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Wastewater SuperintendentCITY OF IOWA CITY – Job Description Job Class #30-07 FLSA Exempt Non Civil Service Identification Position Title: Wastewater Superintendent Department: Public Works Division: Wastewater Supervisor: Public Works Director Job Summary Manages the operational, financial and personnel activities of the Wastewater division. Directs the operations and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant, sewers, and lift stations and assists in stormwater program activities. Ensures environmental health and compliance through sound technical, financial and personnel management. Assures compliance with all local, state and federal environmental and safety regulations. Job Scope Directly supervises five to eight employees. Indirectly responsible for approximately twenty employees. Prepares and administers the annual budget. Monitors expenditures during the year and makes recommendations for budget modifications or additional funds. Ensures compliance with environmental and safety regulations. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Plans, directs and supervises the daily operations of the plant and sewer collection systems including lift stations. Assures compliance with local, state and federal laws regulations and standards. Communicates with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Develops division budget requests and goals. Assists with setting rates. Plans, reviews and approves division expenditures. Prepares and reviews regulatory compliance reports, grant applications and progress reports and documentation regarding division operation and maintenance activities. Interviews, selects and evaluates division staff. Plans and implements capital improvement projects and reviews construction designs and specifications. Completes contract development/negotiations/management. Job Class #30-07 Wastewater Page 2 Updated 9/15/2016 Responds to problems, requests and questions from customers and the general public; investigates and resolves problems associated with wastewater collection and treatment and stormwater infrastructure. Oversees industrial/commercial customer relations. Develops new programs to enhance environmental and public health goals corresponding to Wastewater division responsibilities. Conducts long term facilities planning for the Wastewater division, including asset management for the wastewater plant and sewer system. Oversees inter-division/department coordination. Directs division safety and risk management programs. Responsible for division safety and safety policies. Serves as acting Public Works Director when assigned. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. 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 talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Job Class #30-07 Wastewater Page 3 Updated 9/15/2016 Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Bachelor's degree in biology, environmental engineering or a related field from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body required. Minimum of five years’ experience in treatment plant operations and maintenance required. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Iowa DNR Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification required. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Ten years of experience in treatment plant operations and maintenance preferred. National Incident Management System certification preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of microbiology, chemistry, environmental engineering, biological and chemical research methods, and mechanical and electrical systems. Knowledge of quality and work output of all wastewater equipment. Skills in observing, evaluating, monitoring, and oral and written communication. Skill in the operation of the tools, materials and equipment used in the operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater plants and collection systems operations. Knowledge of federal and state environmental and safety regulations. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, technical manuals, research journals and other written materials. Ability to perform mathematical calculations necessary to perform duties. Knowledge of financial documents and ability to manage and create budgets and financial reports. Knowledge of City’s purchasing, financial and personnel policies. Ability to effectively supervise and motivate employees. Knowledge of relevant computer software and hardware including word processing and spreadsheets. Must possess strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to research and manage long term projects. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.