Water Treatment Manager

Valley Water | San Jose, CA

Salary Range: $13,901.33 - $17,754.53 Monthly
Open Date: 08/26/2021
Close Date: 09/12/2021

Position Description

Water Treatment Manager

Valley Water

Salary: $13,901.33 – $17,754.53 Monthly

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 01336-E

Location: CA, CA

Department: Treated Water

Closing: 9/12/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

South Water Treatment Unit (Position Code 0500)

With headquarters in San Jose, Valley Water provides water supply, enhances streams and watersheds through creek restoration and habitat protection, provides flood protection for homes, schools, businesses and roadways, and partners with other agencies to provide trails and open space for the community.

Valley Water manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, and more than 275 miles of streams. Valley Water provides wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water directly to nearly 2 million people in Santa Clara County that stretches 1,300 square miles and encompasses 15 cities and unincorporated areas.

The Water Treatment Manager will plan, manage, oversee, coordinate, and review the work of Valley Water’s South Water Treatment Operations Unit. The South Water Treatment Operations Unit is responsible for the safe and efficient operations (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) and management of Valley Water’s two water treatment plants (Rinconada – 80 MGD and Santa Teresa- 100 MGD) and one wellfield (Campbell Well Field- 3.5 MGD). They will manage the day-to-day water utility operations program administration and complex projects and/or functions and requires an extensive professional knowledge as well as skill in coordinating unit work with that of other Valley Water units, divisions, and external agencies. They will provide supervision over supervisory, professional, technical, and administrative support staff.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Plan, and oversee the daily functions, operations, and activities of a water utility operations unit. Select, develop, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees on performance issues; implement progressive discipline.
• Manage goals, objectives, and priorities for the unit; recommend appropriate service and staffing levels; develop and administer assigned budgets. Develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures while ensuring that operation and maintenance, financial, regulatory, and legal requirements are met.
• Manage and conduct project management and planning activities; lead and guide project teams in the execution of water utility operation projects; develop work plans consisting of mission, objectives, scope of work, budget, schedules, and baseline requirements; identify critical issues and recommend solutions to manage risks. Initiate solicitations, including requests for proposal and sole source requests to provide materials and services; coordinate and participate in the evaluation of submittals; negotiate and execute contracts; prepare and submit Board. Agenda items for contract approval; administer and manage contracts ensuring compliance with all requirements.
• Conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies and analyses utilizing information technology or systems, organizational data, and other sources of business intelligence; recommend modifications to administrative services programs, policies, and procedures.
• Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends, laws, regulations, and innovations in the related field of water utility operations; research emerging products and enhancements including integrated systems solutions and their applicability to Valley Water needs.
• Serve as a liaison for the assigned unit to other Valley Water units, divisions, and outside agencies; represent Valley Water with outside agencies and community groups; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues.

Ideal Candidate’s Background Includes:
Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below.

Ideal Experience:

• Five (5) years of treatment plant operations, process engineering, or treatment plant design experience, including two (2) years of direct supervisory experience.
• Experience working with regulatory and code enforcement agencies.

Ideal Skills and Abilities:

• Hands on experience with water & recycled plant operations, distribution operations, hydraulics, treatment plant design & construction, and pipeline design and construction.
• Excellent written and verbal skills including proficiency in Microsoft Suite

Ideal Knowledge:

• Knowledge of drinking water regulations, recycled water regulations, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, building codes, fire codes, and other pertinent codes and regulations governing treatment and distribution facilities.
• Knowledge and/or experience in preparing annual budget and forecasting financial impacts and ability to present the budget to the review committee.

Ideal Training and Education:

• Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil or environmental engineering or a related field. Directly related experience may be substituted for the college requirement on the basis of one and one-half years of experience for one year of education to a maximum of four years.
• A valid Grade V Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health and/or a valid license as a Professional Engineer issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists is required.

Required License or Certificate

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license. Individuals who do not meet the driver’s license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Job Description, please click http://apps2.valleywater.org/About_Us/_Jobs/Salary_and_classification/_Spec_PDFs/JD Water Treatment Manager 8-2021.pdf https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Selection Process

(1) The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview.
(2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above. Resumes are highly recommended.

NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary.
Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification.

Valley Water’s Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request.

Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 408-630-2260.

Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned. Human Resources staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.

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