Location: Santa Fe, NM
Deadline Date: 4/9/13
Job Summary: This position provides professional expertise and leadership to manage the state-of-the-art Buckman Direct Diversion (BDD) facilities, co-owned by the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County; and is responsible for the production of drinking water that is compliant with applicable local, state and federal regulations, meets the demands of the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County, and optimizes facility operations. Must pass the applicable BDD certification in all key areas of competency within one year of hire for continued employment with the BDD.
Qualifications: Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelorís Degree in water/wastewater technology, engineering, chemistry, management or related field. Masterís of Science in civil, environmental or water resources engineering or related field of engineering is desirable. Professional Engineer preferred; and
Eight years of experience in water operations, four of which must include management of the operation and maintenance of a water facility and direct supervision of staff of a water or wastewater treatment facility. Advanced unit process management of a highly automated surface water treatment facility is preferred. A Master of Science in civil, environmental or water resources engineering or related field of engineering may substitute for two years of experience.
Must possess a Level IV New Mexico State Water Systems Certification or be able to obtain the certification within six months of hire.
Must possess a valid driverís license upon hire and obtain a City of Santa Fe driving permit within 30 days of hire. (NM driverís license without restrictions for an ignition interlock device is required to obtain City of Santa Fe driving permit.)
Must pass the applicable BDD certification in all key areas of competency within one year of hire for continued employment with the BDD.
Must have a telephone or an equivalent means of communication.
May be required to respond to call out in the event of emergency.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of advanced water treatment unit process theory and operation; practices and principles of management and supervision; advanced surface water plant operations and maintenance; applicable laws and regulations governing management of human resources; safe drinking water, including applicable federal, state and local regulations related thereto; occupational hazards and safety practices in the utility operations/maintenance field; and of budgets and financial operations. Knowledge of computer hardware and software used in the control, operation and maintenance of a water treatment facility.
Skill in leadership and management, including human resources management; developing and communicating business recommendations; written and verbal communication; and the analysis of water-related issues and in developing and implementing appropriate actions or programs around these issues.
Ability to work independently; plan, assign, direct, coordinate and review the work of others; to lead, motivate and develop subordinate staff; to develop and maintain effective relationships with elected officials, other managers, staff and the public; and gather and analyze data, draw conclusions, and make and implement recommendations; and effectively use standard and specialized computer software applications.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Work is performed inside and outside, sometimes in inclement weather or slippery surfaces and in confined spaces. Often requires exposure to loud noises, vibrations, chemicals, toxic gases and fumes, germs, bacteria and allergens. May be required to use an oxygen monitor in designated areas. May be subject to cuts,bruises, punctures, burns, broken bones, insect and/or snake bites. Work is strenuous and may require extended periods of walking, standing, lifting up to 25 pounds, carrying, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching above the head and shoulders, speaking, hearing and good visual acuity. May be required to enter and work in confined spaces and climb ladders. Work may require irregular work hours, late meetings, travel; and may be called out to address emergency situations.
The City of Santa Fe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the American's with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.