Posted January 30, 2024
Director of Water Treatment
The Macon Water Authority (MWA) compensation philosophy states that the starting salary for each pay grade will be competitive and fair based on the minimum requirements of each position. For candidates with a combination of knowledge, skills, and experience above the minimum requirements, MWA has the ability to offer a starting salary between the minimum and mid-point, with a possibility of a salary closer to the mid-point.
This position oversees the operation and maintenance of the Amerson Water Treatment Plant (AWTP), ensuring MWA’s water quality meets all State and Federal regulatory requirements.
Department(s): Amerson Water Treatment Plant
Combined Operational Budget(s): $5,000,000 Approximately
Budgeted Headcount: 12 Employees
• Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems, counseling or disciplining as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
• Organizes, prioritizes, assigns work and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.
• Directs the operation of raw water reservoirs and water production plants; coordinates, reviews, and plans activities; ensures adequate quantity and quality of potable water.
• Ensures implementation of quality control measures at AWTP; directs, coordinates and reviews water quality laboratory and sampling activities at AWTP.
• Ensures water production activities are in compliance with regulatory requirements; reviews reports submitted to state regulators and other outside agencies; evaluates new regulations to assess their impact on current operations; and serves on various industry committees to keep abreast of changes.
• Manages expenditures and prepares the annual operational budget, including plans for system expansion and/or renovation.
• Identifies and implements appropriate water conservation measures.
• Reviews daily raw water quality reports; determines use and chemical treatment protocols and adjustments.
• Develops long-term plans for facility expansion and renovation to accommodate load increases and aging equipment; develops and implements alternative work methods, as needed.
• Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government regulations concerning water treatment; coordinates work efforts with elected and regulatory officials; and responds to inquiries from regulatory agencies, the public, contractors, and other departments.
• Develops annual operating and capital improvement budget for the Department.
• Develops, monitors, and reports strategic levels of service for the Department.
• Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures; receives and reviews various documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.
• Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review, or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, the internet, e-mail, or other software; operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.
•Communicates with MWA management, supervisor, other MWA employees, contractors, the public, regulatory agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
•Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology or a Science related field required.
•Ten to fifteen years of progressive work experience in water treatment plant operations.
•Current Class I Water Treatment license preferred.
•A valid Georgia driver’s license with a clean driving record.
•On call for emergencies as required.
•Frequent walking, standing, and stooping.
•Ability to carry 25 pounds up to 50 pounds and occasionally over 50pounds.
•Occasional sitting, crawling, crouching, climbing, and balancing.
•Ability to grasp and hold.
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