The purpose of this position is to supervise the city's wastewater treatment operations. Job duties consist of a variety of plant management, supervisory, and administrative duties. Successful performance helps ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of plant operations. FLSA status is Non-Exempt.
The following duties are normal for this classification. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or logical assignments for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Specific duties listed may not be required for all positions in this classification, but are determined by the normal requirements for this particular position.
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES (60%)
Supervises the operations and maintenance of city wastewater treatment plants.
Participate in the maintenance, repair, and construction of sewer lines and lift stations,
Oversees laboratory activities; confers with Laboratory Technician on processes and analysis of results.
Runs tests on wastewater samples to determine chlorine and dissolved oxygen levels and recommend a course of action.
Analyzes laboratory data to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of treatment systems.
Works with operators to monitor plant operations; monitors control panels and makes adjustments as needed.
Makes decisions regarding the readiness of sludge for transfer.
Schedules and supervises the cleaning of drying beds.
Oversees the construction and maintenance of facilities, lines, and equipment.
Operates a variety of construction equipment.
Directs and assists in the installation and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment; diagnose problems with equipment and processes.
Responds to questions from the public.
Responds to emergency calls.
Maintains inventory of parts and supplies; makes purchases as needed.
ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES (15%)
Works with Public Works Director and Assistant Director of Public Works to evaluate, plan, and implement department goals.
Participates in the development and implementation of policies and procedure.
Prepares and submits state and federal environmental reports.
PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES (15%)
Assists in orienting, training, assigning, directing, supervising, and evaluating department personnel; participates in the hiring and discipline process of department personnel.
Schedules work assignments; reviews and approves leave requests.
Reviews and approves payroll.
Ensures compliance with rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
OTHER RELATED DUTIES (10%)
Assists road crews in response to sewer service calls.
Responds to citizens' complaints and problems, and follows up appropriately.
Performs other assigned duties.
Associates' Degree in Business Management, Biology, Chemistry or Environmental Science or a related field AND a minimum of four (4) years' of experience in the operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants OR six (6) years of equivalent work experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Must possess at least an Alabama Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator license and obtain a Grade IV within the prescribed time frame.
Must possess a minimum of two (2) years' of supervisory experience. (Preferably with a concentration in municipal sewer management to include, budgeting, inventory, and personnel management.)
The following requirements are normal for this classification. Specific requirements may not apply to all positions within this classification but are determined by the normal requirements for the particular position. The following list was developed through job analysis; however, it is not exhaustive and other duties may be required and assigned.
Job duties are typically performed standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. Employees frequently lift light objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
Job duties are typically performed in an office, at wastewater treatment facilities, and outdoors, occasionally in extreme or inclement weather. Employees are exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, and irritating chemicals.
Job duties may require the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.
Job duties require the ability to deal with and relate to people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
Job duties require the ability to talk, express, or exchange ideas by means of spoken words and/or hear and perceive the nature of sounds by ear.
Job candidates must be able to adapt to and perform under moderate stress.
Job duties require regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
City of Prattville employees are required to obtain knowledge of the City of Prattville Policies and Procedures, and knowledge of their specific department rules, policies, and procedures. This job description does not necessarily include all the duties which may be required of individual employees in the classification. Job descriptions may be revised as needed.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures, and relevant federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Knowledge of work safety principles.
Knowledge of safety hazards in working with wastewater and associated chemicals and the required protections and precautions.
Knowledge of personnel management principles.
Knowledge of budget preparation and management principles.
Knowledge of city purchasing policies and procedures.
Knowledge of wastewater treatment principles, operations, materials, and equipment.
Knowledge of laboratory analysis principles.
Knowledge of chemistry, mathematics, and biology.
Knowledge of SCADA systems and operations principles.
Knowledge of federal and state regulatory requirements.
Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to analytical procedures.
Knowledge of the maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to sample collection and laboratory procedures.
Knowledge of data analysis and records management principles.
Skill in the operation and maintenance of a variety of mechanical and electronic equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in the supervision of personnel.
Skill in the management of budgets.
Skill in problem-solving.
Skill in prioritizing and planning.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in the interpretation of plans, maps, and specifications.
Ability to learn and understand manuals and guidelines.
Ability to analyze a variety of situations and make sound judgments.
Ability to calculate proper gauge settings and related figures.
Must provide proof of your legal right to work in the United States.
High School Diploma or GED is required.
Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
Willing to work overtime.
