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2701 - Wastewater Planner/Scheduler

at Pima County

Posted: 2/7/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2703982

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

This rotating position is in the Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department.

Salary Grade: 54

Performs job-planning and maintenance program support duties involving scheduling, creating and optimizing preventative maintenance, work request/work order management, equipment history reporting, performance measurement, trend analysis and project management utilizing the County's Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

An assessment may be administered.


(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Manages, plans, schedules and prioritizes work requests/work orders and maintenance requirements to utilize/allocate/optimize available resources (labor, material, cost and time);
Coordinates job planning and maintenance program activities with other work units and outside agencies to avoid or minimize disruption of equipment and systems operations;
Ensures compliance with county, state and federal policies, procedures and regulatory requirements related to area of assignment;
Evaluates and forecasts plant and equipment maintenance requirements for short- and long-term needs;
Monitors work unit budget and expenditures;
Monitors and ensures compliance with approved budget and schedule for daily work and major projects;
Identifies, analyzes and develops process improvements and cost efficient maintenance procedures;
Adheres to and enforces established occupational safety practices and procedures for personnel and equipment;
Compiles information and prepares routine, recurring and special reports for tracking, monitoring and analyzing CMMS data.
Knowledge of:

  • state and federal regulatory requirements related to area of assignment;
  • principles and practices of industrial safety and job safety analysis (JSA);
  • basic operating principles, practices and techniques of RWRD treatment plant processes;
  • practices, methods and tools used in the maintenance and repair of industrial facilities and the applicable hazardous material procedures;
  • county, state and federal local laws, codes and regulations related to wastewater treatment and equipment;
  • effective communication techniques, both oral and written;
  • departmental budgets and expenses and the county procurement policies;
  • principles and practices of effective materials and cost management and utilizing their associated software tools.
 Skill in:
  • applying governmental regulations, operating principles, practices and techniques of RWRD treatment plant processes to planning/scheduling;
  • reviewing and analyzing planning/scheduling issues and developing technical and administrative recommendations and reports;
  • effective computer use, including relevant computer software programs/applications;
  • reading and interpreting technical data;
  • managing multiple tasks with a variety of entities;
  • developing and implementing planning/scheduling improvements;
  • communicating effectively both orally and in writing;
  • utilizing software productivity tools.

Minimum Qualifications

(1) One year of experience as a planner/scheduler in an industrial setting.
(2) Six years of Wastewater Operator experience, industrial/mechanical maintenance experience, or industrial/electrical-instrumentation maintenance experience of which at least two years included performing lead or supervisory functions.
(3) Possession of current Arizona Grade 4 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification or current PCRWRD Grade 4 Mechanical Maintenance Certification and five years of experience with Pima County as an O&M Technician, Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic, Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic Lead, Trades Maintenance Specialist, Trades Maintenance Foreman, or Trades Maintenance Supervisor.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications:

 (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. Five (5) years experience or equivalent planning/scheduling maintenance projects in an industrial setting.
  2. Two (2) years experience in procurement processes and coordinating warehouse inventory optimization.
  3. Experience maintaining work history or activity logs using a computer-based system such as Maximo.
  4. Two (2) years experience as a supervisor in an industrial wastewater setting.      
Selection Procedure:
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience.  Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications.  The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

Licenses and Certificates: All positions require a Grade 1, Wastewater Operator certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality within six months of appointment. Valid driver license is required at time of application. Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures.  Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Services' review and approval of the candidate's driving record.

Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County. Some positions may carry the risk of exposure to infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, asbestos or wastewater products, therefore special medical screening prior to or during employment may be necessary to assure employee health and safety. Some positions within this classification that are not covered by the requirements of OSHA's Blood Borne Pathogen program may be offered as a courtesy, at county expense, the Hepatitis B series of vaccinations due to potential exposure to raw sewage and sharps (discarded needles/syringes).
Physical/Sensory Requirements:  Some positions require the ability to enter and work in confined spaces, which may require the proper wearing of individual safety and protective equipment. A post-offer physical will be required.

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