Treatment Plant Operations and Maintenance Manager II

  • Sacramento County, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • Aug 12, 2020
Building Maintenance Engineering
  • Salary: $165,453.12 - $182,407.68 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

There is an additional 3.35% Management Differential which is added to the posted salary for this class.

This is a continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:
8/26/2020, 10/7/2020 (Final)

Treatment Plant Operations and Maintenance Manager II is a one position management level class that plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs operation and maintenance activities and related engineering support of the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. The position manages a work force composed of positions in the Treatment Plant Operator series, Mechanical Maintenance Technician series, Water Quality Control Systems Technician series, Electrician class, Stationary Engineer class, and a variety of engineering classes and support positions.

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Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of
  • Principles of supervision, including team dynamics and team building, planning and scheduling work
  • Principles and practices of public administration, organization, and management
  • Budget and contract preparation and monitoring
  • Efficient use of workforce, equipment, and materials
  • Safety regulations, practices, and procedures
  • Maintenance principles and practices associated with treatment plant mechanical, electrical and instrumentation systems
  • Principles of the operation and control of various waste water treatment processes and systems
  • Local, State, and Federal laws, regulations and procedures affecting the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities
  • Standard procedures for evaluating process performance
  • Training methods
  • Methods and procedures for evaluating program results
  • Quality principles as applied to operation and maintenance programs, staff, and customers
  • Operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants
  • Principles of wastewater treatment processes and monitoring and control systems common to large activated sludge wastewater treatment plants

Ability to
  • Implement operations and maintenance instructions for the treatment plant and related facilities
  • Maintain, evaluate, and utilize technical and administrative reports
  • Develop, administer and monitor budgets
  • Handle public contact with tact and judgment
  • Supervise physically dispersed employees performing a variety of tasks
  • Operate and maintain a wastewater treatment plant
  • Prepare reports, procedures, and training documents
  • Communicate clearly orally and in writing
  • Plan, organize, and direct the operation and maintenance functions of a complex wastewater treatment facility
  • Establish operation and maintenance policies and procedures for a major facility
  • Implement effective administrative and personnel procedures
  • Prepare complete and comprehensive reports
  • Represent the County in meetings and conferences with outside consultants, contractors and other public agencies
  • Negotiate with interested groups and agencies to gain cooperation in maintenance and operation functions
  • Work with related local, state and Federal agencies
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Analyze statistical and financial records and reports

Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Experience:Four years of full-time experience in the class of Senior Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineer, Treatment Plant Operations and Maintenance Manager I, Mechanical Maintenance Manager, Operations Supervisor, or Water Quality Control Systems Supervisor (or in a comparable class in another jurisdiction) supervising/managing operations, maintenance, or related engineering support work at a large complex regional wastewater treatment plant such as a computer controlled facility utilizing oxygen activated sludge for secondary treatment or three years of full-time experience in the class of Principal Civil Engineer or Principal Engineer/Architect (or in a comparable class in another jurisdiction) supervising/managing related engineering support work at a large complex regional plant as described above.
Education:Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering; one of the biological sciences; environmental science; business administration, public administration, finance, or accounting; or in a closely related field.

Desirable Qualifications:Possession of a valid Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator, Grade V, from the State Water Resources Control Board; and/or Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

Note: The word "experience" referenced in the minimum qualifications means full-time paid experience unless the job announcement states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.

Special Requirements

Driver's License: A valid Driver's License, Class C or higher, is required prior to appointment to all positions in both classes of this series.

  1. Failure to maintain a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher may constitute cause for termination from this class in accordance with Civil Service Rule 11.4.
  2. An individual who does not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis

Physical and Mental Requirements

Work hours
Frequent: Working in excess of 40 hours a week
Occasional: Working irregular hours, particularly during emergency situations.

Frequent: Having public contact, making decisions effecting health and safety of employees/residents, responding to changing priorities.

Frequent: Good overall vision, reading, close-up work, and peripheral vision.

Frequent: Hearing normal speech and on the telephone

Frequent: Talking in person and on the telephone

Frequent: Performing keyboard operations and sitting for long periods
Occasional: Walking on uneven terrain at construction sites, etc

Probationary Period

The probationary period for this classification is twelve (12) months.

Application and Testing Information


Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.

County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
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 any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • 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". 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 any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • 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 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.


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 by email. Notices can also be accessed in their inbox. 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.


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For information regarding County jobs:
Closing Date/Time: 10/7/2020 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Address

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