CHIEF WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
Under direction, supervises, coordinates, and is responsible for
work performed by operators engaged in operating and maintaining
equipment at a water treatment facility; does other related
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:
Analyzes work requirements, determines staff resources,
equipment, and other resources needed to accomplish work
assignments, and makes adjustments among subordinate units as
Establishes and adjusts long-range schedules, priorities, and
deadlines for regular and special work assignments, and
coordinates work schedules among subordinate units.
Reviews, approves, modifies, or rejects changes in functions,
structure, position design, staffing levels, and the like
proposed by subordinates and collaborates with higher levels of
management in making decisions relating to major changes in work
plans or operations.
Coordinates work operations among subordinate units and with
other organizations on matters that may adversely affect other
operations or programs.
Reviews and analyzes records and reports of work procedures,
costs, equipment, and staff resource utilization to evaluate
progress and to control or reduce costs.
Reports progress and resolution of problems in the achievement of
goals and objectives to higher levels of management.
Directs the accomplishment of assigned work operations within the
limits of policies and guidelines established by management
officials, and oral and written instructions provided by
Supervises work activities of employees.
Issues work assignments.
Enforces safety regulations.
Trains new employees.
Recommends action to be taken regarding promotions, discipline,
and so forth
Suggests changes in procedures and provides working instructions
to operators, repairers, and other skilled and unskilled workers.
Supervises and works with operators engaged in various water
treatment processes such as operating and regulating pumps,
agitators, and valves; operating chemical feed devices; taking
water samples and testing and adjusting the level of chlorine in
May inspect equipment such as pumps, motors, valves, filters,
and panel boards to detect malfunctions.
May supervise workers in the maintenance of buildings and
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.
Five (5) years of experience in operating, adjusting,
regulating, repairing, and maintaining electric motors, pumps,
valves, and other electrical and mechanical equipment used in
a water treatment plant, pumping station, or filtration plant.
Appointees may be required to possess a valid Public Water
Treatment Operator license of the appropriate class, depending on
the permit level of the facility, issued by the NJ Department of
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 problems, procedures, and methods used in
adjustment, operation, and maintenance of water treatment plant
equipment and machinery.
Knowledge of varied equipment, materials, and supplies used in
Knowledge of safety precautions to be observed.
Knowledge of supervisory techniques.
Ability to apply technical training.
Ability to communicate technical knowledge to subordinates.
Ability to work along with subordinates in difficult phases of a
Ability to follow established procedures, standards, and
Ability to determine work to be accomplished, issue assignments,
and train and evaluate subordinates.
Ability to safeguard and store equipment, materials, and
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 the 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 the 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.