Water Quality Supervisor

City of Mesa
January 31, 2019
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Salary:  $56,825.60 - $76,502.40 Annually

Application Period:  2/1/2019 - Continuous

The first review of applications will be Thursday, February 14, 2019.

A Water Quality Supervisor is responsible for planning and organizing the day-to-day compliance monitoring activities of the Drinking Water Program, and is the subject-matter expert.  Duties include:  scheduling and implementation of all water quality sampling activities for the City; developing, revising, and administering plans, standard operation procedures, and quality assurance procedures to ensure correct, consistent, and compliant procedures are met; coordinating compliance and process activities and schedules with regulatory compliance and sampling staff, supervisors, and management; coordinating outreach programs including public education and the annual Consumer Confidence Report; interpreting federal and state water quality regulations; providing technical assistance to other departments related to strategies, programs, and technologies to maintain the City's compliance with current and future county, state, and federal water quality regulations; coordinating compliance and project activities with internal laboratories, external laboratories, Water Quality Inspectors, Utility Control Center staff and other departments, as necessary; selecting, training, qualifying, motivating, tracking, assigning, outlining professional development plans; and discussing job competencies, expectations, and setting performance goals with Water Quality Inspectors; establishing schedules and methods for work performed; ensuring adherence to proper workgroup, department, and City of Mesa procedures and policies; providing proactive performance planning and implementation of organizational goals, objectives, and measures; staying current with changes in environmental regulations and informing/educating appropriate personnel in the organization of changes; supervising, responding and resolving inquiries, suggestions, complaints, and other comments from the public and other interested/affected groups; suggesting and recommending corrective measures as necessary to resolve water quality complaints; supervising the operation, maintenance, and compliance of required sampling equipment; implementing and tracking the Arizona Department of Health Services quality control/quality assurance procedures for reporting of field data on state and federal reports; reviewing, evaluating, and providing input for draft regulations, guidance documents, Code amendments, and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports; maintaining digital and hard copy files of sampling reports, chain of custody records, quality assurance records, and other written correspondence; developing, administering, and maintaining water quality data management and retrieval systems; collecting, transferring, and analyzing data used to generate reports and graphs; verifying accuracy of data, reports, and correspondence prepared by staff and external sources as needed; using databases, mapping systems, and other resources to maintain regulatory compliance and Customer Service; assisting in drinking water quality-related compliance projects and activities.  The Water Quality Supervisor supervises the Water Quality Inspectors assigned to the Water Quality Section.  This class is subject to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week emergency call-out and must be available for stand-by as required.  This position performs related duties as required.

The Water Quality Supervisor is distinguished by its responsibilities for ensuring the City's compliance with county, state, and federal regulations pertaining to water quality.  The Water Quality Supervisor reports to the Regulatory Compliance Program Manager who reviews work through meetings, conferences and results achieved.  This class is FLSA exempt-administrative.  

Qualifications & Requirements:

  Employee Values All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required.  Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in Water/Wastewater, Chemistry, or related field.  Considerable (3 - 5 years) full-time technical experience in enforcing or complying with federal, state, and/or local environmental regulations, including any combination of experience in administering drinking water and/or wastewater regulatory programs.  Considerable (3-5 years) experience in a lead supervisory capacity.

Special Requirements.  Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire date.  Must possess a Grade II (or higher) Water Distribution Operator or Water Treatment Plant Operator certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) or equivalent certification from another state through reciprocity with Arizona by application date.  Certification through reciprocity must be obtained within 3 months of hire or promotion.  24-hour HazWoper certification is required within 12 months of hire or promotion date.

Substance Abuse Testing.  Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug, and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.  

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