Water Plant Shift Supervisor

  • 009123

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, supervises shift operations and performs a variety of complex duties to ensure a safe and adequate supply of water in accordance with City, federal, and state standards; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  • Supervises, schedules, trains, assigns, and reviews work activities of water plant operators for filter operation, chemical treatment addition, solids handling, and water production operations.
  • Supervises, schedules, and coordinates with maintenance staff for emergency, corrective and preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Supervises the exercise operation of the emergency generators.
  • Reviews logs and notes to evaluate condition of water plant at beginning of shift.
  • Assists with the preparation of the Monthly Operation Report to regulatory agencies.
  • Oversees the operations during assigned shift, supply inventories, places orders for chemicals and received supplies.
  • Responsible for the safety and security of the Water Plant during assigned shift.
  • Responsible for the overall safe and efficient delivery of water during assigned shift.
  • Monitors and performs routine preventive maintenance of equipment and cleaning of chemical rooms.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge of water operational systems.
  • Knowledge of City, federal and state rules, regulations, practices and procedures related to the operation and administration of water systems.
  • Knowledge of health, safety and environmental policies, precautions, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of recordkeeping and file maintenance practices and procedures.
  • Skill in prioritizing, assigning, and reviewing the work of others.
  • Skill in safely responding to health, safety, and environmental incidents or emergencies.
  • Skill in safely maintaining and operating water plant systems, equipment and machinery.
  • Skill in the safe use of hazardous chemicals.
  • Skill in utilizing verbal and written communication in the development of reports and presentations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves long hours with exposure to loud noises, chemicals, toxic fumes, air and waterborne pathogens, and mechanical equipment during the operation and inspection of facilities and equipment, with the ability to detect mechanical or operational problems. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, climb in high areas and on catwalks, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate degree and five (5) years of related experience in a water plant operation, including one (1) year of lead/supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must possess and maintain State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection Water Treatment Operator License, Class B. A valid Florida driver’s license and CDL is required.

Last revision date: June 2008