WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT DIVISION MANAGER
Regular, Full-Time Employment Opportunity
For the Water Pollution Control Plant Division Manager, the City
- contributes 4% of the 7% employee contribution to CalPERS for
- contributes 2% of an employee's gross pay to a deferred
- provides generous retiree medical benefits, and
- provides fully employer paid medical, dental, and vision
As part of the Environmental Services Department and reporting
to the Director, this position plans, organizes, directs, and
coordinates the activities of the Water Pollution Control Plant
Operations and Maintenance Division. This is an exciting
opportunity to be a part of the Water Pollution Control Plant
Rebuild - the largest capital improvement project in the history of
Sunnyvale! The Plant is undergoing a complete rebuild over the next
twenty years as we bring the Plant forward to meet the latest
regulatory and operating standards.
For a complete job description, click here: Job Description.
Essential Job Functions
(May include, but are not limited to, the following):
- Develops and implements divisional goals, objectives, policies
- Plans, organizes and directsWater Pollution Control
Plantactivities and projects related to plant operations.
- Directs, oversees and participates in the development of
theWater Pollution Control Plantwork plan; assigns work activities,
projects and programs; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates
work products, methods and procedures.
- Prepares theWater Pollution Control Plantbudget; assists in
budget implementation; participates in the forecast of additional
funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies;
administers approved budget.
- Recommends the appointment of personnel; provides or
coordinates staff training; conducts performance evaluations;
implements discipline procedures as required; maintains discipline
and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional
operation of the division.
- Reviews and evaluates the operation, maintenance and repair of
the Water Pollution Control Plant; performs capital improvement
planning and budgeting.
- Directs the planning and implementation of technology, data
management, and control system projects for the Water Pollution
- Represents the City in state and regional conferences,
hearings, and professional meetings regardingWater Pollution
Control Plantissues, policy and legislation; advocates the City's
needs and requirements; works closely with other municipalities
regarding regulatory issues and procedures.
- Provides guidance to subordinate managers regarding personnel
problems, work priorities, administrative issues, and objectives
for specific programs.
- Writes reports and make presentations to the City Council.
- Researches and prepares initial application for state and
- Develops and implements potential new services related toWater
Pollution Control Plantareas.
- Coordinates training programs within the division; works with
safety coordinator on safety issues.
- Represents the division and department to outside agencies and
organizations; participates in outside community and professional
groups and committees; provides technical assistance as
- Researches and prepares technical and administrative reports;
prepares written correspondence.
Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking,
reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and
stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also
requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination
in using a computer keyboard.Additionally, the position requires
near and far vision in reading reports and work related documents
and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing
phone and personal customer service. The need to lift, drag and
push files, paper, books and documents weighing up to 10 pounds is
also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for
otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such
Education and Experience:
The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be
met in the following way:
ABachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in
environmental sciences, engineering, business administration or a
related field; AND
Eight years of progressively responsible supervisory experience
of an environmental regulated program with at least two years at
the level of a manager.
Additional second-line or higher supervisory experience in a
highly related or large program may substitute for management level
- Principles and operations of advanced wastewater treatment
- Principles and practices of public administration and
- Principles of water resources research and ecology.
- Statistical methods.
- Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team
building and conflict resolution.
- Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and
- Principles and practices of organizational analysis and
- Budgeting procedures and techniques.
- Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel
- Office methods, procedures, software and equipment.
- Organize and direct Water Pollution Control
- Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project
consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in
support of goals.
- Interpret and apply City and department policies, procedures,
rules and regulations.
- Prepare and present technical and administrative reports,
correspondence and other documents.
- Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
- Make sound environmental and legally compliant
- Interpret applicable regulatory codes and determine fiscal and
operating impact on division
- Respond to plant emergencies at any time of the day or
- Operate a computer using word processing and business software
and other office equipment.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain and promote positive and effective
working relationships with employees, other agencies, public
officials and the public.
- Demonstrate initiative and exercise good judgment in the
performance of duties.
- Work independently and as a team member; recognize and set
priorities and meet deadlines.
- Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.
Attend weekend and evening meetings.
Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C
California driver's license or the ability to provide alternative
transportation as approved by the appointing authority and a safe
Experience related to the design, operation, and renovation of a
wastewater treatment plant.
Possession of a Grade V Wastewater Treatment Operator's
certificate. Application and Selection Process
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City
of Sunnyvale employment application and responses to the
supplemental questions to the Department of Human Resources. The
first application review will occur on Monday, January 25.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted (postmarks or faxes
are not accepted).
Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education,
experience, or skills relevant to this position. Electronic
applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment
page at Sunnyvale.ca.gov and click on JOBS or application materials
may be submitted to the Department of Human Resources, 505 West
Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Late or incomplete
applications will not be accepted.
Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum
qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the
application materials, the most qualified candidates will be
invited to participate in the examination process, which may
consist of an oral examination scheduled for a date to be
determined. (Note: The examination process may be changed as deemed
necessary by the Director of Human Resources).
Candidates who receive a passing score on the examination will
be placed on an eligibility list for up to one year, in accordance
with the City's Civil Service Rules and Administrative Policies.
Any candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to
successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist
of a background history check as well as a medical exam(s)
administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to
starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to
check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily
disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to
disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or
termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of
Transportation regulations are required to submit to a
pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol
INFORMATION ABOUT PROOF OF EDUCATION
Any successful candidate selected by the hiring department will
be required to submit proof of education (i.e., original copy of
the diploma or college/university transcripts).
Positions in this job classification are represented by the
Sunnyvale Managers Association (SMA).
The information contained within this announcement may be
modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either
an expressed or implied contract.
The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is
the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all
qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or
perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming
practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth,
medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth,
breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding),
gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation
(including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic
or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service
member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or
HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or
genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants
needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request
to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.