|Chief Water Operator|
|Organization: City of Meridian, ID|
Incumbent oversees, coordinates, supervises, trains and assists with the daily operation, maintenance, installation and repair of the City’s potable water and reclaimed water distribution facilities and appurtenances thereto. Continually strives to improve operations through preventative maintenance, maintaining safe operations and implementing new programs, policies and procedures while ensuring all field projects and programs are completed efficiently and in a timely manner. Chief Water Operator works independently under the direction of Water Superintendent and acts as the Division Assistant Water Superintendent in the absence of the Assistant Superintendent. Performs manual labor and operates heavy equipment when needed. Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Coordinates, supervises, trains and assists assigned subordinates with work activities with potable and reclaimed distribution systems and equipment in accordance with department and citywide policy;
• Assigns and determines priorities of projects, monitors progress, assigns work, ensures deadlines are met and recommends changes when needed;
• Reviews and monitors projects, evaluates work sites to determine extent of work and resources needed. Maintains records of project hours, overtime, materials/supplies, or other expenditures associated with work activities. Develops and prepares progress reports;
• Implements and oversees general operations, repairs, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance programs of distribution systems. Identifies shortfalls and takes corrective actions, adjusting resources as needed to accomplish goals and maintain schedules;
• Ensures availability of adequate supplies and materials are on hand at all times to conduct projects and work activities; determines amount of materials needed to complete projects and secures equipment, tools, parts, and supplies as needed; monitors inventory levels and initiates requests for new or replacement materials and equipment;
• Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service;
• Follows all safety procedures and ensures enforcement. Monitors work environments to ensure safety of employees and public is maintained;
• Operates a variety of equipment, machinery and tools used in department projects and activities, which may include, but are not limited to service truck, dump truck, backhoe, etc…;
• Prepares, receives, completes or approves various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, records, purchase requisitions, invoices, time reports, attendance records, work orders, construction drawings, or other documentation; Accurately and timely reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate;
• Prepares documentation and completes research to justify needed and or recommended budget allocations. Assists with budget preparation and execution;
• Assists in maintaining compliance with local, state and federal water quality and safety standards;
• Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, vendors, the public, outside agencies, or other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. Promotes team work, collaboration, cooperation and City values;
• Enforces compliance with the City’s Standard Operating Policy / Procedures Manual issued by Human Resources Department and Department policies and procedures;
• Where possible, identifies and resolves difficult situations which could result in disruption of staff, grievances or poor performance;
• Responds to “on call” emergencies requiring on-site supervisor as needed.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
• Analyzes water quality and distribution system data and provides written reports to supervisor as required;
• Performs other duties as assigned or needed. Creates and Performs Performance Accountability Definitions and Evaluations.
• Maintains adherence to all applicable environmental regulations and protocols.
• High School diploma or equivalent plus 7 years’ experience in drinking water distribution systems is required;
• Hold a Current State of Idaho Class III Water Distribution Operator License or have the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
• Knowledge of management and supervisory techniques, principles and practices;
• Knowledge of hydraulics, flow and processes of water distribution systems;
• Knowledge of chemical and physical processes of water treatment;
• Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.
• Skill in effectively planning, developing, scheduling, assigning, coordinating, and evaluating large programs, activities and personnel;
• Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematic diagrams;
• Ability to effectively communicate and direct the activities of subordinates in a manner which will accomplish program objectives;
• Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.
• Ability to communicate and establish/maintain effective working relationships with management, subordinates, co-workers, other city officials and the public with respect and in a courteous manner;
• Ability to operate a variety of equipment, machinery and tools used in department projects and activities, which may include, but are not limited to a service truck, dump truck, backhoe, portable computerized meter reading device, general hand tools, field water testing kits, computer or two-way radio.
• Ability to work as a team player;
• Integrity, in the performance of assigned tasks;
• Must display an attitude of cooperation and the ability to work well with others.
Required Technical Skills:
• Computer Skills –
• Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
• SCADA (Wonderware), HistorianGIS, GPS, Asset Management, Project Management, meter programming equipment, underground locator and locating marker technology, confined space procedures.
• Water Utility BMPs
• Knowledge and understanding of HR Policies
• Best Safety Practices
• Technical Writing
• EPA/DEQ requirements
• Operation/Maintenance/Installation, Replacement & Repair of City Water Distribution System (Wells, Boosters, PRV’s, Reservoirs, and Related Appurtenances)
Required Soft Skills:
• ADAPTABILITY/FLEXIBILITY – Includes the ability to adapt to changing conditions and ability to accept change as well as an individual’s openness to new ideas or new ways of doing things.
• PROBLEM SOLVING W/INTRODUCTION TO ANTICIPATORY THINKING – Consists of the ability to proactively take action, troubleshoot problems, and successfully apply problem-solving techniques to overcome them. Includes proactive problem solving and risk management. Also includes an introduction to anticipatory thinking in the areas of problem cause identification and action taking.
