ASSISTANT WATER SUPERINTENDENT
Under direction assists the water superintendent in planning,
organizing, directing, and coordinating all activities involved
in the operation, maintenance, and management of a water system;
does other related duties as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
May direct and coordinate activities of workers engaged in
installation, maintenance, repair, expansion, and relocation of
water distribution facilities.
May analyze trends, such as population and industrial growth of
area being served, to determine adequacy of current facilities
and to project community demands for future facilities.
May develop plans to meet and serve expanding community needs
such as increasing capacity of water storage and filtration
facilities or arranging new sources of water supply.
May plan methods and sequence of operations to facilitate
additions, deletions, and modifications to the system.
May direct activities of staff who oversee installation,
maintenance, and repair of water distribution facilities.
May inspect field projects to confirm conformance to
Confers with administrative and technical personnel and personnel
of other utilities to coordinate activities.
Evaluates new developments in materials, tools, and equipment to
recommend or deny purchase.
May prepare budget estimates based on anticipated needs.
May plan and coordinate activities of workers in operation and
maintenance of water system to ensure adequate water supply for
human consumption and industrial or agricultural use.
May schedule and coordinate activities concerned with processing
and distributing water.
Assigns personnel to shifts to operate treatment plant
May prepare plans and specifications for new equipment or
modification of existing equipment to affect increased
operational capacity or efficiency.
Reviews and evaluates water reports, records, logs, and graphs to
confirm adequacy of present and projected water needs.
May prepare reports concerned with chemical and bacteriological
analyses of water for administrative purposes and government
May supervise the establishment, development, and execution of
effective work plans and procedures for the construction,
maintenance, repair, and inspection of water service
Gives assignments and instructions to staff and supervises their
Retains liaison between the water maintenance unit and other
Takes the lead in developing the work program, the internal
organization, and the operation procedures for the inspection,
maintenance, repair and construction of water installations.
Lays out work to be done, decides on the method of approach, and
May make plans for effective use of available funds, personnel,
equipment, and materials.
Makes recommendations for the improvement of processes and
Helps to determine factors that cause unnecessarily high costs
and delays in making needed repairs.
May supervise the preparation of department fiscal reports,
current and delinquent water bills, records of consumer accounts,
and other financial reports.
Receives complaints and requests for repairs and takes remedial
Acknowledges and replies to correspondence.
Supervises the obtaining, storage, safeguarding, and use of
needed equipment, materials, and supplies.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
Four (4) years of experience in the maintenance, operation,
and repair of a water distribution and/or water treatment system,
three (3) years of which shall have been in a supervisory
Appointee must possess a current/valid license of the
appropriate class to operate a public waster treatment system
and/or public water distribution system issued by the NJ
Department of Environmental Protection.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver=s license
valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties
of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of financial, personal, and technical problems involved
in developing/executing the work program for the inspection,
repair, maintenance, and construction of a water system.
Knowledge of the established internal organization of the water
department after a period of training.
Knowledge of the operations, procedures, and processes used in
the repair and maintenance of water installations.
Knowledge of the uses of varied types of specialized tools and
Ability to organize assigned work and develop effective work
Ability to give assignments and instructions to individuals
engaged in water facilities repair and maintenance activities,
provide them with needed advice/assistance when difficult/unusual
problems arise, and check their work to see that proper
procedures and followed, that reasonable standards of workmanship
and output are maintained, and that desired objectives are
Ability to see that trucks and other mechanical equipment are
properly cared for.
Ability to direct the opening and closing of streets, the tapping
of water mains, pipes, gates, hydrants, and valves, and the
installation of new mains and appurtenance.
Ability to work harmoniously with others.
Ability to receive complaints from water consumers and to take
Ability to assist in the preparation of budget estimates.
Ability to supervise the establishment of records and files.
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in
English sufficiently to perform duties of this position.
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as
acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job after
reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If
the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the
employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.