Wastewater Treatment Supervisor
City of Olathe, KS - Olathe, KS

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Provides highly responsible professional, administrative managerial work assisting the Wastewater Treatment Superintendent in the direction of the overall operations of the Wastewater Treatment Operational staff. Work includes supervising, assigning, reviewing, and participating in the work of the staff responsible for operating and maintaining Wastewater Treatment facilities within the Public Works Department and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. Monitor effluent quality and interpret laboratory and operational data. Ensures treatment plant processes are within regulatory guidelines and that effluent qualities are within the state regulations. Complete reports and surveys for regulatory agencies and other departments as required.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, prepare timesheets, review and evaluate the work of staff operating and maintaining water/wastewater production facilities within the Public Works Department.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; assign and schedule staff operators; participate in, provide and/ or coordinate staff training; coach/mentor and work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; implement policies and procedures. Participate in the preparation and administration of the assigned budget; project planning; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.
  • Supervise the maintenance of employee and vendor time, materials, and equipment; requisition chemicals, supplies and materials; assist in preparation of specifications for service, material and equipment purchases.
  • Ensure the adherence to the safe work practices and procedures by operations and maintenance personnel; conduct safety and training meetings including providing technical training on equipment and SCADA system and discuss employee concerns.

Experience & Education:

Experience :
Four years of increasingly responsible experience in operating water/wastewater treatment and distribution facilities, including two years of supervisory responsibility .

Education :
Associates degree in a related field supplemented by formal specialized college course work in chemistry, biology, environmental science, supervision, plant maintenance and operations, or a related field.

Supplemental Information:

Must have a valid driver's license with a favorable driving record, and the ability to pass a pre-employment background check, physical & drug screen.