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Assistant Director Treatment Operations-Waste Management

City of Waterloo
Job Description
Submit resume by going to, clicking on Job Vacancies, reviewing the Assistant Director, Treatment Operations description and following directions to submit cover letter and resume. We will not accept mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or directly emailed resumes. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled. Assistant Department Head position responsible for coordination and supervision of the operations and maintenance functions of the City's waste water treatment plant. The work is performed under the general direction of the Waste Management Director, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Directly supervises employees in operations and laboratory analyses. The position also provides direction to the maintenance and instrumentation controls divisions. Will act on behalf of Director in his absence. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) These functions are considered essential for successful performance in this job classification. 1. Plans and directs operational oversight of the wastewater treatment facilities. 2. Develops and implements an ongoing preventive maintenance program for the wastewater treatment facilities. 3. Assists with capital improvements planning, costing and construction planning. 4. Assists Waste Management Director in ensuring all related operations and maintenance programs are in compliance with regulatory guidelines. 5. Plans, coordinates and supervises plant and laboratory employees and contractors in scheduled and emergency maintenance activities. 6. Assists in the investigation and resolution of citizen complaints regarding various departmental issues. 7. Assists with orienting new employees and solving personnel problems; approves vacation and other time-off requests and monitors use of sick leave and other absences. 8. In coordination with other supervisors, sets up safety training programs for staff and ensures that all employees receive initial and ongoing safety training including hazardous materials, confined space entry and personal protective equipment training. 9. Performs administrative duties including assisting with budget preparation, union contract administration and personnel evaluations. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES 1. Thorough knowledge of the practices, equipment, materials and methods necessary to maintain a comprehensive waste water treatment plant. 2. Ability to plan, assign, supervise and review work of subordinate employees. 3. Ability to review work logs and statistical data and present facts and findings clearly and concisely. 4. Ability to enforce rules, policies and procedures; ability to observe and enforce appropriate safety precautions. 5. Ability to understand, give and carry out written and verbal instructions. 6. Ability to discuss work related issues with the public tactfully and promptly in a clear, concise and easily understandable manner. 7. Ability to complete assigned work without direct supervision. 8. Personal computer skills and ability to learn related software applications, enter and retrieve information on a computer, develop computer-generated reports and update records. ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING 1. Graduation from an accredited college or university preferably with a BS in civil or environmental engineering; an alternate degree coupled with extensive municipal related management experience will be considered. 2. A minimum of five (5) preferably ten (10) years responsible professional municipal utilities experience and/or professional engineering experience related to municipal utilities infrastructure planning and development, including demonstrated administrative leadership. OR Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. 3. Must currently have or be able to obtain an Iowa Grade IV Wastewater Treatment License within one year of hire. 4. Current Driver’s License and good driving record based on City of Waterloo driver performance criteria. MISCELLANEOUS 1. Willing to comply with City of Waterloo residency policy concerning emergency response time within six month probationary period (must live within ten mile radius of Waterloo City Hall); must maintain a local telephone number. 2. The City of Waterloo reserves the right to require a physical examination, including a drug test, by a physician of the City’s choice to determine if an applicant is capable of performing the essential functions of the job classification. 3. The City of Waterloo will conduct a background investigation including employment, education and criminal history checks on any applicant being considered for this position
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