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Listing Summary

The Water Plant Superintendent supervises, plans, and coordinates the services and operations of the potable water treatment plant(s) including the operation and maintenance of the city potable water treatment plants. This position coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies, and the general public.  Provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Municipal Utilities Director.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions:

Class II Water Treatment Plant Operator License issued by the State of Georgia required.


Must have the ability to actively listen to others for understanding of their needs and situations, ability to speak and write English clearly.  Must be able to assertively control conversations in order to quickly and accurately gather pertinent information and be able to communicate this information professionally and precisely to the proper recipient. Must have the ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.  Must be able to read and understand laboratory tests conducted in a water treatment facility.

Decision Making:

Must act in a decisive manner, using good judgment.  Must be able to assess problems and situations, able to anticipate needs and evaluate alternatives.  Must be able to effectively interpret the policies and objectives of the department.

Interpersonal Relationships:

Must be consistent in dealing with people; must be sensitive to others problems and concerns without direct involvement, must exclude personal biases from work performance; must have the ability to accept criticism and/or discipline; must have tact and diplomacy; must strive to promote a cooperative atmosphere in the department; must have a positive attitude.  Must be able to maintain cooperative working relationships with employees, various organizations and the public.  Must have the ability to work safely.

Professional Attitude:

Must have commitment to the organization; willingness to take initiative; dependability; maturity in relationships with other; and self-confidence. Must represent the organization to other agencies staff and citizens with a courteous, helpful, accurate and business-like attitude in all telephone and personal contact.

Quality of Work:

Must be able to produce quality, accurate work.  Must be able to detect and correct errors.  Must be able to utilize work time properly and productively.

Technical Knowledge:

Must have knowledge and training in biology, environmental science, chemistry, or a closely related field.  Must have experience in a water utility.  Must have skill in the operation of a variety of lab equipment, generators, pumps, gauges, and other common tools.  Must have the ability to perform control calculations.

Other Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with chemistry, biology, civil engineering, or a related field and two years increasingly responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of potable water treatment preferred.
  • Possession of a valid Georgia driver’s license, Class II Water Treatment Plant Operator License issued by the State of Georgia.
  • Knowledge of operational characteristics, services, and activities of a comprehensive potable water treatment facilities operation and maintenance program.
  • Knowledge of the functions and purposes of water treatment systems.
  • Knowledge of the standard principles of biology, chemistry, and mathematics as related to water treatment.
  • Knowledge of basic mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, practices, and equipment used in potable water systems maintenance and repair activities.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.
  • Knowledge of record keeping and reporting.
  • Knowledge of municipal budget preparation and control.
  • Knowledge of staff supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate the work of supervisory, technical, and clerical personnel.
  • Ability to perform responsible and difficult work involving the use of independent judgment.
  • Ability to understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to interpret and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to coordinate and compile information and statistics into complete records and reports.
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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