Austin Water Operations & Maintenance Supervisor (Pump Stations & Reservoirs)

Austin, TX

Job description

Posting Title

Austin Water Operations & Maintenance Supervisor (Pump Stations & Reservoirs)

Job Requisition Number

COA091704

Position Number

104833

Job Type

Full-Time

Division Name

Pump Stations & Reservoirs Mai

Minimum Qualifications

Water Distribution Systems Facility:


Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • 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 potable water distribution systems facility or water treatment plant operations and repair and maintenance of potable water pumping and storage or water treatment (or comparable) plant equipment, 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.
  • Water Distribution Systems Facility: TCEQ Class B Surface Water License, Class B Water Distribution License or Class B Groundwater License or higher.

Notes to Applicants

 


Austin Water’s Pump Stations & Reservoirs division operates 32 Pump Stations, 33 Water Reservoirs, and 2 Reclaim Reservoirs to help move potable and reclaimed water throughout the 500+ square mile system to meet customer demand and maintain water pressure.


This position is responsible for the supervision of 6 – 8 employees in the operation and maintenance of a multi-zone potable water distribution system, as well as the growing reclaim system. The ideal candidate for this position has strong and effective leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.


Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits, such as medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more – click HERE for more information.


Technical Licensure:

  • This position requires a Class B (or higher): Surface Water License or Water Distribution 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.

Physical Requirements:

  • This position will require that you be able to perform the following essential job functions with confidence and with or without reasonable accommodations: carrying or lifting up to 50 lbs., pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs., sitting, standing, walking, lying, climbing stairs and ladders, reaching overhead, kneeling, crawling, stooping/bending, twisting, repetitive foot and hand movement, driving, grasping and squeezing, ability to wear personal protective equipment including a self-contained breathing apparatus, exposure to extreme weather conditions, atmospheric conditions, hazardous conditions, and very loud noise.
  • Selected candidate will be required to complete and pass a pre-employment physical exam to be considered for this position, which includes a Functional (FC) strength/agility test.

Confined Space Entry 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).


Climbing Requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to perform duties with confidence at sites where climbing heights of up to 200 feet is required on ladders 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.

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 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 are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.
  • Job offers are contingent upon passing a Criminal Background Investigation, pre-employment physical, respiratory physical, and driving record evaluation.

All 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: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • This position is considered essential personnel and may 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

05/23/2024

Type of Posting

External

Department

Austin Water Utility

Regular/Temporary

Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position

Not Applicable

Category

Technical

Location

3616 South First Street, Austin, TX 78704

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience of five (5) or more employees to include hiring, training scheduling, and performance evaluation.
  • Background in the repair and maintenance of remote pump stations and reservoirs and/or plant distribution equipment to include pumps, gear boxes, motors, valves, etc.
  • Knowledge of basic purchasing practices and procedures.
  • 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 verbal and written communication 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 potable water distribution systems facility or water treatment plant operations and repair and maintenance of potable water pumping and storage or water treatment (or comparable) plant equipment, 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. * Which of the following Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) license(s) do you currently hold?
  • Class B (or higher) Surface Water License
  • Class B (or higher) Water Distribution License
  • Class B (or higher) Surface Water License & Class B (or higher) Water Distribution License
  • Class B (or higher) license equivalent from another state that is eligible for reciprocity with TCEQ
  • None
  1. * How many years of experience do you have in a lead or supervisory role overseeing staff in a potable water distribution systems facility or water treatment plant?
  • None
  • Less than one (1) year
  • One (1) to three (3) years
  • Three (3) to five (5) years
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years
  • Seven (7) to ten (10) years
  • More than ten (10) years
  1. * How many years of experience do you have of maintenance/repair of potable water pumping and storage or water treatment (or comparable) plant equipment in a potable water distribution systems facility or water treatment plant?
  • None
  • Less than one (1) year
  • One (1) to three (3) years
  • Three (3) to five (5) years
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years
  • Seven (7) to ten (10) years
  • More than ten (10) years
  1. * How many years of experience do you have performing the operational functions of a potable water distribution systems facility or water treatment (or comparable) plant?
  • None
  • Less than one (1) year
  • One (1) to three (3) years
  • Three (3) to five (5) years
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years
  • Seven (7) to ten (10) years
  • More than ten (10) years
  1. * Do you have a basic knowledge of purchasing practices and techniques including tabulating, evaluating, and awarding a contract?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * How many years of experience do you have using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) or work order system (i.e. Hansen, Maximo, INFOR EAM) for asset management, workload management, or operational readiness?
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 - 3 years
  • 3 - 5 years
  • More than 5 years
  1. * Which of the following best describes your proficiency with Microsoft Excel?
  • No experience
  • Basic: create/edit simple spreadsheets, sort data, enter formulas
  • Intermediate: create/edit spreadsheets, create charts/graphs from spreadsheet data, hide and unhide rows/columns, use basic functions such as SUM, AVERAGE, and COUNT
  • Advanced: develop complex spreadsheets, create charts/graphs/tables, import data from external databases, use AutoFilter to analyze data, use complex functions/formulas for math & logic equations
  1. * Which of the following best describes your proficiency with Microsoft Outlook?
  • No experience
  • Basic: able to send/receive emails and schedule calendar items
  • Intermediate: able to reply/forward email, use mail options to mark messages as confidential/high priority, set up read receipts, send meeting notices, set up task lists
  • Advanced: able to view calendar conflicts for multiple users, manage email/calendar for other users, set up rules & alerts, resend/recall emails, assign/track completion status of tasks
  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 the employee’s full name.

(Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume


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