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Hillsborough County Government

Plant Manager (#PLTMGRPUNU) PUNU
$30.49-$47.13 Hourly / $5,284.93-$8,169.20 Monthly / $63,419.20-$98,030.40 Yearly


Manages plants and directs and supervises the activities of personnel engaged in Advanced Water Reclamation, Potable Water supply, distribution systems and solids management to  ensure proper utility service to County residents and property owners. Develops and reviews equipment and procedures and makes recommendations to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of operations. Reviews work of subordinates and contractors for completeness, accuracy, and efficiency.  As a member of the senior operations management staff of the Public Utilities Department, participates in departmental work coordination, short and long term planning, project prioritization, and policy development efforts.


Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university; and

5 years of progressively responsible experience in plant operations including leading or working in a team environment; and

2 years of supervisory experience in a Water/Wastewater plant environment;


Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job related competencies below; and


Possession of a valid State of Florida Water or Wastewater Plant Operator "A" Certificate of License; and


Possession of a valid driver’s license.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of Advanced Water Reclamation, Potable Water supply, distribution systems, and solids management and related equipment.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of water treatment, water reclamation, facility administration and regulation.
  • Knowledge of effective managerial principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of industrial mechanical methods relating to installation, maintenance and repair of water, wastewater and reclaim water process equipment.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and administration.
  • Ability to develop long range plans and programs for future development of facilities and equipment.
  • Knowledge of department procedure and guidelines.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties with considerable independence.
  • Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate work of subordinates.
  • Ability to prepare and interpret plans, specifications, blueprints, schematics, etc. pertaining to plant expansions and improvements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, regulatory agency representatives, and the general public.
  • Ability to physically perform the work of the trade with reasonable accommodations to include lifting and climbing.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate, adverse weather conditions and high noise levels.
  • Ability and willingness to respond to emergency situations such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural and/or unnatural crises to provide for public health and safety.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, rotating shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.


  • Plans for and makes recommendations for short, intermediate, and long-term needs for input to the biennial budgeting process.
  • Manages the work of subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.
  • Trains subordinates in all aspects of job duties and responsibilities to achieve unit and organizational goals.
  • Monitors, inspects, and analyzes all aspects of water and wastewater plant operations and maintenance for compliance with permit specifications.
  • Conducts facility inspections with regulatory program enforcement officers and bond engineers to ensure compliance with permit specifications.
  • Reviews and approves daily, weekly and monthly detailed operations reports and maintenance records.
  • Notifies manager and/or other appropriate staff of needs for non-routine adjustments and/or malfunctioning of equipment.
  • Develops, reviews, and updates standard operating procedures for facility processes, safety, and emergency conditions to ensure proper and safe operation of facilities.
  • Serves as the custodian of record for all fiscal assets located at a facility and conducts quarterly and annual in-house inventories.
  • Oversees work performed by contractors, verifies that work is performed in accordance with contract terms, and recommends payment of pay requests.
  • Evaluates unit performance, equipment condition and process systems for repair/replacement, budgeting, future planning and plant reliability needs.
  • Conducts and attends meetings to disseminate and receive information.
  • Notifies necessary personnel and responds accordingly in emergency situations such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural and/or unnatural crises to provide for public health and safety.
  • Manages and approves routine and non-routine adjustments to controls in conformance with operating instructions, Florida Administrative Code, and prescribed standards.
  • Attends and participates in all design and pre-construction meetings providing vital input assisting the Engineering Group with plant expansions, upgrade and rehab projects.
  • Performs other related duties as required., & ABILITIES

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

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