Post Date: 06/05/2019
Close Date: 06/21/2019
The City of Bend is seeking a Repair and Replacement Supervisor to join the Utility Department management team while providing leadership, direction and organization to the Repair and Replacement program. The successful candidate will have demonstrated supervisory experience in a union environment and demonstrable experience leading change management in a water and wastewater utility program.
This position requires communicating and coordinating with staff and outside agencies, supervising full time and seasonal/temporary employees, responsive customer service; and includes managing and implementing repair and maintenance of water and wastewater linear infrastructure; plan review and assisting with budget management and procurement expense approvals. The position performs a high level of administrative, technical, and professional work.
To be considered for this position, applicants must have a complete application that includes all of the following items:
•The online application via NeoGov (access also available on City of Bend website under Human Resources/Job Openings)
•Attached formal Cover Letter (required)
•Attached formal Resume (required)
•Attached valid Credentials, Certifications and Licensing (if applicable)
Applicants must provide certification that they are a veteran or disabled veteran to receive veteran's preference. For more information click here.
Submission deadline is Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m. PST.
This position supervises the Utilities Repair and Replacement program and work group. The work group is responsible for the renewal, maintenance and replacement of Utility linear assets including; water distribution and wastewater collection piping infrastructure
Utility Field Operations Manager: Focused on supervising staff carrying out day to day tasks, whereas the Field Operations Manager is focused on providing division leadership, as well as managing operational support functions.
Complexity of Work
Work is analytical, non-standardized, widely varied. Evaluates multiple sources of information in complex situations using analytical skills and evaluative judgment to identify, select and apply alternatives and solutions.
Degree of Independence:
Sets own goals and determines how to accomplish results with few guidelines to follow, although precedents may exist; receives broad guidance and overall direction; work rarely reviewed.
Decision Making Authority:
Develops objectives and general policies and procedures within general scope of established operational goals and plans for a specific project or functional area of responsibility. Day-to-day work and decisions do not require direction or review by supervisor. Significant and strategic decisions are referred to supervisor.
Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential Functions Include:
The information provided below encompasses the essential functions and capabilities linked with this position.
Duties and Responsibilities
The individual in this position is expected to engage in the following work-related activities.•Supervises the activities of water distribution and wastewater collection repair and maintenance functions. This includes implementations of and adherence to applicable policies, procedures, standards & specifications in the areas of maintenance and repair on assets at grade or underground.
•Supervises, monitors and inspects completed work for compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, standards, and regulations.
•Supervises and instructs subordinates in the use of equipment associated with the maintenance, repair, upgrade, and expansion of the existing water and wastewater systems, including hydro-excavators, backhoes, loaders, trackhoes, trucks, taps, related to tasks such as line stops, coring, drilling, excavating and other tasks as required to safely and successfully complete assigned projects.
•Assists fellow Utility staff and Engineering Department staff with master plan development, standards and specifications review and updating, private development activities and capital improvement planning and projects
•Work with other Utility Supervisors to address repairs and determine infrastructure age, replacement/renewal timelines, and current needs
•Works with the Water System Operations group to coordinate water valve maintenance and hydrant flushing repair and replacement.
•Supervises the meter program, including the installation of new meters, meter replacement program, and associated Automated Meter Infrastructure (AMI).
•Coordinates with the Safe Drinking Water Program Coordinator for necessary installation of devices for the backflow program.
•Works with the Data Services group to update GIS and as-built drawings.
•Reads, interprets, and follows construction drawings and specifications as necessary to install, service and/or repair infrastructure.
•Ensures the use of the utilities asset management system by work group staff and that the information going into the system is accurate for proper data generation and final reporting purposes
•Performs research and initiates the purchase of equipment, supplies and tools necessary to complete all repairs or replacement.
•Prepares and maintains a variety of work order records and logs related to daily activities and operations; prepares technical memorandums/reports for dissemination to internal departments and/or external agencies.
•Communicates and coordinates frequently with other utility work groups and their respective supervisors to ensure the overall needs of the utility are being met including proactively addressing major utility operations, maintenance, and labor issues.
•Coordinates the inspections team in field inspections of water and wastewater system infrastructure as defined in the City of Bend utility standards and specifications.