• ATTITUDE W/INTRODUCTION TO DYNAMIC OPTIMISM – Represents a commitment to choosing an optimistic and positive attitude on a daily basis. Also reflects an introduction to dynamic optimism in developing a foundational understanding of how your attitude affects those around you.
• ORGANIZATIONAL/TIME MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION – Represents a positive foundation for individual time management as well as the ability to effectively prioritize one’s efforts and follow through to see things to their completion.
• DECISION MAKING W/INRODUCTION TO DECISIVENESS – The ability to evaluate ramifications, input, information, applicable factors, and alternative actions to make effective decisions. Includes an introduction to expanded aspects of decisiveness.
• PROACTIVE ENGAGEMENT – Consists of the ability to and practice of actively initiating communication and relationships with those around you. Represents a proactive mindset towards approaching others to address conflict, communicate expectations, encourage participation, provide mentorship, gain buy-in, or build rapport and credibility.
• RESILIENCY – The ability to overcome adversity and bounce back from setbacks. Also represents an individual’s level of confidence.
• MANAGEMENT DYNAMICS AND RESPONSIBILITY – Represents a foundational understanding of the roles and responsibilities associated with managing others and the dynamics and responsibilities associated with supervising others. Also includes an introduction to leadership concepts.
• PLANNING – Represents the ability to think strategically, evaluating actions and decisions for their impacts and ramifications on the organization as a whole as well as in relation to resources and capabilities. Also represents the ability to continually identify, evaluate, articulate, and execute strategic opportunities.
• ENHANCEMENT IDENTIFICATION – Represents a continuous commitment to identifying and evaluating options and alternative methods to improve the functional performance of the organization and or unit/team.
• CHANGE MANAGEMENT – Represents a solid understanding of successful change management strategies and techniques and ability to implement said techniques to drive change initiatives.
• WORK FLOW – The ability to effectively identify team/unit outcome accountabilities and appropriate allocate team resources and individual competencies to achieve desired results.
• ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT/MODEL – Consists of a solid understanding of organizational values and a commitment to model appropriate behaviors as well as a commitment to championing values initiatives.
• MENTORSHIP – The capability and empathy to recognize performance enhancement opportunities or performance hurdles and provide coaching to enhance their efforts and overall success. Also represents the ability to effectively communicate and reinforce individual performance expectations.
• TALENT AND TEAM DEVELOPMENT – Represents the ability to identify development opportunities to improve unit performance and provide/facilitate appropriate training efforts.
• CONFLICT RESOLUTION – Consists of the ability to proactively address conflict situations head on and facilitate a positive resolution.
• TEAM FACILITATION – The ability to facilitate team cooperation and collaboration as well as troubleshoot team performance hurdles. Also represents the ability to appropriately align team capabilities and ensure that the team has the necessary resources and direction to accomplish its objectives.
• DELEGATION – The ability to identify tasks to be delegated and effectively communicate performance expectations and guidelines to individuals and or teams.
• MEETING FACILITATION – Represents the capability to facilitate positive interaction amongst a group as well as maintain focus and keep the group on task to ensure achievement of desired outcomes.
• PRESENTATIONS – The ability to effectively present ideas to a group. Includes the ability to read and audience and to effectively tailor the message to individual groups.
• COLLABORATION WITH INTRODUCTION TO STORYTELLING – Consists of the capability to effectively communicate and engage others. Also consists of the ability to appropriately assert your opinions and express your ideas as well as an introduction to the inspirational aspects of storytelling.
• CUSTOMER SERVICE – Represents a solid understanding of the concepts and practices for effectively dealing with customers both internal and external.
Tools and Equipment Used:
• Pickup truck, backhoe and tractor;
• Miscellaneous power tools for maintenance, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical and concrete finishing work;
• Various office equipment such as telephone, calculator, computer and copy machine.
• Must possess an Idaho Class III Water Distribution Operators License or obtain within 6 months of hire; (.6 CEUs per year to maintain certification as outlined by Idaho Certification Board).
• Must have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
Work Environment & Physical Demands:
• While performing some of the duties of this job, the employee works in an office environment sitting at a desk for short periods of time. The noise level often in the work environment is usually quiet in the office and moderate to loud in the field;
• Frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions;
• Occasionally works in high precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration;
• Constantly requires driving a motor vehicle or maintenance equipment;
• Occasionally is exposed to risk of electrical shock;
• Occasionally requires lifting and moving up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves more than 100 pounds.
• There is potential for exposure to chemical hazards while performing the duties of this position.
Drives a City motor vehicle to other city sites.
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Public Works & Engineering|
Water / Wastewater Treatment
33 E Broadway Ave|
Country: UNITED STATES
| Trade and Technical|
$ 3605.00 to $ 5633.00 Monthly
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|Open until filled|