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Chief Operator, Grade 3 (wastewater) Town of Orangetown, NY

The Town of Orangetown, NY is soliciting proposals for a Chief Operator, Grade 3 or higher (Wastewater) from qualified individuals or Consulting Engineering firms for the Orangetown Sewer District #2 Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and sewer collection system.  The WWTP has a design capacity of 12.75 MGD and a NYSDEC plant score of 72.25.  The collection system is comprised of 47 pump stations, about 180 miles of gravity sewers and 16 miles of force mains.  Normal department staffing is approximately 40 employees.  The terms of this position are to satisfy the requirements of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  This is a part-time position.   The hours will vary weekly.  Interested parties may submit their proposals by January 16, 2017 to:

Joseph J. Moran, P.E., Commissioner
Town of Orangetown
Department of Environmental Management and Engineering
127 Route 303
Orangeburg, New York 10962

Email: jmoran@orangetown.com

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is supervisory and technical work of a complex nature involving responsibility for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of a grade 3 wastewater treatment facility (plant point 56-75 of points)*.  The work is performed under the general direction of the Commissioner of Environmental Management & Engineering and in accordance with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) regulations. Supervision is provided to plant personnel.  Does related work as required.  

Supervises the operation, maintenance, and repair of a grade 3 wastewater treatment plant and collection system, including pumping stations (currently 47), to assure the most efficient economical use of equipment, supplies and manpower and to assure compliance with NYS DEC regulations;
Performs periodic inspection of plant and collection system;
Oversees and may participate in wastewater and other plant testing in accordance with NYS DEC regulations;
Oversees the maintenance and repair of equipment, sewers, pump stations and related equipment, 
Instructs, trains, and supervised employees engaged in activities related to the plant (wastewater treatment and sewer system) maintenance and repairs;
Maintains inventory of supplies, chemicals, and equipment, and requisitions materials;
Prepares bid specifications for new machinery and equipment, chemicals, supplies, repairs,
Maintains records and prepares periodic reports with respect to plant operations as required by the NYS DEC and the United States Environmental Protection Agency;
Meets with staff and other interested parties (engineers, chemist, contractors, maintenance supervisors) to discuss and resolve operating problems;
Plans and promotes internal safety program’
May recommend the employment, discipline, or discharge or promotion of employees;
May oversee the maintenance/repair of the Town automotive fleet with exception of Highway vehicles, including the dispensing of fuel & and required reporting for UST’s.
Inspects Industrial user’s (currently 19) remote locations and determines flow usage for billing/supervises department chemist & on-site lab.

Thorough knowledge of the practices used and equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a grade 3 wastewater treatment plant*;  thorough knowledge of the operation of a wastewater treatment plant; good knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal; good knowledge of rules and regulations with respect to the operation of a grade 3 wastewater treatment plant;  ability to supervise the operation and repair of pumps, valves and related mechanical and electrical equipment (such as VFD’s); ability to perform laboratory and field tests for control of plant operations; ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others; ability to perform mechanical procedures; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

1.     Possession of Grade 3 or higher (Wastewater) certificate issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and

2.    Five (5) years of supervisory, managerial, or administrative experience in the operation of wastewater treatment plans.

Note:  A bachelor’s degree in Civil, Sanitary, or Environmental Engineering, or a comparable curriculum may be substituted for two years of supervisory experience.

Possession of a valid driver’s license.

*As determined by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation plant point scoring system which is based on type and complexity of the wastewater treatment plant.

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