|Water Treatment Operations Supervisor|
|Organization: County of Sacramento Human Resouces Agency|
|Exam No: 29429-B
||Closing Date: Continuous
|$33.50 - $40.72 Hour
||$5,829.00 - $7,085.28 Monthly
||$69,948.00 - $85,023.36 Annually
05/24/2013, 08/23/2013, 11/29/2013
This is a continuous filing exam. The next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on the following dates:
The Water Treatment Operations Supervisor is the supervisory class in the Water Treatment series. Positions in this series are involved in the operation, maintenance and repair activities of domestic water treatment systems and drainage pumping facilities and serve as a shift operator for a T-5 classified water treatment facility, as defined by California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
The Water Treatment Operations Supervisor supervises employees in classes such as Senior Water Treatment Operator, Water System Operator, Senior Equipment Mechanic and Equipment Mechanic, is responsible for a major component of the water treatment system, and serves as shift operator. An employee in this class may assist management in developing and implementing safety and training programs or planning and scheduling complex maintenance projects.
EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
• Water treatment and distribution system methods, principles and practices
• Laws, codes, rules and regulations pertaining to water treatment plant operations, water quality standards and safety
• General chemical principals, laboratory practices and techniques used in the treatment of surface and ground water
• A variety of computer software applications to include word processing, spreadsheets, database programs, SCADA and CMMS
• Procedures and corrective actions to respond to emergency and special operating conditions
• The operations, methods, materials, tools, equipment, and safety practices involved in the operation, maintenance, construction and modification of potable water treatment facilities, and storm water drainage systems
• Mechanical and electrical theory related to water treatment plants.
• Basic principles and practices of managing, planning and scheduling work.
• Operate a T-5 water treatment plant using a centralized computer system recognizing abnormal equipment or system conditions and understanding how actions in one plant process impacts one or more other plant processes
• Analyze operational or maintenance problems; develop and implement effective solutions
• Supervise, train and mentor personnel
• Perform standard water quality tests, interpret results and take appropriate action
• Estimate, plan, schedule and direct maintenance of complex mechanical equipment
• Maintain required inventory of operating supplies and treatment chemicals
• Perform mathematical calculations in various aspects of water treatment
• Maintain courteous and effective relationships with County employees and the general public with an emphasis on customer service
• Read, write, and speak English at a level necessary for satisfactory job performance
• Effectively communicate verbally and in written correspondence
• Work effectively in a team environment
• Use computer equipment and related peripheral equipment to enter and extract information
(1) Two years of full-time experience in the class of Senior Water Treatment Operator or Mechanical Maintenance Technician in Sacramento County service performing duties which have included the operation and maintenance of potable water treatment systems.
(2) Three years of full-time experience in the operation of public potable water treatment systems.
• A valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher is required prior to appointment to this class. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
• A valid California Driver's License, Class A, and/or special endorsements including but not limited to the Hazardous Materials Endorsement is required for some positions. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Note: Failure to maintain the appropriate California Driver's License and/or endorsement(s) constitutes cause for personnel action from the class in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining unit agreements.
• Water Treatment Grade 3 (T3) certificate: All incumbents must possess a valid Water Treatment Operator Grade 3 (T3) certificate issued by California Department of Public Health (CDPH) at the time of appointment.
• Water Distribution Grade 2 (D2) certificate: All incumbents must obtain a valid Water Distribution Operator Grade 2 (D2) certificate issued by the CDPH within one year after the date of appointment to this class or within two CDPH exam cycles after the date of appointment to this class whichever is greater.
• Water Distribution Grade 3 (D3) certificate: Incumbents must obtain a D3 certificate within two years and 3 months after the issue date of their D2 certificate or two years and 3 months after appointment to this class if they have the D2 certificate at time of their appointment.
• First Aid and CPR certification: If supervising the confined space team, incumbents must possess and maintain First Aid and CPR certificates from an authorized agency.
Note: Failure to obtain and maintain the appropriate certificates may constitute a cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining unit agreement. The appropriate amount of continuing education hours must be completed as required by the State of California to maintain the required certification.
Criminal History Check:
The County may access criminal history information on all candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of appointment for this class consistent with the provisions of Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 82-602, Personnel Policies and Procedure B-5 and applicable Federal and State law. The County shall not consider for employment any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that relates to or impacts the candidate's ability to perform the job duties of this class unless it is determined that mitigating circumstances exist. For purposes of accessing criminal history information, the candidate will be fingerprinted. A subsequent arrest notification may be obtained.
• Climb, stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch and reach above the shoulder
• Lift up to 50 pounds
• Wear respiratory protection
• Sit for up to one hour while driving a vehicle
• Demonstrate color vision sufficient to distinguish the colors on a computer screen that indicate equipment status and conditions
• Have normal sense of smell and normal or corrected vision and hearing to observe process and equipment functions for normal and abnormal occurrences
• Have normal sense of touch to detect abnormalities/changes in temperature, flow and vibration of equipment.
