City of Tampa

AWT Shift Supervisor (#310610) S18

$39.74-$59.55 Hourly / $6,888.27-$10,322.00 Monthly / $82,659.20-$123,864.00 Yearly


This is responsible supervisory work at the Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWTP) Division.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for ensuring the efficiency, productivity, and effective performance of the team, treatment plant, and pump stations for the treatment division on a shift. Under general supervision, the employee performs tasks of average difficulty requiring the exercise of reasonable initiative and independent judgment. Employees will be assigned to shifts on a rotating schedule. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Plans, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of assigned personnel; recommends employment, promotions within the matrix, and other personnel actions; administers discipline as required; responds to grievances; completes performance evaluations; approves leave and training requests.

Monitors and evaluates work processes for improved team efficiency; schedules resources for team members growth; maintains continuous 30-day forecast of resources and projects; evaluates performance measures; evaluates work practices.

Evaluates on the following: how often personnel conflicts are taken to leadership; number of times team meets performance measures; number of skill blocks obtained per team member; number of violations of permit as a direct result of their shift.

Attends weekly team meetings with agenda forwarded to leadership - pump stations and plant; attends round table evaluations among team leaders.

Develops effective team members; trains employees in different areas of plant operation; reinforces and supports the use of business skills, technical skills, and team skills; deals with personnel issues; communicates needs and expectations.

Co-develops, reviews, and implements plans and goals; coordinates the work with other teams, support groups, and leadership.

Ensures the overall performance of the treatment plant and pump stations; makes critical decisions; monitors processes of the plant; monitors all processes of the plant and pump stations to ensure that all regulations are met; provides safety monitoring of operational areas.

Participates in regulatory reporting as well as record keeping of training, log books, preventative maintenance, etc.

Performs as a working member of the team.

Performs related work as required.  

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Advanced knowledge of: plant processes; regulatory requirements.

Intermediate knowledge of: SCADA; scheduling; team dynamics; supervisory techniques.

Desirable knowledge of: budgeting; performance management.

Intermediate ability to: motivate; plan work; supervise.

Basic ability to: organize.

Advanced skill in: problem solving; decision making; communication.

Intermediate skill in: providing feedback; computers; coaching; peer assessment; facilitation; conflict resolution.

Essentials: MSW Level 2; Operations Track Level 4.

Accountabilities: how often personnel conflicts are taken to leadership; number of times performance measures are met; number of skill blocks attained per team member; team meetings with agenda forwarded to leadership; maintain continuous 30-day forecast of resources and projects; quarterly round table evaluations among team leaders; violations of permit as a direct result of their shift.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and five (5) years of experience in wastewater or comparable industrial experience, preferably including three (3) years of experience at the HFC AWT or an equivalent facility, and related supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a Florida Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's "A" License.

Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 310610; EST: 8/13/2013;