Arlington, Virginia
Jun 19, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: SHIFT SUPERVISOR (WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT) Closing Date/Time: Thu. 06/29/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $56,680.00 - $97,593.60 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: Water Pollution Control Bureau - 3402 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia       Arlington County's Wastewater Treatment Plant, a 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, continuous operation facility that treats 24 million gallons of wastewater each day from residences and businesses, is seeking a shift supervisor to be responsible on a shift basis for all plant waste water station operations and for some preventive maintenance on industrial equipment.

The employee in this position will serve as supervisor, coach, and mentor including developing team-based decision making with a team of approximately 7 operations staff members.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Planning, coordinating, and scheduling work; providing leadership, training and development for units/shifts;
  • Collaborating closely with the other three shifts, the operations team, and the maintenance and engineering departments and attending meetings regarding plant-wide issues;
  • Coordinating the delivery of bulk chemicals to the facility and biosolids from the facility;
  • Conducting short and long term problem solving activities;
  • Providing information regarding process trends, operational problems, or equipment malfunction to other shifts and plant functions;
  • Ensuring that all permit parameters are met;
  • Ensuring compliance with safety and training procedures;
  • Providing resources, training and documentation to maintain the "Multi-skilled Wastewater Training Program"; and
  • Serving as part of the County's Emergency Response Team.
This position reports to the Operations Manager at the Plant.

NOTE: This position may be filled at entry level or journey level.  The salary range encompasses entry through journey level work.  Level of hire and starting salary within the pay band is based on a review of qualifications and experience.  Pay potential will be based on performance and employee development.  

The successful candidate should have education and experience background that demonstrates the following:
  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment operations;
  • Ability to manage projects and track expenditures;
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate trades workers;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other agencies, contractors, and citizens;

 Selection Criteria:

Entry Level: 
High School Diploma or equivalent, and at least three years of experience as a trades worker, trades team leader or senior trades worker in wastewater treatment operations (or closely related field) including some responsibility for providing guidance, team coordination, or other similar level leadership work. The employee must obtain a Virginia Department of Commerce Wastewater Operators Class I License within one year of hire.

Journey Level:
High School diploma or equivalent plus relevant post high school education plus progressively responsible experience in wastewater treatment operations (or closely related field) to equal approximately seven years, plus experience coordinating or supervising the work of others (as is typically associated with first line supervisor or senior trades worker positions);
A Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, Mechanical Engineering, or other related area plus three years of progressively responsible experience in waste water treatment operations (or closely related field) plus experience coordinating or supervising the work of others (as is typically associated with first line supervisor or senior trades worker positions);
Some other combination of relevant education and experience. (Education beyond Bachelors degree may not substitute for experience).

To be considered at the journey level, applicant must possess a current Virginia Department of Commerce Wastewater Operators Class I License.  A candidate hired without the license must obtain the license within one year from the hire date. Individuals with an equivalent license from another state who consider themselves able to obtain a Virginia license within one year are encouraged to apply.

 Additional Information: Work Hours: Work is performed on one of four twelve-hour shifts. This position is for the evening rotating shift (4 days on, 4 days off) from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Employee must work on weekends and holidays, and must be available for call back in emergencies. This position is classified as "essential personnel". This position may be assigned to any shift.

NOTE: In addition to base pay, work performed between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. will earn a pay differential of $1.00 per hour.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety.

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