Superintendent of Water and Wastewater in Batavia, NY

City of Batavia Posted: 2021-09-21

Batavia, NY 14020

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Superintendent of Water and Wastewater(Temporary to Permanent), City of Batavia, NY

The City of Batavia, NY (pop 15,600) seeks a creative, team oriented professional to serve as Temporary Superintendent of Water and Wastewater. This temporary position is being filled to work with the current Superintendent of Water and Wastewater in preparation of their upcoming retirement in early 2022. Under the direction of the Director of Public Works, the Superintendent oversees all administrative, operational and maintenance aspects of the community’s water and wastewater systems to include the City’s water plant, wastewater plant and the City’s water distribution system, as well as building maintenance, street lights, traffic signals and pump stations. Successful candidates should possess strong leadership, interpersonal skills, and maturity for this independent and responsible management-level position providing administrative direction to the Bureau of Water and Wastewater. This will be a provisional appointment contingent upon the successful scoring on a Civil Service exam. Civil Service qualifications; Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or closely related field, and two (2) years of responsible or professional engineering experience with the design, operation and/or maintenance OR, ten (10) years of responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment systems, or collection and distribution systems, at least three (3) years of which were in a responsible supervisory capacity OR an equivalent combination of training, education and experience. Experience in capital planning, project management and utilities operation and maintenance; strong citizen service attitude is essential.

The ideal candidate will have strong budget & management skills, a team oriented leadership style and demonstrated enthusiasm and imagination in pursuit of creative solutions to meet public works challenges. Candidate will be responsible for overseeing some project management of a recently adopted $22MM water & sewer capital plan over next 10 years.

Salary Range: $75,978 - $92,127.

To be considered, submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Dawn Fairbanks, Human Resource Specialist, One Batavia City Centre, Batavia, New York 14020 or quick apply. First review of candidates to begin 10/04/2021. Accepting applications until position is filled.

Background check, psychological assessment and physical with drug testing required. Candidate must become a resident of the County of Genesee or any adjacent town to the County of Genesee within 6 months of the date of conclusion of the probationary period for the City of Batavia.


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