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					                                                                                                                          Code 20210
                                                     JOB SPECIFICATION                                                   Grade EX 4
                                             WATER SUPPLY MANAGER

General Purpose
Under general direction, oversee and manage multiple sections of water plants and wells to ensure the safe
production and distribution of water according to established rules, regulations and guidelines established under
the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Typical Duties:
Direct the operation and maintenance of water treatment plants, wells, reservoirs and booster stations. Involves:
Ensure compliance to meet or exceed Environmental Protection Act, Safe Drinking Water Act and other
regulatory rules and regulations for water quantity and quality requirements, minimum water capacity
requirements, minimum acceptable operating practices and water storage and treatment requirements.
Implement and enforce backflow program. Respond to requests and inquiries related to installation and testing of
backflow preventers. Manage use of surface water and ground water resources. Work with consultants, general
public and international visitors on water supply issues related to water quality questions or providing tour
opportunities of the Water Division facilities. Benchmark operational procedures with other large utilities to
ensure most efficient operation.

Serve as project manager for engineering and operation projects. Involves: Manage and coordinate engineering
and operational projects related to rehabilitation of existing reservoirs, engineering upgrades to water treatment
plants, wells, reservoirs and booster stations. Serve as project manager for maintenance of water wells, booster
pumps and natural gas engines. Provide technical assistance to Technical Services, Operations Support,
Financial Support Services divisions. Provide budgetary and technical guidance on future Capital Improvement
Plans for Utilities Department. Assist Operations Support on capital improvement projects they manage. Provide
Financial and Support Services division support for SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and meter
reading assistance.

Oversee and provide administrative support for multiple sections. Involves: Prepare and submit regulatory
reports. Prepare operational and projection budgets for assigned sections. Prepare bid specifications and bid
rehabilitation projects. Serve as Cross Connection Control Manager to implement and enforce backflow and
siphonage regulations. Respond to complaints related to drinking water quality and quantity. Conduct field
inspections of outside bid consulting and rehabilitation projects. Inspect well vaults, booster station clearwells
and water facilities for improvements and maintenance requirements. Utilize laboratory facilities and equipment
such as chlorine residual and PH analyzers. Provide water certification training and other training and
development opportunities. Perform site coordinator duties for national teleconferences of the American Water
Works Association.

Supervise assigned staff. Involves: Meet with senior and general staff on regularly scheduled basis. Prioritize
and coordinate sectional activities. Instruct, review, guide and check work. Appraise employee performance
enforce personnel rules, regulations, and work and safety standards. Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony.
Interview applicants. Recommend hires, terminations, transfers, disciplinary action, merit pay or other employee
status changes.




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As provided under Classification and Compensation Ordinance 8064, Section 2.2, General purpose and typical duties summarized are only
illustrative of work customarily assigned and performed. Typical requirements shown may be more specifically defined by additional job
analysis.
                                                                                                                          Code 20210
                                                     JOB SPECIFICATION                                                   Grade EX 4
                                             WATER SUPPLY MANAGER

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•    Application of considerable technical knowledge of the engineering aspects of the construction, design and
     maintenance of water treatment, storage and distribution facilities.

•    Application of considerable knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in project design,
     construction and inspection.

•    Application of considerable knowledge the testing and analysis of drinking water supplies.

•    Application of comprehensive knowledge of water resource planning, storage, treatment and delivery
     systems.

•    Application of considerable knowledge of administrative and supervisory practices and procedures.

•    Application of good knowledge of budget development and control, contract negotiation and management.

•    Interpretation of federal, state and City rules, regulations, and guidelines related to the Environmental
     Protection Act and Safe Drinking Water Act.

•    Interpretation of federal, state, and City laws, rules, regulations, related to water resources, supply, storage,
     treatment and distribution administration, state and local labor and occupational safety and health rules and
     regulations.

•    Clear, concise oral and written communication to prepare and present periodic regulatory technical reports
     and recommendations to the Public Service Board, regulatory agencies and city department management.

•    Safe operation and care of motor vehicles or assigned city owned equipment.

•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Board Members, consultants, coworkers, officials,
     vendors, contractors, regulatory and funding agencies and the general public.

Other Job Characteristics
•    Regular walking on uneven and unstable terrain when inspecting and touring well vaults, booster station
     clearwells, water reservoirs and water treatment facilities and construction sites.

•    Occasional exposure to air and water borne pathogens, hazardous fumes and chemicals when conducting
     laboratory analysis of chlorine residuals and PH levels.

•    Frequent driving on rough terrain.

•    On call to respond to emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, and six (6) years of professional operations or
administration experience in a water utility, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.

Incumbents in an executive level job class will not be required to meet the educational requirements of his/her
respective job class provided that the incumbent was permanently employed in the respective job class on June


Effective 6/4/06                                                                                                   Page 2 of 3
As provided under Classification and Compensation Ordinance 8064, Section 2.2, General purpose and typical duties summarized are only
illustrative of work customarily assigned and performed. Typical requirements shown may be more specifically defined by additional job
analysis.
                                                                                                                          Code 20210
                                                     JOB SPECIFICATION                                                   Grade EX 4
                                             WATER SUPPLY MANAGER

2006. All employees hired into an executive level position after June 2006 are required to meet the educational
requirement of the respective job class.
Licenses and Certificates: At time of application, either registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of
Texas (or equivalent transferable from another state having reciprocity, which must be converted to Texas
registration within one (1) year of appointment), or Class “A” Water Certificate of Competency issued by TNRCC.
Texas Class “C” Driver’s License or equivalent from another state.




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As provided under Classification and Compensation Ordinance 8064, Section 2.2, General purpose and typical duties summarized are only
illustrative of work customarily assigned and performed. Typical requirements shown may be more specifically defined by additional job
analysis.

				
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