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Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent

CITY OF JACKSON, MICHIGAN

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND LABOR RELATIONS

 

Vacancy Announcement For:  WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT SUPERINTENDENT

 

General SummaryUnder the general direction of the Director of Public Works, the employee performs technical, administrative and supervisory work associated with the operation of a Class A wastewater treatment plant, including operation, maintenance, lift stations, biosolids and industrial pretreatment programs, while also assisting the Director with administration of various wastewater contracts with area townships. 

Essential Functions:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1.   Assists the Director in general oversight of plant and related facilities, including treatment facility and collection system lift station operation, maintenance, laboratory, industrial pretreatment program, and biosolids program.

2.               Reviews and maintains records related to wastewater plant services provided to area townships; prepares documentation for monthly township bills; prepares for annual audit of services provided to townships and revenue received.  Communicates with contracted townships as appropriate.

3.               Maintains appropriate communication with regulatory agencies as required.

4.               Supervises assigned staff and assists with personnel matters; makes recommendations for employee disciplinary action and reviews and approves employees’ requests for vacation, and other types of leaves.

5.               Assists with departmental payroll functions.

6.               Assists the Director with the development of the annual budget. 

7.               Consults with engineers and industry professionals, as necessary and appropriate.

8.               Participates in developing specifications for goods and services.

9.               Prepares and/or reviews and approves reports and plans.  Maintains records. 

10.            Uses computer programs to monitor plant processes, budget data, safety data, personnel activities, etc.

11.            Makes on- and off-site presentations pertaining to facility operation.

12.            Works with representatives of other City departments, other government agencies, and citizens.

13.            Performs other duties as required.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  Such statements are descriptive and explanatory, but not restrictive.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.  The listing of particular examples of duties does not preclude the assignment of other tasks of related kind or character or of lesser skills.

Minimum Qualifications and/or Requirements:

 

1.               Bachelor’s degree in environmental field, Engineering, Public Administration or related sciences required.

2.               Michigan Class A Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s certificate required (or equivalent from another state and ability to immediately take and pass the Michigan certification exam). 

3.               Must have knowledge of methods, practices and procedures used in wastewater treatment plant operations, including mathematics, hydraulics, physics, chemistry and bacteriology requirements related to treatment processes.

4.               Must have knowledge of public health and safety laws and regulations related to wastewater treatment. 

5.               Must possess initiative, resourcefulness, analytical skills, good judgment, and personal integrity.

6.               Must demonstrate successful supervisory experience and administrative ability. 

7.               Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, including the ability to produce clear and concise specifications and reports. 

8.               Must have general knowledge of fiscal and accounting practices.

9.               Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, other City employees and the general public. 

10.            Must possess and maintain a current Michigan driver’s license and good driving record.

11.            Must be able to demonstrate appropriate computer skills related to data retrieval, storage reporting and operational procedures.

12.            The employee may be required to acquire and maintain a storm water operator’s license.

In addition to the above requirements, all city positions require:  the ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language as necessary for the position; the ability to follow written and oral instructions; and the ability to get along with other employees and members of the public.  City employees are also expected to possess and maintain a record of orderly law-abiding citizenship, sobriety, integrity and loyalty as it pertains to and reflects upon their employment with the City.  City employees must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of their position without excessive absences.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and by telephone, read regular and small print, sit, use limited mobility in an office setting, use manual dexterity to type and enter data, and use sight to read and prepare documents and reports.  The job requires occasional standing, walking, use of steps and ladders, and the ability to stoop, squat or kneel, travel to other work sites using a motor vehicle.  The typical work environment is a business office setting where the noise level is moderate, although the employee occasionally works outdoors and may be exposed to loud equipment noises.  The employee may work near moving mechanical equipment, hazardous chemicals and irritants.  Appropriate personal safety equipment may be required.

Salary Schedule:  Grade 14

Step 1      Step 1 ½    Step 2     Step 3      Step 4     Step 5                                                                                                                                                 55,793/yr 56,853/yr 57,913/yr 60,118/yr 62,404/yr 64,778/yr

Step 6          Step 7         Step 8         Step 9          Step 10

67,235/yr   69,799/yr.   72,453/yr.   75,208/yr.    78,068/yr.

Successful candidate must have and maintain residence within 20 miles of City within one (1) year of hire date.  Inquiries, resumes and applications may be directed to City of Jackson, Personnel & Labor Relations Department, 120 W. Michigan Ave., Room 702, Jackson, MI  49201; Fax (517) 788-4404 or e-mail: apply@cityofjackson.org.  Applications will be received until the position is filled.  RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A COMPLETED CITY OF JACKSON APPLICATION, which can be found on our website at www.cityofjackson.org/personnel.

(The City of Jackson does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, handicapped or marital status as to:  access, availability, employment, or participation in any of its programs and activities.)

06/14

 

 

PLUMBING & MECHANICAL INSPECTOR

                                                                                                                                                             CITY OF JACKSON, MICHIGAN

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND LABOR RELATIONS

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR:  Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector

General Summary:

Under the supervision of the Chief Building Official, inspects all residential, commercial and industrial heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing systems within the City of Jackson.  Works closely with contractors and building owners to ensure compliance of newly constructed, remodeled and existing structures with applicable codes and ordinances.  Examines construction plans, blue prints and control diagrams to determine compliance with applicable codes and ordinances and issues appropriate permits.  Seeks correction and compliance of code and ordinance violations as necessary.  Maintains records and prepares a variety of reports and assists with questions regarding heating, ventilating, refrigeration and plumbing systems.

