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Shift Supervisor

Effective: 10/18/05
Range S-76
Respirator Class: 2

Definition

Supervise the daily operation of the District's wastewater treatment facility including primary, secondary, tertiary, and solids treatment processes; perform administrative and managerial duties including training and evaluating plant personnel, scheduling work assignments, maintaining appropriate records and logs, and monitoring the use of chemicals to maintain an adequate supply on hand.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The use of respiratory equipment [including self-contained breathing apparatus (S.C.B.A.)] may be required for this position. Therefore, the Shift Supervisor will be required to be free of facial hair that would interfere with the use of a respirator for annual fit tests and for any occasion, which requires the use of respiratory equipment to comply with the District's respiratory program and Cal/OSHA standards.

Supervision Received and Exercised

  • Receive general supervision from the Plant Operations Superintendent.
  • Exercise direct supervision over subordinate plant personnel.

Examples of Essential Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise the daily operation of the District's wastewater treatment facility including primary, secondary, tertiary, and solids treatment processes.
  • Direct and assist in the start-up, maintenance, operation, inspection, and shutdown of all major plant equipment.
  • Utilize a centralized computer control and process monitoring system to observe plant processes and equipment functions; evaluate data received, making appropriate changes to maintain an efficient process; log and communicate all changes made.
  • Monitor and respond to Bay Area Air Quality Management District requests and make reports of any violations.
  • Identify mechanical, electrical, instrument, and equipment problems, deficiencies, and malfunctions; document concerns accurately to ensure appropriate action will be taken.
  • Perform administrative and managerial duties including training and evaluating plant personnel, scheduling work assignments, maintaining appropriate records and logs, and monitoring the use of chemicals to maintain an adequate supply on hand.
  • May be required to participate on District-sponsored task groups for continuous improvement process. 
  • Promote and participate in equipment, process, and safety training of all subordinates.
  • Monitor, coordinate and respond to Plant emergencies and security problems.
  • May be required to develop department Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • As assigned, may coordinate and direct the District's Plant Operations training program; administer the plant systems certification program including testing and evaluating operators; prepare and conduct training programs including producing training aids such as slide shows and video tapes; perform administrative duties including maintaining appropriate records and logs and preparing the training budget; prepare special reports and assignments as requested, including but not limited to, spreadsheets, presentations, and database compilation and reports.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Advanced wastewater treatment processes including primary, secondary, tertiary, and solids processes, and numerous state and local regulations.
  • Operation of the components of a highly automated wastewater treatment facility.
  • Equipment and its usage found in the District's wastewater treatment operation including centrifuges, steam turbines, centrifugal blowers, multiple hearth furnaces, electrical power production utilizing co-generation and emergency generators; ultraviolet disinfection; and water tube and fire tube boilers.
  • Principles, practices, and techniques of supervision. 
  • Safety hazards and appropriate precautions applicable to work assignments.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis know plant process and related equipment.  Intermittently analyze, identify, and interpret computer data and information from operation rounds; observe people, equipment, and process; problem solve operational problems, remember safety regulations and operation parameters; understand the operation of all equipment; and explain to operators.
  • On an intermittent basis sit at desk while monitoring computer, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist while making plant rounds and checking equipment, perform simple and power grasping, pushing and pulling, fine manipulation, and lift or carry weight of 50 pounds or less. May be required to communicate via mobile communication device.
  • Plan, organize, direct, and review the work of others. 
  • Inspect plant equipment and recognize inefficient, unusual, or dangerous operating conditions.
  • Perform process control tests and adjust plant operations accordingly.
  • Adjust operating schedules to meet changing conditions or emergencies.
  • Train subordinates including coordinating and directing the District's Plant Operations training program.
  • As assigned, use software applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and database entry.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Interact positively with the public.
  • Learn and observe all appropriate safety precautions as required by the District including, but not limited to, Cal/OSHA General Industry Safety Orders, the District's Respiratory Protection Program, and District Safety Directives.
  • Work shift, on-call, weekends, and holidays as assigned.

Special Physical Requirements:

  • May be required to respond in an emergency. Must be able to wear S.C.B.A. weighing 32 pounds; must be able to hear audio alarm and/or see flashing alarm lights.

Experience and Education

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:

  • Four years of experience in a wastewater treatment facility of which two years includes supervisory responsibilities and experience in the operation of a wastewater treatment facility.

Education:

  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Licenses and Certificates

  • Must possess a Grade IV California Treatment Plant Operator's Certificate.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

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