Utilities Systems Superintendent
Department of Public Works
City of Calistoga, California
Annual Salary: $124,680 - $151,548 DOE/DOQ
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The City of Calistoga, California, is seeking a Utilities Systems Superintendent (Superintendent) to join its Department of Public Works and serve as the leader of the Treatment Plant Operations division overseeing the City’s water and wastewater treatment plants. While overseeing a team of six (6) staff and an approximate budget of $7.5 million, the Superintendent will report to the Public Works Director. This is an exciting opportunity to exercise your in-depth knowledge of operating and maintaining treatment plants, pump stations, and tanks while serving as a subject matter expert and highly motivational leader. The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator, team builder, and collaborator, providing expert guidance to operations staff. Someone with an approachable personality and a desire to lead treatment staff is highly desirable for this position. The next Superintendent will be involved in a couple of large capital projects and be required to effectively communicate with state and federal regulatory agencies, adhere to waste discharge requirements (WDRs) through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, and find opportunities for operations and maintenance staff to collaborate and preform work effectively.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will have a customer-service mindset, looking to answer questions and solve problems in a respectable and timely manner. They will uplift staff, using open communication and goal-setting strategies to develop their team and increase employee retention. The successful candidate will be highly knowledgeable of all things water and wastewater, working diligently to maintain compliance with various laws and regulations (avoid cease and desist orders), particularly NPDES permits. This leader will have a strong understanding of handling heavy in-flows and knowing/predicting the right time to discharge. They will also be a quick learner, consensus builder, and communicator. It is essential for candidates to be highly organized, thoughtful, and proactive in their work approach.