supervision is exercised over a staff of supervisors engaged in regulatory research, compliance planning, water/wastewater quality sampling and reporting, laboratory operations, backflow prevention, and industrial waste control.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Public Administration, or a related field; and
Six (6) years' experience in water quality compliance programs including at least two (2) years of supervisory experience; and
Arizona Grade IV Water Distribution Operator Certificate within 1 year of hire or promotion date; and
Backflow Prevention Specialist Certificate within 1 year of hire or promotion date; 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 are performed in a public office building and treatment plant environment, which may include exposure to adverse weather conditions and hazardous materials and chemicals.

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;
Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to prepare and comprehend written work instructions, work orders, and technical and operational documents; review system design plans;
Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment, and make adjustments to and operate water distribution equipment;
Sufficient body flexibility, mobility, stamina, and balance to supervise water distribution operations which may require climbing and working on ladders, working in enclosed spaces, and moving over rough or unfamiliar terrain.