Salt Lake City


    Requisition ID
    Minimum Salary
    USD $24.18/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $41.81/Hr.
    Post End Date
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Supervises various water distribution crews to maintain and control supply and delivery of water throughout the county system.  Position requires an extensive knowledge of the Salt Lake City water distribution system, its supply services, hydraulics and dynamics.  Reporting to the Water System Manager, the incumbent works independently to ensure there is enough water and pressure for fire, homes and industrial use.


    • Supervises Water Distribution Operators to regulate pressure and system loads, and to ensure consistent delivery of high quality water and fire flows in Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County service areas. Supervises and coordinates well start-up to maximize production and minimize power costs. Supervises emergency response to customer water complaints, broken or leaking water system appurtenances and facility security checks.
    • Supervises valve operation crews. Develops and implements annual valve operation and system flushing program. Supervises Central Dispatch Communication Coordinators to ensure proper and timely response to customer needs. Supervises Building and Ground crews to ensure proper maintenance of 90 facilities consisting of wells, pump station and water storage facilities.
    • Oversees and coordinates annual inspection and repair of system pressure-regulating valves, water storage cleaning and inspection in accordance with State regulations and departmental schedules. Implements wellhead protection and State Sanitary Survey programs as required by State and Federal regulations.  Orders and maintains a parts repair inventory for all flow control and pressure regulators in the water system.
    • Prepares records and reports. Requisitions equipment, supplies and materials. Consults with Water System Manager concerning budget and capital improvement projects.
    • Supervises hydrant and meter flow tests and resolves complaints about pressure through coordination with water operations, maintenance and engineering sections. 
    • Coordinates work with other supervisors, divisions, departments, government agencies and customers.
    • Coaches and counsels employees and conducts regular performance reviews. Resolves personnel issues including grievances, work assignments and disciplinary actions.
    • Recommends hiring and firing. Is responsible to implement and oversee departmental safety program in the field.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


    • Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in hydrological engineering, hydrology or a related field and four (4) years water distribution experience operating Salt Lake City’s water system or a system similar in size or complexity, plus two years supervisory or lead person experience. Education and experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis, except supervisory requirement.
    • Three years’ experience in “direct responsible charge” as defined by the Utah Drinking Water Board or similar regulatory agency.
    • Possession of Utah State Water Distribution Operator Grade III Certification.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain Utah State Water Distribution Operator Grade IV within two test cycles from date of hire as Water Systems Operations Supervisor.
    • Working knowledge of complete water distribution system. Skill in the repair of regulators, pumps and check valves. Ability to interpret hydrant and meter flow tests and pressure charts.
    • Possession of a valid driver's license or driving privilege card and flagging certification.


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