††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† WATER DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† †††††††††† 7451

(Type IB Treatment Facility)

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

An employee in this class directs the administrative and technical operation of a Type IB water treatment system without facilities for filtration, which produces more than 2.5 million gallons of water per day, subject to the regulatory control of State and County health and conservation agencies.The incumbent directs the administrative functions of finance and budget, billing and revenue collection, metering and personnel management.Supervision is exercised over various technical, maintenance, labor and clerical employees in the performance of these operations.The employee works under the general direction of the local legislative body and is expected to exercise independent judgment and initiative.Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

††††††††††† Directs and oversees the operation of a Type IB public water treatment and distribution system:

††††††††††† Supervises sampling programs in accordance with requirements of State Sanitary Codes and local Health Department standards;

††††††††††† Supervises all technical, maintenance and clerical personnel in the Water District;

††††††††††† Plans and supervises the extension of existing facilities and the maintenance of those facilities;

††††††††††† Directs billing, collection, accounting and other clerical activities; maintains personnel records;

††††††††††† Plans, assigns and reviews the work of crews engaged in installing or replacing pipe lines and meters, and back-flow prevention equipment; supervises the maintenance and repair of meters; schedules and reviews the work of meter readers;

††††††††††† Meets with governing board to discuss present operations and to plan for extension of services;

††††††††††† Prepares annual budget requests; interviews and hires personnel; formulates policy and answers public and administrative inquiries;

††††††††††† Represents the Water District at public functions; addresses public groups and attends conferences as required.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and methods used in administering a Water District; thorough knowledge of the functions and activities of a Type IB water treatment facility; thorough knowledge of the operating characteristics of pumping equipment and the chemicals used in the treatment and distribution of potable water; basic knowledge of Long Island hydrology and geology; good knowledge of the principles and practices of financial administration, public personnel administration and budgeting; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates to ensure the efficient, effective operation of the district; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

††††††††††† OPEN COMPETITIVE

††††††††††† Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and six (6) years of experience in the treatment of potable water, at least two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

 

NOTE: Relevant education from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university may be substituted for the non-supervisory, non-administrative experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Possession of a Grade IB Water Treatment Operatorís certificate, issued by the New York State Department of Health, at the time of appointment.Appointees must maintain that certification throughout their employment in this title.

 

R05/10/89

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive