Operations Supervisor – Water Treatment

Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA)
March 7, 2022
OWASA, 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro, NC
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Operations Supervisor - Water Treatment

Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) is Carrboro-Chapel Hill’s not-for-profit public service agency delivering high-quality water, wastewater, and reclaimed water services. Our team seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic Operations Supervisor to lead the water treatment operations for our Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant.  OWASA is a leader in the utility industry; the Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant is a recipient of the Partnership for Safe Water’s Excellence in Water Treatment Award for the past eleven years.

The Operations Supervisor is responsible for leading the water treatment plant operations staff to fulfill the mission and goals of OWASA while ensuring employee safety and providing high-quality drinking water are top priorities.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring work quality align with the established policies and procedures to provide high-quality drinking water
  • Making process control decisions by monitoring and recognizing operational needs
  • Monitoring and controlling plant processes via the computerized SCADA system
  • Maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal regulations including preparing and maintaining a variety of required reports
  • Acting as the operator-in-responsible-charge (ORC) for the water treatment plant
  • Providing leadership, development, coaching to a staff of eight (8) employees; ensuring performance expectations are met
  • Maintaining good relationships with community neighbors and continuing our strong partnership with stakeholders

The ideal candidate shall be an action-oriented strategic thinker with exceptional communication and leadership skills. A service-oriented attitude, professionalism, and a passion to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment are necessary. Successful candidate must meet and maintain requirements for a safety sensitive position (ability to wear a full-face respirator, complete HAZWOPER training, etc.) Physical requirements include the ability to frequently exert 10-25 pounds and occasionally 20-50 pounds. Candidates should have three to five years’ experience modeling leadership behaviors, coaching, mentoring and supervising in a Water Treatment Plant or similar environment with an Associate’s degree or equivalent. Position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a North Carolina Surface Water Facility Operators Grade A Certification; a North Carolina Water Pollution Grade 1 Physical Chemical; and driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina.

OWASA provides excellent benefits to include membership in the North Caro6lina Local Government Employees Retirement System, employer 457 plan contribution and retirement health savings account.  Paid Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurances.  Additional benefits include:  Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave, Bereavement and Parental Leave, Educational Reimbursement, Bonus Pay for Additional Certifications and/or Education.

OWASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity, and inclusion. OWASA does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of its programs or activities, or employment decisions.

Salary Range is $60,634 - $93,376.

To be considered for this opportunity, please apply on our website:   https://www.owasa.org/jobs/

Closing date is March 28, 2022.


Range is $60,634-$93,376


Please see job description.