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Austin Water Operations & Maintenance Supervisor - Hornsby Bend WWTP

Austin, TX

Posting Title

Austin Water Operations & Maintenance Supervisor - Hornsby Bend WWTP

Job Requisition Number

COA091614

Position Number

104722

Job Type

Full-Time

Division Name

Hornsby Bend Wwtp

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant and Collection Systems Facility:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the operations, maintenance, and repair of industrial equipment, including five (5) years of experience which were progressively responsible in water/wastewater treatment plant or wastewater collection systems facility, and including one (1) year of experience with lead or supervisory duties.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Required to stay current in the AW Respiratory Protection and Confined-Space Entry Programs.
  • Current Texas Class C Driver License.
  • May require a Valid Texas Commercial Driver’s License with endorsements.
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations: TCEQ Class B Wastewater License or higher.
  • Wastewater Collection Systems Facility: TCEQ Class B Wastewater License or Class III Collections License or higher.

Notes to Applicants


 

 


Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information.


Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant receives biosolids that are generated from the wastewater treatment process and further process these solids to create compost for land application and public sales.


This position is responsible for the supervision of maintenance staff and all maintenance related tasks of a biosolids management plant and acts in a supporting role to the Operations Supervisor. Duties include but are not limited to: ensuring a safe working environment for all staff; scheduling and overseeing maintenance activities; management and upkeep of the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS); ensuring adequate stock of replacement parts and supplies; budget management; assisting with planning and design of plant systems; selecting and purchasing equipment to be used in the treatment process; maintain plant equipment to ensure the facility is able to meet all permit requirements; communication and coordination with vendors, contractors, and other Austin Water work groups.


Technical Licensure:

  • This position requires a Class B (or higher) Wastewater License from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
  • If you hold an equivalent license from another state that is eligible for reciprocity from TCEQ, please note that reciprocity is required by the date of hire.
  • TCEQ may restrict granting an occupational license to individuals with certain criminal convictions. To review TCEQ’s criminal conviction guidelines, go online to TCEQ.


Driving Requirement:

  • This position requires a valid Texas Class C Driver License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

Confined-Space Entry & Respiratory Protection Requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to work in environments which may have hazardous atmospheres, or in confined spaces where there is limited or restricted means for entry and exit, or where the activities of an employee are hindered.
  • Candidates must be able to qualify for the Utility’s Respiratory Protection Program.
  • Candidates must be clean shaven to meet the Utility’s Respiratory Protection Program guidelines which requires the use of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).


Physical & Pre-Employment Testing Requirements:

  • This position will require that you be able to perform duties with confidence at sites where climbing ladders and working at heights of up to 200 feet and descending into confined spaces up to 100 feet deep with the use of a required SRL body harness that supports weight as designated by work area.
  • Selected candidate will be required to complete and pass a pre-employment physical exam and a Functional (FC) strength/agility test (with or without accommodations) to be considered for this position. Candidates must be able to qualify for Austin Water’s Respiratory Protection Program.


When completing the City of Austin employment application:

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • Provide each job title and accurate employment dates for all jobs included on the application.
  • Your work history should include the duties you performed, any supervisory or lead responsibilities, and any equipment and computer software used.
  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.
  • A résumé is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please include contact information from previous employers.
  • A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.


IF YOU ARE SELECTED TO INTERVIEW:

  • Your skill level in Microsoft Excel and Outlook will be assessed with a required minimum passing score of 70% to be considered for the next step in the process.


IF YOU ARE SELECTED AS A TOP CANDIDATE:

  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution and proof of your professional licenses or certifications.
  • If you are identified as a top candidate and are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.
  • Selected candidate will be required to complete and pass a pre-employment physical exam and a Functional (FC) strength/agility test (with or without accommodations) to be considered for this position. Candidates must be able to qualify for Austin Water’s Respiratory Protection Program.
  • This position requires a criminal background investigation.


Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lot, garage or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range

$30.29 – $37.86

Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; schedule may vary based on business needs.
  • This position is considered essential personnel and will be required to work during inclement weather and on weekends and holidays, overtime, callback, and on-call may be required based on business necessity.



