Employment Opportunity-Water Treatment Plant Supervisor

Town of Yadkinville Employment Opportunity

Job Title:  Water Treatment Plant Supervisor
Location:  Town of Yadkinville; Yadkinville, NC                                               
Contact Person:  Michael Koser, Town Manager
Jacob Swaim, Public Services Director
Telephone number:  336-679-8732/336-679-2990

Address to send Application/Link to Apply Online
-Applicants can submit a resume/cover letter in confidence to the Town Manager, PO Drawer 816, Yadkinville NC 27055, or you may email Michael Koser at mkoser@yadkinville.org or
-"Online Application" at www.cognitoforms.com/TownOfYadkinville/TownOfYadkinvilleEmploymentApplication.

General Statement of Duties
Performs technical, administrative, and supervisory work planning, organizing, and directing the operations, maintenance, and laboratory analysis of a water or wastewater treatment plant.

Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class is responsible for 24-hour operations of a plant to treat and provide potable water or to treat and dispose of wastewater in an environmentally safe manner.  Work is performed in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations; employee must establish and maintain records and reports for full compliance.  Work involves assigning work to subordinates; motivating, coaching and ensuring effective productivity; inspecting the operations of the plants through observation and analysis of laboratory results; maintaining and repairing of equipment and grounds; requesting necessary resources in the budget; and overseeing the operations of a state-certified laboratory.  Work involves public contact, initiative and judgement.  The employee is subject to the hazards associated with working around raw wastewater and treatment machinery including hazards of noise, vibration, proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, exposure to chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and may be required to enter crawl spaces, sewage and water line pipes, and other hazards and use protective breathing equipment.  The employee may also be subject to the final OSHA standards on blood borne pathogens in coming in contact with raw wastewater.  Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated through conferences and reports for productivity, and compliance with required laws and regulations and for acceptance of customers and the general public.

Essential Duties and Tasks
Plans, organizes and directs the work of subordinates engaged in plant operations and process control, laboratory analysis, and preventive maintenance; maintains records and reports. Participates with the Town Manager in planning for current and future capacity needs and plant modifications for increased efficiency or regulatory compliance.  Serves as ORC of a grade III wastewater plant or grade A water purification plant.  Work includes monitoring the plant's operation through observation, mechanical readings, and the results of standard chemical and biological tests and to make necessary adjustments in the process as conditions or test results dictate; performs Treatment Plant Operator duties, as required. Supervises laboratory operations; reviews reports and records for accuracy and compliance. Plans and requests necessary resources for plant operations as part of annual budget process; administers approved departmental budget. Supervises and participates in preventive maintenance programs for plant equipment and facilities; participates in repair activities and approves contracted repairs. Schedules, coaches, and reviews the performance of subordinates; ensures proper training and certification of assigned personnel; recommends and participates in disciplinary actions; conducts the hiring process.

Additional Job Duties
May administer industrial pretreatment program including industrial sampling.
Performs related work as required.

Knowledges, Skill, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of water and/or wastewater treatment including operations, pretreatment, laboratory analysis, and preventive maintenance practices. Considerable knowledge of the local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to water and/or wastewater treatment and related safety practices. Considerable knowledge of Town budget, purchasing, and personnel policies and practices.  Considerable knowledge of effective supervisory practices including motivation, communications, delegation, discipline, and performance review. Considerable knowledge of the application of information technology to plant operations, record keeping, data storage, retrieval, and analysis. Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and electronic trades as applied to water and wastewater treatment facilities and equipment maintenance and repair. Skill in collaborative conflict resolution and customer contact. Ability to plan and organize work over a broad scope of 24-hour operations. Ability to analyze information and make effective decisions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, media, industrial officials, regulatory officials, contractors, other employees, and the general public. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Physical Requirements 
Must be able to perform the basic life functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, walking, fingering, grasping, talking, and hearing. Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must possess visual acuity necessary to inspect schematic drawings, prepare and analyze figures and data, perform extensive reading, and operate a computer terminal.

Desirable Education and Experience
Graduation from a community college with a degree in chemistry, biology, environmental science, or related field and considerable water or wastewater treatment experience, including considerable supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirement
-Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
-Certification at level III by the State of North Carolina for wastewater treatment or level A for surface water treatment; may require Land Application, Physical/Chemical, or other certifications.

Salary and Benefits:
-Salary Grade 17: $39,600- $49,500 (depending on experience and qualifications) and a competitive benefits package.
-Position is non-exempt.

 Position Open until filled and can close without notice.