•Assists in the development, administration, and monitoring of the division budget, including allocating resources and recommending expenditures and contracted services.
•Procures and manages private contractor work related to this Utility work groups functional area of responsibility
•Coordinates inventory management activities to meet financial policies and to ensure availability of applicable supplies and materials to facilitate efficient operations within the division.
•Ensures availability of support staff for after-hours emergency work and on-call standby duties.
•Complies with safety requirements of the position and actively promotes safe work practices.
•In an emergency event or an officially declared State of Emergency, responds as directed to ensure the restoration of essential public services, facilities and infrastructure.
•Other related duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibility •This position is a management position which encompasses supervisory responsibility, including the following tasks.
•Directly manage all team members, including training, assigning and directing work, evaluating performance, disciplining as necessary, and addressing employee concerns and grievances.
•Provide team members with regular feedback on performance, including frequent informal feedback, annual performance reviews, assisting with professional development, and making recommendations for employee separations, promotions or special assignments.
•Participate in the recruitment of new employees, including interviewing and making hiring recommendations/ decisions and compensation recommendations.
•Disseminate, implement, and enforce organization and team standards, policies, and procedures, including providing proper guidance to those carrying out related duties.
Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:
The individual in this position is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Knowledge of: •Asset management principles and practices
•Water utility design principles and practices;
•Wastewater collection design principles and practices:
•Project management principles;
•Water distribution and wastewater collection system components;
•Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) requirements
•Potable water disinfection requirements
•Basic plumbing principles;
•Backflow prevention principles and practices;
•Customer service and public relations principles;
•Tools and equipment of the trade;
•Applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
•Applicable mechanical systems;
•Underground utility systems;
•Occupational health and safety standards and related practices;
•Working knowledge of the current versions of Microsoft Windows Office products
Skill in: •Monitoring, supervising and assessing subordinates;
•Prioritizing and assigning work;
•Using a computer and related software applications;
•Applying local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations;
•Investigating and resolving potentially hazardous situations;
•Performing skilled water and wastewater utility installation, maintenance, and repair activities;
•Operating utility tools and equipment;
•Providing customer service;
•Collecting, recording, and analyzing data and preparing reports;
•Monitoring and maintaining supplies;
•Reading and interpreting blueprints and specifications;
•Utilizing applicable tools of the trade;
•Operating light to heavy equipment;
•Performing mathematical calculations;
•Forecasting future operational and/or facility needs;
•Developing and monitoring budgets;
•Analyzing situations, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of actions, and implementing recommendations;
•Developing, documenting and implementing standard operating procedures;
•Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
The following capabilities are required to perform the essential functions of this position.•Effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing, including by phone, e-mail, or in person.
•Understand, remember, communicate and apply complex oral and/or written instructions and factual information.
•Remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) for extended periods of time, occasionally stand, walk, stoop or kneel for extended periods of time.
•Exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
•Maintain sustained concentration on computer screens and use keyboards and a variety of peripherals.
•Work is generally performed in an office setting with travel required to off-site locations.
•Ability to occasionally travel locally and regionally.
Education, Experience, Certifications and/or Licenses
The following are the minimum qualifications for this position.•High school diploma or G.E.D equivalent supplemented by two (2) years of college-level coursework in construction management, water or wastewater management, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as outlined in this job description:
•7 years of full-time work experience in a senior municipal water/wastewater utility worker role, including 3 years in the supervision of skilled and semi-skilled water and wastewater utility workers and/or performing similar tasks:
•Possess and have the ability to maintain a valid Oregon Class A commercial driver's license;
•Possess and have the ability to maintain an Oregon Water Distribution III certification;
•Possess and have the ability to maintain an Oregon Wastewater Collections Grade II certification:
•Confined Space Entry Certification or the ability to obtain within six months:
•Associates degree or higher from an accredited college or university in water technology, chemistry, biology, maintenance or a closely related field preferred.
Diversity & Equal Employer Opportunity Statement
The City of Bend is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. At the City of Bend, we don't just accept differences; we value them. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and support the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) and the Oregon Equal Pay Act.