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Water Treatment Manager

City of Loveland
Loveland, CO 80537
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The City of Loveland is seeking a talented Water Treatment Manager who has a passion for serving our community by providing exceptional drinking water to more than 27,000 homes and businesses in our community. This role will lead a skilled and dedicated staff of certified water operators. The ideal candidate has a background that demonstrates sound water treatment plant practices in all areas, generating financial plans and collaborating within the Water Division and with other constituents. Our water treatment facility is nestled in the foothills between the Big Thompson River and Green Ridge Glade Reservoir. Our Water Treatment Manager will work with raw water straight from the source.

The salary range is $82,700- $132,300 per year, hiring range of $82,700 - $107,500, DOQ.
First reading of applicants will be: 10/23/20 at 4:30 P.M. M.S.T.

With over 300 days of sunshine, proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, endless outdoor recreation options and a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene, the City of Loveland has consistently been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S.. Featured by USA Today in 2017 as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America, the rest of the world is figuring out what we have known for quite some time Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE! ~ Love What You Do, Land With Us!

Benefits Package Includes:

  • 2 Medical plan options with flex spending

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Retirement

  • Paid time off including Holiday, Vacation and Medical Leave

  • Short and Long term disability

  • Life insurance

  • Wellness Clinic and health programming

  • City of Loveland training opportunities

Provides administrative, supervisory, and technical assistance for all operations required to successfully operate and maintain the components and equipment of the Water Treatment Plant to provide potable water meeting drinking water standards at all times.


Facilitates effective flow of communication between water resources, treatment plant personnel, lab staff, and other department or City personnel. Assists in yearly and long-term budget preparation. Closely monitors all operating expenses relative to the budget. Provides guidance to the Lead Plant Operator and plant personnel in the areas of process control, plant operations, and equipment acquisition. Schedules work hours, vacation, and related plant coverage with Lead Plant Operator and plant personnel. Ensures Technical Services support of the treatment plant and peripheral equipment by working cooperatively with Technical Services and the Lead Plant Operator in prioritizing, coordinating, designing, and implementing all repairs, replacements, upgrades, and preventative maintenance activities for all equipment at the plant. Adjust plant operations to facilitate various maintenance related projects with the water distribution system including storage tanks and water booster stations. Coordinates the creation, preparation, and transmittal of all internal and regulatory reports between the Water Utilities Manager and subordinate personnel. Provides training opportunities and assistance to subordinate personnel. Facilitates the development, implementation, and monitoring of safety programs. Prepares annual operations and maintenance budgets. Works closely with the Treatment & Operations Manager, Water Utilities Manager, Utility Accounting Manager, and Department Director in long-range related programs. Prepares annual updates to 10-year, 5-year, and current year capital improvement plan budgets for water treatment plant projects. Assists with project development, budgeting, and accomplishment. Works with department project managers and consultants in plant expansion, upgrades, meeting regulations, and permitting. Responds to complaints and inquiries from the general public. Ensures compliance with all city, state, and federal procedures, regulations, and programs. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees: planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Works closely with other department or City groups with special projects. Works closely with Lead Plant Operator and Technical Services Superintendent to improve treatment operations including risk analysis and mitigation.


This position is a first-line supervisor responsible for supervision of non-exempt and/or non-supervisory exempt employee(s).

Highest level supervised: non-exempt employee(s).

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws.


Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Extensive knowledge of equipment, unit processes, procedures, and theories involved in the operation of water and treatment plants. Extensive knowledge of applicable treatment standards, drinking water standards, and other regulatory permit requirements including NPDES. Must possess excellent communication skills and strong team-building skills with exceptional motivational skills.

Core competencies:

Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Courtesy and kindness, Innovation, Integrity, Safety, Service

Job specific competencies:

Strategic Thinking, Financial Responsibility, Performance Management, Communication, Impact & Influence, Job Expertise, Regulatory Compliance

Education and/or experience:

Bachelors degree in a water related field preferred. Five (5) years of water treatment plant management or closely related experience or (10) years of water plant operation experience required. A Masters degree may substitute for two (2) years of experience. Three (3) years of previous management or supervisory experience required. Specialized training or education in treatment plant operation and management desired.

Licensure and/or certifications:

Colorado Class A Treatment Plant Operators Certification is preferred.

Material and equipment directly used:

Breathing apparatus, respirator gas monitoring equipment, safety tripod and harness or other required safety equipment for entering both high and low hazard confined spaces, telephone, vehicle, 2-way radio, personal computer

Working conditions and physical requirements:

Ability to respond to emergency situations at all times. Ability to inspect and determine status of equipment and unit processes using audio, visual, aromatic and tactile indicators. Ability to respond to audio alarms and phone calls. Work may be performed outside at all times of the day or night and in all types of temperatures and weather conditions. May involve moving, positioning, pushing or pulling of objects up to 100 pounds occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently. Requires bending, stooping, and kneeling on a frequent basis to perform daily inspections. Work may also require climbing ladders, stairs, and steps, and traversing catwalk grating. Must live within 20 minutes of the intersection of Highway 34 and Highway 287.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.



  • Water treatment plant management or water plant operations experience



  • Bachelors or better

Licenses & Certifications


  • Valid Driver's License

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Posted: 2020-10-02 Expires: 2020-10-31
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