Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager

City of San Mateo | San Mateo

Salary Range: $12,752 - $15,209/month, plus a comprehensive benefits package
Open Date: 03/15/2021
Close Date: 04/23/2021

Position Description

The City of San Mateo Public Works Department is looking for an experienced, motivated Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager

Why Join our Department?
The Public Works Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s 15.7 million gallon per day (MGD) conventional activated sludge wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The WWTP serves a population of more than 140,000 with an annual operating budget in excess of $10 million and has a staff of 28 professional and technical personnel. Planned upgrades to the WWTP include new liquids treatment process facilities consisting of new headworks, primary treatment, and a five-stage biological nutrient removal/membrane bioreactor (BNR/MBR) process.

When you join the Public Works Department, you will work among a team of collaborative and energetic colleagues who share a passion for serving our San Mateo citizens and improving the community in which we live and work. Our team is comprised of individuals with diverse talents and experience in various fields. We will provide you with a wide range of opportunities in a team-based collaborative environment while helping you achieve your professional goals.

Collaboration, Innovation, Respect, Creativity, Transparency and Informed Risk-taking are attributes within the City’s mission, values and organizational principles that we are seeking in the candidates.

What You’ll Do
The WWTP Manager reports to the Deputy Director, or higher level personnel, and is responsible for leading the Operations, Maintenance and Laboratory teams at the City’s treatment facility. The WWTP Manager is responsible for the daily planning and supervision of staff, for establishing effective management practices, and for ensuring compliance with all federal, state, regional and local laws, regulations and permits.

For a complete list of duties, reference our job specifications at www.cityofsanmateo.org

Application Deadline: Recruitment will be opened until filled. This recruitment is subject to close at any time without notice. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. First review of applications will be April 23.

To apply, review the complete job announcement, benefits information, etc., please go to https://www.calopps.org/city-of-san-mateo

Position Qualifications

Who You Are
• An individual who desires to contribute to a positive work environment that fosters motivation, collaboration, coaching, and engagement of our workforce.
• A highly motivated individual who possesses knowledge of the theory and practice of wastewater treatment and of machines, equipment and material used in such treatment.
• An individual who possesses the ability to assist in planning and organization of process improvements and plant upgrades so that existing processes and equipment are not negatively affected.
• An individual who is knowledgeable of budgeting principles and techniques, practices of project management, and principles of organization, administration and personnel management.
• An individual who possesses the ability to analyze biological and physical processes and make adjustments to optimize waste treatment and disposal.

What You Bring
• You possess at least five years of increasingly responsible experience in wastewater treatment plant operations, including four years of wastewater treatment plant operator qualifying experience with two years of supervisory experience.
• You have the equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil or sanitary engineering, environmental sciences or a related field.
• It is preferred (not required) that you possess a Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of California; OR it is preferred (not required) you possess registration as a professional chemical, mechanical or civil engineer in the State of California, with the ability to obtain a Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Certificate within a minimal amount of time from date of appointment, preferred (not required).
• You possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

How to Apply

To apply, review the complete job announcement, benefits information, etc., please go to
Contact Email: lcoles@cityofsanmateo.org
Website: https://www.calopps.org/city-of-san-mateo

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