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Current Employment Opportunities with the City of Meridian:


Job Title: Collection System Manager
Department: Public Works
Reports To: Wastewater Superintendent
Open Date: September 4, 2019
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Hiring Range: $3,985.44 - $5,090.90 per month, DOE
Salary Range: $3,985.44 - $5,976.35 per month, DOE

Job Summary:
The Collection System Manager is responsible for the management and supervision of assigned staff performing operation, construction, maintenance, and repair services to the wastewater collection system and related components, to include lift stations. This position provides oversight on collection system projects to ensure adherence to required specifications, achievement of industry benchmarking goals, and completion of project milestones. Additionally, the position is also responsible for managing the work related to inspecting existing sewer systems; updating maintenance cycles, investigating back-up claims, and surveying the overall integrity and efficiency of the City’s wastewater piping systems. This position serves as the legally responsible, backup responsible charge operator for the Collections System. Under the broad direction of the Wastewater Superintendent, this position utilizes independent discretion in decision-making to develop and implement policies and performance standards and provide technical assistance to ensure high-quality utility infrastructure is maintained and customer service levels are met.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Develop and oversee the performance, management, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC), and continuous improvement programs for the Wastewater Collections division;

Provide leadership, supervision, coaching and mentoring to a team of up to ten (10) Wastewater Collection Technicians;

Develop, assign, schedule and manage work load allocations for the team of Collection Technicians to achieve maximum efficiency, effectiveness and productivity;

Conduct workforce planning and goal-setting activities, evaluate and review employee performance, make hiring and discipline decisions and recommendations, and oversee staff success and accountability;

Responsible for City compliance with all EPA and IDEQ regulatory directives and requirements related to the collection system;

Build and maintain positive and constructive partnerships with City staff and departments, the community, contractors, and, local & state agencies;

Directly responsible for the management and execution of an annual operating budget of $1 million dollars; assists in completion and management of capital improvement projects with an annual budget of $5-10 million dollars;

Identify, develop and submit budgetary requests required to support and sustain the division’s programs and associated service levels;

Proactively plan for the future needs of the Collections Division to ensure benchmarking goals are met;

Organizing the schedules of both personnel and equipment to ensure that benchmarked schedules are met;

Respond to wastewater emergencies as required. Respond to complaints regarding Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO), claims for damages alleged to be caused by the collection system, and related questions from the general public;

Direct efforts to find illegal entry and dumping into the collection system;

Update, direct, and track the Wastewater Collections preventative maintenance program which includes scheduled sewer line cleaning, repair, and replacement projects;

Update, direct, and track the Wastewater Collections asset inspection program which includes scheduled CCTV inspection and standardized PACP utilization;

Support the implementation and ongoing utilization of asset management software, and ensure that all sewer calls and pertinent work requests and work orders are entered into the asset management software;

Assist Engineering with the development and prioritization of sewer repair and replacement projects;

Review project plans and specifications provide comments and suggestions. Provide technical guidance for review and development of City specifications;

Oversee training regarding work methods, procedures, utilizing specialized tools and equipment, and all related safety aspects;

Oversee and administer the program’s training and development requirements to ensure licensures, certifications and qualifications are intact and current for all staff;

Review, update and enforce policies, procedures, practices and performance standards regarding the City’s Wastewater Collections program. Stay current with new trends, best practices and advancements in the profession;

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:

Minimum of five years progressively responsible experience working within the Public Works industry, in the management, operation, construction, maintenance and repair of wastewater collection systems;

Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience;

2 year associates degree in a field related to environmental science, engineering, or construction management is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Substantial knowledge of operation and maintenance of various types of sewer pipe line cleaning and inspection equipment;

Substantial knowledge of practices, methods, techniques, terminology, tools, materials, and equipment used in monitoring the operational characteristics of wastewater collection systems and standard construction practices;

Proficiency with the Microsoft Suite of programs including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel;

Ability to read and interpret plans and sewer maps;

Substantial knowledge and understanding of applicable local, state, and federal construction documents.

ISPWC knowledge preferred;

Knowledge of SCADA system operation;

Project management experience including scheduling, meeting milestones, setting expectations, and resource utilization;

Substantial knowledge of the U.S. EPA''s Capacity, Management, Operations, and Maintenance (CMOM) and NPDES regulations;

Ability to cooperatively discuss, explain and mentor staff and customers on the intent of project documents;

Facilitate problem solving and decision making meetings with staff, City representatives, contractors, developers and consultants;

Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Understand construction site safety procedures including confined space entry and excavation, to include traffic safety techniques;

Ability to make fair and reasonable judgments, keep accurate and detailed written records and be able to work effectively on numerous projects simultaneously and under time constraints;

Ability to develop and maintain an effective, cooperative, professional and positive working relationship with subordinates, co-workers, contractors, outside agencies and the general public;

Ability to consistently demonstrate the ability to work as a team player, communicate in a professional and diplomatic manner, collaborate with others, adapt to change, show respect to co-workers and customers and demonstrate integrity in the performance of job responsibilities;

Utilize computer applications, spreadsheets, and database management systems to prepare and maintain records including time cards, work orders, and accident reports, as well as customer complaint forms;

Has the ability to install, calibrate and maintain flow monitoring and sampling equipment.


Requires minimum of ID Wastewater Collections System Operator IV licensure;

Or the ability to obtain within 18 months of employment;

NASSCO Pipeline Assessment and Certification within 1 year of hire;

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license;

CDL License, preferred;

Must be able to attend and complete all required safety training requirements and certifications including but not limited to: confined space entry, CPR/AED, ICS, fall protection, and flagger/traffic safety.

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;

Requires sitting at a desk for long periods of time, up to 8 hours;

Requires clarity of speech and hearing, which permits the employee to communicate effectively;

Requires clear vision to read printed materials and computer screen to accomplish work;

Requires repetitive movement of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers;

Works both in an office and outdoor environments;

Ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.;

Standing and walking for extended periods of time;

Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally;

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate power tools and equipment.

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.