Water Resources Supervisor – Wastewater Treatment

City of Buckeye, AZ
September 1, 2023
Buckeye, AZ
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Position Scope


General Purpose: Under limited supervision, organize and supervise the work of employees engaged in the operation and maintenance of either of the following City divisions: wastewater treatment facilities, wastewater collection system, water distribution system, water production and treatment, environmental compliance, or sanitation. This position is responsible for the day to day operation and maintenance activities of a functional area or division.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Supervise the operations and maintenance staff activities to meet community and regulatory requirements; provide leadership to assure water and/or wastewater utility services are provided in alignment with the City 's strategic objectives and state and federal laws
  • Monitor for changes in county, state and federal laws and regulations, make recommendations to ensure compliance
  • Provide oversight and guidance for the safe operation to the water and/or wastewater infrastructure; troubleshoot operational and maintenance problems and direct correction; ensure product quality is maintained during construction, maintenance, and emergency repair activities
  • Ensure staff is in compliance with safety rules and procedures by conducting regular safety inspections, safety tailgate meetings, and safety policy review
  • Supervise staff and evaluate performance; monitor operations to identify and resolve problems and set priorities; review work of assigned staff to ensure work quality and compliance and the efficient and timely accomplishment of assigned duties; prepare work schedules; provide training and leadership; conduct staff meetings; provide professional development; participate in the hiring process; coach employees and provide discipline when necessary
  • Manage and oversee area of responsibility by providing technical assistance, guidance, training, field inspections, and respond to internal and external customer inquiries
  • Prepare and submit operational data and reports to the Superintendent; prepare and submit necessary monitoring information to appropriate state and federal agencies for compliance with environmental laws and regulations; represent the City and/or division at meetings of committees, advisory groups and regulatory agencies
  • Participate in the development of job descriptions, standard operating procedures (SOP), department policies, performance measures, operational and strategic planning, emergency response, and safety programs
  • Provide input in the planning, coordination, management, and implementation of capital improvement projects and resources to ensure compliance; manage operational projects including development of scope of work, financial planning, and project inspections through completion
  • Plan and manage resource allocations; assure efficient operations and cost-effective practices; manage the collection, analysis and reporting of operational, budget and financial data; analyze future needs and forecast assets, equipment and resource requirements
  • Provide input in the development and preparation of the annual division budget; review and approve expenditures and prepare requisitions; work with vendors regarding pricing and services required for effective operations; manage division operational budget
  • Provide technical input to outside consultants, engineers, and/or developers in planning the City's infrastructure; provide input on design documents and specifications for future system improvements; represent the department in water/wastewater infrastructure planning and development
  • Analyze community needs; demonstrate continuous improvement through new technologies, efficiencies, and work processes; develop action plans to meet City priorities; work cooperatively to provide internal and external customer service
  • Provide facility tours to members of the public, elected officials, and regulatory agencies
  • Ensure the operation and maintenance program for assigned division reflect the City's goals and objectives
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required

Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry or related field, and five (5) years experience in water/wastewater programs, including two (2) years supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • City organization, goals, policies and procedures
  • State and Federal laws, regulatory agencies and other resources for water & wastewater programs
  • Program planning and management principles
  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality & Environmental Protection Agency rules and regulations
  • Budget processes including but not limited to development and management
  • Comprehensive, practical knowledge of the water & wastewater technical field
  • Safety standards, practices and OSHA regulations

Skill & Ability to:

  • Interpret, understand and apply water and/or wastewater standards and procedures, applicable federal and state rules and regulations, and City policies and procedures
  • Read and interpret plans, specifications, blueprints, schematics, manuals, reports, graphical information, engineering guidelines, measurements and gauges
  • Perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, formulas, factors, and decimals
  • Display analytical judgment and decision making abilities
  • Write clear and concise analytical letters and reports
  • Establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of work
  • Effectively supervise, lead, and motivate a team of employees
  • Supervise, coordinate staff, and delegate tasks and authority
  • Promote and enforce safe work practices.
  • Follow and effectively communicate verbal and written instructions

Additional Information
Special Requirements: Possession of a valid Arizona Drivers' License; ADEQ Grade IV license in assigned area (i.e. Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment, or Wastewater Collection) from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality or the ability to acquire within one (1) year of hire.
Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work is performed indoors as well as outdoors.
Reports To: WR Water or Wastewater Superintendent
Supervision Exercised: Water and/or wastewater operations
FLSA Status: Exempt

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion , sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

Employee Benefits & Wellness

The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time classified and management employees. Part-time classified employees may be eligible for select benefits where defined.

For complete Benefit Plan & Wellness Information, please visit the City website at:
Benefits & Wellness

City benefit plans are subject to change at any time.
Closing Date/Time: 8/31/2023 6:00 PM Mountain

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