May serve as the Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator for the water system(s) per California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) definition. Oversees all water supply activities including operation and maintenance of wells, pumps, purification equipment, reservoirs, motor control centers, automatic control valves and production meters. Ensures the safety of all water supply operations including responsibility for conducting routine safety meetings and job site inspections and providing documentation related to all safety issues. Ensures proper system pressures and disinfectant residuals are maintained throughout the distribution systems. Responsible for compliance with all operating permits, including SWRCB, AQMD and others. Develops and implements preventive maintenance programs for all water supply facilities, including well treatments and rehabilitations, reservoir cleaning and inspections, pump overhauls, electric motors, SCADA, pump efficiency tests, automatic control valves, motor control centers, gas engines, purification equipment, pump and chemical buildings and structures, fences and gates, lighting, security, landscaping, paving, testing and repair of production meters, etc. Conducts treatment costs analysis and calculates chemical dosage rates to ensure treatment process optimization. Analyzes groundwater levels and reports any significant variances to management. Develops and maintains an effective employee relations plan; supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel; and recommends disciplinary action for assigned staff. Participates in selection of staff; ensures staff meets the required training relative to job responsibilities and annual minimum hourly training requirements Regularly inspects direct reports work in progress and provides direction as needed Ensures all water supply facilities, and operations and maintenance programs, comply with applicable Federal, State and local ordinances and regulations Ensures proper “mix” of purchased water and groundwater is maintained according to general rate case decisions and/or annual operating budgets. Reviews and approves invoices for all purchased water, purchased power and pump taxes. Reports any anomalies to management. Supervises the administration of contracts and inspection for water supply maintenance and applicable capital programs. Develops and oversees compliance with Operations & Maintenance and applicable Capital Budget items for area of control. Participates in capital budget planning, general rate case planning and long-term planning. Responds to water supply and water quality customer inquiries, both external and internal to the company Communicates both orally and written, with local government officials, company management and staff, customers, CPUC staff, and others Acts for the General Manager as directed Performs other duties as assigned Works under direction MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Includes Technical Skills and Experience High school diploma or equivalent Seven years of progressive water industry experience, of which at least four years includes significant, advanced experience in water supply and distribution activities. SWRCB Grade 2 Water Treatment Plant Operator Certification. SWRCB Grade 2 Water Distribution Operator Certification. Ability to support complex projects. Must possess demonstrated writing skills. Ability to select and evaluate employees; develop and train employee and provide performance feedback Familiar with basic PC applications. Valid California driver’s license. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing QUALITIES OF A SUCCESSFUL SUPERINTENDENT IN THIS POSITION Displays high standards of ethical conduct; exhibits honesty and integrity Possesses a good understanding of the current maintenance practices and methods associated with the typical mechanical and electrical equipment used in the water utility industry Works and communicates with internal and external clients, contractors, vendors and customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner Committed to quality service Responds appropriately to supervision Aligns behavior with the needs, priorities and goals of the organization Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity Fosters commitment and team spirit Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information Listens to others and responds appropriately Ability to understand oral and written instructions Work Environment The primary work environment is in the field and at various water supply facilities. Incumbent may be required to work evening, weekend, and holiday shifts. May include but not limited to standing, climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling and/or pushing, grasping, reaching, stooping and crouching, sitting, typing, walking, reading, writing, color determination, speaking and listening for extended periods of time. NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform the essential functions. TO APPLY, PLEASE VISIT ****AND CLICK ON CAREERS.
Golden State Water Company
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