Manage and oversee the operations and personnel of all phases of the wastewater treatment facilities, to include operations, and the biosolids disposal program.
Collect data from the operation reports and laboratory database. Review and analyze the information and initiate appropriate changes to plant operations. Evaluate sampling locations and frequencies to determine if the sampling is appropriate and representative of actual treatment and is in compliance to meet the surface water discharge permit.
Determine plant operational processes and procedures to ensure adequate treatment of the wastewater, including process control analysis, chemical dosages, flow requirements, pumping schedules, etc. to meet surface water discharge permit compliance limits.
Develop and organize the technical development of operational personnel to include; initiation and training of the Wastewater Operations team with the necessary skills in wastewater science, chemistry, mathematics, process and control methodology, and specified safety programs.
OUR COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS SUMMARY
Competitive salary with other public and industry positions, including step advancements.
The City participates in the South Dakota Retirement System. Employees receive a 6% match. Additionally, employees may choose to enroll in a Deferred Compensation Plan.
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance: Competitive rates for single, 2-party, and family.
11 paid holidays and 2 personal leave days each calendar year.
New employees are granted 40 hours of vacation at time of hire and accrue an additional 2 weeks in their first year.
Sick leave accrues over 96 hours per year.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor of science degree in engineering or science and a minimum of four (4) years’ progressively responsible experience in the water/wastewater treatment field, or graduation from high school or GED certification supplemented with two (2) years’ advanced education in engineering or related science and ten (10) years’ experience in the operation of a water/wastewater treatment facility at the secondary or tertiary treatment level or a lime softening water treatment facility of which five (5) years are at a supervisory level; or any such combination of education, experience, and training as maybe acceptable to the hiring authority.
Must possess a valid and unrestricted Class IV South Dakota Water or Wastewater Operator’s
Certificate within one year of hire.
Possession of a valid driver’s license is desirable.
Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota and is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. In fact, Forbes magazine named Sioux Falls as its best small city for business and careers for the eighth year in a row. CNN Money ranks Sioux Falls as one of the best places to live in its annual survey, citing the strength of its employment opportunities, quality of life, affordable housing, and top-notch health care facilities. Parent's magazine rated Sioux Falls as “the nation’s seventh best city environment in which to raise children.” Redbook magazine has said that Sioux Falls is in the top ten cities with the friendliest environment for working women. Business Week said that Sioux Falls is “one of the dazzling dozen pockets of prosperity.” South Dakota is also one of the seven states that does not have a state income tax. The City of Sioux Falls’ estimated population is 210,000. The Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) population is 250,250.