Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Superintendent

$10,638 - $12,682 yearly
  • City of San Mateo
  • San Mateo, CA, USA
  • Jun 29, 2022
Full time Public Works

Job Description

Why Join our Department?

The Public Works Department’s Environmental Services Division (ESD) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s 15.7 million gallon per day (MGD) conventional activated sludge wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The WWTP serves a population of more than 140,000 with an annual operating budget in excess of $10 million and has a staff of 28 professional and technical personnel. Planned upgrades to the WWTP include new liquids treatment process facilities consisting of new headworks, primary treatment, and biological nutrient removal/membrane bioreactor (BNR/MBR) process.  When you join the Public Works Department, you will work among collaborative and energetic colleagues who share a passion for serving our San Mateo citizens and improving the community in which we live and work. Our team is comprised of individuals with diverse talents and experience in various fields.  We will provide you with a wide range of opportunities in a team-based collaborative environment while helping you achieve your professional goals.

What You'll Do

The WWTP Maintenance Superintendent reports to the WWTP Manager and is responsible for managing, supervising, and participating in a wide variety of maintenance and repair activities of the City's wastewater treatment plant facilities, grounds, and equipment.  The WWTP Maintenance Superintendent exercises direct supervision over plant maintenance staff, professionals, technical and clerical staff as needed.  

Examples of Important and Essential Duties - Duties may include but are not limited to, the following:

  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for plant maintenance and repair; implement policies and procedures.
  • Schedule, assign, review and supervise maintenance and repair work performed on treatment plant facilities, grounds, equipment (including tanks), offices and laboratory areas ensuring compliance with safety regulations.
  • Develop and implement the continuous preventative maintenance of wastewater treatment plant facilities, utilizing a computerized maintenance management system to make data-driven decisions.
  • Supervise the routine and emergency electrical and mechanical work performed on treatment plant equipment.
  • Assist in Maintenance Branch budget development and implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; administer the approved budget.
  • Prepare specifications for specialized equipment and contractual repair services including Administrative Reports and Agreements for procurement of materials, supplies and services in accordance with purchasing policy.
  • Prepare staff reports for presentation to the City Council, Public Works Commission, City Manager or Public Works Director.
  • Determine and implement methods for improving the operating effectiveness and efficiency of plant equipment.
  • Maintain records of work accomplished and prepare reports through operation and oversight of the computerized maintenance management system.
  • Fully utilize the computerized work systems in accordance with workflow processes.
  • Make critical decisions necessary to repair equipment and assure the continuing operation of the plant as a result of wastewater treatment system malfunctions.
  • Participate in the selection, training, motivation, and evaluation of staff; participate in monitoring employee performance objectives; prepare employee performance reviews; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
  • Actively and collaboratively development and implementation of long term strategic organizational and process planning for the WWTP Maintenance Branch.
  • Respond to emergencies 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

What You Bring

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

·         You possess four years of experience in in a construction or maintenance operation including electrical and mechanical work on a wide variety of pumps, motors, engines, generators, boilers and electrical, electronic and hydraulic control and gauging systems, including two years of supervisory experience.

·         You have the equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in electrical, mechanical, and plumbing fields.

 Bonus Points (highly desirable)

·         CWEA Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance certification or equivalent is highly desirable.

ADA Special Requirement:  Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:  Ability to sit, stand, walk, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, twist, climb, and lift 50 pounds; exposure to extreme noise, outdoors, confining workspace, electrical hazards, vibration, chemicals, dust, toxic waste, mechanical hazards, and explosive materials; availability for on call.

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement:

In order to promote a safe and healthy workplace for employees and members of the public who interact with employees or visit City of San Mateo worksites and facilities, the City requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date as a condition of employment.  This vaccination requirement applies to all merits, per diems, retired annuitants, student assistants, interns and re-hires appointed by the City after January 10, 2022.  Fully vaccinated means that the person received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a 2-dose Covid-19 vaccine series (e.g. Pfizer or Moderna), or a single-dose Covid-19 vaccine (e.g. Janssen), as defined by the CDC.  Candidates requesting a reasonable accommodation for an exemption from this vaccination requirement based on a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief must notify lcoles@cityofsanmateo.org or (650) 522-7264 and complete the appropriate Accommodation Request form prior to the start date of employment.  The City will review exemption requests on a case-by-case basis.

What We Offer

  • Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and health benefits
  • CalPERS retirement 2% @ 55 for classic members; 2% @ 62 for new members.  Classic employees contribute 7.92% to CalPERS and New members contribute 6.75% to CalPERS
  • Participation in the Social Security Program
  • The City contributes 1.0% of base salary to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. City will also match up to 0.5% to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.
  • The City will contribute 0.75% of base salary to Retiree Health Savings Account
  • Free Fitness classes through City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation, Employee Assistance Program and Credit Union Membership
  • Bilingual Diff:  $195 monthly (if applicable)
  • Employees receive a housing allowance of $200 per month.
  • Employee housing loan up to $7,500 for home purchase or rental move-in assistance in the City of San Mateo
  • This classification is represented by the San Mateo Management Association

  Are You Ready?  Apply.

Go to: Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Superintendent | CalOpps to complete an on-line employment application packet. All applicants must submit a completed official City of San Mateo employment application, supplemental questionnaire, and attach a résumé (highly desirable). You may also mail a complete application package to the Human Resources Department, City of San Mateo, 330 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403.

 Application Deadline

Recruitment will close by July 22, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. or upon receipt of the first 50 applications, supplemental questionnaires, and résumés (highly desirable), whichever occurs first.

 Interview Process

All applications, résumés (highly desirable) and supplemental questionnaires received will be reviewed for minimum qualifications.  Résumés are required but do not take the place of a completed employment application.  Applications with "see resume" as a substitution for the work experience description, those with unclear past employment information, or those with insufficient information to evaluate possession of minimum qualifications will not be considered; missing information cannot be assumed.  A limited number of the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the examination process, which may consist of an oral panel interview, written exercise, or in the form of a practical demonstration of skill and ability, or any combination of these; a Zoom oral board is tentatively scheduled for August 16, 2022.

 An employment list will be established for those who pass the examination process. Current and future vacancies may be filled from this list. The list will remain in effect for at least six months with the possibility of an extension for an additional six months. Once placed on an employment list, and at the time a vacancy occurs, eligible candidates may be contacted by the hiring department and scheduled for additional department interviews.

Note: The City of San Mateo reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the selection process.  ALL RESPONSES WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION.  Therefore, it is imperative that you provide an email address to which you have access, and it is recommended that you frequently check your email for notices from:  sanmateo@CalOpps.org

Fine Print:  Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a driving record review, reference check, and Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment. The policy of the City of San Mateo is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual preference, marital status, or national origin. It is the intent and desire of the City of San Mateo that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants requiring accommodations for any part of the testing or recruitment process must notify lcoles@cityofsanmateo.org or (650) 522-7264 seven (7) days in advance of the deadline for the part of the process requiring accommodations.  Do not upload any documents related to your request for accommodation in CalOpps. The City of San Mateo complies with employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.