 

Job Close Date

05/14/2024

Type of Posting

External

Department

Austin Water Utility

Regular/Temporary

Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position

Not Applicable

Category

Technical

Location

Hornsby Bend WWTP: 2210 S FM 973, TX 78725

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:

  • Supervisory experience of five (5) or more employees to include hiring, training, scheduling, and performance evaluation.
  • Experience in Maintenance and Operations of a wastewater plant or bio-solids management plant, using wastewater sludge processing equipment to include thickeners, sludge pumps, belt presses and centrifuges.
  • Experience reading and understanding engineering specifications and drawings as related to plant rehab and construction.
  • Experience with and understanding of industry standard safety requirements to include hazardous chemicals, bio-gas, and/or atmospheres.
  • Experience using Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for work order and asset maintenance history, and basic skill level with MS Office Excel, Word & Outlook.
  • Excellent written and verbal communicate skills.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Monitors, evaluates, and enforces Utility safety practices and procedures and takes corrective action where necessary.
  2. Reviews and prioritizes projects and work activities.
  3. Interprets and reviews compliance with applicable policies and procedures including Federal, State, and Local ordinances and regulations and responds accordingly.
  4. Monitors programs for effectiveness and accomplishment of goals.
  5. Uses automated data systems to schedule activities; and enter, retrieve, track, analyze, and monitor data.
  6. Reviews, analyzes, calculates, and interprets data and determines appropriate course of action.
  7. Sets priorities for work orders and coordinates accomplishment of the work to be performed.
  8. Orders and/or issues a variety of supplies, chemicals, and materials.
  9. Conducts periodic checks of facility equipment.
  10. Acts as liaison to coordinate activities with engineers, inspectors, divisions, and other City departments.
  11. Investigates and responds to citizens’ complaints and concerns.
  12. Writes technical specifications and reports.


Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of supervisory duties including selection, training, evaluation, counseling and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of operations and maintenance of water and/or wastewater treatment plants, Water Distribution Systems, or Collection Systems.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws.
  • Knowledge of supervisory techniques and principles.
  • Knowledge of City practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of standard industry safety practices and procedures.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Ability to obtain knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to meet and maintain driver eligibility standards detailed in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program while driving personal and City of Austin vehicles on official business.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.

Criminal Background Investigation

This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.

EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.


The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.


 

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within

the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent plus six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the operations, maintenance and repair of industrial equipment, including five (5) years of experience which were progressively responsible in water/wastewater treatment plant or wastewater collection systems facility, and including one (1) year of experience with lead or supervisory duties. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * This position requires a valid Texas Class C Driver License. Do you have a valid Texas Class C Driver License or, if selected for this position, do you have the ability to acquire a valid Texas Class C Driver License by your hire date?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that external new hires meet the City's Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three (3) moving violations or a total of six (6) Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * This position requires TCEQ License as specified by position at time of hire or promotion. Which of the following best describes your Wastewater Licensure?
  • Class B (or higher) Wastewater License issued by TCEQ
  • Class B (or higher) Wastewater License equivalent from another state that is eligible for reciprocity with TCEQ
  • No Water License
  1. * How many years of experience do you have in a lead or supervisory role overseeing staff in a wastewater treatment plant or wastewater collection system facility?
  • Less than one (1) year
  • One (1) to three (3) years
  • Three (3) to five (5) years
  • More than five (5) years
  1. * How many years of experience do you have in the operations and maintenance of a wastewater OR biosolids management plant?
  • Less than one (1) year
  • One (1) to three (3) years
  • Three (3) to five (5) years
  • More than five (5) years
  1. * How many years of experience do you have in the maintenance and repair of equipment in a wastewater treatment plant, such as pumps, gear boxes, motors, valves and/or other types of plant equipment?
  • Less than one (1) year
  • One (1) to three (3) years
  • Three (3) to five (5) years
  • More than five (5) years
  1. * How many years of experience do you have with wastewater sludge processing equipment such as thickeners, sludge pumps, belt presses, and centrifuges?
  • None
  • Less than one (1) year
  • One (1) to three (3) years
  • Three (3) to five (5) years
  • More than five (5) years
  1. * How many years of experience do you have, working in compliance with industry safety standard, in work environments with hazardous atmospheres, including hazardous chemical and bio-gases?
  • Less than one (1) year
  • One (1) to three (3) years
  • Three (3) to five (5) years
  • More than five (5) years
  1. * Which of the following describes your experience in the use of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS - i.e., Hansen, Maximo, Infor EAM) for asset management, workload management or operational readiness?
  • Less than one (1) year
  • One (1) to three (3) years
  • Three (3) to five (5) years
  • More than five (5) years
  1. * This position requires a criminal background investigation (CBI). By selecting the following, you are acknowledging that you understand if you are selected as a top candidate for this position, you will need a successful CBI to be hired.
  • I acknowledge and understand this position requires a Criminal Background Investigation.
  1. * How did you first hear of this position?
  • Career Fair or Job Fair
  • Job Seeker Website (Indeed, Glassdoor, Dice, WorkinTexas.com, Careers in Government, etc.)
  • College/University Alumni Recruitment (Handshake, job boards, etc.)
  • Recruitment Postcard
  • COA/AW Employee (please provide name below) or COA website
  • LinkedIn
  • Professional Association Job Board (AWWA, Women in Technology, Austin HR Management Association, TX Engineering Foundation, etc.))
  • Other
  1. * Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide employee’s full name.

(Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

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