Superintendent of Water
Town of Billerica

Job Order #: 18664006

Billerica, MA 01821

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 3/31/2023

EXPIRES 6/29/2023

Job Description

The Town of Billerica seeks applicants for the position of Superintendent of Water

Job Description:
Under direction of the Director of Public Works, performs responsible supervisory, technical and administrative duties in planning, directing and managing the operations of the Water Division of the Public Works Department including the Water Treatment Plant and Water Distribution System. Performs all other related work as required.
Principal tasks:
o    Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Water Division including treatment, distribution, and the laboratory.  
o    Responsible for compliance with Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency Drinking Water Regulations.
o    Plans use of manpower and equipment and carries through the execution of water projects and programs; directs activities of field crews and may serve as a leader on a variety of construction and maintenance projects for Town-owned property, facilities, and structures; assigns laborers, operators, and foremen to specific tasks; instructs laborers and operators in proper use of equipment, ensures that safety procedures are followed.
o    Responsible for the preparation, submission, and administration of the Water Division budget.
o    Plans, assigns, schedules, supervises, and reviews the work of subordinates.
o    Day-to-day operations and management of a SCADA System and remote communications network.
o    Coordinates with other Department of Public Works divisions to complete projects.
o    Inspects construction for compliance with standards or instructions for contract compliance.
o    Reviews and comments on Town and private development plans.
o    Maintains accurate and detailed records.
o    Responsible for producing weekly, monthly, and annual reports required by regulatory agencies.
o    Reviews and approves water-related permits.
o    Promote and develop staff members.
o    Performs similar or related work as required, or as directed by the Director of Public Works.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor¿s degree in related field; fifteen (15) years of experience in public works including five (5) years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent and relevant combination of education, training, and experience. Must possess a valid Commonwealth of Massachusetts Water Treatment Plant Operators license (Grade 4T full), Water Distribution System Operators license (Grade 3D full), or ability to obtain through reciprocity, and valid Massachusetts Driver¿s License.

Schedule: Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of this position. Availability for standby duty and the ability to be "on-call", working evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.  Response to emergency events and alarm callouts as scheduled and required.

Salary:   To be determined based on qualifications.
Union (SEIU) position

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