Water Treatment Plant Coordinator

$82,498 - $108,561 yearly
  • City of Hillsboro
  • 150 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • May 14, 2024
Full time Water

Job Description

This recruitment is open until filled. Application review will begin on May 27, 2024

The City of Hillsboro is recruiting for two Water Treatment Plant Coordinators to oversee operations and staff at our regional water treatment plant located in Forest Grove, Oregon and the new plant currently being built in Sherwood, Oregon.
 
The City of Hillsboro is a partner and the managing agency of the Joint Water Commission (JWC) water treatment plant located in Forest Grove, Oregon, which serves over 450,000 customers in Washington County. The City of Hillsboro has also partnered with the Willamette Water Supply System (WWSS) to operate the water treatment plant which is currently under construction in Sherwood Oregon.
 
Position 1 - JWC Plant Coordinator
The person in this position will work at the JWC plant in Forest Grove Oregon and oversee operations and staff related to water treatment. Responsibilities include overseeing the operation, treatment, maintenance, and repair of water equipment, plants, and systems; identifying resource needs; participating in the development of water goals and objectives; participating in the most difficult duties related to maintenance, operation, and repair; assisting with budget tracking; and testing and operating heavy and light equipment. This work will require a wide range of skills and the ability to quickly shift priorities and perform duties ranging from operational, supervisory, and administrative to hands-on participation in maintenance and repair. The culture of a welcome and inclusive workplace will be supported by a Coordinator who works diligently to prioritize employee growth and development.
 
Position 2 - WWSS Plant Coordinator
The person in this position will initially work at both the JWC water facility in Forest Grove, Oregon and and the WWSS water facility in Sherwood, Oregon, but will eventually move full-time to the WWSS plant as it comes closer to commissioning. In addition to performing the duties listed in Position 1, this WTP Coordinator will play a large part in commissioning the new WWSS plant, including hiring staff for the new operations and maintenance activities.  An intentional focus on equitable and inclusive hiring is essential to building the most diverse and innovative teams.
 
 The ideal candidate will have

  • Experience at a medium to large Water Treatment Plant 
  • A wide range of skills and the ability to quickly shift priorities and perform duties ranging from operational, supervisory, and administrative to hands-on participation in maintenance and repair. 
  • Extensive working knowledge of water facilities maintenance and maintenance
  • Excellent supervisory skills and a supervision strategy that involves sharing knowledge and mentoring current team members to ensure the departments goals for safe and reliable drinking water are achieved at all times. 

What you will do

  • Oversee the operation, treatment, maintenance, and repair of water treatment equipment. 
  • Identify resource needs
  • Participate in the development of water goals and objectives
  • Assist with budget tracking
  • Participate in the most difficult duties related to maintenance, operation, and repair
  • Test and operate heavy and light equipment
  • Supervise staff, including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, implementing hiring, discipline, and termination procedures.

For the classification description that describes the full scope of the work this position performs and job requirements, click on this link: Water Plant Coordinator.

Visit JWCWater.org for more information about the Joint Water Commission.
Visit OurReliableWater.org for more information about the Willamette Water Supply Program. 

Acceptable Experience and Training

Associate’s degree in chemistry, biology, water, wastewater technology or related field and 5 years of experience in all phases of water treatment plant operations and some supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Licensing/Certifications:

  • Oregon Water Treatment Plant Operator IV Certification or the ability to obtain this level of certification within one year of hire
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • CPR and First Aid Certification.

    Additional Information

Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.

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