Posted: 09/05/2021

DESCRIPTION:
Under general supervision, performs daily work assignments for the Wastewater Division of the Public Works Department, in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.
RECRUITMENT QUALIFICATIONS:
Required: 
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Four (4) years of Utility Plant System experience;
  • One (1) year of experience supervising employees;
  • Wastewater Level 4 (WW4) certification issued by the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission; and
  • Valid NM Class A Commercial Driver's License with a driving record acceptable to the City of Alamogordo;
  • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Desired: 
  • More than four (4) years of Utility Plant System experience.
  • More than one (1) year of supervisory experience.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Plans, directs, inspects, and coordinates employee assignments to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, safety guidelines, schedules, and State and Federal Requirements;
  • Makes recommendations and assists with performance evaluations, hiring, disciplinary action, and termination;
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of the departmental budget: 
  • Mentors employees to full potential and ensures appropriate training is given to meet the standards of the position held;
  • Ensures appropriate methods, materials, and techniques are used in the completion of Wastewater Plant duties;
  • Ensures self and employees attend training necessary to meet City required safety training hours, State and Federal regulations, and continued education requirements to maintain certifications and licenses required of positions; 
  • Maintains current knowledge of safety-related regulations and new technology and methods; conducts weekly safety meetings and maintains a record of the meeting subjects and those in attendance, as outlined in the City of Alamogordo Safety Manual;
  • Acts as a working supervisor, as time allows, or where the complexity of projects demand;
  • With proper licensing, uses various powered and non-powered equipment to complete daily activities;
  • Ensures the availability, and assists the division manager in the acquisition of adequate and properly working tools, materials and equipment;
  • Ensures tools and equipment are properly maintained, and meet any scheduled maintenance requirements;
  • Keeps abreast of new technology and methods related to division responsibilities;
  • Inspects work in progress for compliance with policies, procedures, safety guidelines, schedules, and required specifications;
  • Operates, maintains, monitors, and controls wastewater plant process equipment including pumps, motors, blowers, chemical feeds, sludge equipment and basic laboratory instruments to ensure compliance with all applicable City, State, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) quality standards;
  • Collects samples for analysis and reporting using prescribed methods and techniques and makes appropriate adjustments as necessary;
  • Monitors and reviews laboratory results and instrument readings and adjusts as necessary;
  • May be asked to support other departments with personnel, equipment, or training as part of the City "team" effort;
  • Will be required to plan, supervise and set up traffic control in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (M.U.T.C.D.) standards;
  • Assists in designing new wastewater system projects;
  • Prepares technical reports and diagrams, status reports, correspondence, etc. as required;
  • Maintains Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems as needed;
  • Establishes procedures to assure the highest standards of risk management, employee safety, and risk avoidance;
  • Responsible for thoroughly investigating, reviewing, and addressing department or division accidents to prevent future occurrences and control risk management related costs;
  • Contributes to a high-quality work culture through participation in training and mentoring to develop skills, including safety related training and skills;
  • Interacts professionally and provides excellent customer service to all levels of City staff and citizens, to ensure high operational and service standards; and
  • Performs duties in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority. 
OTHER IMPORTANT DUTIES
  • Required to perform on-call rotation duties outside of normal work hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays;
  • May act in the absence of the Wastewater Plant Supervisor;
  • Maintains the confidentiality of information obtained during performance of duties; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of:
  • Safe operation of vehicles and equipment;
  • Job related O.S.H.A requirements;
  • D.O.T. Regulations for Right Of Ways;
  • Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (PL93-523);
  • New Mexico Environment Department Water Quality Bureau;
  • New Mexico Motor Vehicle Code;
  • Computer applications relevant to wastewater operations control;
  • City of Alamogordo Ordinances, City-wide and Departmental Policies and Procedures, and any other applicable laws regulated by an outside authority; and
  • Methods, practices, equipment, and materials used in the daily maintenance of the Wastewater Plant. 
Skill/Ability to:
  • Follow instructions, establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers;
  • Maintain accurate legible records, prepare technical reports and diagrams, status reports, and completion of work request as required;
  • Operate standard office equipment, personal computers, Internet, and Microsoft Office software products as well as utilize a computerized maintenance management system (Data streams MP2) to monitor and improve the productivity of assigned personnel and enter data into those and other City computer programs;
  • Motivate, develop and direct people as they work, identifying the best persons for each job;
  • Ability to convey work related tasks in a positive, professional manner to employees of varied backgrounds and personalities;
  • Maintain professionalism under pressure;
  • Manage simultaneous tasks and projects, and meet multiple deadlines;
  • Follow principles and practices of employment supervision, including employee development, labor contract relations and requirements, disciplinary practices;
  • Identify employee training needs and activities to improve employees' performance;
  • Analyze problems; identify, recommend, and implement solutions;
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Respond quickly and positively to customer complaints;
  • Maintain necessary departmental required certifications and licenses; and
  • Safely operate various light and heavy equipment used in daily activities of the Wastewater Plant.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Work is typically performed in the outdoors and may be subject to inclement weather conditions;
  • Daily physical labor that includes extended periods of sitting, standing, kneeling, bending, reaching, climbing ladders, lifting heavy objects, swinging heavy hammers;
  • May be subject to repetitive motion such as painting, digging, typing, driving;
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to one hundred (100) pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud;
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, contaminants and pathogens; and
  • Position required to wear protective footwear marked by the manufacturer, with a minimum standard of M/F I/75/C75, 6" ankle height work boots, per ASTM F2413-11.
The City of Alamogordo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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