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Treatment Superintendent

Metropolitan Sewer District Cincinnati Full-Time
$86,274.42 - $119,729.50 / year
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General Statement of Duties

The position of Treatment Superintendent over the Regulatory Compliance & Safety Division at the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) oversees the regulatory compliance of all industrial and commercial customers within the sewer district.  This also includes the permit compliance and reporting of seven wastewater treatment plants.  This position also oversees the Safety program for the entire Department and the Laboratory, which provides all analytical data for the treatment plants and industrial customers.

This employee manages, supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible for water or wastewater treatment activities. Employee ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures and performs the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. Performs related duties as required.

Examples of Work Performed:
(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)

Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible for assigned water or wastewater treatment activities; establishes schedules and methods for providing divisional services, such as optimizing water quality and cost optimization studies; identifies resource needs; reviews needs with other appropriate management staff; allocates resources accordingly; promotes efficient use of plant resources.
Participates in the development of policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures.
Participates in the operation of water or wastewater treatment plants; supervises division and inter-division activities to ensure that all water or wastewater treatment and quality regulations are achieved.
Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures.
Performs the more technical and complex tasks of the work unit including the most complex analytical and evaluative activities; exercises quality control authority over all divisional products; ensures that written reports are clear, concise, and objective.
Participates in the selection of staff; provides or coordinates staff training and development; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures; implements City human resources policies and procedures.
Participates in the preparation and administration of the divisional budget; submits budget recommendations; monitors expenditures.
Prepares analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities.
Provides support to the department director and other assigned senior and executive management staff; serves as the primary contact on issues and programs related to division.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of water and wastewater treatment.
May conduct Industrial Waste Hearings.
Meets with managers and in-house leaders to plan operating strategies, to accomplish cost and quality optimization and to prevent problems in the treatment of water or wastewater.
Initiates cost optimization studies; upgrade sand implements systems to expand functionality, to optimize water quality and support for efficient use of energy of the assigned water or wastewater treatment; troubleshoots operating problems and procedures of the assigned facilities.
Serves as an assigned department liaison within the department, with other city departments, divisions, and outside agencies (government and private); negotiates and resolves sensitive issues.
Assists those contacted in the course of duty in an effective, efficient, and professional manner.
Develops written publications related to water or wastewater treatment and quality; develops and delivers oral presentations on the same.

Knowledge of:
Principles and policies of water or wastewater treatment programs and services.
Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Modern and complex principles and practices of management.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Computer operations in performance of job duties.
Environmental laws and regulations.
Health impacts of water quality contaminants.
Physical, chemical, and microbiological aspects of water treatment and quality.

Skill to:
Operate appropriate computer equipment; use properly all related hardware and software.
Operate assigned vehicle in the course of duty.

Ability to:
Implement and maintain positive employee relations.
Promote and maintain the highest integrity throughout all personnel.
Analyze and manage effective EEO/AA programs.
Supervise, organize and review the work of lower-level staff.
Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
Compile and evaluate pertinent information for producing activity and management reports.
Evaluate financial management controls for division; recommend improvements as needed.
Interpret and explain City policies and procedures.
Prepare clear and concise reports.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Communicate effectively at all levels, both internally and externally, to obtain/provide information.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City and County officials, the general public, etc.

Required Education and Experience

Each applicant must have six years experience in the field of wastewater/ water treatment, with at least three years of high-level supervisory experience plus a Bachelor's Degree in biology, chemistry, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university. A Master's Degree is preferred.

Must have a valid Driver's License.
Must be an excellent communicator and team builder.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, appropriate certification in water or wastewater treatment from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Military education and experience may be substituted for college-level course work at the lower and upper-division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.

Working and Physical Conditions

Environmental Conditions: Office environment and treatment plant environment; requires working with water and chemicals related to water treatment processes; movement on slippery surfaces; automobile travel within the City required.

Physical Conditions: Duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing and walking for prolonged periods of time; general manual dexterity required; must be able to operate an assigned vehicle.

Recommended skills

Public Administration
Industrial Relations
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