The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District invites applications for DIRECTOR OF FIELD OPERATIONS
This recruitment opens February 17, 2020. The final filing date is March 6, 2020
The Director of Field Operations has overarching responsibility for the wastewater collections and surface runoff/storm drain systems; work in these two major disciplines includes the operation, maintenance, repair and replacement as necessary to assure the continuous operation and longevity of said systems. This management position receives general direction from the District Manager and provides general direction to the Field Operations Superintendent.
The organizational culture of the District encourages collaboration within and across departments. The District is large enough to have the resources to accomplish what it needs to do, and small enough to know each other.
The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
Managerial style that encourages innovation, ensures professional conduct and accountability, and mentors and develops staff
Is a problem solver, meets goals, and shares information to create improvements; exhibits adaptability and enthusiasm when implementing changes for the betterment of the services provided to the community
Conducts strong interpersonal communications to build and maintain direction on work tasks and deadlines, and collaborates on interdepartmental projects
Adheres to and ensures staff adheres to accepted safety standards; conducts regular safety training relevant to the work/climate conditions of current operations
The methods, materials and equipment used in pipeline installation and maintenance of safe working methods applied to such activities. Working knowledge of supervisory techniques, including planning, scheduling, training and efficient use of manpower, materials and equipment.
Exercise good judgment in emergency situations and to communicate effectively
Direct and assist in the preparation of reports and records for submittal to the Board of Trustees, regulatory agencies and interested stakeholders.
Conduct recruitment and selection, employee relations, performance management and recognition activities for his/her department.
Provide the necessary direction to assure implementation of staff evaluation, training, and professional development of all department staff to ensure utilization, retention and promotion of competent employees.
Ensure through subordinate staff, a proactive safety program.
Assures the development of performance benchmarks and analyses performance trends to assert changes to the wastewater collection and stormwater drainage systems that will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the field operation program.
Conduct quarterly inspections of the Field Operations facility, major equipment and all field activities to assure services are conducted safely and efficiently.
Education/Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Completion of a two-year degree or its equivalent and seven years of increasingly responsible experience in stormwater and wastewater collection system maintenance, repair, construction, and rehabilitation work for a public stormwater and wastewater collection system; three years of that experience must have been in a supervisory/coaching capacity. Two years at a level comparable to, or higher than, a Field Operations Superintendent is desirable. Additional relevant experience may be substituted for the education requirement.
License/Certificate: Must possess a valid Grade IV Collection System Maintenance certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association at the time of application.
Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License at the time of employment. The ability to drive District vehicles is a specific requirement for this position. For that reason, it is the employee’s responsibility to maintain a driving record that is acceptable to the District’s insurance carrier or be subject to dismissal.
Selection Process The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online at www.calopps.org by the filing deadline of March 6, 2020. The most qualified candidate(s) will be invited to participate in the examination process. The examination process (which includes a one-year probationary period upon hiring) may include, but is not limited to, a written examination, practical examination, application screening, phone interview, oral board and/or selection interview, and hiring interview.
Application screening and phone interviews have been tentatively scheduled between March 9-20. In-person interviews will be held between April 6-17.
One or more of these steps may be used and in any order. Candidates successful in the examination process will be placed on an eligibility list. The list may be valid for up to two years. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the examination process. Placement on the eligibility list is not a guarantee of a final hiring interview.
Successful candidates not currently employed in regular status by the District must pass a pre-employment physical to be considered for an appointment.
About Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District
Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District is an independent Special District created by the State of California to collect and treat wastewater, and protect the Vallejo community from flooding. Since 1952, the District has protected public health and the San Francisco Bay by collecting and treating the wastewater generated by residents of Vallejo and the surrounding area. In addition, the District helps save lives and protects property from storm water damage. Every day of the year, skilled, dedicated District employees protect our health and environment using advanced treatment methods.