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Manager - Cross Connection & Water Loss

Company: City of South Bend
Location: South Bend
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Manager - Cross Connection & Water Loss is distinguished by its responsibilities for ensuring the City's compliance with local, state, and federal laws pertaining to the backflow prevention program including enforcement of standards and regulations found in state code, City ordinance, and the Uniform Plumbing Code for protecting water quality in the distribution system. This position supervises staff members assigned to the backflow prevention program. This position is responsible for working with implementation of water loss control services including water audit validation, meter accuracy testing results review, distribution system leak detection results review and working with Water Quality for distribution system flushing. An employee in this class is expected to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment. The position reports to the Director of Distribution who reviews work through meetings, conferences, and results achieved.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Actively supports the City's and Division's mission statements.
  • Assists with hiring, training, team building and evaluation of water personnel.
  • Looks for and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Follows the City's progressive discipline practices as necessary. Assumes administrative duties (vacation schedules, overtime assignments, record keeping and reporting) as necessary.
  • Maintains schedules and reviews jobs for completeness and correctness.
  • Identifies and provides training for staff.
  • Provides timely progress reporting to management on all performance data with regular updates on relevant issues.
  • Actively uses software for work orders and customer information.
  • Must perform all job functions with honesty and professionalism.
  • Must interact with coworkers fairly and with impartiality
  • Must have excellent communication skills to be able to communicate with vendors, customers and City of South Bend departments
  • 24 hour on-call for emergencies
  • Makes recommendations for continuous improvement of the processes and systems used in distribution system.
  • Support Construction and Maintenance, Service Line Repair, and Meter Service programs and assist covering their positions when they are off. Position Requirements QUALIFICATIONS:
    - Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to an associate degree in Water/Wastewater, or related field.
    - Considerable (3-5 years) full-time technical experience in enforcing or complying with federal, state, and/or local environmental regulations, including experience in administering a cross connection program.
    - Considerable (3-5 years) experience in a lead/supervisory capacity in utility operations.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
    - Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities
    - Strong communication skills, both written and oral
    - Strong computer skills using databases, spreadsheets and ability to learn any newly introduced programs
    - Knowledge of EPA and State of Indiana environmental water and local regulations.
    - Strong operations background with specific technical knowledge of water distribution system.
    - Strong analytical skills
    - Ability to be self-motivated and works with very little direction and oversight
    - Leadership skills
    - Ability to read and understand operational manuals, technical materials, instructions and blueprints
    - Must be able to plan and direct the work of others
    - Must be able to document personnel records
    - Valid Indiana driver's license is required.
    - Must obtain an Indiana license for Backflow Tester when applicable.
    - Must obtain an Indiana grade DSL Water Distribution System Operator Certification.
    - Take the Indiana Finance Authority Water Loss Validation CourseEQUIPMENT: Calculator, computer, Telephone, Fax Machine, Photocopier
    Drive City Vehicle, use manhole confined space equipment, use gas and water testing equipmentPHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. Must be able to negotiate stairs. Must be able to work in and around confined spaces. May require lifting and carrying of materials weighing up to 60 pounds.WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work to include inside office environment and outside street work. Includes entering confined spaces and manholes and in customer owned buildings. Must wear steel toed shoes, cold weather gear when required. - Required Drug Screen Required About the Organization South Bend is the economic, educational, media, and cultural hub of a multi-county region spanning the Michigan-Indiana border. It's the fourth-largest city in Indiana with over 100,000 residents. South Bend's flourishing collegiate community and burgeoning tech industry have built upon the foundation of the city's industrial past to create a vibrant present and a promising future. The city's 14 institutions of higher learning, including the internationally renowned University of Notre Dame, infuse South Bend with creative energy in the arts, business, and technology. Combined with recent economic growth, strong neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, and thriving arts venues make South Bend a fabulous place to live, work, and, play.

    ***AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.*** EOE Statement EOE/ADA Statement

    The City of South Bend provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application/hiring process should contact the Legal Department's ADA Compliance Officer at and Office of Human Resources at to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    The City of South Bend seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality public safety officers, staff and administration. The City of South Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented candidates and others that will enhance our community in compliance with EO No. 1-2016 Section 1. Moreover, the City of South Bend prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This position is currently accepting applications. Chief Development Officer in South Bend, IN
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