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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3255 - Manager of Public Works Maintenance and Operations

Job Description

GRADE:  316

Under direction, performs work of considerable difficulty supervising the overall maintenance of the wastewater treatment plants, collection systems, and water distribution systems, including all personnel and support division functions.  This position will ensure consistency with maintenance among the wastewater treatment facilities, collection systems, and water distribution systems to allow for the compliance with state and federal regulations.

An employee in this class spends a substantial amount of time supervising the work of the Water/Wastewater Plant Operations and Maintenance Division, Automation Control/SCADA division and Automotive & Heavy Equipment Mechanics.  Direction is received form the Operations Manager and Director of Public Works.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Supervises the work of subordinate personnel engaged in the maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, collection systems, and water distribution systems.
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Oversees the inspection of all water and wastewater equipment, water towers, metering stations, water and wastewater facilities and ensures the proper preventative and corrective maintenance of all facilities.
• Ensures all employees are equipped with necessary equipment, tools, parts and safety equipment to properly maintain all facilities.
• Coordinates the corrective and preventative maintenance with the operations groups and various facilities; prioritizes and schedules work.
• Assists in budget preparation for all personnel, commodities, contractual, and capital expenses.
• Develops and maintains short and long term plans for the maintenance of all facilities including replacement of major equipment and future capital projects.
• Ensures administrative record keeping and report maintenance on an on-going basis (e.g. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), & IEPA reporting).
• Ensures wastewater treatment is carried out in accordance with specified environmental protection regulations and standards. Keeps abreast of changing regulatory issues.
• Reviews and provides input and comments on plans and specifications for capital projects and approves submittals.
• Develops specifications for bids and E-Quotes for equipment and contractual activities.
• Oversees construction projects and approves pay requests.  
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

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, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• The maintenance and operation of Class One (1) wastewater treatment facilities
• The maintenance, construction and reconstruction of sewer collection systems and water distribution systems
• Wastewater treatment plant operations, design, processes, equipment and capabilities
• Public water supply systems, distribution and storage
• Preventative, corrective maintenance and construction of facilities
• Personnel practice and procedures
• Administrative procedures related to the job classification
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Reading blueprints and interpreting specifications
• Successfully communicating with the general public and customers
• Troubleshooting equipment malfunctions
• Identifying and fixing collection system efficiencies
• Developing programs to document and prioritize maintenance repair and construction activities
• Establishing capital budgets and budgetary tracking
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others
Ability to:
• Effectively communicates with staff and coworkers to maintain positive working relationships
• Read, interpret and apply complex technical publications, manuals and documents
• Establish priorities and complete tasks within the specified time frame
• Maintain an efficient and motivated work force
• Effectively train staff in all the required disciplines
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

This position will be responsible for the supervision of the wastewater facilities, plant maintenance division, the water distribution systems operations division and the auto & heavy equipment maintenance division.

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a minimum of 7 years of experience in the maintenance, construction and rehabilitation of wastewater treatment facilities, collection systems, and water distribution systems including 5 years in a supervisory role or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy Work: Exerting up to 70 pounds of force occasionally and up t0 50 pounds of force frequency and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Incumbents in the classification may be subject to extreme temperatures, noxious odors and fumes, airborne particles, moving mechanical parts, hazardous chemicals, confined spaces, falling debris, electrical currents, moving water and pathogenic organisms.

A valid Illinois driver’s license is required.