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WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT MANAGER (TYPE B PLANT)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for the operations and administrative management of a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of less than 2.5 million gallons per day. In addition to performing the functions of an operator, an employee in this class is the plant administrator which requires overall management responsibilities for the physical plant and the operations program. This employee is responsible for performing the laboratory tests required for monitoring the treatment plant to ensure compliance with EPA and DEC standards. Leeway is allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the duties of this position. General direction is received from a higher level Administrator. General supervision is exercised over Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laborers. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Supervises, directs and participates in the wastewater treatment program for the plant which includes: supervising the work of the Operators, adding chemicals, taking samples, performing detailed chemical analyses and evaluations of samples, performing tests to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the plant, operating plant equipment and maintaining logs and related operations records.
Plans and implements maintenance programs for the plant to ensure maximum performance and ensure quality control.
Plans and supervises the operations programs to ensure quality plant output, the proper application of chemicals and the proper sampling and testing is performed to ensure safety and meet standards. Supervises and performs the inspections of sewer lines connected to the plant and ensures that maintenance and repair is done when needed.
Interacts with regulatory agencies, engineers, contractors, consumers and the public with regards to plans, maintenance and programs related to the treatment plant and related facilities.
Performs management duties such as work scheduling, training, evaluations of staff, purchasing all supplies and equipment, developing and maintaining an annual budget, promoting efficient operations, personnel, public relations, etc.
Supervises and conducts all laboratory functions, which includes but is not limited to the laboratory testing required for monitoring the treatment process and tests required for the maintenance of the subsurface wetlands; collects and analyzes samples and data from the wetlands and maintains a journal.
Oversees research and projects as required.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the practices and equipment required in the operation of a type B wastewater treatment plant with facilities for chemical precipitation, sludge vacuum filtration, sludge incineration, sludge oxidation, separate sludge digestion or biological oxidation process.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal.
Good knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of both organic and inorganic chemical analyses, analytical chemical terminology, standards and equipment, and of standard laboratory safety procedures.
Skill in the operation and repair of pumps, valves and related mechanical equipment in a type B treatment plant.
Ability to plan, supervise and organize the work of others.
Ability to perform administrative and management functions such as budgeting, planning and implementing goals, preparing reports, interpreting regulations, maintaining relationships with boards, regulatory agencies, etc
Ability to read, understand and record data from gauges, scales and meters.
Ability to perform laboratory and field tests for control of operations and the subsurface wetlands.
Ability to express ideas clearly both orally and in writing.
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a baccalaureate degree in a natural science or in engineering.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
Possession of a Grade 2 certificate issued under the provisions of part 650 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Regulations at time of appointment.
5/2010 Date Revised