Willing to cooperate with the workload of the department.
Willing to attend continuing education courses.
Willing to comply with City of Prattville rules and regulations.
Must submit to drug screenings for this safety sensitive position.
Must accomplish the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, in a timely manner.
The City of Prattville is committed to maintaining equal employment opportunity by considering job applicants and employees for hiring and advancement on the basis of job-pertinent individual differences and not on the basis of extraneous factors such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as current or former uniformed service member, or any other classifications protected
The City of Prattville offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick, and holiday leave as well as medical, dental, vision, and short term disability insurance.
Benefits coverage is effective on the first day of the month following a 30 day waiting period for new hires. Late enrollees are subject to approval by the insurance company.
Group Medical Benefits-Through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, benefits provide members with hospitalization, office visits, and Prescription drugs (Administered through Express Scripts). Family, 2 person and individual plans are available. Complete benefits information is available in the plan document.
CareHere Wellness Center-The City of Prattville offers an on-site wellness center to employees covered under the group health insurance plan. The Wellness Center offers convenient, co-pay free medical and prescription drug coverage for employees and their dependents.
Group Life Insurance-all regular employees receive a life insurance policy. Employees with less than 10 years of service receive a $10,000 policy and employees with 10 years of service or more receive a $20,000 policy.
Retirement-Through the Retirement Systems of Alabama, this benefit requires mandatory enrollment for all regular employees as of the first day of employment. Employees are classified as Tier I or Tier I (A) with the Retirement Systems of Alabama. The employee pays a percentage of all gross income specified by RSA. The City provides a matching amount determined by RSA.
A Tier I employee is an employee who was a member of the Retirement Systems of Alabama prior to January 1, 2013. A Tier I employee may retire if he/she has 25 years of retirement service, or is age 60 with 10 years of service with the Retirement Systems of Alabama. (Regular Members 5% of earnable compensation; Full time, Certified Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers 6% of earnable compensation.)
A Tier I (A) employee is an employee who became a member of the Retirement Systems of Alabama after January 1, 2013, and by local resolution and Act 2019-32 by the Alabama Legislature became a Tier 1 employee. A Tier I (A) employee may retire if he/she has 25 years of retirement service, or is age 60 with 10 years of service with the Retirement Systems of Alabama. (Regular Members 7.5% of earnable compensation; Full time, Certified Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers 8.5% of earnable compensation.)
Deferred Compensation (457 Plans)-Voluntary participation allows the employee to lower taxable income, and pay tax on the deferred income in the year of distribution. The City has 457 Plans through Nationwide Retirement, AIG Valic Financial Advisors, RSA-1, and Alabama Deferred Compensation. The employee may contribute up to the current allowable limits. All regular employees are eligible on the first day of employment.
Supplemental Insurance-Employees may obtain coverage for Dental, Cancer, Disability, Accident, and Life Insurance. The City of Prattville offers payroll deduction for supplemental insurance. The employee pays for all supplemental insurance coverage. You are eligible upon purchasing coverage and meeting eligibility requirements.
Flexible Spending Account-Allows employees to lower their taxable income by placing certain insurance premiums under this plan. Also, offers unreimbursed medical/dental expense benefits, as well as daycare expense benefits.
Vacation Leave-Vacation leave is earned at the following accrual rates for regular full-time employees.
Completed 6 months - 40 hours (5 days)
Completed 1 year 40 hours (5 days)
Completed 2nd year through 9th year accrues 80 hours (10 days) per year
10 years through 15 years accrues 120 hours (15 days) per year
16 years and over accrues 160 hours (20 days) per year
The maximum vacation leave that may be accrued is 360 hours for 8-hour shift employees. Fire and Wastewater employees should consult the Policies and Procedures Manual for accrual rates for 12 and 24-hour shift employees. The City administers the time and pays for accrued leave time.
Sick Leave-Sick leave is earned at the rate of 80 hours per year with no accrual limit. Retiring employees have the option of receiving payment for the accrued sick leave (up to 360 hours) or converting the leave to service time. Fire and Wastewater employees should consult the Policies and Procedures Manual for accrual rates for 12 and 24-hour shift employees. The City administers the time and pays for accrued sick leave. You are eligible upon completion of the first pay period after your hire date.
Holidays-Eleven paid holidays per year. The City Council determines the holiday schedule for each fiscal year.
For Detailed Benefits information please visit our Benefits Web Page at www.prattvilleal.gov
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