Wastewater Plant Operations Supervisor

$35.75 - $48.26 hourly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Aug 03, 2022
Full time Wastewater

Job Description

Wastewater Plant Operations Supervisor

Job ID: 106471

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time




Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:


• Professionalism

• Integrity

• Respect

• Individual Accountability

• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.


Equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of everything we do. Clackamas County is committed to building a workforce that reflects the community we serve, so we encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.


This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, August 15, 2022.

Please Note: The application deadline may be extended to expand the pool of qualified candidates. Any recruitment timeline changes will be communicated to all who have initiated an application process or have submitted an application.


Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

Competitive compensation package:

Annual Salary Range: $74,370 - 100,400

Hourly Pay Rate: $35.75 - $48.26

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions.

Generous paid time off package, including:

16 hours of vacation accrued per month

8 hours of sick accrued per month

10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Other Benefits:

Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):

Employer paid 6% Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) retirement contribution (The County currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)

• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

• Other Retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision and prescription drug coverage

A Choice of Dental Plans

• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes

• Longevity pay

• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

This is a full time non-represented group 2 County position.




Do you envision yourself in a role that allows you to use your leadership skills to develop and support employees, to foster a collaborative work environment, and to contribute to organizational effectiveness and success?

Are you knowledgeable in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities?

Do you enjoy taking on challenges and turning them into opportunities?

Are you ready to serve as a Change Agent in a fast-paced environment by effectively managing and leading innovation?

Do you thrive working in a team environment and are invested in team success?

Do you have exceptional skills in building partnerships through a commitment to providing excellent customer service?

Do you have a personal commitment to putting ethics into action by holding yourself to the highest standards of professionalism, honesty, and objectivity?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, we want you to join our team as a Wastewater Plant Operations Supervisor at Clackamas County Water Environment Services (WES). If selected for this position, you will be responsible for wastewater plant operations, process control, and some administrative functions for treatment facilities to ensure compliance with state and federal permit discharge requirements. You will be responsible for one large or medium capacity treatment plant and one or more small treatment facilities. Some of the most critical components of this position include overseeing the hiring, development, and performance of plant operations staff, coordinating resources between work units, providing technical assistance, training, and advice, and participating with management and engineering staff in relation to treatment plants, including project management.

We are committed to being an exemplary organization with best practices in producing clean water and protecting water quality for the residents within our communities. To that end, we are searching for an experienced individual, who is motivated to promote and foster a collaborative, partnership-focused, respectful, equitable and supportive environment while demonstrating leadership skills that will allow us to improve, develop and enhance our operations.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in wastewater treatment which may include responsibility for wastewater plant operations, process control, and working with machinery and equipment, used in construction, operation, and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities

• A minimum of three (3) years of lead work experience that may include leading projects, programs or initiatives, or leading the work of others, such as providing daily work direction and/or scheduling, assigning work, checking completed work, and training

• Experience interpreting regulatory compliance standards

• Experience with project management, including overseeing internal projects and/or large scale construction projects, ensuring their completion within the established time frames and budget guidelines

• Experience researching and compiling data or gathering information for reports

• Experience providing excellent customer service to the public as well as to other external and internal stakeholders within various levels of organization

• Strong interpersonal skills that translate into the following:

• Strong communication skills, including ability to explain and present complex, technical information to individuals with various levels of technical knowledge and skill

• Ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively and professionally

• Ability to multitask and prioritize projects within time constraints and competing deadlines

• Strong problem solving skills

• Strong active/reflective listening skills

• Commitment to promote and foster a supportive and collaborative work environment

• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other agencies, vendors, contractors, other county departments, co-workers and the public

• Ability to quickly adapt to a continuously changing environment and shift priorities accordingly

• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. http://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/828106a0-265a-47cc-a3a6-0a2c8b028673

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Supervisory experience, including assigning work, training staff, preparing and reviewing team or individual performance appraisals, correcting performance deficiencies and recommending corrective actions

• Supervisory experience within a union environment

• Associate's Degree in Wastewater Treatment Technologies or a similar field OR Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology or Engineering

• Possession of Wastewater System Operator Certification, Grade Level IV, issued by the State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality as written in the State of Oregon's OAR 340-049-0030

• Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office software applications, such as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook

Other Qualifications:

Within twelve (12) months of hire:

• Possession of Wastewater System Operator Certification, Grade Level IV, issued by the State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality as written in the State of Oregon's OAR 340-049-0030

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Embodies “SPIRIT” by demonstrating a commitment to the Clackamas County core values of Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, Individual Accountability, and Trust in their work (Clackamas County Core Values).

Builds Relationships by sustaining cooperative working relationships with internal and external customers, partners and stakeholders; honoring commitments; and, delivering exceptional customer service.

Commits to Teamwork and Collaboration through team unity by working effectively towards a shared goal, encourages sharing of information, productive problem solving and putting team success first.

Demonstrates Excellent Customer Service by anticipating, assessing, and responding effectively to the needs of those we serve.

Professional Communication demonstrated by self-awareness, respect for others, empathy, situation appropriateness and professionalism when communicating verbally, non-verbally and in writing.

Embraces Continual Learning by displaying an ongoing commitment to and taking ownership for learning and self-improvements; and, by demonstrating willingness to grow within the job as technology and organizational changes demand it.

Values Technology & Use of Electronic Systems appropriately and effectively for the processing and distribution of information, supports the implementation and use of technology in the workplace.

Seeks to Problem Solve by using critical thinking and analytical skills, identifies alternative strategies bringing a solution-focused approach to address challenging or difficult problems.

Engages in Self-Management as demonstrated by the individual's ability to manage and continually improve their own performance through thoughtfulness, self-awareness, self-motivation, personal accountability, and the ability to develop strategies to effectively manage tasks.

Displays Creativity and Innovation by generating new ideas and being open to others' ideas; and, takes initiative in improving services, processes, programs and products.

Puts Ethics into Action by holding himself, herself, or themselves to a high standard of professional, honest, and objective behavior in all dealings with or about internal County staff, internal and external stakeholders, community partners, service providers and the public. Maintains professional relationships and appropriate social, emotional and physical boundaries at all times with all persons we are entrusted to serve.

Promotes Cross Cultural Effectiveness by engaging in a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds and values.


Please review the classification specification which includes the typical tasks of this position by clicking on the following link: https://www.clackamas.us/des/wastewater-plant-operations-supervisor.


This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.

Please Note: This position is designated as on-site/in-person. It is expected that the selected candidate will perform duties at the specified on-site work location.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.






Clackamas Water Environment Services (WES) produces clean water and protects water quality for more than 190,000 people living and working in Clackamas County. We operate and maintain five resource recovery facilities, 23 pumping stations and more than 350 miles of pipes.

Each year, we clean more than seven billion gallons of water. In the process, we convert materials that have long been considered “waste” into natural energy and fertilizer. We also help reduce pollution in local rivers, streams, and wetlands caused by stormwater runoff, the number one source of water pollution in Oregon.

We educate and assist community members from all walks of life. It's our job to ensure that our families and neighbors enjoy the benefits of safe, healthy water for generations to come.

Our service area includes Boring, Fischer's Forest Park, Gladstone, Happy Valley, Hoodland, Johnson City, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Rivergrove, West Linn and unincorporated Clackamas County.

WES is a county department, a service district and a ratepayer-funded organization.



Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:



If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or mailto:jobs@co.clackamas.or.us?subject=Application%20Materials%20Question. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).





Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3302834

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