Wastewater Superintendent - Job Code #4409

Sarasota County Government
Job Description
Wastewater Superintendent (Official Job Title: Manager II - Waste Water):  Responsible for the daily management, administrative, and technical functions associated with the operation and  maintenance of the regional wastewater  treatment facilities, reclaimed water distribution system and related appurtenances.       


Manage the daily operation of wastewater  treatment plants to ensure safe, proper operation and maintenance.  Responsible for ensuring compliance with the regulatory requirements and industry standards for multiple facilities.  Ensure appropriate scheduling for each area to comply with regulatory requirements, effective and efficient operation.  Prepare and administer budgets, associated reports required for proper operation of the utility.  Monitor and maintain appropriate preventative maintenance programs associated with facilities.  Some of the essential job functions are as follows:

  • Review maintenance and operational control strategies with Lead Chief Treatment Plant Operators
  • Develop and implement cost savings programs for utility
  • Review operational data and trends
  • Respond to emergencies as required
  • Conduct facility inspections
  • Coordinate staff development, which includes safety training, technical training and Sarasota County employee training
  • Coordinate maintenance and repairs of all equipment and facility with outside contractors, vendors and support staff
  • Prepare and present status reports and requested data to management
  • Coordinate and consult with project manager and consultants during large CIP projects
  • Oversee preventative maintenance program for all aspects of treatment and facility which include, but are not limited to: regional and package wastewater treatment facilities, reclaim water storage, pumping systems and solids handling facilities, efficient injection well pumping and related appurtenances, potable water production, pumping stations
  • Preparation of budget projections pertaining to the assigned area of responsibility
  • Prepare and submit purchase requisition information relating to supplier equipment and services pertaining to the assigned area
  • Direct the performance of gathering of samples in accordance with appropriate sampling procedures
  • Direct the performance of appropriate tests and analysis in accordance with approved standards
  • Prepare and submit weekly operation and maintenance summaries for presentation at weekly staff meetings
Minimum Qualifications:  A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in any Physical or Natural Science, Engineering, Business Administration or a highly related field to any of these areas plus four (4) years of related experience. Experience may substitute for the required degree on a year-for-year basis. Must possess a valid State of Florida Class "A" Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification at time of hire.  Must have at least two years of experience supervising employees in this field. 
Preferred Qualifications:  Training in Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation, physics, hydraulics, mechanical construction and maintenance, electrical/electronic theory and maintenance, computer software applications, supervision and customer service.  
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