Wastewater Treatment Supervisor

Recruitment #23-5132-001


The Wastewater Treatment Supervisor ensures optimum plant performance and continual monitoring and operation of plant processes and equipment through subordinates, including supervision of shift operations and maintenance functions of the Division of Water Reclamation. The incumbent will assist the Wastewater Treatment Process Coordinator in reviewing process control parameters, special studies and projects, Operations & Maintenance manuals and SOP preparation. This is a multi-incumbent position and each incumbent is a working supervisor and is expected to physically assist subordinates as necessary. Incumbents must assure compliance of air pollution control systems, data collection, Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA) permits and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. The incumbent must utilize a computer hosted Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to monitor, troubleshoot and control plant processes. The incumbent must also have a working knowledge of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulations, as well as Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), and stay abreast of any process control software needed for the operations and maintenance of the facility.

Minimum Qualifications

Must meet one of the following:

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.) AND eight years of experience


Associate's degree AND three years of experience


Bachelor's degree AND three years of experience.

Regardless of education quantification as listed above, must have minimum of two years of experience in the operation and maintenance of Wastewater Treatment Plant, Water Reclamation Facility and/or Water Resource Recovery Facility. Eligible experience includes:

  • Daily wastewater operations
  • Daily wastewater maintenance 
  • Wastewater laboratory work
  • Industrial pretreatment 
  • Biosolids treatment and disposal
  • Wastewater collection system work
  • Troubleshooting wastewater treatment plant facilities 
  • Military experience in wastewater treatment 

Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Within 150 days of appointment, must obtain and maintain a valid Ohio Class B Commercial Driver's License (C.D.L.), including the qualification to operate a vehicle with air brakes and any other endorsements required by the State of Ohio. Out of state residents must have equivalent licenses from their state of residence within the prescribed 120 days of appointment.

Special Requirements

Must possess an Ohio EPA Wastewater Treatment Operator II License at time of appointment and obtain Ohio EPA Wastewater Treatment Operator III License within 36 months from the date of hire and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment


Must possess an Ohio EPA Wastewater Operator III License at time of appointment and maintain license thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

An Ohio EPA Wastewater Treatment Operator III License is preferred at time of appointment.


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Background Check 
A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 

Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer