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Wastewater Treatment Maintenance Supervisor

Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 03/19/2018

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on March 19, 2018.


Wage and Benefit 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.

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Salary Range: Hourly: $32.17 - $43.43 | Annual: $66,922 - $90,345
Union Representation: No, This position is non-represented
Work Schedule: This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday from 6am-2:30pm.


Join our team. WES in looking for a dynamic and progressive leader looking for a challenge in an excellent work environment to work as our Wastewater Treatment Maintenance Supervisor. This position will be responsible for all maintenance servicing and repair activities (including mechanical, electrical, and low voltage instrumentation) in support of the County’s wastewater and surface water infrastructure including sewage pump stations, wastewater treatment facilities, conveyance systems, surface water structures and flow monitoring stations. The Maintenance Supervisor has responsibility for scheduling preventive and corrective maintenance for all surface water, treatment and conveyance systems and facilities with the appropriate Systems or Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor.

The Department of Water Environment Services at Clackamas County is a dynamic work environment, solving complex issues related to returning reclaimed water to our rivers and streams. WES manages and operates the County’s utility service districts, including Wastewater facilities, collection systems, pump stations, treatment plants, and surface water management structures throughout Clackamas County.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader with strong organizational skills, project management experience, and a passion for maintaining systems.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
•Strong background in electrical or mechanical maintenance with a minimum of 5 years of maintenance experience.
•Practical working knowledge of safety procedures to include but not limited to lockout/tag out, confined space entry and PPE used in a potentially hazardous work environment.
•Good writing skills to support performance reviews, purchasing requests and input for design changes.
•Specific experience using Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) systems to plan and schedule maintenance work.
•Knowledge of wastewater processes and procedures or similar experience in a manufacturing setting that uses pumps, hydraulics, and computer controlled and monitored control systems.
•Experience analyzing and compiling data for predictive and preventative maintenance.
•Strong interpersonal skills that translate into all of the following: a.exercising tact and good judgment with respect to communication in an industrial production environment,
b.collaborative, team-oriented approach to work,
c.effective problem solving skills related to trouble-shooting and quickly implementing repairs to keep critical equipment online,
d.ability to maintain composure in difficult, stressful and quickly emerging situations, and
e.ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively, and professionally

•Possession of a valid driver's license or an acceptable alternative method of transportation. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation or based on the hiring department business needs. Specific information on the County's driving policy can be found at Driving and Vehicle Policy (EPP 52)

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
•Knowledge Wastewater regulations and requirements.
•3 years of maintenance supervisory experience.
•Specific experience working with Lucity.

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


1.Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Supervises and coordinates maintenance, service and repair activities; participates in and assists in developing short and long-range planning; oversees and procures appropriate equipment and materials; ensures utility reliability, asset protection and compliance with statutes, rules and regulations.
2.Recommends and implements a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS); oversees system administration and CMMS upgrades; produces preventive and corrective work orders; develops preventive maintenance schedules and routines; oversees regularly scheduled maintenance; identifies maintenance and repair requirements; estimates project time and materials; prioritizes routine and emergency activities. Collaborates with our Capital Delivery and Engineering teams, reviews construction plans for system upgrades, and conducts final inspections. Assists in assessing effectiveness of programs and procedures; serves as department technical resource in setting priorities on issues related to operational and maintenance activities; recommends and implements enhancements to service delivery.
3.Participates in the preparation of the division’s budget and annual work program for maintenance activities of utility components; monitors expenses and revenues; justifies components of work program; analyzes needs and means for additional resources related to potential impact to rate structures.
4.Supplies data upon request for the preparation of reports required by Federal, State and local regulatory agencies relating to wastewater flows, permit requirements, system bypasses and overflows to rivers and streams; compiles data and maintains records.
5.Supervises and participates in the hiring of technical and maintenance staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers initial steps of progressive discipline; processes and responds to grievances; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments; motivates employees to provide quality service to citizens.
6.Addresses and resolves or participates in the resolution of issues in conflict originating with Department management staff, State/Federal regulatory agencies, citizen groups, customers, consultants and contractors; responds to inquiries and requests for information acts as first responder in emergency situations.
7.Participates with management in planning, designing, and implementing capital improvement projects relating to equipment and maintenance needs; researches need for equipment purchases; assists in the development and review of specifications for specialized maintenance equipment.


Thorough knowledge of: Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in infrastructure and treatment facilities system construction, maintenance, inspection, operation and repair; structure and condition of all County sewage infrastructure and treatment facilities; Federal, State and County regulations applicable to treatment infrastructure and treatment facilities system operation, construction specifications, safety and environmental quality; occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to treatment infrastructure and treatment facility maintenance and repair; safe operation of maintenance equipment.

Working knowledge of: Principles and practices of personnel management, budgeting, purchasing and contract administration.

Skill to: Supervise and evaluate personnel; develop plans, schedules and cost estimates for sewage infrastructure and treatment facility maintenance projects; oversee completion of projects within established time and budget guidelines; interpret blueprints, plans, specifications and technical manuals; inspect infrastructure and treatment systems for deficiencies; maintain technical records; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; motivate employees to provide quality service to citizens; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality, productivity and effectiveness; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes requested by citizens and County staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, government agencies, industrial customers, County staff and the public.


Attendance at periodic public meetings during early morning, evening and weekend hours.

Duties also involve exposure to bacteria, viruses and toxins in wastewater, chemicals, exhaust fumes and dust, loud noises, and vibration. Some duties involve exposure to adverse weather conditions and hazardous locations, such as streets, live sewers, confined underground areas, and on elevated platforms.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens


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 quality 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

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