Under direction from the Manager of Operations and Maintenance, plans, organizes and directs water quality support activities and the operation of District water treatment and blending facilities, pumping facilities and related distribution and storage facilities; strategizes, monitors and ensures District compliance with water quality standards and regulations; plans, schedules, supervises and reviews the work of professional and technical staff engaged in technical operations support; prepares the program’s bi-annual budget, estimating staffing, materials and equipment needs and monitors and controls program expenditures after budget adoption; represents the District at water industry and professional association meetings and with representatives of governmental and regulatory agencies, private firms, and industry groups on regional water quality agencies issues; prepares a variety of technical and administrative reports related to the operation of water production facilities; and performs other related work as required.
Water Production Manager is a single-position mid-manager classification. Under limited direction within a framework of overall goals and objectives, the incumbent oversees water quality and operations support activities and District plant operations and pumping activities.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be the equivalent of: Possession of an Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, biology, chemistry or business and five (5) years of full time experience in the operation of water treatment plants and distribution systems or in water quality planning and evaluation or environmental engineering, and at least two years’ experience in a supervisory capacity.
Additional Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record; Must possess a California Department of Public Health Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate, Grade T4, or a Professional Civil Engineer License issued by the State of California at the time of appointment; Must obtain California Department of Public Health Water Treatment Operator Grade T5 certification within 24 months of appointment; must obtain California Department of Public Health Water Treatment Operator Grade T3 certification within 24 months of appointment (applicable to appointee with a Professional Civil Engineer License only); Must possess a California Department of Public Health Water Distribution Operator Grade D2 certificate at the time of appointment; must obtain a California Department of Public Health Water Distribution Operator Grade D5 certification within 5 years of appointment to the classification.
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