Superintendent - Public Works Utilities

City of Annapolis | Annapolis, MD

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Posted Date 11/16/2020

Salary: $75,913 - $127,971 (A16)

Department Public Works Closing date November 27, 2020

Salary range $75,913 - $127,971 (A16) Employment Type Full Time

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Plans and supervises the construction and maintenance of
water and wastewater lines, the repair and maintenance of lift stations, the reading of water meters
and does related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The Superintendent is responsible for the
construction, repair and maintenance of water and wastewater lines, wastewater lift stations and for
the reading, repair and replacement of water meters. The work is preformed in accordance with
general policies established by the Director and in accordance with standard trade practices. General
supervision is exercised over Utility Supervisors and other subordinates.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only) ?

Plans, schedules and implements construction, maintenance and operation and construction
activities designed to provide quality water distribution and wastewater collection for the city;
oversees construction and maintenance work to determine acceptability and conformance to
standards; ?

Trains, supervises and disciplines employees performing the duties of maintenance,
construction and repair of water and wastewater facilities, and ensures that Utility division
employees are properly trained and certified; ?

Supervises the control and use of, and assumes responsibility for all materials, supplies and
equipment used in the maintenance, construction and repair of water distribution and
wastewater collection; ?

Inspects and supervises the repair of water distribution and wastewater collection systems,
water meters, and lift stations; ?

Requisitions needed supplies for the Utilities division and maintains a variety of records related
to personnel, equipment, supplies, and reports; ?

Advises Public Works Director, City Attorney, engineers, and other city officials in matters
relating to utility activities; provides information to various civic, school and public groups an
individuals regarding water and wastewater problems and services; ?

Supervises, instructs and assists assigned crews in installing new water and wastewater lines,
installing and relocating fire hydrants and meters, and maintaining the existing water supply,
distribution and wastewater collection systems;




Responds to complaints regarding water leaks, pressure loss or no water; evaluates situation,
determines if liability lies with the city or the property owner; ?

Evaluates repairs to determine whether they are to be addressed by city crews or outside
contractors; ?

Analyzes operating budget and makes recommendations for department budget; ?

Oversees the safety of Utility division employees by instructing individuals in proper safety
procedures and monitoring work in progress; ?

Ensures proper sterilization procedures of water mains are followed by city crews or outside
contractors to protect existing water mains from being contaminated; ?

Oversees the reading and maintenance of City water meters, and orders replacements as
necessary; ?

Ensures that a crew is organized to respond to water and wastewater main breaks and
wastewater backups for emergency after-hours calls; ?

Oversees the scheduling of maintenance programs for cleaning wastewater mains and the
cleaning of wastewater connections on a periodic basis; ?

Drafts letters and memoranda to report water and wastewater main backups and spills to
appropriate agencies, ensuring timely notification; ?

Oversees the investigation of all wastewater backups and spills and determines their cause to
prevent a recurring problem in the future; ?

Prepares reports on repair/replacement of utility mains, fire hydrants or other Utility division
property damaged by private contractors or individuals for reimbursement; ?

Reviews construction plans for compliance with City standards; ?

Carries a cell phone and is available and on call 7 days a week, 24 hours a day; ?

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of modern principles,
practices, equipment and materials for the construction and maintenance of utility systems work zone
traffic control; ability to plan and supervise the work of supervisors, foremen, skilled tradesmen and
laborers; ability to develop comprehensive, programmatic and short-term work plans and coordinate
maintenance projects; ability to prepare plans and reports; ability to read and interpret engineering
drawings, including utility 1"= 40' scale maps; must be available for emergency overtime work as
required; good judgment.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Extensive experience in progressively responsible
public works and municipal utility maintenance and repair work, some of which shall have been at the
level of Utility Supervisor or journeyman mechanical contractor, and graduation from high school and
a minimum of an associate degree from recognized community college in science, engineering,
environmental or business and supplemented by other college level courses: or any equivalent
combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Possession of a Water Distribution System Superintendent’s Certification and a Class “2" Wastewater
Collection System Superintendent’s Certification as issued by the State of Maryland or the ability to
obtain same within one (1) year. Possession of a valid driver’s license.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Consent to chemical substance screening consistent with
mandated Federal, State, and City guidelines and programs, to include random tests for the detection
of drug or alcohol use.




Physical ability: strength and agility sufficient to lift and maneuver heavy objects such as heavy tools
and equipment, to climb into and operate large equipment, trucks, etc.; ability withstand working
outside in all extreme weather conditions.
Visual ability: sufficient to operate heavy equipment trucks by both day and night, to observe unsafe
conditions of roadways, to read and write reports, correspondence, instructions, etc.
Hearing ability: sufficient to understand radio transmissions, conversations with other individuals both
in person and over a telephone.
Speaking ability: sufficient to communicate effectively with other individuals in person, over a
telephone, over a radio.
Freedom from mental disorders which would interfere with performance of duties as described.

Candidates must complete a City of Annapolis application online at A completed application may instead be hand
delivered to the City of Annapolis Office of Human Resources by the closing date.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to political or
religious opinion or affiliation, age, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, marital status, physical or
mental disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or genetic information. The City of Annapolis is
an Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA Compliant Employer.

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Local Government
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