Typical Duties:

  1. Reviews construction plans, blue prints and control diagrams, noting materials and methods to be used. Issues permits and approves construction when installations comply with heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing codes.
  2. Conducts on-site inspections of heating and refrigeration systems, materials, methods, fuel line connections, etc., making sure they comply with codes and ordinances, and issues correction notices and stop work orders when appropriate.
  3. Conducts on-site inspections of plumbing systems, materials, methods, (monitors testing of connections) installation of pipes and fixtures, checks the supply of fresh water to buildings, and proper installation of oil, grease and sand interceptors.
  4. Reviews applications for permits and approves when in compliance with codes and ordinances.
  5. Assists contractors and community residents.  Provides technical advice and information regarding the installation of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing systems.
  6. Monitors various tests for pressure, leaks and proper installation.
  7. Inspects a variety of related systems, such as water heaters, sprinklers, waste pipes, vents, sumps, ejectors, etc., for compliance with codes and ordinances.
  8. Inspects existing structures when requested to determine compliance with plumbing codes and ordinances.
  9. Investigates complaints regarding heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing systems.
  10. Prepares and issues summonses, as necessary.  Appears in court to present testimony regarding code and ordinance violations, as necessary.
  11. Prepares daily activity reports, special reports and maintains inspection records.
  12. Assists in the enforcement of City ordinances, including inoperable vehicles, garbage, vegetation, and zoning violations.
  13. Assists the building code official in condemnations of dangerous properties.
  14. Conducts rental property inspections as assigned.
  15. Must participate in continuing education and maintain all required licenses and/or certifications.
  16. Drives a vehicle in the performance of duties.
  17. Uses computer software to perform duties, including scheduling, recording property information, sending e-mail, accessing Internet resources and preparing memoranda and notes.
  18. Performs work of lower classified employees as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification.  Such statements are descriptive and explanatory but not restrictive.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified. The listing of particular examples of duties does not preclude the assignment of other tasks of related kind or character or of lesser skills.

Minimum Qualifications and/or Requirements:

  1. Must possess a Michigan driver’s license and good driving record at time of appointment and maintain during employment in this classification.
  2. Must be a high school graduate (or GED).
  3. Must have thorough knowledge of Michigan plumbing and mechanical codes.
  4. Must be able to read and understand blue prints and architectural plans.
  5. Must be a licensed Master plumber, or a journeyman plumber with two (2) years experience in plumbing and drain construction or inspection, or supervision of construction and/or inspection. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  6. Must have four (4) years experience in the inspection, installation or repair of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment (two years of experience must be at the journeyman level or higher).  Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  7. Must be registered with State of Michigan as a Plumbing Inspector and Plan Reviewer, or have all the prerequisites for registration at time of application, apply for registration within 30 days of hire and obtain registration within 60 days of hire.
  8. Must be registered with State of Michigan as a Mechanical Inspector and Plan Reviewer, or have all the prerequisites for registration at time of application, apply for registration within 30 days of hire and obtain registration within 60 days of hire. 
  9. Must have basic ability to use standard computer software applications, including Word, scheduling, e-mail and Internet.  Must be familiar with a spreadsheet program.  Must be capable of learning and using job-specific software programs.

Physical Aspects of Job:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb stairs, use hands and fingers, talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to communicate by telephone, read regular and small print, use limited mobility in an office setting, use sight to read and prepare documents and reports.  The employee must be able to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, bend at the waist, crouch and climb ladders.  The employee will need hand strength to grasp tools.  Specific vision abilities required for this job include corrected to normal close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this job the employee regularly works both indoors and outdoors.  The job requires frequent travel by car to other work sites.  The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet, to moderate, to loud.

In addition to the above requirements, all City positions require the ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language as necessary for their position; the ability to follow written and oral instructions; and the ability to get along with other employees and members of the public.  City employees are also expected to possess and maintain a record of orderly, law-abiding citizenship, sobriety, integrity and loyalty as it pertains to and reflects upon their employment with the City.  City employees must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of their position without excessive absences.

City employees must establish residency within twenty (20) miles of city limits, within twelve (12) months of hire, and maintain for the duration of employment.

Salary Schedule:  Grade 12

Step 1           Step 1 ½    Step 2        Step 3         Step 4        Step 5

$49,371/yr  $50,307/yr   $51,242/yr $53,189/yr   $55,209/yr  $57,301/yr

Step 6            Step 7          Step 8           Step 9             Step 10

$59,479/yr    $61,736/yr   $64,081/yr    $66,514/yr     $69,040/yr

Inquiries, resumes and applications may be directed to City of Jackson, Personnel & Labor Relations Department, 120 W. Michigan Ave., Room 702, Jackson, MI  49201; fax (517) 788-4404; or e-mail: apply@cityofjackson.orgApplications and resumes will be received until position is filled.  Applications are available in the Personnel Department or online at www.cityofjackson.org/personnel. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT COMPLETED CITY OF JACKSON APPLICATION.

(The City of Jackson does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, handicapped or marital status as to:  access, availability, employment, or participation in any of its programs and activities.)         

 

05/14