Department Information, Job Summary and Essential Job Functions
NOTE: The normal starting salary for this position is $52,325.28/annually. A higher salary may be considered, dependent on the qualifications and experience of the selected applicant and/or the City's step placement policy.
This job classification has been designated as a safety sensitive job classification in accordance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S., 427.1 et seq., (OSCN 2019), effective August 29, 2019. This means employees in this job classification can be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination if they test positive for marijuana components or metabolites, even if they possess a medical marijuana license.
Water Quality Division has a Utilities Shift Supervisor on each shift at each water plant that monitors and supervises all water treatment processes, equipment, facilities, and employees while on shift.
JOB SUMMARY AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
These positions are located in the Water Quality Division in various water treatment plants in the Utilities Department with the City of Oklahoma City and is under the direction of the Plant Manager. The Utilities Shift Supervisor requires a thorough knowledge of water treatment operations and the ability to supervise plant operations staff engaged in the day-to-day operations of a plant. The employee in this classification must possess previously acquired knowledge and skill in supervisory techniques and methods prior to assuming the position. Essential job functions include: assigning and scheduling the work of plant operations staff; supervising assigned staff; providing verbal instruction and physical demonstration of facility and equipment operations and safety procedures; training and supervising operations personnel; collecting samples and performing certain laboratory tests in compliance with regulatory and department requirements; monitoring and ensuring laboratory tests are accurately recorded and are in compliance with regulatory and department requirements; optimizing the treatment processes chemicals; monitoring, calibrating, and inspecting equipment; delivering high quality, potable water to the distribution network consistent with health and environmental requirements required by federal, state, and department drinking water standards; managing water flow through the water plant processes so that the plant delivers potable water under adequate pressure to the distribution network and produces water treatment residuals meeting department requirements. The Utilities Shift Supervisor uses independent judgement in performing day-to-day tasks, with special written or verbal assignments received from the Plant Manager; and collects and reports data requiring intermediate level mathematical calculations and computer skills. Due to direct occupational health, safety and environmental concerns associated with performing both routine and non-routine water operations, maintenance, and production tasks, the Utilities Shift Supervisor is a safety sensitive classification. Therefore, current and prospective employees are required to meet and maintain specific physical standards and guidelines. The work is subject to review through evaluation of operating reports and visual inspections.
Honorably discharged veterans of the United States Active Duty Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserve Forces who are not currently employed full-time by the City of Oklahoma City shall receive five (5) points added to the passing score on an initial selection process. Qualified applicants must upload or submit a copy of their DD Form 214 or NGB Form 22 indicating discharge type/character of service at the time of application.
Knowledge of and skill in water plant operations and processes.
Knowledge of and skill in applying appropriate safety procedures.
Knowledge of and skill in applying supervisory techniques and methods in the performance of duties.
Knowledge of and skill in collecting samples and in applying standard laboratory techniques and procedures related to performing laboratory tests.
Knowledge of and skill in operating water calibrating equipment and/or machinery relating to plant operations, processes, and tests.
Knowledge of and skill in performing duties of employees supervised.
Knowledge of and skill in providing physical demonstrations of tasks to be performed.
Skill in communication in verbal and written form.
Skill in recording information accurately.
Ability to make work-related decisions.
Ability and willingness to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability and willingness to meet and maintain physical health standards and guidelines for the work performed
Willingness to assume responsibility for work performed and decisions made.
Willingness to assume responsibility for workers and equipment.
Willingness to exercise established environmental safety precautions for the work performed for yourself, co-workers, and the public.
Possession of a Class "A" Oklahoma State Water Operator License for Water Processes.
Possession of a Class "B" Oklahoma State Water Laboratory Operator License for Drinking Water.
Three (3) years' experience in supervision
Knowledge and skill in the use of computer software: Microsoft XP, Excel, Word, Access, SAP.
Knowledge of OSHA safety requirements.
Skill in both routine and contingency workforce scheduling.
Skill in math.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Inside and outside, exposed to heat, cold, humidity, adverse weather conditions, etc.
Subject to working in and around standing or flowing water, raw sewage or exposed to pressurized water and equipment.
Subject to working on or around slippery surfaces.
Subject to climbing portable ladders to heights up to 45 feet and climbing fixed ladders to heights up to 265 feet above ground level to work on tanks, platforms, grating and equipment.
