Water Treatment Supervisor II

City of Portland
Portland, Oregon
Job Type
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Water Treatment Supervisor II


City of Portland


Salary: $103,833.60 - $147,035.20 Annually


Job Type: Regular


Job Number: 2024-00368


Location: Multiple Locations, OR


Bureau: Portland Water Bureau


Closing: 4/15/2024 11:59 PM Pacific


The Position


Job Appointment: Full Time, Regular.

Work Schedule: 7AM - 4PM Monday-Friday

Work Locations: Start and End of the Day: Lusted Hill Facility: 6704 SE Cottrell Rd, Gresham, OR 97080, USA; Travels During the Day to Headworks Facility: 50105 E Bull Run Rd, Sandy, OR 97055, USA

Benefit: Please check our benefits tab for an overview of benefits for this position


Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland's online portal. You will need to attach a resume and cover letter.


The Portland Water Bureau is seeking a Water Treatment Supervisor to lead the team responsible for providing drinking water treatment to the Bull Run supply at two water treatment facilities.

Position Summary:

The Water Treatment Supervisor oversees 14 water treatment operators. The position is responsible for treating the Bull Run supply at two treatment facilities and ensuring compliance with state and federal drinking water requirements. A near-term objective of this position is supporting the construction, start-up and commissioning of a 135-MGD conventional filtration facility that will be serving filtered water to customers by September 2027. This position requires extensive collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.


Duties and responsibilities include:

Supervising and supporting staff in the water treatment group who are responsible for:


  • Treating drinking water and maintenance of critical treatment facilities.
  • Ensuring 24/7 staffing needs are met.
  • Ensuring safe operation of treatment facilities and compliance with all applicable safety requirements.
  • Managing the treatment workgroup to ensure compliance with drinking water regulatory requirements.
  • Serving as a key stakeholder during construction, start-up, and commissioning of a conventional filtration facility.
  • Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders on a variety of projects.


As a person, you are:


  • Highly collaborative: You can take direction from and advise teams to work towards a common goal. You enjoy leading teams from diverse personal and professional backgrounds and are flexible in how you collaborate.
  • Detail Orientated: You have exceptional attention to detail and follow best practices for quality assurance in your work.
  • Equity Focused: You understand the connection between equity and the work we do. You will place an equity framework on projects and programs that you oversee or participate in by building effective two-way dialogue with underrepresented communities.
  • Problem-solving: You can combine your understanding of drinking water treatment operations and maintenance as well as safety regulations to develop solutions that reliably and safely produce drinking water for the community.
  • Adaptable: youcan look at established processes and identify and implement changes and improvements, whether through training or technology adaptation.


This position requires the following education/certification/licensure:


  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Certification: The ability to obtain Oregon Health Authority Water Treatment Operator Certification - Level 2 within six (6) months of appointment
  • Licensure: must possess a valid state driver's license and https://www.portland.gov/policies/human-resources-administrative-rules/employment/hrar-309-driving-records


About the Division:

The position is in the Water Bureau's Operations Group and will report to the Bull Run Supply and Treatment Manager. The Bull Run Supply and Treatment Division includes the following groups: Conduits and Watershed, Water Treatment, Process Engineering, Operational Analysis (hydraulic modeling), and Water Quality Inspectors (Cross Connection and Backflow). These groups are tasked with the following key responsibilities: operations and maintenance of the Bureau's infrastructure in the Bull Run Watershed including the Bull Run dams, roads, and large diameter conduits; providing treatment to the Bull Run supply at two treatment facilities; process engineering; maintaining and running the Bureau's hydraulic modeling platform; and management of the cross connection and backflow program.


About the Bureau:

The Portland Water Bureau's 600 employees work together to serve almost a million people in the Portland area. The bureau values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. The City of Portland Water Bureau's mission is to serve excellent water every minute of every day to almost 1 million customers in the Portland Metropolitan area. We work to uproot systemic inequities and their impacts on our employees and the people we serve. We are committed to the difficult—and essential—work of transforming Water Bureau policies, practices, and culture to better serve historically and currently oppressed communities. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply for this position.


Our mission: We serve excellent water every minute of every day.

Our vision: The water our community loves is safe and abundant for generations to come.

Our equity commitment: We work to uproot systemic inequities and their impacts on our employees and the people we serve. We commit to the difficult—and essential—work of transforming Water Bureau policies, practices, and culture to better serve historically and currently oppressed communities.


More Information about the bureau: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water



Anna Morgan, Senior Recruitermailto:Anna.Morgan@portlandoregon.gov


To Qualify


Applicants should specifically address and demonstrate in their resume and cover letter how their education, training, and/or experience meet each of the following minimum qualifications:


  • Knowledge and experience applying the principles and practices of water treatment and hydraulics, as applicable to water supply and distribution.
  • Knowledge and experienceapplying the federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and codes applicable to drinking water, water supply, and clean water discharges.
  • Ability and experienceto communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; present information and recommendations clearly in public settings.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse workforce and community.
  • Experienceplanning, prioritizing, and scheduling work while leading a team.
  • Knowledge of principles of management, supervision, training, and performance evaluation.Applicants must also have:


  • A High School Diploma or GED
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the drinking water industry
  • The ability to obtain Oregon Health Authority Water Treatment Operator Certification - Level 2 within six (6) months of appointment
  • A valid driver's license with https://www.portland.gov/policies/human-resources-administrative-rules/employment/hrar-309-driving-records


The Recruitment Process


STEP 1: Apply online between March 25, 2024 and April 15, 2024 Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter


Optional Application Materials:

  • Veteran documents to request for Veteran Preference (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.)


Application Tips:

  • The City of Portland has https://tinyurl.com/pdxh2a and offers https://www.portland.gov/bhr/eventshttps://www.portland.gov/bhr/events once per month. If you have questions after watching the videos you are invited to contact the recruiter listed on the announcement.
  • Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training, and/or experience, and where obtained, which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the https://www.oregon.gov/boli/workers/pages/equal-pay.aspx your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • Do not attach materials not requested.
  • All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.
  • All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.


Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of April 26, 2024

  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.
  • Your resume and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the https://www.portland.gov/policies/human-resources-administrative-rules/employment/hrar-301-recruitment-processes for complete information.
  • Additional evaluation may be required before the establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.


Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of May 3, 2024

  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.


Step 4: Selection (Interview): Mid May 2024


  • The hiring bureau will review and select candidates to interview.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.


Step 5: Offer of Employment: Mid June 2024


Step 6: Start Date: Late June or Early July 2024

  • A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.


*Timeline is approximate and subject to change*


Additional Information


https://www.portland.gov/bhr/career-center/recruitment-policy for additional information regarding the following:


  • Veteran Preference
  • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations
  • Work Status
  • Equal Employment Opportunity


An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer


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