BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
POSITION TITLE: UTILITY DIRECTOR
This is advanced technical and supervisory work operating water or wastewater treatment facilities in accordance with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) rules and regulations, Florida Administrative Code, the facility operating permit. Incumbent supervises Water Treatment or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations, which includes: monitoring, maintenance and repair of pumps, motors, treatment systems, generators and related support systems; lift stations and switch gear; flow meters and chemical feed systems and overhead cranes; as well as collection and processing of a variety of samples.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and eight years of experience in the operation or maintenance of a water or wastewater utility system of which three (3) years must have been in a supervisory capacity; and possession of a valid driver license or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of all applicable safety principals; Knowledge of the plant operational permit, able to assure compliance with all related Federal, State and Local rules and regulations including County policies related to supervisory duties; Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of electronic computers, and the integrated role those perform in wastewater treatment and reclaimed water distribution; Knowledge of and ability to perform all required physical, biological, and chemical tests for process control and related mathematics; Ability to work independently, take initiative in identifying issues, and complete necessary tasks; Ability to train, supervise, and delegate assignments to subordinate staff; Ability to express oneself clearly in writing, both technical and in evaluation of employee performance; Ability to analyze written material and use critical thinking skills to synthesize information; Ability to listen, attending carefully to others in order to understand what they are saying; Ability to incorporate classroom and on the job training into work performance; Ability to maintain a professional presence and adhere to ethical standards; Ability to demonstrate strong team skills, artful negotiation, and cooperative information sharing; Ability to plan/schedule appropriate priorities, be flexible, and recommend changes; Ability to communicate and keep all shifts and personnel informed about processes and problems; Ability to apply computer applications, and software including to produce reports, identify efficiencies, and other meaningful performance metrics; Ability to monitor, evaluate, troubleshoot, and adjust the treatment process.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: 02/20/2024
Each applicant is required to submit a completed County Application for Employment. Successful applicant must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening. Applications should be submitted to:
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
135 NE HERNANDO AVENUE, SUITE 203
LAKE CITY, FLORIDA 32055
(386)719-2025; TDD (386)758-2139
An AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer
Applications available on-line at www.columbiacountyfla.com/jobs.asp
Plans, assigns and reviews the efforts of assigned, subordinate personnel;
Works to prepare and submit all compliance reports required by the permit (DMRJMOR, Annual Reuse Report, SWFWMD Public Supply Annual Report, Water Monitoring);
Coordinates with operators, maintenance personnel, engineers and contractors during any event that improves or impacts the water treatment plant (WTP), water distribution system, wastewater treatment plant (VMTP), associated pump stations, collections system (re: infiltration inflow or industrial pretreatment issues), and the reclaimed water (RCW) distribution system;
Coordinates with maintenance personnel and various utility representatives to resolve operational issues within WTPWWTP, water distribution, pump station, or RCW distribution systems;
Secures leaks from hazardous materials such as chlorine gas and sulfur dioxide gas;
Reports to FDEP or State Warning Point during conditions when the plant is operating outside permitted conditions (upset) or during any sort of release;
Performs all supervisory responsibilities; training, evaluations, discipline, etc.;
Provides performance metrics and quality control on operational data;
Provides ongoing input regarding operational priorities to the Public Works Director for capital improvement projects and maintenance activities;
Responds to requests for information and complaints from the public in order to resolve complaints or provide information;
Provides customer service and promotes positive public relations;
Ensures that adequate amounts and types of equipment, materials and chemicals are available for safe and efficient systems operations;
Performs other tasks as assigned.
Work is typically performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to changing goals, priorities, and needs.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:
Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
Light (up to 50 pounds) lifting and carrying
Walking, standing, bending, stooping, climbing
Sitting and manual dexterity
Possession of a valid Florida driver's license required.
Columbia County residency required within six months of date of employment.