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WW Treatment Plant Supervisor #2208-166200-01

Date Opened
Wednesday, August 03, 2022 2:30 PM
Close Date
Sunday, August 28, 2022 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $72,874.00 - $91,092.00/year - Commensurate with experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


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The position will serve as the Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) and Plant Supervisor of the McDowell WWTP.  


McDowell Creek WWTP is a biological nutrient removal facility with a total phosphorus and nitrogen limit. The treatment plant supervisor manages and oversees the daily operation of the treatment plant to ensure all local, state, and federal requirements are met.  The McDowell Creek WWTP is permitted to treat 12 MGD of flow and operates with an annual operating budget of approximately $3 million dollars.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as the ORC of the McDowell Creek WWTP with the responsibility of meeting all permit requirements set by the State of North Carolina.
Work to provide compliance of plant residuals by meeting EPA 503 regulations ensuring established technical criteria for Class B biosolids are employed.
Develop, manage, and maintain an operating budget for the treatment plant.
Supervise, manage and provide directives to operational and maintenance staff to ensure optimal plant performance.  
Utilize and interpret plant process control data, plant operational trends, and data from plant instrumentation and SCADA systems to make operational and process adjustments to maintain NPDES compliance.
Assist and participate on project design and construction teams. Help to develop scopes of work for plant rehab and upgrade projects.  Work with department staff to identify plant equipment and treatment processes that should be considered for rehabilitation or replacement as a Capital Improvements Project.   
Work closely with contractors, vendors, consultants and other departmental and City staff as needed and required.
Ensure staff development and training needs occur including staff certification requirements.  

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Have an advanced knowledge and understanding of wastewater treatment principles and practices.
Have the capability to respond to and address plant events with 24 hour a day, seven day a week availability.
Must have a valid driver’s license, and the ability to obtain a City Drivers permit.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Have the ability to supervise and manage a diverse team, troubleshoot problems, identify solutions, and work on multiple tasks.

Preferred Qualification

Associates or bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Environmental Science

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma with seven (7) years of wastewater experience OR Associate's Degree and five (5) years related work experience

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations: 
Requires a NC Grade IV Biological Water Pollution Operator Certification.
Requires a valid driver’s license.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

As of October 1, 2021:

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees.

The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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