Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Water/Wastewater System Assessment Manager in Silver Spring, Maryland

Position Information

Functional TitleWater/Wastewater System Assessment Manager

Recruitment Category TypeStandard

Functional CategoryUtility Services

GradeGS.13

FLSA StatusExempt

Requisition Number19-0015

Number of Vacancies1

Job LevelManagement

Job CodeN/A

Job Description Summary

Responsible for facilitating the inspection and maintenance of sewer collection activities through the application of business principles and industry best practices for an assigned section.

Organization NameWater/Wastewater Systems Assessment

Reports toDivision Manager, Water/Wastewater Systems Assessment

Full or Part TimeFull Time

If Part Time how many hours per week

Regular or TemporaryRegular

Position End Date (if temporary)

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Position LocationSilver Spring

Position Summary Information

General Summary

In a team environment, the incumbent is responsible for facilitating the inspection and maintenance of sewer collection activities through the application of business principles and industry best practices for an assigned section.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises and coordinates the work for Prince George’s or Montgomery County collection technicians and administrative support.

  • Schedules the work of the unit on a short and long-term basis.

  • Forms crews and assigns work.

  • Tracks the performance of the Section on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis in relation to the Section’s goals.

  • Assures the quality of all written material drafted by the field staff.

  • Keeps the Section informed of its progress towards goals by posting weekly information.

  • Keeps informed of the current technology and equipment available both within the Commission and in the wastewater industry.

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of technology and equipment.

  • Assures that the section is in regulatory compliance.

  • Maintains inventory and cost accounts of equipment and materials.

  • Prepares specifications for use in the procurement of supplies and services.

  • Makes regular and frequent field inspections of work locations and other work sites to monitor adherence to plans and specifications to ensure the quality of materials and workmanship.

  • Investigates and resolves customer complaints and determines responsibilities.

  • Administers and reviews Utility Services Team safety procedures for adequacy and clarity.

  • Provides administration of a defined geographical area including activity reports, time sheets, material requisitions, work orders, attendance records; performance evaluations, vehicle logs, accident and injury reports and investigations.

  • Makes recommendations and assists in the formulation of short and long range programs for operational and engineering improvements to the wastewater systems.

  • Meets with representatives of the state and county governments, other utilities, and Commission jurisdictions to exchange information and resolve maintenance problems.

  • Participates in the review of plans and specifications, and the evaluation and testing of materials.

  • Accumulates and reports various data for monthly reports.

  • Drives a vehicle to conductWSSCbusiness.

Other Functions

  • Works closely with the Planning and Sewer Condition Assessment Sections to assist the Division with implementation of the Consent Decree and in support of the Sewer Condition Assessment Program.

  • Provides substantive guidance and input (technical and policy) to the work of Utility Services field teams in relation to Commission planning and execution of maintenance efforts.

  • Includes Utility Services field teams during planning, policy formulation and program implementation. In particular, includes Utility Services field teams for the implementation of the Consent Decree.

  • Works with the Division Manager to ensure that the field teams are able to draw on the experience and knowledge of Utility Services leadership.

  • Advises municipal mayors and other political offices, as well as their executive staff on setting-up/operation of jobs that will impact their constituents and municipal operations.

  • Ensures that field teams undertake appropriate and ongoing training activities. This includes substantive input into this work as well as direct participation in the activities.

  • Drafts and submits regular reports on the substantive work of the field teams, including team and individual Work Plans and Outcomes/Results Reports. This will also include staff performance assessments and reviews.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Environment And Physical Demands

  • Work is generally split between the office and the field.

  • When working outdoors, there will be exposure to the seasonal fluctuation in temperatures.

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Knowledge of industry best practices used in the inspection and maintenance of wastewater collection.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of safety rules and regulations and standard operation procedures.

  • General understanding of fluid mechanics.

  • Ability to work under limited supervision as a self-starter and an effective communicator.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, customers, contractors, other Utility Services Groups and the general public.

  • Ability to provide guidance on difficult technical problems.

  • Ability to review and prepare written reports.

  • Ability to interpret construction plans.

  • Ability to use good operational and engineering judgment.

  • Ability to gain a basic understanding of the Maintenance Management Information System (MMIS) and Customer Service Information System (CSIS).

  • Ability to use Inspection software packages.

  • Working knowledge of basic PC applications.

Minimum Education, Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Civil Engineering or related engineering field.

  • 1 year of experience in water and sewer maintenance operations.

OR

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • 7 years of progressively responsible experience in water and sewer maintenance operations.

Additional Requirements

  • Possession of valid driver’s license and aWSSCdriver’s permit.

  • Possession of Class 2 Wastewater Collection System Operator Certificate and maintain the certification throughout the time in the position.

  • Possession of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO)PACPcertification and maintain the certification throughout the time in the position.

  • Completion of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Financial Disclosure Statement within 30 days of employment and annually thereafter.

  • Personnel in this position are considered to be essential personnel and therefore must report to work as scheduled under all weather conditions.

Preferences

  • Basic understanding of the Maintenance Management Information System (MMIS) and Customer Service Information System (CSIS) and working knowledge of WebMap or Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS).

Salary$77,026 - $117,584

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

ANEQUALEMPLOYMENTOPPORTUNITYEMPLOYER

It is the policy of the Commission to select new employees and to promote current employees without regard to race, sexual orientation, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicap. The Commission does not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability and will make reasonable accommodation for any disability that does not result in undue hardship for the Commission.

Close Date

Open Until FilledYes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Additional Information

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • *Do you have a Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience in water and sewer maintenance operations - OR - High School diploma/equivalent and 7 years of experience in water and sewer maintenance operations?

  • Yes

  • No

  • *Do you have a valid driver's license with no more than 4 points?

  • Yes

  • No

  • *Do you have a Class 2 Wastewater Collection System Operator Certificate?

  • Yes

  • No

  • *Do you have a PACP certification?

  • Yes

  • No

  • *This position is considered to be an emergency position and the incumbent must therefore report to work as scheduled under all weather conditions. Would you be able to meet this requirement?

  • Yes

  • No

  • *Do you have experience with the Maintenance Management Information System (MMIS),Customer Service Information System (CSIS), and WebMap or Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS)?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Are you an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces who was a bona fide resident of the state of Maryland when you entered the U.S. military?

  • Yes

  • No

  • *Will you, now or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application