The City of Chandler is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill the full-time position of UTILITY OPERATIONS MANAGER. This opportunity is a full-time unclassified position which serves as the pleasure of the City Manager.
The Municipal Utilities Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of City’s water, wastewater and reclaimed water infrastructure. The City of Chandler is one of Arizona’s first master-planned cities; it is located in the southeast part of the Phoenix metro area and has a current population of approximately 246,000, its population is estimated to be 285,000 at its planned build-out.
Classification Summary: The primary function of an employee in this class is to manage the maintenance, operations and engineering activities of the City’s potable water system, wastewater treatment and reverse osmosis facilities. This position manages the overall programs including the water, wastewater, and solid waste capital improvement program; utility system planning; management of design, new construction and facility rehabilitation; water and wastewater maintenance, operations and training; staff; long-range planning; budget. The facilities include the treatment plants, wells, equipment, collection and distribution systems, and related facilities. Plant operations include meeting regulatory and environmental standards.
Essential Functions (list not exhaustive): • Responsible for the planning, direction, operation, and maintenance of the City water production and treatment facilities, including the well and distribution system, storage, and treatment plant; • Responsible for the planning, direction, operation, and maintenance of the City wastewater treatment facilities and reverse osmosis facility, including the collection system, treatment plants and facilities, and industrial process plant; • Oversees the staff involved in engineering, planning, design, and infrastructure management for the Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Divisions; • Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, addresses employee concerns and problems, counsels, disciplines and completes performance appraisals; conducts interviews and makes hiring decisions; • Develops and implements short-range programs for facilities and systems operation and maintenance and prepares input and participates in long-range planning; interprets results for use in planning, evaluation and decision making; continually monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery, assesses work load, reporting relationships and opportunities for improvements within the programs, services and facilities managed and maintained by the Divisions; • Oversees the preparation of long range plans and assists with developing ten year capital improvement program and other strategic documents; • Oversees the capital improvement program and construction projects for the Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Divisions; works with divisions to identify projects, meets with capital project teams, including contractors, consultants, and staff members to discuss progress and work products; • Develops and manages budgets for the assigned divisions; conducts fiscal/economic impact studies and cost/benefit analyses to prepares budget projections; assists with developing annual operating and capital improvement budgets; • Manages operations, activities and services; ensures compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures; coordinates the establishment and review of program and services policies; ensures adherence to safety and risk management procedures; and initiates actions to correct deviations or violations as necessary; • Ensures sufficient potable water is supplied to users to satisfy public health and safety requirements, including residential, commercial, industrial, and fire-fighting requirements; • Ensures that water production and wastewater treatment systems meet federal, state, and other applicable public health and environmental standards; • Responsible for the proper installation, maintenance, service and repair, and replacement of wells and pumping systems and related equipment; • Responsible for the proper installation, maintenance, service and repair, and replacement of wastewater and sewer lines, pumping and booster stations, and distribution systems; • Responsible for the inspection of new and existing water, wastewater, and industrial process treatment facilities and systems for compliance with applicable public health, environmental, and building code standards and bid and contract specifications; • Evaluates water usage and power consumption for short-range and long-range planning; • Evaluates ground water resources for future use; • Manages the sampling and chemical and bacteriology testing programs at the water and wastewater and solid waste facilities, including recommending and implementing proposed changes and revisions; • Develops, negotiates and administers contracts related to the programs, services and facilities managed and maintained by the divisions; works with city attorneys preparing agreements and contracts; • Monitors work of contract vendors, developers, and contractors, including construction and improvement projects, for compliance and completion; • Acts as City liaison with domestic, commercial, and industrial water and wastewater users; • Establishes and maintains partnerships and effective working relationships with other departments, agencies, community groups regarding program offerings and coordination of services and facilities; • Prepares and presents required reports and maintains performance and maintenance records, including compliance reports for federal, state, and other regulatory agencies.
Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Physical Sciences, or related field; and • Nine (9) of progressively responsible experience in water or wastewater treatment, including three (3) years supervisory experience; and • Previous municipal finance and budgeting experience; and • Valid Arizona Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record; or • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Desirable Qualifications: • Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Physical Sciences or Public Administration; • Experience in water resource management, Arizona Water Law, and Assured Supply Rule and other regulations; • Registered Professional Engineer in Arizona; • Arizona Grade IV Water Treatment Operator, Water Distribution Operator Wastewater Treatment Operator, and/or Wastewater Collection Operator Certification(s).
A register of qualified candidates will be active for four (4) months should another position become available.
The City of Chandler will conduct a pre-employment drug/alcohol test as a condition of employment; all offers are contingent upon negative test results. In addition, a Universal background check will be conducted for this position.
The City of Chandler will conduct a pre-employment MVRRS (Motor Vehicle Record Request System) check as a condition of employment; all offers are contingent upon acceptable results.
The City of Chandler fingerprints all applicants selected for hire to evaluate the fitness of prospective employees. The examination process may vary if determined necessary. The City of Chandler is committed to Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodations.
Please apply online at www.chandleraz.gov/hr/jobs by Sunday, October 15, 2017, 11:59 pm
Additional Salary Information: Salary depends on experience
The City of Chandler is a well-established and well-managed municipality within the Municipal Utilities Department. The Municipal Utilities Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of City’s water, wastewater and reclaimed water infrastructure. The City of Chandler is one of Arizona’s first master-planned cities; it is located in the southeast part of the Phoenix metro area and ...has a current population of approximately 246,000, its population is estimated to be 285,000 at its planned build-out.