Employment Opportunities

Current Employment Opportunities with the City of Meridian:

Job Title: Water Maintenance Supervisor
Department: Public Works, Water Division
Reports To: Water Operations Manager
Open Date: April 9, 2019
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Hiring Range: $3,907.29 - $4,991.07 per month, DOE
Salary Range: $3,907.29 - $5,859.16 per month, DOE

Job Summary:
This position provides direction, management, oversight, and guidance to maintenance and operations of the City of Meridian’s municipal water distribution system and related operational and maintenance programs ensuring compliance with all local, federal and state operational, installation, maintenance, and environmental requirements. Coordinates, supervises, and trains staff with the design, development, daily operation, maintenance, installation and repair of the City’s potable water and recycled water distribution facilities and appurtenances thereto. Continually strives to, and improves, water distribution operations. Researches, develops and implements new programs, policies and procedures to improve operational effectiveness, efficiencies and customer service. The Water Maintenance Supervisor works independently under the direction of the Water Operations Manager and performs Water Operations Manager duties during periods of absence.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide guidance and direction to up to 10 direct and indirect reports in the areas of distribution, maintenance, repair, locating, and construction of potable and recycled water programs;

Manage and oversee the organization, staffing, and operational activities for the Water Maintenance Section including assuming responsibility for critical decisions regarding coordination and compliance with Construction, Flushing, Valve, and Fire Hydrant Programs;

Assist in development, manage and execute annual water maintenance section operating and capital budgets;

Assist in development, management, and execution of $10+ million dollar annual division operating and capital budgets;

Assist with financial management of capital assets and budget; develop, administer and manage annual capital and Maintenance budget; monitor and authorize purchases and section expenditures; code invoices; maintain asset records; write requests for proposals; evaluate competitive bids;

Responsible to coordinate timely infrastructure inspection, asset data collection, and implement operational changes;

Manage operation and maintenance of the water distribution system and recycled water system in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, policies and procedures;

Direct process control to ensure effective functioning and operational readiness of distribution system facilities and assets; analyze operational data to initiate process control changes to ensure effectiveness and accuracy with system requirements;

Direct, coordinate, supervise, train and assist assigned subordinates with work activities with potable and reclaimed distribution systems and equipment in accordance with department and citywide policy;

Review and monitor projects, evaluate activities to determine extent of work and resources needed; maintain records of projects; develop, prepare, and analyze progress reports;

Evaluate, implement and oversee general operations, repairs, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance programs of distribution system. Identify shortfalls and take corrective action, adjusting resources as needed to accomplish goals and maintain schedules;

Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service;

Follow all safety procedures and ensure enforcement; monitor work environments to ensure safety of employees and public is maintained;

Train employees in performance of their duties and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with other employees, department superintendents, administration, and the general public;

Lead, assist with, and participate in the engineering and development of new technologies for water distribution and long-term facility planning needs;

Accountable for tracking, maintaining, and retention of records and compliance related to local and state compliance requirements for distribution system;

Create and assist with reports related to operational process trends and compliance status including statistical analysis, graphing, and technical memos;

Develop and oversee asset management program activities and ensure work order completion and asset accuracy; ensure adequate inventory levels and maintenance activities on infrastructure are complete and comply with policies and guidelines; monitor section inventory levels and initiate requests for new or replacement materials and equipment; maintain and repair equipment and tools;

Communicate with supervisor, employees, other departments and agencies to coordinate work activities, collaborate, exchange information, or resolve problems; lead by example demonstrating City values and promoting teamwork;

Respond in a timely manner to and resolve citizen complaints regarding water service, incidents and operations;

Research industry best management practices, trends, benchmarks, new and innovative processes, and regulatory requirements; recommend and implement as necessary;

Report and correct all non-compliance events in accordance with state and federal agencies;

Develop short- and long-range goals and objectives;

Prepare and review performance evaluations, development plans, and work plans;

Perform all managerial activities in alignment with the City of Meridian’s Human Resource policies and procedures; including assisting with hiring, performance evaluations, transferring, promoting, assigning of significant duties, rewarding, performance improvement, disciplining and terminating employment;

Represent the Division at appropriate meetings and related functions; represent the Maintenance Section in public education and outreach activities such as facility tours and public presentations;

Develop appropriate Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for section processes;

Respond to emergencies and after hour events as needed.

Perform other duties as required by the Superintendent, Water Operations Manager or Deputy Director of Utility Operations.

Job Specifications:

High School diploma or equivalent required;

Associate or Bachelor degree in a related field preferred;

Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience, operation and maintenance in a class IV distribution system and class II treatment system; or any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position;

Three (3) years of supervisor experience;

Five (5) years preferred;

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);

Working knowledge of asset management, SCADA, GPS, GIS, and work management software platforms.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Advanced knowledge of methods, practices, and techniques used to operate and maintain a large (69 mgd), water distribution system;

Advanced knowledge of water distribution system operation, maintenance, and regulatory requirements;

Advanced knowledge of hydraulics, flow and processes of water distribution systems;

Advanced knowledge of water production and treatment operation, maintenance, regulations, practices and requirements;

Advanced knowledge of line locating requirements, methods, and regulations;

Advanced knowledge of cross connection program requirements, regulations, practices and methods;

Working knowledge of recycled water distribution and regulations;

Elevated knowledge of modern principles and practices of leadership, management and supervision;

Advanced decision making and problem solving with independence within the framework of established policies, procedures and guidelines;

Working knowledge of potential hazards and applicable safety regulations, safe work practices, and required safety equipment;

Skill in effectively planning, developing, scheduling, assigning, coordinating, and evaluating operation and maintenance programs, activities and personnel;

Ability and knowledge to effectively manage, lead, mentor, train, and evaluate staff; ability to identify conflicts, and resolve difficult employee and operational situations;

Ability to collaborate effectively with engineers, inspectors, consultants, and contractors;

Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematic diagrams;

Ability to work effectively with local, state, and federal permitting and regulatory agencies;

Ability to effectively direct the activities of staff in a manner which will accomplish program objectives;

Ability to train and evaluate staff in the skillful and safe operation of maintenance equipment;

Ability to maintain records and prepare activity reports;

Ability to operate a variety of equipment, machinery and tools used in Division projects and activities;

Ability to provide quality service in a cost effective manner to recommend and implement improved methods of performing the work;

Ability to lead teams and facilitate problem-solving, decision-making, and meetings;

Ability to physically perform the essential functions of the job;

Ability to work well with others, establish strong working relationships, and use tact and diplomacy in communications with staff members and the public;

Ability to delegate make, sound decisions, complete deadlines, and manage personnel;

Communicate with others to optimize effectiveness and efficiency of inter-departmental and intra-departmental operations;

Understanding of Continuous Process Improvement; root cause analysis, process and project management;

Understanding of management concepts involving collaboration, communication, coordination; team building and relationship management;


Must hold State of Idaho Water Distribution Class IV or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire;

Must hold State of Idaho Water Treatment Class III License or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire;

Must have and hold a State of Idaho driver’s license and possess a safe driving record;

Class A commercial driver’s license preferred;

Must be Incident Command System (ICS) 100 & 200 certified within one year of hire.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in an office environment while sitting at a desk for intermittent periods of time. The noise level is usually quiet in the office and moderate to loud in the field;

Frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions;

Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration;

Requires driving a motorized vehicle or maintenance equipment;

Occasionally is exposed to risk of electrical shock;

Occasionally requires lifting and moving up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves more than 100 pounds.

Travel Requirements:

Travel to various City locations required using City-owned vehicles;

Occasional travel within or outside the region may be required for training or meeting attendance.

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