Wastewater Operations Manager

City of Oxnard - Oxnard, CA (30+ days ago)4.3


**This employment opportunity is open to all qualified candidates**

The City of Oxnard's Public Works Department is seeking a highly qualified Wastewater Operations Manager with strong management and operational skills. This key position will create a positive culture that utilizes collaborative partnerships across departments and outside agencies to achieve departmental goals. This individual must be comfortable preparing and presenting staff reports and other necessary documents or correspondence to appropriate boards, groups, and/or committees. This position will be responsible for providing management responsibility for activities, operations and services of the Wastewater Treatment Plant including assuring that all applicable laws and regulations are met. The ideal candidate will utilize proactive leadership, integrity, and vision to lead the creation and implementation of the strategic work-plan for each area of responsibility.

DEFINITION:
Under general direction, the Wastewater Operations Manager directs, coordinates and supervises the activities and operations of the Wastewater Treatment Plant; coordinates plant activities with other Public Works divisions, departments and outside agencies or organizations; establishes department/division goals, objectives, policies and procedures in accordance with the department and City's mission statement and goals; provides professional, administrative and technical support to the Wastewater Division Manager; performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
The Wastewater Operations Manager is the management level class responsible for supervising and directing operations personnel in the safe and efficient operations of the Wastewater Plant. Ensure the plant operations and personnel maintain compliance with applicable regulations and law.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:
The Wastewater Superintendent provides general direction. Exercises direct and functional supervision over operations staff.

WORK SCHEDULE: The normal work week is Monday-Thursday, 8:00am - 6:00pm, and alternating Fridays, 8:00am - 5:00pm. This position may be required to be available to work additional hours as needed to respond to workload needs. This position is not eligible for overtime pay.

Please Note: Should a high number of qualified candidates apply, we reserve the right to conduct a comparative screening to determine which applicants will be invited to continue in the recruitment and selection process.
Essential Functions

Include but are not limited to the following:
Accepts management responsibility for activities, operations and services of the Wastewater Treatment Plant including assuring that all applicable laws and regulations are met.
Oversees and/or participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant department/division goals, objectives, policies and procedures; ensures that department/division goals are achieved.
Plans, coordinates and reviews the work plan for assigned projects and responsibilities which may include establishing maintenance schedule, filing necessary reports, and maintenance of records; makes recommendations as applicable; provides administrative and technical direction to operational staff.
Coordinates the selection, orientation, training and evaluation programs for treatment plant personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; identifies and resolves staff deficiencies; fulfills discipline procedures.
Reviews treatment plant process parameters. Reviews, analyzes, comments and makes recommendations on plant processes and process change.
Oversees and participates in the development of the treatment plant divisions budget; participates in the forecast of necessary funds for staffing, materials and supplies; discusses and resolves budget issues with appropriate staff; implements adjustments as necessary.
Proposes, presents, and justifies divisional programs, projects, operations and services; develops a strategy and work plan for the successful achievement of department/division and project goals.
Serves as a resource for the wastewater treatment plant department/division; coordinates divisional activities with other divisions, departments, and organizations; provides information and resources to City officials, departments and other organizations as is appropriate.
Manages and evaluates plant performance and works closely with the Wastewater Maintenance Manager to schedule predictive and preventative maintenance
Provides staff assistance and technical support to the treatment plant department/division and other departments/divisions; conducts financial, organizational and operational service delivery studies; makes recommendations to address and resolve identified service delivery issues.
Attends and participate in organizational and community meetings as necessary; stays current on issues relative to the field of wastewater treatment plant operations and permits; responds to and resolves community and organizational inquiries and complaints.
Prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary documents or correspondence to appropriate boards, groups and/or committees.
Qualifications
The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification:
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is considered qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge skills and abilities would be:

Education and/or Experience:
Seven (7) years of progressively responsible wastewater treatment and operations experience, including four years of experience in leading operations, maintenance, or environmental personnel in a comparable agency.

Licensing, Certification and Other Requirements:
Possession of a valid and unrestricted Class C driver's license.
Possession of a Grade V California Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).
Additional certifications, licenses, endorsements and training may be required, depending on assignment. You may be required to submit documented proof of these requirements.

Highly Desirable:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in engineering, natural sciences, business or public administration, or a related field.
Employment Information
The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.

UNION MEMBERSHIP: Positions in this classification are represented by Oxnard Mid-Managers Association (OMMA).

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Submit NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line application.
Complete and submit responses to the supplemental questions, if required.
Upload resume, cover letter, proof of degree (transcript) or other requested documents.
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.

NOTE: For most positions, the City of Oxnard relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all positions.
City staff may be required to play an active role in the event of an emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.
The list of qualified candidates that is established from this recruitment may be used to fill other full-time, part-time and temporary assignments as vacancies arise.

This position requires a twelve (12) month probationary period.

Pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100, all public Employees are required to serve as disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or sexual orientation.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled. If you believe you require special arrangements to participate in the testing process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date. Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodation required.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: On the first day of employment, new employees must provide proof of citizenship or documentation of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended.

For questions, please contact: Megan Walker, megan.walker@oxnard.org, (805) 385-7592

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.