Subject to climbing down portable ladders to depths of 45 feet and climbing down fixed ladders to depths of 72 feet when working on equipment or in pits below ground.
Subject to working in confined spaces and cramped positions where limited or restricted means of entry or exit exist.
Subject to working near moving objects such as motor vehicles and plant machinery or equipment.
Frequently exposed to constant noise at low levels and occasional loud noise for extended periods.
Possibility of burns when working near or around heated metals and equipment.
Frequently exposed to chemical vapors or fumes, dust, and natural respiratory hazards.
Occasionally exposed to insects, plants and other natural agents that cause allergic reactions.
Occasionally exposed to potentially hazardous wildlife.
Occasionally exposed to toxins and irritants, such as, corrosive chemicals, acids and cleaners, fuel, and other otherwise harmful substances.
Possibility of electrocution, electrical shock, fire, or burn when working with electricity and electrical machinery.
Possibility of chemical or thermal explosions.
Subject to working irregular work hours, overtime, and on weekends and holidays.
Frequently required to work rotating shifts and/or work locations.
Occasional local travel.
Frequently exposed to large concentrations of noxious odors.
Possibility of exposure to blood-borne pathogens, raw sewage, and other infectious agents.
NOTE: Typical City employee working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, working hours vary (may require work to begin before 8:00 a.m. and/or end beyond 5:00 p.m., and/or may require work on weekends and holidays), and are subject to change, based on the duties and location of the position and the business needs of the assigned work unit/department.
Strength enough to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds frequently and/or up to 50 pounds occasionally.
Stamina enough to exert oneself physically throughout the workday.
Flexibility enough to bend, twist and reach while loading and unloading materials and equipment.
Mobility enough to continuously move oneself from place to place.
Gross body coordination and balance enough to perform work while standing on ladders, scaffolding, catwalks, tanks, etc.
Arm-hand steadiness enough to perform tasks such as repairing pumps, motors, valves, piping, chemical feeder, etc.
Manual and finger dexterity enough to use hand tools and replace small equipment or components. blueprints, etc.
Near vision enough to perform tasks such as inspect equipment and read gauges, schematics, blueprints, etc.
Far vision enough to observe co-workers at ground level, while working on tanks, in pits, and to identify warning signs at a distance of 20 feet etc.
Visual color discrimination enough to identify red, green, and yellow items.
Speech and hearing enough to communicate clearly and distinctly in person and by two-way radio, understand conversation in a noisy environment, and locate malfunctions in machinery.
Pulmonary function sufficient to use a self-contained breathing apparatus and respirator.
Maximum body mass, including equipment weighing up to 30 pounds not to exceed 310 pounds.
NOTE: All applicants considered for employment must be able to pass a respirator fit and cardiopulmonary test. Successful applicants must be able to utilize all safety equipment within its design capacities. (Examples: Fall protection/arrest systems, ladders/lifts, confined space entry gear, etc.).
NOTE: City employees are required to receive pay electronically, either via direct deposit or pay card.
NOTE: Full-time employees on the Interdepartmental lateral transfer/voluntary demotion list who are interested in this position must submit an application through the standard process.
NOTE TO FORMER EMPLOYEES: To participate in any selection process, former employees must be eligible for rehire. If you are unsure of your rehire status, please contact the Human Resources Department at (405) 297-2530. If your rehire status has been coded "Not Eligible," "Eligible 3," or "Conditional," you will need to request a review of your rehire status through the Human Resources Department's Labor Relations Division.
NOTE: Upon a conditional offer and acceptance of employment, the City of Oklahoma City will conduct a background investigation/verification. Applicants will be provided contact information for any third-party reporting agencies used to collect background information in connection with conditional offers of employment.
NOTE: Applicants will be provided a copy of the City of Oklahoma City's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy upon conditional offer and acceptance of the position and prior to being directed for a health screen/physical examination and drug test.
NOTE: Completion of the supplemental questions is required. Applicant responses to supplemental questions must specifically answer the questions asked. Responses to supplemental questions must be supported by work history/information listed on the application/resume. Applications may not be reviewed if specific responses to supplemental questions have not been provided.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
If you require reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process,
please notify one of the Human Resources Department Representatives by calling 405-297-2530.
The City of Oklahoma City is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity and inclusion.
The City of Oklahoma City will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex (to include sexual orientation and gender identity and/or expression), age, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.