The Clackamas County Department of Water Environment Services (WES) manages and operates the County’s utility service districts, including sewage facilities, collection systems, pump stations, treatment plants and surface water management. We are looking to hire a full-time Resource Recovery Supervisor to join our team.
The Resource Recovery Supervisor is responsible for supervising, coordinating, and monitoring the Resource Recovery program and staff, participates in workforce planning, training, problem solving, scheduling, budgeting, hiring, and personnel issues. You would also provide your technical and administrative advice to operation program staff in order to ensure smooth and efficient operations that comply with WES policies, rules, as well as with federal and state regulations.
If you are passionate about the work we do and share in our mission to provide a sustainable environment, you have experience working in the wastewater industry, you have superb writing skills, you are a good communicator, you possess problem solving skills and engage in analytical thinking, please apply today!! This is an excellent opportunity for a Certified Wastewater Operator to take their career to the next level.
A minimum of 3 years of experience in wastewater, water quality, or environmental services
Working knowledge of Federal, State and County regulations regarding land application of biosolids associated with Clean Water Act, state and local regulations
Working knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions in a field setting
Experience working in a fast-paced dynamic organization
A minimum of 3 years of experience providing exceptional, responsive, and professional customer service to a variety of internal and external stakeholders
Strong interpersonal skills that translate into all of the following:
exercising tact and good judgment with respect to communication in an industrial production environment,
collaborative, team-oriented approach to work,
effective problem solving skills related to trouble-shooting and quickly implementing repairs to keep critical equipment online,
ability to maintain composure in difficult, stressful and quickly emerging situations, and
ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively, and professionally
Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Learn more about the County's driving policy.
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
Certification as a Wastewater Operator
Bachelor’s Degree in biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, or engineering
Basic knowledge of the fundamentals of leadership and personnel
Experience in a leadership, management, or supervisory role
Knowledge Wastewater regulations and requirements
Working knowledge of developing, administering and monitoring annual budgets
Experience working with computer software applications, to include; excel, word and databases
Experience in regulatory reporting and data management in an environmental context
Experience in energy management/improvement projects
Knowledge of CDL regulations, DOT regulations, and transportation maintenance as it relates to heavy duty fleet vehicles
Typical Job Duties:
Supervises and provides daily work direction; plans, schedules, assigns and reviews work; approves absences and overtime; trains and provides technical assistance to staff; analyzes and resolves work problems; conducts performance evaluations, disciplinary action, and responds to grievances; makes recommendations on personnel actions, such as hiring; facilitates participation and training of team members in work activities.
Plans, schedules, coordinates and supervises the activities of the Resource Recovery Program; monitors and evaluates operations relative to established goals and objectives, and for effectiveness, efficiency and compliance with WES policies, rules, and state and federal regulations; recommends and implements changes; prepares various reports on operations and activities; coordinates, plans, develops, implements, and monitors operations program performance management plans and metrics as part of the operations management team.
Oversees the maintenance, continued development, and expansion of the strategic energy management program; coordinates, monitors and develops energy program goals, staff engagement activities, and the opportunity register; orients operations staff in program tools, goals, and areas of responsibility.
Maintains and oversees monitoring program for the land application of biosolids, including scheduling and performing analysis; oversees installation and maintenance of GPS instrumentation and equipment; approves sites for and ensures proper land application in accordance with the department’s Biosolids Management Plan.
Develops and recommends annual work plan and budget; monitors and controls expenditures; oversees and coordinates special projects and contracted services; coordinates operations with other teams and personnel within and outside the department.
Oversees record maintenance and regulatory compliance reports; resolves land owner and neighbor complaints; performs public relations contacts with landowners to maintain an adequate amount of land application sites for use.
Provides public and customer service support to County operations and other municipalities; responds to complaints and inquiries; conducts facility tours and public information meetings; answers technical questions and explains wastewater operations and maintenance systems; represents WES and participates in meetings, committees, activities, and associations.
Ensures compliance with safety procedures and regulations; plans and implements safety and technical training programs; participates in the development of written procedures for maintenance activities; reviews safety concerns and suggestions.
Manages, coordinates, and oversees the maintenance of WES fleet vehicles.
Working knowledge of: Basic principles and practices of personnel management, supervision, and budgeting; procurement and contract administration; federal, state, and county regulations regarding biosolids and reuse associated with the Clean Water Act and related programs; occupational hazards and safety precautions at a wastewater treatment facility; computer software applications; English grammar, spelling and punctuation; principles and concepts of work teams; public and customer service techniques; CDL and DOT regulations.
Skill to: Supervise and direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality, productivity and effectiveness; recommend appropriate corrective action; train and direct the work of personnel in field operations and safety; incorporate team participation in decision making; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, contractors, government agencies and other County employees; coordinate public information activities; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Additional Salary Information: Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package including competitive wages, annual cost-of-living adjustments, annual merit increases (for eligible positions), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status positions.
We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, onsite fitness classes, onsite Farmers Market with fresh produce available for purchase, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle. In addition, WES offers a variety of opportunities to get involved in outside of work that help to protect, preserve, and sustain the environment. Come join our dedicated team and help us in our mission to promote solid sustainability practices that reduce the environmental impact of all our activities.
Internal Number: 104503
About Clackamas County Water Environment Services
Oregonians are rightfully proud of their commitment to maintaining a clean environment. At Water Environment Services (WES) we share that commitment. Our mission is to provide resource recovery and watershed protection services to our community so they can live, work and play in a healthy environment. WES manages two wastewater service districts, one of which includes surface water program services, and one surface water district, all within Clackamas County. In total, the Districts represent over one billion dollars in infrastructure investments that are managed, operated and maintained to the highest industry standards. Employees of WES operate and maintain five wastewater pollution control plants. WES collects and cleans more than 6 billion gallons of wastewater annually before releasing it into local rivers. The surface water management program provides water quality protection for the community by implementing a variety of programs that reduce pollution in our rivers, streams and wetlands caused by urban storm water runoff. Surface water management services provided to the community include the construction and maintenance of infrastructure necessary to improve water quali...ty and/or provide adequate conveyance of storm water runoff, development plan review, public education related to water quality and storm water issues, restoration and enhancement of riparian areas and stream channels and watershed planning.