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Wastewater Operations Manager job in Bellevue

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Organization:  City of Bellevue
Job Category:  Water and Sewers
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Nebraska (NE)
City:  Bellevue
Salary and Benefits:  Competitive
05/07/2014

Unclassified – Exempt Salary Range $25.41 - $34.59/hr

POSITION TITLE: Wastewater Operations Manager

REPORTS TO: Public Works Director

SUPERVISES: Maintenance Worker III, Maintenance Mechanic I, Maintenance Mechanic II, Secretary

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Under administrative direction, manages the daily operations of the Wastewater and Solid Waste Divisions. Performs technical, administrative and supervisory work directing the activities of the employees. Performs duties on an on-call basis, as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Directs, schedules and participates in repair and/or construction ,the maintenance and operation of new and existing sewer mains and wastewater systems.

Coordinates inspections of wastewater facilities.

Assists the Public Works Director in the preparation, negotiation and selection of private

contracts.

Directs the “On Call” rotation of the department’s emergency operations program.

Reads and interprets blueprints, plans and specifications relative to departmental activities.

Prepares annual divisional budget; recommends equipment and materials for purchase; reviews and approves requisitions, specifications and purchase orders covering all expenditures.

Develops departmental plans, goals, policies and procedures.

Performs supervisory functions, such as staffing, scheduling work, assigning work

duties, training personnel, handling employee complaints, conducting performance evaluations, recommending disciplinary actions, and making hiring/firing recommendations.

Develops programs to reduce costs or improve services within the department.

Makes daily operational decisions for the department.

Ensures departmental compliance with applicable local ordinance and code, state statute, and federal laws and regulations that govern the activities of the department.

Ensures customer rates are adequate pass through costs of Wastewater operations and capital improvements.

Prepares and maintains various records, reports, correspondence, and other departmental documents.

Investigates complaints from employees or the public; takes steps to remedy conditions that have caused complaints.

Promotes a safe working environment for all employees through various activities, including, but not limited to, conducting safety awareness education, reviewing and recommending safety policies, enforcement of safety procedures, and reporting and investigating work related accidents.

Directs departmental functions at all skill levels, as needed.

Attends various training courses, seminars and conferences to maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in job-related skills and techniques.

Coordinates work and assignments with other departments, outside agencies and private contractors.

Provides guidance in various departmental tasks, including, but not limited to, correcting operating problems and ensuring the maintenance of departmental performance standards.

Assists the Grants Coordinator with the preparation of grant applications and the administration of grant funding in accordance with contracts, as related to wastewater and solid waste programs.

Operates a City vehicle, safely and in compliance with traffic laws and regulations, in the performance of job duties.

Operates standard office equipment in the performance of job duties, i.e. fax machine, copier, personal computer, calculator, etc.

Performs computer input and retrieval functions utilizing various hardware and software programs.

Performs accurate mathematical calculation in the performance of job duties.

Performs job duties efficiently while managing frequent interruptions.

Operates a two-way radio to maintain communication with departmental employees.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with contractors, vendors, the general public, governmental officials, co-workers and supervisors.

Oversees solid waste contract, and checks complaints, works with contractors.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

Performs other duties as directed or as the situation dictates.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND ABILITY:

Knowledge of the materials, procedures, methods and practices utilized in wastewater collection and treatment.

Knowledge of and ability to negotiate with and recommend private contractors to the Public Works Director.

Knowledge of and ability to utilize the English language, proper grammar, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation.

Knowledge of and ability to ensure customer rates are adequate pass through costs of Wastewater operations and capital improvements.

Ability to perform supervisory functions, such as staffing, scheduling work, assigning work duties, training personnel, handling employee complaints, conducting performance evaluations, recommending disciplinary actions, and making hiring/firing recommendations.

Ability to enforce rules and regulations to ensure departmental compliance with applicable local ordinance and code, state statute, and federal laws and regulations that govern the activities of the department.

Ability to promote a safe working environment for all employees by training them on safety awareness, policies and procedures.

Ability to plan and organize a personal work schedule, set priorities and meet deadlines.

Ability to read and interpret blueprints, plans and specifications applicable to departmental activities.

Ability to perform job duties efficiently while managing frequent interruptions.

Ability to perform job duties with thoroughness, accuracy and attention to detail.

Ability to perform accurate mathematical calculations in the performance of job duties.

Ability to deal with the general public in a courteous and tactful manner.

Ability to exercise independent judgment in the performance of job duties.

Ability to understand and follow both verbal and written instructions.

Ability to accurately prepare and maintain various records, reports, correspondence and other departmental documents.

Ability to perform computer input and retrieval functions utilizing a variety of hardware and software programs.

Ability to operate standard office equipment in the performance of job duties, i.e. fax machine, copier personal computer, calculator, etc.

Ability to communicate effectively, in English, both verbally and in writing.

Ability to operate a City vehicle, safely and in compliance with traffic laws and regulations, in the performance of job duties.

Ability to respond quickly to and successfully perform job functions during potentially stressful emergency “On Call” situations.

Ability to apply departmental policies and procedures in the performance of job duties.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, vendors, the general public, governmental officials, co-workers and supervisors.

ESSENTIAL EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION AND/OR LICENSES:

High School diploma or General Equivalency Diploma.

Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of hire, and maintain it throughout the course of employment.

Must possess a CDL at time of hire and maintain throughout the course of employment.

Must possess a minimum of a Nebraska Grade I Wastewater Certification at the time of

hire, and maintain it throughout the course of employment.

Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in Wastewater operations including a minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

Work is performed indoors and outdoors and requires a considerable amount of physical activity, including extended periods of sitting, walking, standing, kneeling, bending, crouching, reaching, stooping and climbing. An incumbent must have the ability to transport themselves to and from various locations throughout the City and surrounding jurisdictions, and must have the ability to maneuver over rough terrain and construction sites on foot. Duties also require the ability to tolerate an indoor and outdoor work environment that includes contact with or exposure to dirt, dust, noise, noxious/offensive odors, poor lighting, confined spaces, and inclement weather conditions.

An incumbent must have the ability to frequently lift and/or carry equipment, supplies and other materials weighing up to 50 lbs., and to occasionally lift and/or carry equipment, supplies and other materials weighting up to 75 lbs. An incumbent must also possess the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to use hands and arms to reach, finger, handle, grasp and feel; climb in and out of vehicles; and operate the following: vehicles, computers, tools, and any other equipment that is used to perform the essential functions of the job.

Work hours may occasionally be required in times of darkness. Noise level is usually moderate. Vision abilities, correctable to normal ranges, include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Communication abilities include the ability to talk and hear within normal ranges.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work requires interaction with the general public, and may be stressful when dealing with irate citizens and/or time constraints.

The City of Bellevue is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. If specific accommodations are needed in order to apply for this position, please contact the Personnel Office at (402)293-3009.

04/22/14 -Approved

04/08/14-revised draft

08/2012





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