Utility Systems Manager I - Water Treatment

Water Treatment, 209 E. Hwy 80, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #316
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Under direction of a Division Manager or higher; to observe, analyze, advise, assign, direct, support, and report on division activities, resources, and outcomes associated with the management of the three (3) Water Treatment Plants.
This position exercises direct supervision over employees assigned to the division.
Plan, schedule, assign, direct, monitor and supervise the work of assigned employees.
Review and verify daily that the quality of all treated water produced is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and guidelines.
Maintain detailed records and submit reports to local, federal and state organizations, such as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), related to compliance concerns, such as Surface Water Monthly Operating, Chlorine Dioxide, and Total Organic Carbon.
Monitor current and forecast availability of staff, chemicals, inventory, tools, and other needs; coordinate as needed to fill gaps; adjust workload and task schedules if needed.
Set specific, measurable, actionable, relevant and time-bound performance and productivity goals for Division; regularly monitor and report progress; request approval and direct required corrective actions if goals are at risk of not being achieved.
Coach, instruct, train, mentor and provide constructive feedback to assigned employees on policies, procedures, techniques and behaviors needed to effectively and safely operate their assigned treatment plants, resolve difficult work problems.
Explore, recommend and implement process improvement initiatives.
Plan, coordinate, and direct the Division safety program.
Assist in Division’s budget preparation and with making needed purchases.
Handle Division Manager responsibilities in the Division Manager’s absence.
Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge of:
Most current TCEQ rules, regulations and reporting requirements.
Differences between conventional and non-conventional treatment plants reporting requirements.
Effective water treatment plant management and leadership techniques.
Industry-standard methods, policies, best practices, and technologies used in water treatment and distribution. 
Safe and effective chlorinator system operations, maintenance, and chemical handling.
Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.
Location and general characteristics of the assigned system.
Principles of plumbing and hydraulics as related to the work.

Skill to:
Operate and care for a variety of tools and equipment used in water treatment.
Operate Division-specific equipment such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), smart phones and computer applications.
Read and interpret blueprints, plans, sketches, and diagrams.

Ability to:
Thrive in a fast paced environment, multi-task, perform well under pressure and effectively manage competing and/or changing priorities.
Plan, direct, supervise, and review the work of assigned employees in a manner conducive to achieving high performance and high morale.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships within the division(s) and the City organization, and with those contacted in the course of work.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.
Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
Lead and manage a team in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.

Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:
Five (5) years of experience as a Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator, or a similar position is required.
A high school diploma or GED is required.

License or Certificate:
A current A Water license issued by TCEQ is required.
A valid Texas driver’s license; the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days, or a military waiver is required.
Special Requirements:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, and climb.
Exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, confining work space, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards.
Ability to travel to different sites.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, with or without accommodation.
Availability to work an 8-hour shift during normal business hours, and be on telephone standby (on call) to resolve issues regarding emergency work outside normal business hours, as needed.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $53,721.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $65,106.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Water Treatment, 209 E. Hwy 80, Abilene, Texas, United States of America