Water Treatment Plan Supervisor

Department: Operations & Maintenance
Job ID: 2296

Water Treatment Plant Supervisor – ESP-05


Are you the candidate we are searching for?

We need an individual who under direction, supervises the daily operations and maintenance work at Denver Water’s Moffat and Recycling Plants.


The qualified selected candidate will coordinate and perform a variety of multi-discipline duties essential to the plant, including planning and coordinating work utilizing project management tools, supervision, scheduling and training.  Develop and set goals for both plant operations, maintenance and staff development to align to Denver Water’s strategic plan.


Hiring Salary Range:  $5,889.87 (minimum) to $7,362.34 (midpoint)/monthly  

Full Time, Exempt position

40 hours per week, M-F, Day Shift, Regular position

Location of position:  Moffat and Recycling Plant (Shared position)


Opening Date: 4/19/2017                                                                     

Closing Date: 5/11/2017


Candidates must submit a completed Denver Water application in order to be considered. Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received.


Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs.  Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation.  The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.

Denver Water’s Operations and Maintenance Division is currently seeking a qualified candidate to assist us as a Water Treatment Plant Supervisor at our Moffat and Recycling Treatment Plants working under general supervision, assists the Water Treatment Plant Managers in supervising the work of personnel engaged in the operation and maintenance of water treatment plants and appurtenant structures. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, have a strong desire and a passion to assist Denver Water to become the “best water utility in the nation.”  Candidate will be responsible for coordinating and standardizing various aspects of water treatment plant management.  Strong emphasis will be placed on the candidates’ ability to strategically think and to position these two facilities for future success and alignment to the organizational strategic plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Water Treatment Plant Supervisor:

  • Plan, schedule, and supervise the activities of assigned personnel engaged in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant.Supervises and evaluates employees.

  • Develop job plans and coordinate activities with outside trade shops.Perform quality control review of lab, chemical delivery data and use information to make operational decisions.Procures materials and equipment and manages inventory of process chemicals.

  • Develop standard operating procedures, train, and assist personnel in standard job methods and practices in the proper use of equipment.Interpret and explains personnel policies and procedures.

  • Assists in the preparation of the annual water treatment budget.

  • Ensure compliance with Denver Water safety and security procedures.Maintain records for water quality, Safety programs, and risk management.

  • Participate in design, development, and review for capital improvement projects.Coordinate plant operations with contractors and engineers during construction projects.Evaluate risk to plant operations or employee safety during construction activities.

  • Ensure compliance with federal and state drinking water or Regulation 84, public health, discharge and safety regulations.Prepare and maintain various records related to water quality, quantity treated flows, chemical usages, and maintenance of equipment.Prepare reports for regulatory agencies.

  • Ensure compliance with the risk management plan.Update the emergency response plan, and assumes the appropriate level of command during an emergency response.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of the standards, practices, methods, materials, tools, equipment and measuring instruments used in the operation and maintenance of water treatment plants.  The hazard and safety precautions associated with plant activities. All processes involved in treatment plant operations.  Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.  Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations, including those regarding applicable health and safety regulations.  Principles of physical asset management and their application towards the assurance of reliability and asset uptime. Continuous reliability improvement initiatives for identification and mitigation of failure modes.


Skill in project management and resource-loading, multi-tasking, creative thinking, interpersonal relations, organization and time management skills. The use of spreadsheets, word processing, presentation software and computerized maintenance management systems. Proven leadership and motivations skills.


Ability to adapt to different leadership styles and work in different environments and under deadlines. Train subordinates in all phases of plant maintenance, and operations and safe working practices.  Prepare annual operating, maintenance and capital improvement budgets.  Estimate and requisition parts, materials, supplies, tools and equipment.  Keep records and write reports.  Organize, coordinate, and supervise the work of others.  Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.  Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.



Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Associates Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.

  • Minimum 5 years of related work experience.

  • A minimum of 2 years supervisory experience preferred.

  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

  • Course work or certification in project or construction management is highly desirable.

    Licenses, Registration, and Certification:

  • Water Treatment Operator ‘A’ Certification preferred.Operations position must be able to acquire the Water Treatment Operator ‘A’ within four years.Maintenance position must be able to acquire the Water Treatment Operator ‘B’ within three years.

  • Certified Maintenance Reliability Profession (CMRP) preferred.Maintenance position must be able to acquire the CMRP within two years.


  • Colorado Class ‘R’ license is required.

  • May require HIPAA Training.


Denver Water offers excellent benefits that include a pension plan, a 401K Plan with 3% match, a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Health and Dental coverage, Life Insurance, and vacation/holiday/sick leave.  A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on application.  All employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of a post-offer physical, which includes drug and alcohol testing.  Worker’s Compensation Background check and a Strength test if required for the position.

Mr. Loren A. Robinson

1600 W. 12th Ave.

Denver, CO. 80204-3412



  • Denver Water will not accept or consider applications that are mailed, emailed, faxed, or dropped off at our office.
  • No resumes will be accepted unless they are attached to an online application.
  • Employment applications are accepted for current openings only.

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