the general supervision of the Utility Assistant Manager, performs as the lead
worker in the operation and maintenance of the County’s water/wastewater
treatment plants, liquid waste disposal facilities, water/wastewater
laboratory, sludge disposal facilities, and collection systems. Position
requires availability for responding to emergency situations on a 24-hour
(A position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the
listed examples include all of the duties which may be found in a position of
the class. An individual must be able to perform the essential functions
listed below and a reasonable accommodation may be made available to qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job).
Lead Worker responsibilities. Tasks include but are not limited to:
work crews to include monitoring and reviewing daily work quality
lead direction in daily plant operating and maintenance functions
prioritizes and schedules work tasks
input and feedback to managers on disciplinary actions and performance
that all operations are conducted in compliance with safety practices and
day-to-day guidance, leadership, mentoring, and training to all plant operators
the utilities assistant manager in overseeing and maintaining lift stations,
laboratory and sludge operations, including testing of solids to dispose at
all required permits and testing are performed correctly adhering to the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New Mexico Environmental Department
duties. Tasks include but are not limited to:
a variety of water/wastewater equipment including but not limited to pumps,
control panels, disinfection system, blowers and mixers
and maintains pumps, motors, blowers chlorine and ultraviolet disinfection
systems, odor control equipment, valves, piping and related equipment using
standard and specialized tools.
general housekeeping duties and maintains plant grounds
and submits instrument readings and laboratory data
and maintains a variety of reports including work order files and logs
with the operation and maintenance of water/wastewater treatment plant,
including inspecting and repairing equipment, and recording equipment
plants are equipped with adequate inventory by monitoring the treatment
chemicals, laboratory chemicals and supplies necessary for departmental
with inspecting construction of water/wastewater structures, lines and
DUTIES. Other duties may be assigned.
Education. High School diploma or GED is
required. Associate’s degree in Water/Wastewater Technology or related
field is preferred.
Experience. Five (5) years of full time
experience in water/wastewater plant operations providing extensive knowledge
of biological process, equipment, tools, physical operations, and methods used
in inspecting, cleaning, operating, and maintaining a water/wastewater plant.
Lead worker or supervisory experience is preferred.
accordance with County policy
Licenses/Certifications. Must have a valid Driver’s
License and maintain a satisfactory driving record in accordance with County
policy. Must have a current NM Water Level IV and NM Wastewater Level IV
(e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver’s license
pass a background and driver’s license check.
SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Must have knowledge of: Current
wastewater systems and operating procedures; mathematical calculations
associated with operation and maintenance of and wastewater facilities;
pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations; Business
English, spelling grammar, and punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
Must have the ability to:
Analyze and evaluate information accurately and express ideas clearly when
providing oral and written reports and recommendations; use initiative and
judgment in working independently while recognizing matters, which require the
awareness of the Utilities Manager; Communicate effectively, both orally and in
writing; English and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships
with others; review diagrams, instructions, construction plans and