Austin Water Operations & Maintenance Superintendent (Ullrich Water Treatment Plant), Austin, Texas

Created 01/13/2021
Employer City of Austin, TX
Reference 393897
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field, plus four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in the management and operation of industrial facilities related to the position, including three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the management and operation of a water treatment plant, multi-zone water distribution system, wastewater treatment plant, or wastewater collection system, including two (2) years of experience which were in a supervisory or management capacity.



OR


  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in the management and operation of industrial facilities related to the position, including seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the management and operation of a water treatment plant, multi-zone distribution system, wastewater treatment plant, or wastewater collection system , including two (2) years of experience which were in a supervisory or management capacity.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Water Treatment Plant Operations: TCEQ Class B Surface Water License or higher.
  • Water Distribution Systems Facility: TCEQ Class B Surface Water License, Class B Water Distribution License or Class B Groundwater License or higher.
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations: TCEQ Class B Wastewater License or higher.
  • Wastewater Collection Systems Facility: TCEQ Class B Wastewater License or Class III Collections License or higher.


Notes to Applicants

The AW Operations & Maintenance Superintendent for Ulrich Water Treatment Plant will be responsible for the management, leadership, and oversight of a 167 MGD water treatment plant with four direct reports and 26 indirect reports. The person in this position will be responsible for maintaining a $12 million dollar budget of both operations and maintenance expenses. This position will oversee ongoing capital improvement projects at the treatment plant as well as creating and implementing other goals and strategic plans for the division.

Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information.

When completing a City of Austin employment application:
  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.
  • A resume is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers.
  • A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.


Required Licensure:
The position requires a Class B Surface Water license from TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) upon hire. If the identified candidate is coming from outside of Texas, they must have an equivalent license or demonstrate the ability to obtain the appropriate license within six months.

Travel:
If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

If you are selected to interview: Your skill level in some of the competency areas for this job will be assessed through skills testing with a required minimum passing score of 70% to be considered for the next step in the process.

Pre-Employment Requirements
If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED , undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution as well as proof on professional licenses or certifications.

If you are identified as a top candidate and are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of the Member 4 page of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.

The top candidate must also pass a Criminal Background Investigation.

Effective October 1, 2014, all Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite - including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range
$33.36 - $43.36

Hours
  • Monday - Friday, 7 am - 3:30 pm with some flexibility.
  • Other hours may be required to meet the needs of 24/7 utility operations.

Job Close Date
01/26/2021
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Water Utility
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location Ulrich WTP 1000 Forest View Dr . Austin, TX 78746
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience providing effective leadership to indirect and direct reports across multiple shifts in a 24-7 operation
  • Experience using performance measures to facilitate strategic planning and goal setting
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated experience in planning, organizing and working with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities and collaborating effectively with other departments or units within an organization to meet business objectives
  • Experience in construction, maintenance, and design of water treatment or distribution system facilities
  • Experience in business writing/editing and developing professional correspondence in a variety of formats
  • Experience with purchasing, contract management and/or contract monitoring
  • Experience using related software such as Microsoft Office Suite, GIS , computerized maintenance management systems, and financial programs (i.e. e-Capris, e-Combs, etc)
  • TCEQ Class A Water Operator license
  • Ability to travel to more than one location

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Interprets and reviews compliance with applicable policies, procedures, and regulations.
Monitors operational/mechanical expenditures. Evaluates bid proposals and recommends selection.
Coordinates facility activities with system requirements.
Coordinates operation/maintenance of treatment facilities, water distribution system, or wastewater collection system with engineers, other departments, contractors, State/Federal regulatory agencies, neighborhood associations, and citizens.
Manages site requirements (noise, environment, security). Manages safety programs, including inspections/reporting.
Manages regulatory requirements: EPA , TCEQ , Watershed Protection, and AFD .
Develops and recommends changes to operating procedures.
Analyzes and interprets data and prepares reports, including performance measures.
Prepares budget for facility.
Provides technical advice to internal and external customers. Researches and responds to management and citizen questions.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities, including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of water treatment facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, multi-zone water distribution systems, or wastewater collection systems.
  • Knowledge of EPA and regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws.
  • Knowledge of City practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
  • Knowledge of supervisory/managerial techniques and principles.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities,
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.
  • Ability to meet and maintain driver eligibility standards detailed in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program.


Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* The Minimum Qualifications for this position are: Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field, plus four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in the management and operation of industrial facilities related to the position, including three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the management and operation of a water treatment plant, multi-zone water distribution system, wastewater treatment plant, or wastewater collection system, including two (2) years of experience which were in a supervisory or management capacity. - OR -- Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in the management and operation of industrial facilities related to the position, including seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the management and operation of a water treatment plant, multi-zone distribution system, wastewater treatment plant, or wastewater collection system , including two (2) years of experience which were in a supervisory or management capacity. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
* Please list the type(s) of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Licenses that you currently hold or any licenses from another state which you believe to be eligible for reciprocity. Be sure to include your license number and expiration date.
(Open Ended Question)
* How many years of experience do you have providing effective leadership to indirect and direct reports across multiple shifts in a 24/7 operation?
  • None
  • Less than 2 years
  • More than 2 years, but less than 5 years
  • More than 5 years, but less than 8 years
  • More than 8 years, but less than 10 years
  • More than 10 years
* Please describe your experience using performance measures to facilitate strategic planning and goal setting.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience in planning, organizing, and working with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities and indicate the position(s) listed on your application that support(s) your answer.
(Open Ended Question)
* Briefly describe your experience in coordinating, collaborating and working effectively with other departments or units within an organization to meet business objectives.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe any experience you have in construction, maintenance, and design of water treatment or distribution system facilities.
(Open Ended Question)
* How frequently are you engaged in business writing/editing and/or developing professional correspondence in a variety of formats (reports, memos, SOPs/SOGs, presentations, etc.)? Do not include sending general emails in your answer.
  • Never
  • I engage in business writing and professional correspondence once a month or less.
  • I engage in business writing and professional correspondence 2 - 3 times a month.
  • I engage in business writing and professional correspondence at least once a week.
  • I engage in business writing and professional correspondence daily.
* Which of the following best describes your Purchasing, Contract Management, or Contract Monitoring experience?
  • Less than one (1) year
  • 1-3 years
  • 3-5 years
  • 5 or more years
* Which of the following best describes your proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically with Word, Excel, and Outlook?
  • No experience
  • Basic: create/edit simple documents, spreadsheets & emails
  • Intermediate: create/edit a variety of documents & Spreadsheets; reformat document features such as color, font style and size of text, change page size/width, & filter/sort data fields
  • Advanced: create/edit complex documents & spreadsheets; integrate features such as tables, charts, mathematical formulas, hyperlinks, graphics; data/mail merge, import data from one document to another
* What is your level of knowledge working with Geographic Information Systems technology?
  • No Knowledge
  • Entry Level
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
* Which of the following describes your experience in the use of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS-i.e., Hansen, Maximo, Infor EAM) for asset management, workload management or operational readiness?
  • None
  • Less than 2 years
  • 2 to 5 years
  • 5 to 10 years
  • More than 10 years
* Please list your financial software systems experience and proficiency level.
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
  • Yes
  • No
* If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
  • Yes
  • No
* Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide the employee's full name.
(Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
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