Chief Operator (CPO) for the Sustainable Water Facility (SWF)Cambria Community Services District
Cambria Community Services District Chief Plant Operator (CPO) for the Sustainable Water Facility (SWF) Monthly Salary: $6,268.25 - $7,619.08
Definition: Under direction of the General Manager or his or her designee, the Chief Plant Operator is directly responsible for operating Cambria Community Services District's Sustainable Water Facility in compliance with the Facility's Title 22 and Title 27 Permits. Responsibilities include monitoring, adjusting, and troubleshooting facilities and equipment to ensure that all parameters within the Title 22 and Title 27 permits are being met at all times. Responsible for maintaining records and logs, both electronically and manually relating to the Sustainable Water Facility. Work in close unison with CCSD staff and operational and technical consultants relating to all aspects of the Sustainable Water Facility.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Methods, practices, materials, tools, and equipment used in the operation, maintenance and repair of an indirect potable reuse facility that utilizes microfiltration, reverse osmosis and advanced oxidation and ultraviolet disinfection. Strong knowledge base in areas relating to the collection and dissemination of laboratory data within self-monitoring reports to the Water Board. In-depth knowledge of chemical feed systems, pumps, water wells, controls and equipment. Strong knowledge base in the principals of supervision, safety, training, permit compliance, budgeting and budget management and associated practices required for plant operation and maintenance. Strong communication skills both orally and in writing. Must be a self-starter and be reliable, energetic, have a strong work ethic, and be honest.
Ability to: Serves as the Sustainable Water Facility (SWF), Chief Plant Operator (CPO). Work in close unison with the Administrative Department, Water & Wastewater Departments and in direct support of the Sustainable Water Facility. Work in close unison with multiple regulatory agencies regarding the Sustainable Water Facility, specifically including but not limited to the Regional Water Quality Control Board staff (RWQCB). Continue to build a positive and proactive relationship with the RWQCB staff based on trust, accountability, and a continuous open and honest dialogue regarding the SWF. Serve as the District's liaison with the RWQCB and other Regulatory and Governmental entities relating to the day to day operations of the Sustainable Water Facility (SWF), the Title 22 and Title 27 permits. Work closely and in unison with the District Engineer and Administrative Technician IV (assigned to support the District Engineer). Actively participate with and timely provide information to assist with the coordination of preparing and transmitting reports, collecting and transportation of lab samples for the SWF and Impoundment Basin. Ability to meet deadlines and have strong organizational skills. Supervises the day to day operations of the Sustainable Water Facility and work in close unison with the General Manager, District Engineer, Water Supervisor, Wastewater Supervisor, and Administrative Technician IV. Ensuring that all regulatory and operational requirements as outlined within the Title 22 and Title 27 permits are met. Work with General Manager, Administrative Services Officer, District Engineer, and Finance Manager in the preparation of the annual budget for the Sustainable Water Facility. Train and evaluate staff when appropriate and in coordination with both the Water and Wastewater Supervisor in the operation and maintenance of the Sustainable Water Facility. During periods when the Sustainable Water Facility is not in operation, the CPO of the SWF may be required to assist the Water Department with emergency responses and repairs, as well as daily operational tasks while working in collaboration with the Water System Supervisor. In doing so, the operation of the Sustainable Water Facility will take precedence over other water operational matters. Ability to get along well with others.
1. Five years of progressive experience in the operation, and maintenance of an indirect potable reuse facility or similar potable water facilities, with at least one year of experience as supervisor of utilities maintenance or any other equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work.
2. Experience in operations and maintenance of a water system that utilizes microfiltration, chemical feed systems, reverse Osmosis technology and advanced oxidation with ultra violet disinfection.
3. Experience in preparing self-monitoring reports to a Water Board. Experience working with SCADA systems and complex monitoring instrumentation.
4. Strong communication skills both orally and in writing.
5. Experience in computer software programs relating to the operation of a complex water system.
Education: High School graduate or G.E.D.
1. Grade T3 Water Treatment Operator's License issued from the State of California Department of Health Services.
2. Grade D2 Water Distribution Operator's License issued from the State of California Department of Health Services.
3. Valid California class "C" driver's license. Must maintain satisfactory DMV driving record and ability to maintain insurability.