The Position Please get your application in early for this exciting opportunity at the Riverside Water Quality Control Plant as a Wastewater Plant Supervisor - First review of applications is on October 5, 2023 and every three weeks thereafter until the position is filled.
The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position of WASTEWATER PLANT SUPERVISOR
to fill one (1) vacancy in the Wastewater Division
of the Public Works Department.
The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.
The Wastewater Plant Supervisor for the Public Works Department, Regional Water Quality Control Plant will oversee crews and shifts in various disciplines of Wastewater Treatment, including preliminary, primary, secondary biological nutrient removal through conventional activated sludge and membrane bioreactor, conventional tertiary, chlorination/dechlorination, anaerobic mesophilic digestion, organics receiving, biomethane production, solids dewatering and process control of the various treatment unit processes. The ideal candidate will have a Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification issued by the State of California, experience working with Membrane Bioreactor (MBR), Biological Nutrient Removal Process (BNR), Co-digestion of Organics, Microsoft software applications, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System, Process Control Data Base, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems and be able to supervise, motivate, and delegate crews working the various treatment processes.
Under general supervision, a Wastewater Plant Supervisor will perform skilled and supervisory work in the operational control of wastewater treatment processes for effective and efficient operations; to insure that the wastewater is processed and discharged according to all health and environmental regulations; and perform related work as required.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Supervise and participate in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge, effluent and support processes; monitor gauges, meters and control panels; observe variations in operating conditions, interpreting meter and gauge readings; and test results to determine processing requirement.
- Maintain such records as logging operations, test results, maintenance work performed, chemical use and operating conditions.
- Review and evaluate records for process control.
- Provide direction and instructions to operations staff to control facility/wastewater processes.
- Provide assistance with contractor tie-ins or shutdowns.
- Plan and coordinate start-up of new processes or equipment.
- Evaluate and review operations of new equipment and processes.
- Perform frequent inspections of facility equipment/processes and review operating procedures to assure their efficient operation.
- Participate in the operation of the plant to solve difficult or unusual problems.
- Read and interpret plant piping and distribution plans; assist in locating and troubleshooting plant malfunctions.
- Organize, operate and maintain plant record system and computer database.
- Recommend and initiate improved work methods and procedures.
- Assist in the training of existing and new employees.
- Write technical reports and instructions for the operation of process equipment and systems.
- Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus as required.
- Research and investigate information for development of process parameters and standard operating procedures.
- Perform analysis and laboratory tests as necessary to monitor plant and process performance.
- Evaluate alternate proposals and make sound recommendations.
- Conduct surveillance of facilities to determine safety, efficiency of operation, cleanliness and maintenance requirements.
- Ensure that the facility process operations satisfy requirements established by regulatory agencies.
- Monitor operating efficiency of the wastewater treatment plant; develop and implement methods of improving plant efficiency.
- Plan, assign, schedule, supervise, motivate and evaluate employees as assigned.
- Order supplies and materials; prepare cost estimates; develop equipment specifications.
- Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the Treatment Services Section.
- Prepare/review regulatory reports.
- Serve as Acting Wastewater Operations Manager as required.
Qualifications Recruitment Guidelines:
A Bachelor's Degree with a major related to wastewater treatment and which includes a minimum of 30 units of basic science courses; AND
two years of experience performing the functions of a wastewater treatment plant operator;
An Associate's Degree or completion of 60 semester units at a college or university, either of which includes 15 semester units of basic science courses; AND
four years of experience performing the functions of a wastewater treatment plant operator;
Graduation from high school or equivalent AND
six years of experience performing the functions of a wastewater treatment plant operator;
Four years of experience performing the functions of a wastewater treatment plant operator while certified as a Grade III operator; AND
Three years of experience in a supervisor/management level position is required.Necessary Special Requirement
Highly Desired Qualifications:
- Possession of an appropriate, valid class "C" California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
- Possession of an active Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the State of California, State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).
- Possession of a Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the State of California, State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) within 18 months of appointment.*
- Possession of a Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the State of California, State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).
- Experience with operation of Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR).
*Wastewater Operations Supervisors hired or promoted prior to 11/2002 are "grand-fathered" so a Grade V certificate is not a requirement.
Selection Process DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION:1)
Completed Employment Application 2)
Completed Supplemental Questionnaire 3)
Current Grade IV or Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of California, State Water Resources Control Board (must be scanned and attached to the online application). PLEASE NOTE: THE CERTIFICATION REQUIRED MUST BE SCANNED AND ATTACHED TO THE ONLINE APPLICATION. FOR DIRECTIONS ON ATTACHING A DOCUMENT TO AN ON-LINE APPLICATION, OR GENERAL INFORMATION ON COMPLETING YOUR ON-LINE APPLICATION, CLICK HERE: (Application Guide) .
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SCHEDULING ASSESSMENTS:
If you are selected to move forward in the assessment process, you may be required to self-schedule your appointment. You will be notified via email of your status and provided with self-scheduling instructions. Please check your email regularly following the closing date of this recruitment.
The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification.
It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment.
Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation, drug screen, and/or medical/physical examination. NOTE :
The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Proof of education listed in your application will be requested at the time of conditional offer. Acceptable documentation consists of transcripts or degree, if applicable, by the accredited U.S. college or university.
Education obtained outside the United States (US) require one of the following options:
All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.
- An equivalency statement from an evaluation company certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at https://www.naces.org/members.html or the Association of International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE) at http://aice-eval.org/members/.
- An advanced-level degree from an accredited US college or university.
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT.