City of Tampa

Water Production Manager (#339800) MG

$48.38-$75.82 Hourly / $8,385.87-$13,142.13 Monthly / $100,630.40-$157,705.60 Yearly


This is highly responsible technical and managerial work involving water treatment and pumping.

Nature Of Work

The employee in this class is responsible for managing municipal water production, to include water supply, treatment and pumping facilities with related equipment and activities. Work is of unusual difficulty requiring the employee to possess a considerable amount of technical knowledge and expertise. The employee is responsible for the entire production process from collection of raw water, both surface and well, to pumping of potable water. The employee exercises extensive initiative and independent judgment in providing technical guidance and supervision to insure continuous operation and maintenance of the system. Tasks include budget preparation, staffing and technical training of personnel, and insuring that correct safety and laboratory testing procedures and practices are followed. The employee, in conjunction with the department director, formulates policies and procedures for operation of the division and is expected to perform such personnel management activities as completing employee evaluations and serving in the grievance procedure. Under administrative direction, the employee in turn exercises direction and supervision over subordinate professional, technical, subprofessional, and clerical personnel. As environmental conditions may change rapidly, the employee must insure that careful monitoring of the processing and pumping occur to provide quality water to customers at the proper pressure for use. It is also important that the employee maintains high work standards because carelessness in treatment could result in damage to the environment and to the health and well-being of the community. Work is reviewed through results achieved, reports submitted, staff conferences and observations. Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.

Examples of Duties

Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates the continuous, efficient and safe operation and maintenance of municipal water supply, treatment and pumping facilities and related equipment including quality control, laboratory testing, and sludge processing and disposal; supervises maintenance and security of buildings, structures and grounds.

Assists the department director in formulation and implementation of policies and program objectives for water production; conducts studies; prepares periodic special reports; assists and provides advice in the development of plans and specifications for facilities expansion and for replacement and maintenance of facilities and equipment.

Supervises and trains professional, subprofessional, technical, and clerical personnel; participates in budget preparation and the controlling of funds for operations and maintenance of existing and new facilities; assists in annual audits.

Develops plans for staffing, technical training and continuous operation of new facilities to meet increased demands for water.

Performs personnel management activities to include: recommending employment, dismissal, promotion or transfer of employees; recommending salary increases and training; approving leave requests; serving as respondent in the grievance procedures; and, developing a safety program for division employees.

Replies to technical queries from outside agencies and the general public regarding water treatment; coordinates matters such as pollution, plant and algae control in the water source with regulatory and other outside agencies.

Initiates notifications and communications with regulatory agencies as required, including communications to comply with Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) 62-555.520(1).  

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: water production and treatment; water processing and purification; the operation and maintenance of a municipal water production system to include pumping operations and related facilities, equipment, buildings, structures, and grounds; federal, state and municipal rules, regulations and ordinances pertaining to water treatment, production and facilities operation; management principles, practices and techniques, and methods of organization and management of water production systems.

Considerable knowledge of: developments and information related to water treatment methods.

Ability to: train employees in water treatment and production operations and maintenance; manage work of professional, paraprofessional, technical, and clerical personnel; analyze plans, specifications and other technical materials and draw sound conclusions; organize in report form and effectively present sound recommendations, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering or a closely related field with major course work in sanitary or environmental engineering and seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the management of water treatment processes; or an associate's degree in engineering or a closely related field with major course work in sanitary or environmental engineering and nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience in the management of water treatment processes.

Licenses or Certifications

Certification as a Class "A" Water Treatment Plant Operator in the State of Florida.


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: 339800; EST: 1/27/2006; REV: 11/14/2017;