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Assistant Superintendent

Date Posted
Employer Name
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Sector Name
Local Government
Northeast Ohio
Career Level


Assistant Superintendent- Plants - (10689)
Assists the Superintendent in providing general management, leadership and direction to the operations, maintenance and improvement of the assigned Wastewater Treatment Plant. Assists the Superintendent in leading the planning, organizing, and coordinating of related operations and services. Provides technical guidance to supervisors and managers on major operational problems. Establishes maintenance and operations related best practices, policies and procedures to ensure appropriate positioning, consistency of processes, and delivery of quality services. Develops strategies and methods to improve operations and maintenance, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and manage preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance programs. Works cooperatively to provide quality customer service. Develops and maintains good public relationships. Performs other related similar duties as may be required.
- Oversees and coordinates plant operations and maintenance. Ensures compliance in accordance with federal and state requirements and departmental procedures. Inspects and monitors treatment plant operations through all stages of the wastewater treatment process. Assists in the development and implementation of functional level strategy. Sets priorities and allocates resources. Takes appropriate actions to correct equipment and treatment deficiencies. Responds to emergencies and determines remedial action. Monitors laboratory test results of plant processes to ensure required adjustments are made to meet or exceed regulatory requirements.
- Oversees and ensures appropriate direction of proactive management. Plans, schedules and implements plant preventive maintenance programs. Ensures standby equipment is available and in proper operating condition. Oversees and ensures the monitoring of plant equipment to identify malfunctions. Approves repairs or replacements of components and equipment. Ensures proper inventory of parts and supplies.
- Conducts formal hiring interviews. Makes selection and promotion recommendations. Coaches, mentors, and manages performance of managers, supervisors, and other subordinates. Evaluates personnel performance. Identifies and ensures appropriate and timely training and development. Resolves disputes and maintains discipline and morale. Holds grievance and disciplinary hearings. Initiates and recommends disciplinary actions.
- Directs and implements processes to work within District policies and procedures to ensure adherence to the law, to meet permit regulations and standards, and maintain safety. Reviews accident investigation reports and makes recommendations and takes appropriate actions, as necessary.
- Reviews the financial and operating and maintenance reports developed by individual departments in order to eliminate duplicate effort of report generation. Works with appropriate staff on creating and controlling financial budgets.
- Serves in various roles within the District’s incident command structure during large-scale emergencies. May oversee emergency response in department related emergencies and may serve as incident commander. Provides guidance for the emergency response plans and participates in and helps develop crisis response drills.
- Reviews, evaluates and analyzes trends in data and engineering documents to make project and process decisions that satisfy operation, maintenance, safety and engineering guidelines.
- Addresses problems associated with maintaining existing and installing new utility infrastructure by consulting with appropriate departments, consultants and vendors.
- Provides short- and long-term planning that defines objectives for operation and maintenance areas, meets necessary budget requirements, creates schedules and allocates staff appropriately. Sets priorities for resource utilization and identifies the need for capital equipment, improvements and expenditures.
- Makes decisions after thorough evaluation on own initiative and/or with colleagues regarding the efficient operation and maintenance of the plant, or the welfare of employees.
- Verbally communicates with peers, subordinates, and management information about issues or problems; interviews to establish facts and make recommendations.
- Brainstorms for ideas to solve problems, improve efficiency, cost or safety. Works with management and staff members to develop ideas and implement solutions in order to resolve problems and/or improve efficiency. Serves on various teams to implement strategic initiatives. Manages continuous change and adapts business processes as necessary. Serves on various teams to implement strategic initiatives. Assists other managers in the adaptation and implementation of change.
- Works with department managers to assess, evaluate and improve maintenance management system outputs to ensure quality in order to comply with EPA regulations. Facilitates the commonality and standards required across the department for Asset Management.
- Integrates verbal and numerical information to create reports that are understood by a wide variety of audiences and to estimate staffing and resource needs. Analyzes a wide variety of information for decision-making. Develops various reports for various audiences such as subordinates, Superintendents, and Directors. Gives presentations at internal department meetings, board meetings, and community meetings.
- Completes routine administration duties, including writing correspondence, describing technical situations in lay terms; creates proposals; and, keeps detailed records.
- Serves as Superintendent in his/her absence.
- Assists in the writing, data generation and compilation of the plant’s monthly and annual reports.
- Plans, conducts and participates in meetings and cross functional teams in which the collective resources of the group members are used efficiently.
- Assists in the preparation and presentation of the plant’s annual budget.
- Ensures and maintains good internal and external relationships.
- Performs other duties of a similar nature as may be required.
- Candidate must possess Bachelor degree, preferably in Business, Engineering or a closely related field. Candidate must possess five (5) years of experience in wastewater treatment. Experience in working with Collective Bargaining Union workforce and contractor preferred but not required
- Candidate must possess an Associate degree in Business, or a closely related field. Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in wastewater treatment, with at least five (5) of those years in a supervisory or lead capacity.
- Candidate must possess a High school diploma or its’ GED equivalent. Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in wastewater treatment, with at least seven (7) of those years in a supervisory or lead capacity.
- Experience must include three (3) years of in supervising, managing, and/or leading people, projects, and/or processes.
- Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record in accordance with the District’s acceptable guidelines.
- Candidate must possess a Valid Class III State of Ohio Wastewater Operator Certificate
- Candidate must obtain a Class IV state of Ohio Wastewater Operator Certificate within four (4) years of employment and be recertified as required.
- Candidate must possess effective verbal and written communication and facilitation skills; proven experience effectively managing people and processes, and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Candidate must possess strong people, managerial, leadership, project management and data analysis skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Candidate must have the ability to use sound judgment to set and execute short- and long-term objectives, provide direction, and make effective decisions involving people, processes and data.
- Candidate must possess the ability to be reliable and punctual in reporting to work as scheduled.
DISCLAIMER: The information outlined in this job description indicates the general nature and type of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities or competencies required of employees within this classification.
NEORSD, an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, recognizing the full range of human differences and similarities. Through our unwavering efforts to leverage the potential of our diversity, we continually strive to build and foster an environment that respects each individual. We encourage and promote innovation, and provide opportunities for all employees to interact, communicate, and realize the full potential of their talents.
Our Employee Benefits & Wellness Programs
We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package including: Health Insurance Coverage, Various Retirement Planning Options (Ohio Public Employee Retirement System and Deferred Compensation Plans), Group and Voluntary Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Assistance Program, Free Parking at our facilities, Corporate Discounts, and More!  We also have a very active Health & Wellness Program that promotes a life/work balance.
Primary Location: Southerly Plant Canal Rd
Work Locations: Southerly Plant Canal Rd    
Job: Operations / Maintenance
Organization: District Admin
Schedule: Full-time
Minimum Salary: $75,031
Midpoint Salary: $93,789
Job Posting: 10/06/2017, 5:53:53 PM
Opening Date (Period for Applying) - External: 10/06/2017, 4:00:00 AM
Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: 11/04/2017, 3:59:00 AM

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