Job Description: An employee in this class performs supervisory and administrative work ensuring proper maintenance of the City’s water systems, including water lines, valves, fire hydrants and associated facilities. Work involves planning, organizing, assigning and directing personnel assigned to utility repair operations, implementing safety and emergency procedure guidelines, and providing assistance and guidance for training and certification opportunities. Employee supervises directly or indirectly through subordinates, technical and administrative-clerical personnel. Employee is also responsible for assisting with preparation of the department's budget, monitoring expenditures and preparing records and reports required for submission to governmental oversight agencies. Employee must exercise independent judgment and initiative in completing assignments. Employee must also exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with City residents, City officials, subordinates and co-workers. Work is performed with considerable independence under limited supervision of the Water Resources Operations Manager and is evaluated through observation and review of the quality of service provided and success of programs implemented.
Full Time 37.5 Hrs Week; Exempt Position
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
•Plans, assigns and supervises activities of Water Maintenance Supervisors and support personnel.
•Establishes operational procedures and methods to ensure operational compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines; instructs and advises subordinates, as necessary, resolving problems as non-routine situations arise.
•Directs the activities of a technical and clerical staff involved with repairing and maintaining the City’s water-distribution facilities (water mains, service lines, valves, fire hydrants, etc.).
•Manages the leak detection, water valve, construction, and mapping programs.
•Develops department budget proposals, and administers appropriated funds; approves purchases; approves and prepares bills to code proper budget line-item expenditures; reviews time cards and approves for payroll records.
•Develops and implements division’s policies and standard operating procedures.
•Performs a variety of personnel-related functions including, hiring, training, supervising, disciplining, and evaluating subordinate staff with input from the Water Resources Operations Manager.
•Prepares a variety of routine and special reports to include correspondence, purchase orders, policy statements, etc.
•Provides advice to supervisors on matters of water system infrastructure and facilities maintenance and construction. Has the ability to provide support at any given time 24 hours a day. Takes lead in field emergency situations when necessary. Rotates on call schedule for management duties.
•Conducts and attends seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in the fields of water maintenance.
•Confers with property owners, contractors and developers to plan, coordinate and/or advise on work efforts related to availability of water service, location of water mains and service lines and construction.
•Authorizes purchase of stock items from outside vendors or through internal purchasing system; administers, maintains, and controls inventory.
•Responds to questions and complaints from City residents regarding water maintenance and water service issues.
•Assist with administering accountability measures for divisional safety program. Administers job site safety inspections on a weekly basis.
•Serves as Operator Responsible in Charge of the water distribution system to meet NC DENR requirements.
Performs related work as required.
Associates degree in business administration, civil engineering, project/construction management or related degree. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Six (6) to Nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience in water utility operations including 3-5 years supervisory experience strongly preferred; and/or any equivalent combination of training and experience required to perform the essential position functions.
Possess a class “A” Water Distribution Certification issued by the North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operators Certification Board or equivalent.
Possess a class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles within 1 year of hire. Ability to obtain certification in First Aid and CPR within 1 year of hire. Ability to obtain OSHA “Competent Person” certification in trenching and shoring operations within 1 year of hire. Ability to meet DOT requirement for flagging vehicular traffic within 1 year of hire.
Final Applicants are subject to Pre-employment Drug Screening and Background Check.
The City of Asheville is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate in employment or the provision of services on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, or familial status.
Apply Online: www.ashevillenc.gov/jobs
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 01/03/14 11:59 PM
Posted 12/10/14 (010314)