City of Santa Monica

Water Production and Treatment Plant Supervisor

Onsite - Santa Monica, CA
$100K - $125K Annually
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 4/8/24

Job Summary:

Plans, organizes, coordinates, and provides supervision and oversight for the City’s water production, treatment and storage facilities; provides administrative support and assistance to management in areas of expertise.

Salary: $112,020 to $138,300 Annually

Representative Duties:

Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of staff responsible for the City’s water production, treatment, and storage facilities.

 

Participates in the development of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for assigned services and programs; recommends and implements policies and procedures, including standard operating procedures for assigned operations.

 

Monitors water production and treatment; identifies opportunities for improving service delivery and procedures; provides recommendations concerning process changes and reviews with appropriate management staff; implements improvements.

 

Determines and recommends equipment, materials, and staffing needs for assigned operations, projects, and programs; participates in the annual budget preparation; prepares detailed cost estimates; maintains a variety of records and prepares routine reports of work performance.

 

Plans and lays out maintenance and repair projects; monitors and controls supplies and equipment; orders supplies and tools; prepares documents for equipment procurement; participates in the bid process for assigned projects.

 

Supervises the use and operation of tools, equipment, and vehicles; ensures that tools, equipment, and vehicles are safely operated, maintained, and secured when not in use; schedules service, repair, and replacement of tools and equipment.

 

Inspects work in progress and completed work of assigned employees and contractors for accuracy, proper work methods and techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications.

 

Coordinates assigned services and operations with those of other divisions and outside agencies.

 

Supervises the operation and maintenance of water production and treatment facilities using supervisory data acquisition and control (SCADA) system to ensure adequate supply of water for distribution in the system to meet normal and emergency consumer demands.

 

Oversees water quality monitoring by ensuring operational adjustments made to the treatment system follow water quality standards and regulatory requirements.

 

Reads and interprets schematics, drawings, diagrams, blueprints, and related technical documentation.

 

Provides staff assistance to management; prepares and presents staff reports and other written materials; supervises the establishment and maintenance of reports, records and files; ensures the proper documentation of operations and activities.

 

Provides information to the public; investigates and responds to complaints and inquiries from citizens, other departments, and agencies; recommends corrective actions to resolve issues.

 

Maintains files, databases, and records related to water construction and maintenance and operations; prepares a variety of written reports, memoranda, and correspondence.

 

Represents the City in meetings with members of other public and private organizations, community groups, contractors, developers, and the public.

 

Ensures staff compliance with all City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols.

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Option A:

 

Education: Graduation from an accredited college with an associate degree or 60 semester units or quarter unit equivalent of college level coursework in engineering, water systems technology, water treatment management, business or public administration or a related field.

 

Experience: Six years of recent, paid work experience in the operation and maintenance of a potable water treatment plant including two years of supervisory or lead experience. Experience with reverse osmosis water systems and advanced oxidation is desirable.

 

One year of supervisory or lead experience and successful completion of the City of Santa Monica’s Pre-Supervisory Academy may substitute for two years of lead or supervisory experience. Additional recent, related work experience may substitute for the educational requirement on a year for year basis. (Successful completion of 30 semester units or the equivalent is equal to one year of the additional required work experience).

 

Option B:

 

Education: Graduation from an accredited college with an associate degree or 60 semester units or quarter unit equivalent of college level coursework.

 

Experience: Eight years of recent, paid work experience in the operation and maintenance of a potable water treatment plant including two years of supervisory or lead experience. Experience with reverse osmosis water systems and advanced oxidation is desirable.

 

One year of supervisory or lead experience and successful completion of the City of Santa Monica’s Pre-Supervisory Academy may substitute for two years of lead or supervisory experience. Additional recent, related work experience may substitute for the educational requirement on a year for year basis. (Successful completion of 30 semester units or the equivalent is equal to one year of the additional required work experience).

 

Licenses and Certifications:

 

Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license. Must obtain a Hazmat endorsement issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles within one year from date of hire.

Possession of a valid Grade IV (T4) Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board required at the time of application. The Grade V (T5) Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board must be obtained within eighteen months of employment.

Possession of valid Grade III (D3) Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board required at the time of application and maintained throughout employment.

For more information on this position and details on how to apply, please visit the City of Santa Monica Career Pages at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/santamonica before the filing deadline of 5:30pm on Monday, April 15, 2024.

Recruiter Information:

Rebecca Ortiz