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					WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATIONS MANAGER
61533 (Competitive)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS The work involves responsibility for supervising the operation and maintenance of all wastewater treatment facilities of the Onondaga County Department of Drainage and Sanitation. An Employee in this class is the administrative supervisor of the operations division of the department having a more direct involvement in the supervision of the day to day operation of the facilities, on going maintenance of the facilities and addressing technical problems than the Process Control Director yet is still involved in the program planning and projects related to wastewater and wastewater treatment. Considerable latitude is exercised in the establishment of methods, process and procedures to maintain maximum operating efficiency. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Process Control Director. The employee exercises general supervision over a number of skilled and semi−skilled employees. Does related work as required. TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES Supervises the operation of several treatment plants with various flows and different treatment processes. Supervises the start up of new pump stations and wastewater treatment plants. Evaluates maintenance at treatment facilities and, with the Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Superintendent, establishes and implements programs to improve operations and maintain cost effectiveness. Reviews on going facility plans, under the direction of the Process Control Director, for consistency with regard to operation and maintenance capabilities. Assists in the technical planning, design and construction inspection of new facilities. Evaluates laboratory results and directs the necessary process changes. Directs the trouble shooting activities at facilities when system upsets occur and evaluates the procedure changes during the crisis. Supervises the evaluation of new and existing equipment. Directs the N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation discharge compliance reporting system. Works with the department's Training Officer to coordinate training programs and staff assignment of employees. Coordinates operation and maintenance activities with the Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent, Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Superintendent and

Instrumentation Superintendent. Evaluates requests form outside entities for special discharge consideration. Coordinates the State Operations and Maintenance Aide Program for the department. Assists in the preparation of the annual treatment plant budget. Develops and recommends capital improvement projects for the treatment facilities. Represents the department to public and private information and environmental groups. Coordinates with the Process Control Director on the handling of industrial waste. Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques employed in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities. Thorough knowledge of the modern equipment used in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities. Thorough knowledge of modern developments, current literature and sources of information relating to the wastewater treatment field. Good knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision. Ability to prepare and maintain comprehensive records and reports. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to supervise subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Promotion: Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent, Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Superintendent, Instrumentation Superintendent, Program Manager (Drainage and Sanitation) or Sanitary Engineer 3. Open Competitive: A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a baccalaureate degree in chemical, civil, public health, mechanical or sanitary engineering, or environmental or sanitary biology, and three (3) years of professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the responsible round−the−clock charge of actual wastewater treatment plant administration including both plant operations and maintenance; or, B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with an associate's degree in public health technology, environmental technology or the water or wastewater technology option of science laboratory technology, approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and eight (8) years of professional level

work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the actual operation of a wastewater treatment plant, four (4) years which must have been in the responsible round−the−clock charge of actual wastewater treatment plant administration including both plant operations and maintenance; or, C. Ten (10) years of professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the actual operation of a wastewater treatment plant, six (6) years of which must have been in the responsible round−the−clock charge of actual wastewater treatment plant administration including both plant operations and maintenance. 9/94 REVISED


				
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