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Water & Wastewater Manager

Ephrata Borough
Ephrata, Pennsylvania, 17522, United States
November 07, 2018


Overall Objective:

This position is responsible for managing skilled individuals and the operations of a public water supply system and multiple regional wastewater treatment and conveyance systems with a total capacity of 6.1 mgd (3.8 at plant 1 and 2.3 at plant 2). The Water & Waste Water Manager will direct the day to day activities and multi-year capital projects of the water and wastewater treatment systems in order to provide operations that are cost effective, safe, and within permit limitations.

Supervisor: Superintendent of Electric, Water and Wastewater

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

? Manage the available resources to meet all permit limits for environmental compliance and to ensure cost-effective treatment associated with wastewater and water treatment operations.

? Engage employees on a regular basis regarding quality, cost, safety and continuous improvement of operations. Deliver timely performance feedback, recognize employee achievements and develop employee skills including technical, individual and teamwork.

? Administer the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement fairly through collaboration with management and labor leaders.

? Administer programs for training and development of personnel to provide for a well-trained, safety conscious, highly motivated staff.

? Manage the use of available resources in regards to water and wastewater treatment to ensure compliance with all Federal, State and Local regulations.

? Make recommendations regarding staffing requirements, selection of personnel, materials, equipment and technologies needed to achieve system objectives.

? Prepare and manage water and wastewater treatment multi-year capital and operating budgets, control operating expenses and meet annual budget objectives ensuring long-term cost effective operations.

? Prepare and implement programs designed to minimize costs, optimize treatment processes, and maximize the longevity and reliability of plant assets.

? Develop and maintain excellent customer relationships including residential, retail, commercial and industrial customers, and all municipalities served by the water and wastewater systems.

? Act as a liaison between the Borough and regulatory agencies, contractors, consultants, etc. to assure effective communication and compliance with regulatory requirements.

? Direct all plant employees and initiatives.

? Provide miscellaneous services and duties as required from time to time consistent with the position and role within the Borough Operations.


A minimum of two years managing a Class B-1 or higher (A-1 preferred) Wastewater Treatment or Class A Water Treatment facility along with five years experience involving in depth working knowledge of water and/or wastewater treatment techniques and industrial waste pretreatment and disposal of biosolids. Must possess either a Class A wastewater treatment or Class B water treatment license.

Necessary skills, knowledge and abilities:

? Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel proficiently.

? Prior responsibility for maintenance of process equipment and upgrading technology is highly desirable

? Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with employees, customers, government agencies, Union leaders, Council and Board members.

? Ability to plan, organize, delegate and implement management practices to achieve results.

? Ability to build and maintain respected work relationships with subordinates, peers, customer, government agencies and other public officials is essential.

? Working knowledge of chemical and biological process is highly desirable.