The Village of Oak Park, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of Water & Sewer Superintendent in the Water & Sewer Division of our Public Works Department. This division is responsible for the delivery of safe, potable water to residents and businesses in the Village and for fire suppression. This division is also responsible for replacing broken mains, as well as repair and exercise system valves, repair and replace water meters and pumping equipment. In addition, the division repairs and maintains sanitary and storm sewers that transport Village sewerage into the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District interceptors.
This senior management position provides the leadership and direct management of the day to day operations of the Water and Sewer Division including the assignment of personnel duties, equipment, and materials. Also, ensure that accurate and timely documentation of the hours worked, materials and equipment used to perform the daily activities is accomplished. Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintenance operation and repair of the Village water pumping, storage and distribution systems and maintenance repair of the combined sanitary/storm sewer system. Provide highly responsible staff support and assistance to the Public Works Director and the entire public works department management team. This position is subject to 24-hour availability, 7 days per week, including weekends and holidays.
The ideal applicant will be able to…
Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction;
Ensure the residents of the Village of Oak Park are provided with safe, clean potable water and an effective and efficient sewer system;
Work effectively in a union environment and ensure compliance with all bargaining agreement requirements;
Plan, prioritize, and review the work of the Water and Sewer Division staff. Responsible for maintaining the water and sewer systems for the Village of Oak Park;
Provide management support of the Village’s snow and ice control response during the winter season;
Effectively interact with the citizens of the Village of Oak Park in responding to requests for services and enforcement of Village ordinances, when required;
Ensure that accurate and timely documentation of the hours worked, materials and equipment used to perform the daily activities is accomplished;
Ensure that the daily, weekly and monthly testing and reporting required by the United States and Illinois Department of Environmental Protection Agency are accurately performed, complied, prepared and submitted within the time limits established by the appropriate agencies;
Take immediate action to inform the Village Management staff, residents, and the general public of any problems or situations that affect water quality;
Manage, direct and coordinate the work of subordinates; select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
This position requires a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible supervisory or management experience in a public-sector water and/or sewer department and must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business management, public administration, civil environmental engineering, roadway construction or related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Possession of or ability to obtain, class “B” CDL Illinois Driver’s License within the first six months of employment and possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class “C” Illinois Water Operator’s License within six months of the hire date.
In addition, the ideal applicant will have excellent customer service skills, strong written and oral communication skills, extensive experience effectively multi-tasking, strong analytical abilities, good time-management skills and the ability to address water and sewer matters at varying levels of complexity.
Compensation, Benefits, Experience and Training
For more information about this Water & Sewer Superintendent position or to apply, visit: www.oak-park.us/jobs. Submit applications and resumes by mail to Human Resources, Village of Oak Park, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL, 60302; or by e-mail to HR@oak-park.us. The Village of Oak Park offers a highly competitive benefit package that includes a retirement plan, deferred compensation plan, social security, health & life insurance, vacation, sick leave and other benefits. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. First review of applications will begin on October 19, 2018. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply prior to that date.
Experience:Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible supervisory or management experience in a public-sector water and/or sewer department. AND
Training: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business management, public administration, civil environmental engineering, roadway construction or related field. A Master’s degree is preferred. AND
Possession of or ability to obtain, class “B” CDL Illinois Driver’s License within the first six months of employment.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class “C” Illinois Water Operator’s License within six months of the hire date.
About Village of Oak Park
The Village of Oak Park is a thriving, transit-oriented community of about 52,000 people located immediately west of the City of Chicago and known for its great neighborhoods, architectural heritage, and innovative public policy initiatives. Within its 4.5 square miles live one of the region's most diverse mixes of cultures, races, ethnicities, professions, lifestyles, religions, ages and incomes.
Oak Park operates under the village manager form of government. An elected legislative board consisting of a president and six trustees directs a professional manager to carry out their policy and oversee the day-to-day administration of government. Village services and programs are performed by about 370 employees across eight major departments.
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