An employee in this class performs work of considerable difficulty in planning, organizing, and supervising the daily activities of employees engaged in performing technical duties of advanced water treatment activities at the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility (DLTWTF). Under direction, the employee supervises water production chemistry, treatment, filtration, and sludge removal systems to insure all specifications for water quality are maintained in compliance with department standards and federal and state regulations of Safe Drinking Water Act. The employee exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment to ensure all treatment plant operations are accomplished as directed by F.A.C. 62-550, 555, and 560. Personnel and administrative activities of the employee include determining and preparing shift assignments, scheduling leave to insure shift coverage, reviewing work of all assigned personnel, preparing monthly reports required by regulatory agencies and production management, preparing weekly payrolls, administering employee evaluations for operators, addressing personnel problems of employees, and supervising and making arrangements for employee training. Participates in new hire interviewing and candidate recommendation. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and observation of results obtained.
Plans, organizes and supervises daily operation of the State licensed David L. Tippin drinking water production facility; supervises water production chemistry, treatment, filtration, and solids removal and dewatering systems to insure adherence to water quality standards. Maintains proper levels and flows to and from the water resevoir.
Supervises and inspects chemical feed systems of liquid, dry and gaseous chemicals used in treatment to determine status and insure proper system operation; insures chemical handling, safety, storage and procurement procedures are followed; enforces procedures for handling chemical spills and accidental chemical releases.
Develops pumping procedures for operation of low and high service pumping to insure efficient operation, including pumping hydraulics, pump curves, pump equipment and valving and associated equipment. Maintains treatment chemical inventory control, ordering systems, and storage levels for chemicals used; assures water production standard operating procedures are complete, up-to-date and strictly followed by operational personnel; coordinates maintenance repairs and preventive maintenance with maintenance supervision; supervises maintenance and repair of pumps and control systems of 240 volts or less.
Prepares annual budget estimates; reviews expenditures and computes operational costs; prepares and maintains production records and reports; prepares technical evaluations as directed.
Performs related work as required. Is acting manager in the absence of management.
Extensive knowledge of: water treatment operation principles, practices, procedures, equipment, and treatment chemistry of ground and surface waters; chemical handling and safety pertaining to potable water production; OSHA standards and policies and federal and state regulatory requirements for water treatment parameters under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Graduation from an accredited high school, supplemented by college level course work in biology, chemistry, engineering, or natural sciences with course work in theories, principles and supervision of water treatment operations or comparable industrial experience, and three (3) years of progressively responsible related experience working in a supervisory position of a reporting team; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A Class “A” State of Florida Drinking Water license is preferred.