Note: Individuals who do not meet these physical requirements due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
• Work around chemicals, dust, dirt, noise, and odors
• Work around hazardous materials such as; caustic soda, fluoride products, hydrochloric acid, sodium hypochlorite, aluminum sulfate and other water treatment chemicals
• Work outside in all types of climatic conditions including inclement or very hot weather
• Ability to climb to heights up to 150 feet
• Inspect enclosed areas where the temperature may exceed 100 degrees
• Enter, exit and inspect work in enclosed and confined spaces
Shift, Weekend, and Holiday Work:
Incumbents may be required to work shifts, on weekends and on holidays and to work standby and respond to emergency calls.
The probationary period for this classification is six(6) months.
|Water Treatment Operations Supervisor Supplemental Questionnaire
||The following Supplemental Questionnaire is the Civil Service Exam for this position and will be used to determine your exam score.
Note: The Supplemental Questionnaire and the Applicationare administered as two separate documents. The Application is used only to determine if the minimum qualifications are met; and the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used only to determine your exam score.
In order to receive every consideration in the selection process, you must complete all questions with concise but detailed answers and provide all requested information. Each answer will be scored separately. References such as 'See Resume' as a response will not be scored.
By continuing in the exam process, you are certifying that all information provided in the Supplemental Questionnaire is true to the best of your knowledge.
|| I have read and understood the above instructions.
||Describe your experience as it relates to the position of Water Treatment Operations Supervisor with Sacramento County. In your response, also include your experience with the following:
• Shift operator duties-system classification (T1-T5)
• Leadworker/Supervisory duties
• Cost estimates and budgeting.
||Describe your experience and level of responsibility performing water quality tests, interpreting results and taking appropriate action.
||Describe your interpersonal communication experience as it relates to the operation of public potable water treatment systems. In your response, also identify the following:
• Who do you communicate with
• Reason for the communication
• The frequency of the communication.
||Describe your experience operating Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) or other computer systems used to control and monitor public drinking water systems. In your response, also identify the following:
• Type of computer systems used
• The classification of the systems
• Your level of responsibility
• Number of facilities you monitored.
||Describe your experience using the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) program(s) to assign, plan, schedule, and track the work that will be performed by staff. In your response, indicate the name of the program(s) that you used, how often you used the program(2), and the types of paperwork/reports that were generated and how they were used.
||Identify and describe the basic laws, codes, rules and regulations pertaining to water treatment plant operations and water quality standards. In your response, also identify how the aforementioned is applied within your organization and your role in executing compliance.
||Water Treatment Operations Supervisor requires a valid Water Treatment Grade 3 (T3) certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health at the time of appointment. If you currently possess a valid Water Treatment Grade 3 (T3) or higher certificate, please include your certificate number, original date of issue, and expiration date. If you are pending testing results, please indicate when you took the exam.
||Do you possess a Water Distribution Grade 2 (D2) or higher certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health? If you currently possess a valid Water Distribution Grade 2 (D2) or higher certificate, please include your certificate number, original date of issue, and expiration date. If you are pending testing results, please indicate when you took the exam.
||I am able to meet the Age Requirement of the position.
||I have read and understand the driver license requirements of this position.
||I have read and understand the physical requirements on the job announcement.
||I have read and understand the working conditions on the job announcement.
||I have read and understand the criminal history and background check requirements of this position.
|* Required Question
Please mention you learned of this employment opportunity on the Careers In Government website.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit a County of Sacramento employment application online, in person, or by mail, by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply on-line
County of Sacramento Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone 916-874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
- Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail. Postmarks will not be accepted.
- Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
- Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
- A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.
Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions" or attached to the paper job application. Please be descriptive in your response.
Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
- Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.
- The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
- Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
- If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
- Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
- If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
- For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
- If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate or Credentials Screening Panel exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed, therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.
FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%)
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.
This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.
All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results either by email or mail based on their notification preference. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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For information regarding County jobs:
- Call 916-874-5627 and you will be provided with a recorded message, accessible 24 hours a day.
- Applications are available at the Employment Services Division Office, however we encourage all applicants to apply on-line.
FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES ONLY
Applicants with disabilities requesting an applicable ADA testing accommodation must complete a Reasonable Accommodation Request Form filled out and signed by the applicant and their doctor. This form must be submitted to the Disability Compliance Office by the cut-off date as listed in this job announcement. Download the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form by clicking hereor contact by mail or in person the Sacramento County Employment Services Division or Disability Compliance Office.
Failure to submit this request by the cut-off date may result in the County being unable to provide the requested accommodation in a timely manner for this administration of the examination.
Sacramento County Disability Compliance Office
700 H Street, Room 5720
Sacramento, CA 95814
NOTE:This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
|Contact Phone: (916) 874-5593
||Department: Personnel Services
|29429/Water Treatment Operations Supervisor
Water / Wastewater Treatment|
700 H Street, Suite 4667|
Country: UNITED STATES
| Trade and Technical|
$69,948.00 to $85,023.36 Annually
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