This position is sometimes referred to with a slightly different word combination; but the key term is “OS” (Operations Supervisor).
DUTIES: The OS will oversee the WWTP operations on all the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota or as applicable.
The OS is required to understand, develop and implement a comprehensive sanitary collection system condition and assessment program as required under the Stipulated Order.
Knowledge of asset management procedures and application of SCADA protocols are a plus.
Understand and use of television and grouting systems for collection system maintenance and FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) applications are expected.
Assist and participate in strategic planning efforts, development of long term planning and visioning pursuits, and grant development applications.
Additional duties and responsibilities are as directed and required.
The incumbent of this position is under the direct supervision of the Drinking Water and Wastewater Division Manager or “DM” (also known as the Division Manager for Water and Wastewater) who reports directly to the Deputy Executive Director or “DED” (also known as the Deputy Director for Water and Wastewater).
Licensing Requirement: A current Grade III (Level 3) Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s Certificate and a Grade III (Level 3) Wastewater Collection Operator’s Certificate from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or from an authorized alternative (such as from the NMI Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
Education: Completion of two (2) years of college, with major courses in sciences, math, or other appropriate fields.
Experience: Three (3) to five (5) years of experience as a supervisor in a wastewater treatment plant utilizing activated sludge secondary treatment processes.
Skills: Demonstrate proven supervisory and communication skills.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the operating principles and maintenance requirements of an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant that operates at a capacity of at least one and a half (1-1/2) mgd, including primary and secondary treatment processes, oxygen production, and sludge digestion and dewatering. Knowledge and pursuit of all regulatory requirements needed to meet treatment level specifications pertaining to island water quality guidelines. Familiarity and knowledge of best practices recommended by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and Water Environment Federation (WEF) in pursuit of a standard meeting a utility of Future classification.
Internal Number: 20-038
About Commonwealth Utilities Corporation
The Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC) is a government utility providing power and water utilities to the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota and wastewater utility to the island of Saipan.