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Flow Monitoring Technician, Supervisor

DeKalb County Government

Posted: Jul. 31, 2018

End Date: Oct. 31, 2018

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to supervise a crew to install and remove flow monitoring equipment within sanitary sewage lines; inspect installed meters; and retrieve data from installed units for the County’s Flow and Rainfall Monitoring Program.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.

Directs internal and contracted staff to install, calibrate, remove, troubleshoot and service flow and rainfall monitors.

Supervises confined space entries for the installation, servicing and removal of flow monitors.

Directs calibrations of flow/rain/stream monitoring sites and performance of routine monitoring site inspections of sewer flow meters, rain gauges and stream monitors.

Oversees performance of pollutant tracking in sewage and surface waters; and monitoring on large trunk sewers.

Supervises the completion of site inspection reports; reviews, signs and validates inspections reports and calibrations; and provides written and verbal information concerning site inspection processes.

Ensures rapid and appropriate responses to hazardous material spills or other emergencies.

Oversees troubleshooting of equipment, access, and installation issues in the field; works with the requesting functions and/or manufacturer’s representative via phone or tablet; makes field adjustments based on experience and in accordance with required data capture and objectives.

Maintains accurate and up to date inventory of equipment and materials assigned to program.

Reviews and addresses deficiencies of documentation in the electronic maintenance management system(s).

Develops reports and responses to document program activities; and responds to information requests.

Coordinates with other crews for additional support for implementing required scheduled activities.

Coordinates with other County departments and operations, e.g., Finance, Planning and Development, Hydraulic Modelling, Engineering, and Construction Services, to support data collection and provide information required for their programs and projects.


Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma or GED; five years of experience in construction, maintenance, electrical, electronics, process control wastewater monitoring, and/or compliance activities, including two years’ experience as a crew lead; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required:  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; and  must possess a State of Georgia Waste Water Collection license.