City of Wellington



Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Assistant City Manager of Utilities, the Wastewater Supervisor is an administrative and working supervisory position responsible for the Wastewater service. The position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City Wastewater Treatment Plant and Infrastructure in its entirety The employee in this position is required to hold and maintain a State of Kansas Class III Wastewater Operator Certification and a valid Kansas Commercial Driver’s License.

Essential Functions

?       Supervises and participates in the inspection and repair of connections and main breaks ensuring all aspects of the system          property function;

?       Responsible for the pumping of all City septic tanks and lagoons

?       Maintains a variety of records relating to inspections and maintenance activity;

?       Determines the location of all utility lines from the appropriate sources prior to excavation;

?       Responds to complaints (i.e. leaks, sewer overflows, odor), evaluates the situation and completes remediation;

?       Contacts customers in the area where they will be temporarily without services, explain why and gives an estimate when                   services will be reestablished;

?       Ensures proper maintenance of equipment by cleaning and checking equipment after use;

?       Drives trucks of various sizes and weights to load, haul and unload equipment or materials;

?       Supervises and participates in making taps, installing new mains, and troubleshooting lift stations for repair;

?       Inspects and performs preventive maintenance on equipment;

?       Operates all construction and power equipment with efficiency;

?       Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards

?       Works as labor crew member in construction and maintenance projects, including pavement cutting, excavation, main and pipe       repair, laying and backfilling;

?       Cuts, fits, lays, repairs, cleans collection mains, pipes, gates, and fittings, as needed for repair of mains and services, and                   assures that the taps are made correctly;

?       Performs GPS data acquisition pertinent to the City’s wastewater system;

?       Supervises and participates in the inspection and repair of manholes, tap connections, main breaks, and lift stations ensuring all            aspects of the system properly function;

?       Prepares a departmental budget, prepares purchase orders, and monitors expenditures;

?       Makes and assigns the work schedule for wastewater staff.


Marginal Functions

?       Performs routine custodial and building maintenance tasks;

?       Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required and/or assigned.

Position Requirements

 Experience:  Four or more years of experience working with and/or managing a wastewater system. Supervisory experience preferred.    

Education/Licenses:  High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Must be able to obtain and hold a State of Kansas Class III Wastewater Operator Certification within 1 year of filling the position. Must hold and maintain a valid Kansas Commercial Driver’s License and be an insurable driver on the City Insurance.  

Technical Skills:  A thorough knowledge of the technical and operational characteristics of wastewater systems. Knowledge of and ability to efficiently operate equipment, tools, and materials used in wastewater system activities and services. Ability to organize, implement, and direct water system operations and activities. Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations governing wastewater lines, their installation, and maintenance. Ability to deal tactfully with other persons and to communicate effectively and clearly both orally and in writing. Ability to supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.

Problem Solving: Frequent problem solving exists in this position. Problems include maintaining State-mandated levels during the treatment process and handling citizen concerns and complaints.

Decision-Making: Frequent decision making exists in this position. Decisions include determining the most efficient and timely repair of broken water lines and malfunctioning equipment. Decisions are made to prioritize projects.  

Supervision: Works under the general guidance of the Assistant City Manager of Utilities and has supervisory responsibility over subordinate personnel.  

Accountability:  Employee is responsible for the efficient use of time and materials.  He/she is responsible for reporting any problems immediately to the Assistant City Manager of Utilities. Employee is responsible for budgetary control of the department and participates in the preparation of an annual departmental budget as needed. 

Personal Relations: Frequent contact with the general public, subordinate personnel, and staff of other City departments.

Working Conditions: Some hazardous working conditions may exist in this position relating to the operation of equipment and in the variety of maintenance and repair tasks performed. Adverse weather conditions when performing outside work is a factor. Work hours generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some overtime and/or on-call time required.

Physical Requirements: To perform the duties of this job, the employee must have fine and gross manual dexterity. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, and depth perception. Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time. Ability to lift up to one hundred (100) pounds occasionally and up to fifty (50) pounds frequently. Ability to walk, bend, stoop, kneel, and climb ladders and/or stairs.