Biosolids Recycling Supervisor

by December 10, 2019



Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), a progressive water utility providing water, wastewater and reclaimed water services to the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Biosolids Recycling Supervisor.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player with the ability to solve problems and identify efficiencies in the operation. Candidates should have good communication skills with the ability and willingness to lead and assist the team to fulfill the mission and goals of OWASA.

Position is responsible for coordinating land application and distribution activities for wastewater treatment plant Biosolids while providing effective supervision to program staff.  Essential duties include planning, coordinating, scheduling and oversight of daily work activities of the program as well as routine interaction with landowners and farmer partners while assuring program maintains full compliance with all State and Federal regulations.  Position coordinates needed maintenance and repairs to all land application site access roads, use of pumps for loading wastewater and Biosolids trucks. Other responsibilities include collecting soil samples from application sites; serving as the Operator in Responsible Charge, maintenance of required program monitoring and compliance data; ensuring proper maintenance and upkeep of program equipment; monitoring area weather conditions; operation of liquid transport tankers and specialized Biosolids spreading equipment. Position reports to the Wastewater Treatment and Biosolids Recycling Manager.

Candidate must have high school diploma or equivalent with advanced study or specific vocational trade with three to five years of relevant work experience.  Position requires a North Carolina Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with tanker endorsements and Land Application of Residuals Operator Certification. Must meet and maintain requirements for CDL and safety sensitive position. Position frequently exerts 10-25 pounds and occasionally 50-100 pounds.

OWASA provides excellent benefits to include membership in the NC Local Government Employees Retirement System, employer 457 plan contribution and retirement health savings account.  Paid Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurances.  Additional benefits include:  Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave, Bereavement and Parental Leave, Educational Reimbursement, Bonus Pay for Additional Certifications and/or Education.

OWASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity and inclusion.

Certified Orange County Living Wage Employer.

Salary range $51,005 – $78,535.
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Closing date is January 3, 2020.

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