The City of Salem is looking to hire a Wastewater Bio-Solids Program Manager I at the Public Works Department Wastewater Treatment Division. This professional management position maintains compliance of Bio-solids Management, Hauled Wastes, FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) and other related programs with state and federal requirements. The position directly supervises Bio-solids staff, maintains the monitoring and sampling programs for Bio-solids, Hauled Wastes, or FOG programs, and completes and submits any required program reports to state or federal agencies.
Salem's Public Works Department provides stormwater, transportation, parks, recreation, and project delivery services for the City of Salem and delivers drinking water and wastewater treatment services for the region. The department has an annual operating budget of approximately $147 M, a construction budget of $106M, and 427 full-time equivalent employees. Wastewater treatment division, one of the five divisions in Public Works, is responsible for treating the wastewater from City of Turner, City of Keizer and City of Salem and unincorporated part from Marion County, a population of 230,000 people. The wastewater division has a current annual operating budget of $12 million and 53 full-time employees. The biosolids section under wastewater treatment division is an important section to ensure the biosolids treatment and application in compliance with 40 CFR 503.Essential Job Functions include:
Maintain compliance with all federal, local, and state regulations for Bio-solids Management, Hauled Wastes, and other associated Water/Air Quality Regulations.
Generate annual compliance reports to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and monthly National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Discharge Monitoring Report data related to Bio-solids and Hauled Wastes for plant management.
Assist senior management with technical projects related to improving plant operations, regulatory compliance, plant reliability, and improved efficiency. Maintains non-permit required plant operating metrics related to efficiency.
Supervision of staff, including providing lateral coverage for supervisors of the operation sections.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in farming, bio-solids, or wastewater treatment plant operations, knowledge of treatment plant regulations, data collection and testing, and compliance reporting. Possession of, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire, Oregon Wastewater Grade 2 Certification is required. Certification higher than grade 2 is preferred.
What are the minimum qualifications?
Must pass the pre-employment background check.
Must have an Oregon Driver license and have a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in wastewater management, biology, agriculture, environmental science, or in a related field, and four years of experience in bio-solids, regulatory compliance, soils management, or a related field, or any combination of education, experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.
Oregon Wastewater Grade 2 Certification or the ability to obtain the certification within 6 months of hire.
Oregon Wastewater Grade 3 and higher is preferred. Preference points will be given to people with a higher certification. If you are an out of state candidate, points will be given based upon the highest certification given in your current state.
Where can I find out more about the position?
Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Program Manager I or view by clicking here.
How can I apply?
Click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application including the supplemental questions.
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