ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE 7650
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class assists the Director of Operations and Maintenance in supervising the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and collection systems. The incumbent assists the director in ensuring a coordinated and integrated operation that reliably meets performance requirements in a cost-effective manner. Supervision is exercised over all operations and maintenance staff through supervisory personnel. Work is reviewed through conferences, consultations and the submission of required reports. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Assists the Director of Operations and Maintenance (Sewer District) in directing and supervising the operations and maintenance of a number of wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and collection systems;
Plans, organizes and implements preventative maintenance programs and energy conservation improvements;
Makes field inspections of wastewater treatment plants and related facilities to evaluate performance and worker productivity;
Assists the director in ensuring that all operations meet federal, state and local regulations for wastewater treatment and pumping facilities;
Assists in the development of plans for modifications and additions to wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations to correct overloading conditions, improve efficiency and facilitate operations;
Prepares specifications for capital equipment purchases;
Prepares a variety of reports relating to the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants and related facilities.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive knowledge of the tools, equipment and methods used in the installation, repair, inspection and adjustment of machinery, equipment and components associated with wastewater treatment and pumping stations; thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, materials, equipment and tools used in wastewater treatment and pumping facilities; thorough knowledge of the techniques of chemical and bacteriological analyses of treatment facilities; good knowledge of local, state and federal rules and regulations governing wastewater facilities and operations; good knowledge of effective supervisory techniques; ability to keep records and to prepare a variety of reports; ability to plan, supervise and coordinate the work of personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
(a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in natural science or in engineering, and four (4) years of experience in sanitary, electrical, chemical, mechanical or environmental engineering, or the operation and maintenance of sewage treatment facilities, two (2) years of which must have been in the supervision of the operations and maintenance of a number of wastewater treatment plants and related facilities; or,
(b) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and eight (8) years of experience in sanitary, electrical, chemical, mechanical, or environmental engineering, or the operation and maintenance of sewage treatment facilities, two (2) years of which must have been in the supervision of the operations and maintenance of a number of wastewater treatment plants and related facilities; or,
(c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Director of Maintenance (Wastewater Treatment); or, a Director of Operations (Sewer District); or,
Four (4) years of permanent competitive status as a Wastewater Plant Operations Supervisor.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Candidates must possess a Grade 3A or 4A Certificate issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at the time of appointment, and must maintain the license while employed in this title.
Depending upon the assignment, at the time of appointment and during employment in this title, employees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.