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Organization:  City of Jackson, Michigan
Job Category:  Water and Sewers
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Michigan (MI)
City:  Jackson
Salary and Benefits:  $52,578-$73,652


VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR:  Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent

General Summary:

Under the general direction of the Director of Public Works, the employee performs technical, administrative and supervisory work associated with the operation of a Class A wastewater treatment plant, including operation, maintenance, lift stations, biosolids and industrial pretreatment programs, while also assisting the Director with administration of various wastewater contracts with area townships. 

Essential Functions:

1.    Assists the Director in general oversight of plant and related facilities, including treatment facility and collection system lift station operation, maintenance, laboratory, industrial pretreatment program, and biosolids program.
2.    Reviews and maintains records related to wastewater plant services provided to area townships; prepares documentation for monthly township bills; prepares for annual audit of services provided to townships and revenue received.  Communicates with contracted townships as appropriate.
3.    Maintains appropriate communication with regulatory agencies as required.
4.    Supervises assigned staff and assists with personnel matters; makes recommendations for employee disciplinary action and reviews and approves employees’ requests for vacation, and other types of leaves.
5.    Assists with departmental payroll functions.
6.    Assists the Director with the development of the annual budget. 
7.    Consults with engineers and industry professionals, as necessary and appropriate.
8.    Participates in developing specifications for goods and services.
9.    Prepares and/or reviews and approves reports and plans.  Maintains records. 
10.    Uses computer programs to monitor plant processes, budget data, safety data, personnel activities, etc.
11.    Makes on- and off-site presentations pertaining to facility operation.
12.    Works with representatives of other City departments, other government agencies, and citizens.
13.    Performs other duties as required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  Such statements are descriptive and explanatory, but not restrictive.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.  The listing of particular examples of duties does not preclude the assignment of other tasks of related kind or character or of lesser skills.

Minimum Qualifications and/or Requirements:

1.    Bachelor’s degree in environmental field, Engineering, Public Administration or related sciences required.
2.    Michigan Class A Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s certificate required (or equivalent from another state and ability to immediately take and pass the Michigan certification exam). 
3.    Must have knowledge of methods, practices and procedures used in wastewater treatment plant operations, including mathematics, hydraulics, physics, chemistry and bacteriology requirements related to treatment processes.
4.    Must have knowledge of public health and safety laws and regulations related to wastewater treatment. 
5.    Must possess initiative, resourcefulness, analytical skills, good judgment, and personal integrity.
6.    Must demonstrate successful supervisory experience and administrative ability. 
7.    Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, including the ability to produce clear and concise specifications and reports. 
8.    Must have general knowledge of fiscal and accounting practices.
9.    Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, other City employees and the general public. 
10.    Must possess and maintain a current Michigan driver’s license and good driving record.
11.    Must be able to demonstrate appropriate computer skills related to data retrieval, storage reporting and operational procedures.
12.    The employee may be required to acquire and maintain a storm water operator’s license.

In addition to the above requirements, all city positions require:  the ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language as necessary for the position; the ability to follow written and oral instructions; and the ability to get along with other employees and members of the public.  City employees are also expected to possess and maintain a record of orderly law-abiding citizenship, sobriety, integrity and loyalty as it pertains to and reflects upon their employment with the City.  City employees must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of their position without excessive absences.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of the 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 communicate in person and by telephone, read regular and small print, sit, use limited mobility in an office setting, use manual dexterity to type and enter data, and use sight to read and prepare documents and reports.  The job requires occasional standing, walking, use of steps and ladders, and the ability to stoop, squat or kneel, travel to other work sites using a motor vehicle.  The typical work environment is a business office setting where the noise level is moderate, although the employee occasionally works outdoors and may be exposed to loud equipment noises.  The employee may work near moving mechanical equipment, hazardous chemicals and irritants.  Appropriate personal safety equipment may be required.

Salary Schedule:  Grade 13

Step 1        Step 1 ½     Step 2        Step 3        Step 4        Step 5
$52,578/yr.    $53,583/yr.    $54,587/yr.    $56,671/yr.    $58,830/yr.    $61,078/yr.

Step 6        Step 7        Step 8        Step 9        Step 10
$63,406/yr    $65,827/yr.    $68,338/yr.    $70,947/yr.    $73,652/yr.

Successful candidate must have and maintain residence within 20 miles of City within one (1) year of hire date.  Inquiries, resumes and applications may be directed to City of Jackson, Personnel & Labor Relations Department, 120 W. Michigan Ave., Room 702, Jackson, MI  49201; Fax (517) 788-4404 or e-mail: apply@cityofjackson.org.  Applications will be received until the position is filled.  RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A COMPLETED CITY OF JACKSON APPLICATION, which can be found on our website at www.cityofjackson.org/personnel.

(The City of Jackson does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, handicapped or marital status as to:  access, availability, employment, or participation in any of its programs and activities.)

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