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Director of Treatment Operations

Western Virginia Water Authority

Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: July 3, 2024
Director of Treatment Operations
Western Virginia Water Authority
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Roanoke, VA
From $114,000 a year - Full-time
Western Virginia Water Authority
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Pay • From $114,000 a year
Job type • Full-time
Shift and schedule • Monday to Friday
 
Location Roanoke, VA
 
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• 401(k)
• 401(k) matching
• Dental insurance
• Employee assistance program
• Flexible spending account
• Health insurance
• Health savings account
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JOB POSITION: DIRECTOR OF TREATMENT OPERATIONS
Applicants must apply on-line at our website: www.westernvawater.org/careers
SUMMARY OF JOB
Plans, directs, coordinates and oversees all activities, services and operations of the Water and Wastewater plant operations. Responsibilities entail accountability based on measurable cost effective results for the substance, efficiency, productivity and quality of activities performed by the division. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in civil or environmental engineering or related field plus five (5) or more years related experience and/or training in the design/maintenance/ operation of water production/wastewater treatment, and distribution and collection systems or equivalent combination of education and experience such as an Associate’s Degree in Science, Engineering or equivalent combined with a minimum ten (10) years of progressive utility experience and a Water or Wastewater License may be considered.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned or scheduled.
· Performs measurable cost effective results for the substance, efficiency, productivity and quality of activities performed by the division.
· Plans, directs and coordinates all activities, services and operations of the Water/Wastewater division.
· Prepares short and long-range plans for the division that includes financial analysis and project review.
· Approves and assists in the formulation and administration of departmental policies, plans and programs.
· Takes active role or assures subordinate managers take active role in developing employees by establishing individual employee goals and objectives. Assures appropriate resources are available to obtain established goals and objectives.
· Assures department orientation and in-service training programs are available to all employees.
· Approves appointments and promotions within division ensuring appointment/ movement is a vacancy within current structure. Works with Human Resources when the need arises to reclassify positions.
· Works with subordinate managers and Human Resources in regards to dismissal of employees.
· Assures employee evaluations are complete and accurate and meets all requirements as set forth by Executive Director.
· Prepares division budget and executes authorized budget.
· Confers with and advises Chief Operating Officer – Water Quality on problems encountered in divisional operations.
· Represents Authority and division in meetings with the general public, public and private agencies, contractors and other governmental agencies.
· Answers questions from various public and private agencies and the general public relative to Authority and division projects and operations.
· Coordinates treatment, production, maintenance, repair and expansions at all water and wastewater treatment plants, pumping, pressure control and storage facilities.
· Informs appropriate officials about financial, engineering and other needs of the system and about its facilities.
· Prepares basic data and information for necessary changes and improvement to treatment systems and processes.
· Coordinates with WVWA’s Engineering division to ensure that water and wastewater facilities and systems are constructed, modified or repaired in conformance with specifications and applicable codes.
· Establishes and maintains direct communication with local and state health officials.
· Subject to twenty-four (24) hour call.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages employees in the Water/Wastewater plant division in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Ability to direct personnel, develop programs and forecast budgetary requirements.
· Ability to schedule and supervise the activities of employees.
· Ability to develop short and long-range plans for the division as well as those areas of the division that affect the entire organization.
· Ability to think and plan strategically.
· Ability to think logically and analyze data.
· Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, employees, and/or boards of directors.
· Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from employees, customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community orally or in writing.
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, employees, other Water Authority departments and the general public.
· Ability to represent division/Authority in meetings with general public, public and private agencies, contractors and other governmental agencies.
· Ability to work with minimal supervision and negotiate and resolve conflict.
· Ability to analyze and solve complex technical and administrative problems.
· Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
· Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and/or technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.
· Ability to write reports, correspondences and procedure manuals in a clear concise manner.
· Ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
· Must possess and maintain a good work ethic concerning attendance, punctuality, positive attitude, meeting deadlines, being a team player and encouraging teamwork among employees.
· Comprehensive knowledge of modern civil and environmental engineering principles, methods and practices involved in designing, operating, and maintaining water production, storage and delivery systems.
· Thorough knowledge of project management.
· Thorough knowledge of rules, regulations, laws and ordinances pertaining to operations of the Authority and State and Federal requirements.
· Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices involving the treatment of surface water for a potable water supply.
· Ability to develop plans and organize projects.
· Ability to keep records and to prepare technical reports.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in civil or environmental engineering or related field plus five (5) or more years related experience and/or training in the design/maintenance/operation of water production/wastewater treatment, and distribution and collection systems or equivalent combination of education and experience such as an Associate’s Degree in Science, Engineering or equivalent combined with a minimum ten (10) years of progressive utility experience and a Water or Wastewater License may be considered.
CERTIFICATE, LICENSE, REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
· Must possess a valid Virginia driver's license or have the ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment date. No more than six (6) demerit points on driving record if required to drive Water Authority vehicles.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, and sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.
· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, climb, balance, crawl or reach overhead.
· Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. If corrective lenses are noted on driver’s license, the lenses must be worn when operating Authority vehicles.
· Repetitive movement using keyboard and/or office equipment is involved.
· Employee must be able to sit for an extended amount of time at a desk or workstation.
· Employee must regularly lift, carry and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally 50 pounds. Assistance is required on weight amounts above those listed. Failure to do so could result in injury and denied Worker's Compensation benefits.
WORK ENVIRONMENT ENCOUNTERED IN THIS JOB
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· The noise level in the work environment is usually low.
· Employee is subject to normal work conditions as required in an office setting.
· Employee may occasionally be subject to exposure to moderate or high noise level, extreme outside weather conditions, uneven, steep, slippery terrain conditions, dusty conditions and wet and/or humid conditions.
GENERAL STATEMENT AND SELECTION GUIDELINES
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work assigned to in this job position. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties or tasks performed by personnel so classified.
The following will identify the selection guidelines for job placement:
· WVWA application
· Rating of education, experience, training and qualifications
· Reference checks
· Interview with WVWA management team
· Applicant must pass a pre-employment physical and drug/alcohol test
· A criminal background check and social security number verification will be performed. The results must match information provided by the applicant on the WVWA application
· Job related test might be required and would be administered to all applicants applying for the position
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $114,000.00 per year
Benefits:
• 401(k)
• 401(k) matching
• Dental insurance
• Employee assistance program
• Flexible spending account
• Health insurance
• Health savings account
• Life insurance
• Paid time off
• Professional development assistance
• Referral program
• Retirement plan
• Tuition reimbursement
• Vision insurance
Schedule:
• Monday to Friday
Work Location: In person
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