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Public Works – Utility Supervisor

Shorewood, Illinois (pop. 17,495) is accepting applications for a Utility Supervisor in the Public Works Department.  Shorewood is a growing community in northwestern Will County and adjacent to Joliet.  This position is responsible for the Utilities Division, which includes the maintenance and repair of the Village’s water system, as well as the sanitary and storm sewer collection systems.  The salary range is $72,294.61 to $95,134.78. 

This position is subject to a collective bargaining agreement with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers.  Local 150 Union Health and Retirement Insurance is provided.  Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a background check, physical, and drug screen.  Qualified individuals are encouraged to complete an application form, which can be found at: http://vil.shorewood.il.us/government/employment.aspx

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Resume and Job Application should be submitted to Noriel Noriega, Public Works Director, at nnoriega@vil.shorewood.il.us or mailed to Public Works Director, One Towne Center Blvd., Shorewood, IL 60404.  EEOE

JOB DESCRIPTION:

PUBLIC WORKS – UTILITY SUPERVISOR

DEPARTMENT:                                                       PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

REPORTS TO:                                                          Public Works Director/Assistant Director

Under general supervision of the Public Works Director/Assistant Director, the Public Works Utility Supervisor is responsible for the Utilities division, which includes the maintenance and repair of the Village’s infrastructure, water system, sanitary and storm sewer collection system, equipment, buildings and grounds, and supervision of other utility employees.  This position assists with public relations activities related to infrastructure maintenance and improvements, performs supervisory functions, field observations, and construction inspections.

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • Ensure Village water and sanitary collection systems are in compliance with State and Federal regulations.
  • Complete all necessary monthly reports for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and other regulatory agencies.
  • Enforce provisions of water and sanitary collection system ordinances.
  • Supervision of the maintenance, repair, and construction of various Public Works projects. Monitors work areas to prevent, identify, and remedy unsafe conditions.
  • Ability to operate, troubleshoot, and diagnose instrumentation including the Village’s SCADA System.
  • Keep and maintain records showing pumping rates, daily consumption, flow readings, and flushing of system.
  • Mix chemicals for injection into the Public Water Supply and set chemical feed rates.
  • Maintain and repair well pumps, distribution system, and fire hydrants.
  • Collect monthly water system samples and SCADA System reports.
  • Plans, organizes, supervises, and directs the activities of Department staff; promotes continuous improvement to ensure a high level of competence and excellent customer service.
  • Operates heavy equipment including, but not limited to, dump trucks, loaders, backhoes, mini-excavators, etc.
  • Provide support to the Village’s Building Services Department by inspection of newly installed water and sanitary sewer lines.
  • Respond and investigate resident questions and concerns.
  • Effectively trains, mentors, and evaluates the performance of division staff.
  • Participate and make recommendations in personnel matters including, but not limited to, interviewing potential employees, appraising productivity and efficiency of employees, offering advice and assistance when necessary, and handling employee complaints.
  • Assist with the development, implementation, administration and enforcement of departmental emergency operations, policies, and safety rules and regulations.
  • Keep abreast of problems, circumstances, activities or events which may/will affect the department and keep the Director and Assistant Director apprised of concerns.
  • Provide ongoing administration and oversight of various Village contracts and agreements for which the Department is responsible.
  • Assists with the formulation and implementation of short and long range goals for the Village; develops long-range plans for facilities and infrastructure improvements.
  • Assists with the Department’s annual operating budget and capital improvement plans; provides regular status reports on Public Works projects.
  • Responds to emergency call-outs for Public Works related responses. Must be available 24-hour per day / 7-days per week basis.
  • Participates with the Village’s Snow Removal Operations.
  • Performs related work as directed by the Public Works Director/Assistant Director.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED

The Utility Supervisor shall be committed to providing exceptional customer service, tactful diplomacy, and impartiality.  Other necessary qualifications and characteristics include:

  • Requires High School diploma and three (3) years progressively responsible experience in Public Works Operations with one (1) year experience in a supervisory or management position. Or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.
  • Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Public Water Supply Class B Operator License.
  • Valid Illinois Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B with Air Brake or ability to obtain within three (3) months of hire.
  • Understanding of municipal, county, and State government operations. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal public works and public utilities. General knowledge of the governing regulations and operational processes. 
  • Experience in municipal construction, maintenance, and operation of heavy equipment.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing. The ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from residents, groups of elected officials, Village staff, developers/land owners and the general public.
  • Thorough knowledge of excavation, trenching, and infrastructure repair. Knowledge of public notices and occupational hazards particular to this work, along with the necessary safety precautions.  Knowledge of construction contract administration and estimating the cost of construction work. 
  • Ability to review the work of various operating departments, and maintain effective working relationships with Village officials, employees, residents, contractors and officials of other governmental bodies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or controls and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds many times throughout the workday and occasionally up to one hundred fifty (150) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places, and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Job Information

  • Job ID: 58941532
  • Location:
    Shorewood, Illinois, United States
  • Position Title: Public Works Utility Supervisor
  • Company Name: Village of Shorewood
  • Job Function: Operations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $72,294.61 - $95,134.78 (Yearly Salary)

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