CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
SANITARY ENGINEER 4
( Plant Operations )
(Water Resources )
This is sanitary engineering work, supervising, through subordinate engineering supervisors, the activities of engineering, and some combination of scientific, operational and maintenance personnel. This class is differentiated from others by the responsibility for directing all operations and maintenance of a plant or for directing a water resources program. Provision of services to the public, coordination of activities with other department programs and contact with external governmental agencies is a significant aspect of the work. The employee works under the direction of an administrative engineer.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
- Positions must direct all water treatment, biosolids recycling or wastewater plant operations, or a water resources program designed to monitor and control environmental hazards to the water or sewer system, or watersheds.
- Positions must be located in the Water Department.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Supervises, through subordinate supervisors, the activities of engineering, scientific, maintenance and operational personnel; develops goals and objectives for subordinates; analyzes and revises treatment processes; directs and/or participates in research projects to evaluate new treatment processes; determines the feasibility of implementing new methods; recommends changes and modifications in plant design or processes; directs and/or participates in administrative and financial analysis of department operations; participates in the formation of departmental policy regarding the program; reviews reports prepared by subordinate supervisors on section activities; tours facilities to review subordinates' performance; provides engineering guidance.
- Prepares operating budget requests for program; develops assignments for subordinate personnel; selects subordinate supervisory personnel; reviews personnel selection decisions made by subordinate supervisors; initiates and reviews disciplinary actions.
- Coordinates activities of departmental engineers, consultants and contractors with treatment plant activities during the expansion and renovation of facilities.
- Performs the above in one of the following areas:
PLANT OPERATION SPECIALTY
- Directs all operations and maintenance of a water pollution control, water treatment or biosolids recycling plant.
WATER RESOURCES SPECIALTY
- Directs the monitoring of industrial waste discharged in the sewer systems and the administration of a sewage surcharge program; directs engineering, planning and research activities; directs environmental programs for Office of Watersheds.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- sanitary engineering principles and practices in the area of specialization
- water pollution control and water treatment plant operations, processes, design, facilities and equipment
- current federal and state rules, regulations and standards applicable to the area of specialization
- supervisory principles and practices
- physical and natural sciences
- industrial waste control laws, practices and procedures
- sludge management practices and procedures
- engineering research practices and techniques
- water and wastewater conveyance systems
- the principles and practices of budget and personnel administration pertaining to a water utility
- administrative principles and practices
- the principles and practices of labor and employee relations
- conduct and direct engineering research
- direct professional, technical and operational personnel through subordinate supervisors as required by assignment
- prepare comprehensive administrative and operational oral and written reports
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, consultants, government and regulatory agencies and the general public
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 1/04.)
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in sanitary, civil, chemical, electrical or mechanical engineering.
- Five years of engineering experience, three years of which shall have been in water or wastewater treatment plant operations, industrial waste control, biosolids recycling, watersheds management or water resources planning and research management, one year of which shall have been in sanitary engineering at the supervisory level in the area of specialization.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department, which has included the completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university in an acceptable area of engineering as an educational minimum.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of
a position in this class.
- Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as a Sanitary Engineer 4 if required by work assignment.
PAY RANGE: EP26
Class Established: 1/53
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 11/03, Ad Board: 1/04
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3B64