City of Stockton , California
$8,248.26 - $10,590.93 Monthly
09/24/2020 05:30 PM PDT
MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:
$8,248.26 - $8,671.55 - $9,116.44 - $9,582.93 - $10,073.59 - $10,590.93
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
TENTATIVE INTERVIEW DATE: To be determined by department
The City of Stockton Municipal Utilities Department is seeking a Grade V Chief Plant Operator for the Regional Wastewater Control Facility (RWCF). The RWCF is a 55-MGD facility run by a staff of 27 experienced operators who are looking forward to operating a new, state-of-the-art treatment plant. This position will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the RWCF and will report to the Deputy Director of Wastewater Operations. The position is also responsible for providing overall RWCF operations management, including NPDES permit compliance, process control, and Operator development.
The Chief Plant Operator will play a crucial role in construction of the RWCF Plant Modifications Project, a $220 million dollar project that will enable the City to meet new and stricter wastewater discharge limits mandated by the State. The RWCF Plant Modifications Project will increase the reliability of the liquid and solids treatment processes. Additional projects to enhance renewable energy alternatives are also underway. The planned completion date for the RWCF Plant Modifications Project is June 2024.
The ideal candidate will be technically experienced in wastewater treatment standards and practice and should be familiar with State and Federal regulations for the treatment and discharge of wastewater, as well as the general maintenance of a treatment facility. Experience with activated sludge and UV disinfection is preferred, but not required. The Chief Plant Operator will be integral in the RWCF Plant Modifications Project construction activities and should demonstrate the ability to read and understand design drawings and specifications and provide input to ensure the new facility is operable and efficient. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring the current treatment processes continue to meet all NPDES, state and federal requirements for treatment and discharge during construction. Additionally, the ideal candidate should demonstrate the interpersonal and management skills necessary to build relationships, communicate effectively, lead staff and work in a team environment. Experience with SCADA and CMMS is essential.
This is an exciting time for the City of Stockton, Municipal Utilities Department, and the RWCF staff. State-of-the-art facilities and new treatment processes are on the immediate horizon providing an opportunity for the new CPO to demonstrate both their technical knowledge and management skills. The ideal candidate will be able to combine their experience with the talent of the Operations staff for a smooth transition to a new facility.
The incumbent will work a City of Stockton 9/80 schedule: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fridays, with every other Friday off. Hours may be subject to change depending on operational needs.
The Municipal Utilities Department (MUD) provides Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater services for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The MUD is responsible for the City’s regulatory planning and policy activities, including compliance with mandated State and Federal regulations regarding the quality of water treated and discharged and its impact on the environment. The MUD is also responsible for planning, capital improvements and financial management among all three utilities.
In 2014, the MUD’s Wastewater Utility embarked on a large-scale project that will change the treatment process from trickling filters and chlorination to activated sludge and UV disinfection. Groundbreaking in October 2019 kicked off construction of:
This is an At-Will (Unclassified/Unrepresented) position. Only those applicants who best fit the needs of the City will be referred to the hiring department. (Applicants who fail to fully complete the on-line application/supplemental questionnaire will be subject to rejection.)
Prior to appointment, eligible candidates will be required to submit to and successfully pass a background investigation, which will include fingerprinting.
This class is responsible for managing, planning, scheduling, directing, coordinating and reviewing, through subordinate supervision, the continuous operation of the wastewater treatment plant. It is distinguished from Deputy Municipal Utilities Director/Wastewater in that the latter has full responsibility for technical services, operations and maintenance functions.
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public health, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, environmental science or a closely related field and five (5) years of increasingly responsible wastewater operations and treatment program administration experience including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
Possession of an Associate's degree or equivalent units from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public health, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, environmental science or a closely related field and seven (7) years of increasingly responsible wastewater operations and treatment program administration experience including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
Possession of a high school diploma or GED and nine (9) years of increasingly responsible wastewater operations and treatment program administration experience including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
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In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all City of Stockton employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.
This position is subject to Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) annual filing requirements. Please see the FPPC website, www.fppc.ca.gov, for more information.
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