This posting is for City of Odessa employees only
Reclamation Plant Chief Operator
Summary: Under general supervision, manages skilled employees involved in the daily operation and maintenance of Water Reclamation Plant for the City's Bob Derring Plant under the Utilities Department; monitors the performance of the facility and makes technical adjustments to assure compliance with state and federal environmental regulations, and City goals and standards.
Essential Functions: - Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manages, monitors, and evaluates Water Reclamation Plant operations; reviews operational data and process control functions, and institutes process changes to resolve technical issues and assure regulatory compliance status.
Monitors operations to assure plant performance is stable, and operations are in compliance with state and federal environmental and safety regulations, and City goals and standards.
Monitors operations to assure that operating procedures are followed; identifies and diagnoses operational problems, discusses scope and attributes of problems with staff, and develops process control changes, alterations, and adjustments necessary to correct problems, and maintain system stability.
Plans, schedules, and manages the activities of staff; plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; trains and coaches staff; monitors work, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance.
Plans staffing assignments to assure operational effectiveness; reviews the work of assigned staff to assure the work quality and timely completion of assigned duties and responsibilities.
Leads staff to increase the efficiency of the Water Reclamation Plant; prioritizes and allocates resources.
Manages inventory of supplies and materials.
Gathers, interprets, evaluates, and analyzes operational data, and prepares reports for regulatory agencies.
Regularly and timely attendance is required.
Must have and maintain a cell phone for City use to hold this position.
Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: High School Diploma or GED equivalent, and five years' W/WW system maintenance experience, preferably with City of Odessa.
State and Federal regulations governing municipal utilities, and the treatment and transmission of W/WW; including United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) rules and standards.
TCEQ quality regulations, inspection protocols, best practices, and compliance standards.
Methods, practices, tools, and equipment used in operation and maintenance of W/WW facilities.
Construction practices, and operation and maintenance procedures for W/WW systems.
Methods, practices, and standards for compliance to W/WW regulations, including monitoring, sampling, testing, analysis, instrumentation, equipment, and operational techniques.
Operational characteristics and methods used to inspect, test, and repair backflow assemblies.
Proper use and storage of chemicals, including OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.
OSHA safety rules and regulations, and safety standards in utility plant environments.
Interpreting and applying technical standards and procedures, state rules and regulations, and City policies and procedures.
Monitoring W/WW plant operations, diagnosing complex operational problems, and identifying methods for remediation, and resolution of operational and technical issues.
Performing basic chemical-laboratory analyses, interpreting results of the lab tests, and making proper adjustments to operating systems.
Monitoring plant processes and adjusting valves, pumps, and process control system within scope of authority
Reading and interpreting gauges and recording devices.
Reading technical documents and schematics.
Following verbal and written instructions, and operating and safety procedures.
Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
Effective verbal and written communication.
License and certification requirement: A Texas State Driver's License is required. Class B Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's license from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is required.
Physical demands and working environment: Work is performed in Bob Derrington Wastewater Treatment Plant facility; required to perform moderate physical work, and lift and carry up to 20 pounds. Physical dexterity is required to work in confined spaces and use precision tools and equipment. Must wear City approved safety shoes.
Special requirement: Available for twenty-four (24) hour call.