The City of San Mateo Public Works Department is looking for an experienced, motivated Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager
Why Join our Department?
The Public Works Department’s Environmental Services Division (ESD) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s 15.7 million gallon per day (MGD) conventional activated sludge wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The WWTP serves a population of more than 140,000 with an annual operating budget in excess of $10 million and has a staff of 28 professional and technical personnel. Planned upgrades to the WWTP include new liquids treatment process facilities consisting of new headworks, primary treatment, and a five-stage biological nutrient removal/membrane bioreactor (BNR/MBR) process.
When you join the Public Works Department, you will work among collaborative and energetic colleagues who share a passion for serving our San Mateo citizens and improving the community in which we live and work. Our team is comprised of individuals with diverse talents and experience in various fields. We will provide you with a wide range of opportunities in a team-based collaborative environment while helping you achieve your professional goals.
What You’ll Do
The WWTP Manager reports to the ESD Deputy Director and is responsible for planning and supervising the daily operation and maintenance of the City’s treatment facility. The WWTP Manager ensures compliance with all federal, state, regional and local laws, regulations and permits and also establishes effective management controls over processes.
You possess at least five years of increasingly responsible experience in wastewater treatment plant operations, including four years of wastewater treatment plant operator qualifying experience with two years of supervisory experience.
You have the equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil or sanitary engineering, environmental sciences or a related field.
You possess a Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of California OR you possess a certificate of registration as a professional chemical, mechanical or civil engineer in the State of California, with the ability to obtain a Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Certificate within a minimal amount of time from date of appointment.
You possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.
Additional Salary Information: What We Offer
•Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and health benefits
•CalPERS retirement 2% @ 55 for classic members; 2% @ 62 for new members. Classic employees contribute 7.5% to CalPERS and New members contribute 6.25% to CalPERS.
•Participation in the Social Security Program
•City contribution of 1.5% of base salary to Deferred Compensation, and matching up to 1.0% of the Employee’s contribution
•Free Fitness classes through City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation, Employee Assistance Program and Credit Union Membership
•Bilingual Diff: $195 monthly (if applicable)
•Employee housing loan up to $7,500 for home purchase or rental move-in assistance in the City of San Mateo
•This classification is represented by the San Mateo Employees Management Association
About City Of San Mateo
San Mateo is a city of approximately 100,000 residents, strategically located midway between San Francisco and San Jose, and is within the Silicon Valley. One of the City’s strengths is its diversity, both in the ethnic makeup and the physical development of the community. San Mateo has a vibrant business and retail environment with national and international businesses, two major shopping centers and an active downtown. The community values its historic and new residential neighborhoods and has a major new Transit Oriented Development that will add 1,500 new homes, 300,000 square feet of new retail and as much as 1.5 million square feet of commercial office space.
The City organization has a culture of innovation, collaboration and strong customer service, while implementing the City Manager’s initiative of a High Performing Organization. The City’s annual budget is $130 million and is staffed by over 540 full time employees. The City is continually evaluating new and innovative ways of providing high quality services to its residents while acknowledging the competing demands for the limited funds available. For more interesting facts, please visit: www.cityofsanmateo.org