Chief Operator (Water Reclamation)

Jonesboro, GA

Position:                Chief Operator 

Department:        Water Reclamation

PAYGRADE:          110 (NE) 

Pay:                          Min: $31.573/hour  Mid: $40.255/hour  Max: $48.938/hour

DEADLINE:           Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Purpose of Classification: 

The purpose of this classification is to assist the Plant Manager in the supervision, operation and maintenance of an assigned Water Reclamation or Pelletizing Plant in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules and regulations. 

Essential Functions:  

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. 

Leads and coordinates daily work activities of assigned co-workers: confers with supervisor to obtain direction regarding work assignments and priorities; organizes tasks in order to complete assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with co-workers; assists with complex/problem situations; and provides technical expertise. 

Assists with training and instructing co-workers regarding operational procedures and proper use of equipment; assists with supervision of co-workers by reporting employee problems and providing input on disciplinary action and employee performance evaluations. 

Leads and participates in major equipment repairs preventive maintenance of the plant equipment. 

Procures replacement and spare parts, oils, lubricants and chemicals for the facility and equipment: maintains inventories for treatment plant processes; and re-orders as needed. 

Prepares equipment manuals and lubrication manuals for maintenance staff; performs minor maintenance of equipment. 

Issues work orders as needed to keep plant operational at minimal expense and with minimum downtime. 

Interprets laboratory results and other plant data by observation and testing of samples to ensure compliance with state regulations. 

Provides technical hands-on training and assists with safety training of plant operators to ensure competence of the operators and reduce safety hazards; assists with operator problems as needed. 

Supervises plant operations in the absence of the Plant Supervisor: runs tests; interprets lab results; supervises operators to make sure the Plant is running efficiently; and prepares payroll. 

Assists the Plant Supervisor with preparation the annual expense/operating budget based on current year expenses and future needs: and forecasts future resources and capital expenditures. 

Will assist with or lead guided tours to improve general public understanding of how the plant works. 

Performs other projects as assigned. 

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records. 

Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions. 

Operates or uses various equipment, power tools, hand tools, and supplies in order to complete work assignments. 

Communicates with supervisor, other CCWA employees, vendors, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. 

Additional Functions: 

Required to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the absence of, or as assigned by, the Plant Manager. 

Performs other related duties as required. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

High School diploma or GED required; supplemented by three years of experience in operating water reclamation and/or pelletizing plants, to include lead or supervisory; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. This is considered a Safety Sensitive position. 

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must possess and maintain the following additional certifications or licensures: Georgia Class I Wastewater Treatment System Operator Certification. 

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all CCWA or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position. 

Performance Aptitudes: 

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data.  Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships. 

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to act as lead person or crew leader, providing guidance to a work unit, coordinating activities, and reviewing work of the unit. 

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment and machinery, requiring the monitoring, adjustment, regulation, and/or setting of multiple conditions. 

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information. 

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs. 

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems. 

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable. 

ADA Compliance:  

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and prolonged standing, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (25-50 pounds or weight/force). 

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. 

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as odors, wetness, humidity, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances. 

At CCWA, it is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees, including temporary employees, and applicants for employment based on qualifications, abilities, and merit. Therefore, CCWA prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants or any other legally covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression), citizenship, genetic information, disability status, past, current, or prospective membership in the uniformed services or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to job advertisements, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.


Clayton County Water Authority

Clayton County Water Authority


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