Water Production Manager

City of Scottsdale, Arizona
September 13, 2023
Scottsdale, AZ
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At Scottsdale Water, we pride ourselves on delivering superior quality water and service to the Scottsdale community. Our employees ensure a safe, sustainable drinking water system, operate an innovative water reclamation system and help Scottsdale Water consistently maintain its position as one of the nation's most advanced and efficient water utilities.
We value our employees and challenge them to constantly improve how we do business. Our team is made up of professionals from all disciplines - engineering, finance, operations, laboratory science, chemistry, public relations, hydrology, customer service, electrical, maintenance and so much more.
The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process, and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state "See resume" in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.

About The Position
Manages the overall operation and maintenance of four potable drinking water treatment facilities to include: the Central Arizona Project (CAP) Plant, Chaparral Water Treatment Plant, Central Groundwater Treatment Facility (CGTF) and North Groundwater Treatment Facility (NGTF) and Arsenic sites. Position is responsible for the efficient, safe and economical operation of the water treatment facilities and processes associated with the treatment systems.

Please Note:

  • Based on the needs of the city, this position has been reposted for four weeks, closing on Sunday, October 8, 2023; first review of applications will be on Friday, September 22, 2023. If you have previously submitted an application, you do not need to reapply to be considered.

The City of Scottsdale offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 12 Paid Holidays, which includes 1 Floating Holiday
  • Vacation Accrual; starts at 10.3 hours/month
  • Sick Leave Accrual; 8 hours/month
  • Medical (which includes behavioral health coverage), Dental and Vision Benefits
  • City Paid Basic Life Insurance (equal to one times employee annual salary); option of Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement; $2,500/year
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 12.17% which includes a Long-Term Disability benefit
  • Supplemental Retirement Plans through Nationwide; 457 and upcoming Employer contribution
  • Pet Insurance
  • Bilingual pay compensation
  • For a more detailed overview of the employee benefits, click here .

Selection Process
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of this position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include oral board interview and skills assessment. Final selection is contingent upon a background check which includes:

  • Fingerprinting search of the national FBI Database
  • Criminal Background screening
  • Drug Screen

Click here to view the entire job description.

The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time, potentially without advance notice.

PLEASE NOTE: Years of experience are based on a work schedule of 2,080 hours per year for full-time positions and 1,040 hours per year for part-time positions, and while work experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, depending upon the job classification, education may not be substituted for work experience.

Minimum Qualifications

**Please Note: Based on the needs of the City, those applications that meet the Preferred requirements will be given first review.**
Education and Experience

  • Associate's Degree in civil or environmental engineering, management, business or related discipline from an accredited educational institution.
  • Seven years in the operation and maintenance of large conventional and/or membrane treatment facilities that utilize advanced computerized systems.
  • Must have at least one year of Lead or Supervisory experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and job-related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.
  • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in civil or environmental engineering, management, business or related discipline from an accredited educational institution.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements

  • Must possess upon hire or promotion and maintain a Grade 4 Certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality within the discipline of Water Treatment.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment.

Essential Functions

  • Performs highly technical work including organizing, directing and reviewing all activities related to the Central Arizona Project (CAP) Plant, Chaparral Water Treatment Plant, Central Groundwater Treatment Facility (CGTF), North Groundwater Treatment facility and arsenic sites.
  • Supervises employees and coordinates personnel-related activities to include, but not limited to: training, approving work schedules, recommending/approving personnel actions, coaching and counseling, establishing performance goals, and writing performance evaluations.
  • As the CGTF is a part of the North Indian Bend Superfund site, this manager is a member of the Scottsdale Superfund team.
  • Meets regularly with regulatory agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Arizona Department of Water Resources and Environmental Quality, and Maricopa County.
  • Represents the City of Scottsdale in meetings with Superfund participating companies conducting remediation work.
  • Meets with citizen groups and other end users of the system to discuss water issues.
  • Develops and supervises the application of techniques and methods in various process controls to increase the efficiency of the facilities operation.
  • Reviews comprehensive reports and provides detailed information and recommendations to the Water Services Director.
  • Develops and implements various reports associated with the water treatment facilities.
  • Coordinates with City staff and consultants to determine if high cost items, such as electricity and chemicals are being consumed in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Prepares the annual operating budget for the CAP Plant, Chaparral Water Treatment Plant, CGTF, NGTF and manages funds received.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Work is performed in a City office environment and treatment facility.
  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 20 pounds.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR at (480) 312-2491.
This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.
Closing Date/Time: 10/8/2023 11:59 PM Arizona

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