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SEWER MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION ENGINEER
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for directing, administering, supervising, and managing the inspection, operation and maintenance of sanitary and combined sewer, pump station, storm water and flood protection facilities operated by the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection. An employee in this class is responsible for managing the Flow Control Division of the Department of Water Environment Protection, which is a comprehensive wastewater operation and maintenance program. Supervision is received from an administrative superior who allows considerable leeway for the exercise of judgment and initiative in areas of control and responsibility. Work is reviewed through submission of reports and the effectiveness of the operation and maintenance programs. Supervision is exercised over a large number of supervisory staff, skilled and semi-skilled maintenance and operation staff, engineering staff as well as clerical employees. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Supervises, plans and directs activities for the Division of Flow Control.
Establishes and implements a preventative program for wastewater collection and transportation and flood control.
Oversees the design and construction of new or replacement facilities and performs periodic inspections of existing facilities to achieve or maintain cost effective system repairs.
Acts as liaison with other governmental agencies, consultants, contractors, and other utility service providers.
Supervises and assigns work to engineering staff when assigned to the Flow Control Program.
Trains staff and enforces safety rules, regulations and recommendations
Administers the selection of equipment suitable for wastewater collection repair and maintenance.
Oversees the selection of appropriate training and certification requirements for wastewater collection personnel.
Supervises or maintains complete and accurate records relating to the operations of the wastewater collection and flood control operations.
Administers an efficient and effective preventative maintenance program.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques used in sewer construction and maintenance.
Thorough knowledge of equipment, tools and methods used in sewer construction and maintenance.
Thorough knowledge of modern developments, literature and sources of information relating to wastewater collection system construction, operation and maintenance.
Good knowledge of all federal, state and local regulatory requirements relating to flood control and wastewater collection, construction and maintenance.
Good knowledge of the principles and techniques of supervision.
Ability to supervise employees involved in sewer operations and maintenance.
Ability to read and interpret charts, maps and plans of sewer lines, wastewater collection and conveyance system.
Ability to maintain comprehensive and accurate records of cost, maintenance and regulatory compliance of wastewater collection systems.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Sewer Maintenance Superintendent or three (3) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Sanitary Engineer III.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a baccalaureate degree in engineering or a physical science and six (6) years of professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the design, construction or maintenance of sewers for industry, municipalities or consulting firms, at least three (3) years of which must have been as a supervisor of employees; or,
B. Ten (10) years of paraprofessional or professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in engineering or wastewater facility maintenance and repair, six (6) years of which must have been professional level work experience in the design, construction or maintenance of sewers for industry, municipalities or consulting firms, at least three (3) years of which must have been as a supervisor of employees; or,
C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of A and B.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
When required to operate motor vehicles, employees must possess a valid non CDL or CDL with appropriate endorsements as required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for the class of vehicle(s) being operated.