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Sanitary District of Decatur
Decatur, IL, United States (on-site)
30 days ago
Sanitary District of Decatur
Decatur, Illinois, United States (on-site)
30 days ago


The Sanitary District of Decatur is a government organization that has provided wastewater treatment services for over 100 years.

We are looking for additional team members who are seeking a career where they can make a difference in our environment while taking advantage of competitive pay and secure retirement and benefits.

Plans, coordinates, directs, supervises and administers wastewater operation and laboratory activities; assures regulatory compliance; develops documents for permit applications and regulatory reporting; provides technical review and evaluation of implementation and compliance issues in proposed and adopted regulatory policies; research and development of studies related to emerging pollutants and regulatory strategies that address these pollutants; assists in the development and implementation of operational procedures to ensure cost-effective compliance with all environmental regulations associated with the operations and construction of the wastewater systems; directs the activities of the District’s industrial pre-treatment and analytical laboratory programs; and performs related work as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

(Other duties may be assigned)

Directs the activities and performance of the Operations and Laboratory Departments; including Industrial Pretreatment and Land Application programs directly or through subordinates. 

Responsible for compliance with all environmental regulations and acts as District liaison with regulatory agencies, in such matters. 

 Plans and develops long-term operational strategies.  

Researches and devises solutions for process and operational problems and conducts pilot studies related to proposed process modifications. 

Assists engineering personnel with the design of permanent process modifications. 

Directs the management and administration of all industrial programs, the interpretation of pretreatment regulations and ordinances, and determines the compliance status of each industry.  Directs the preparation of industrial surcharge and penalty billings. 

Prepares reports for the Board of Trustees, regulatory agencies, and general distribution to the community and professional organizations. 

Attends Board of Trustee meetings and meetings with outside organizations as a representative of the District. 

Acts as public relations representative for the District regarding technical or operations matters. 

Designated as the Chief Operator for IEPA reporting purposes. 

Develops specifications for bid documents and requests for proposals used to select and manage contractors and consultants. 

Evaluates and approves the daily activities of the laboratory, operations and pretreatment personally or through subordinate supervisors.           

Makes recommendations on chemical uses, field activities as related to sampling, and water quality concerns and other related issues. 

Responds to complaints from the public.  

Prepares and administers laboratory, operations and pretreatment budgets with the assistance of department supervisory staff

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises three employees with supervisor roles, and a total of sixteen employees in the laboratory, operations and pretreatment departments. Responsible for the direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. 

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the District's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in a related technical field with extensive knowledge of NPDES permit regulations, pretreatment standards, biological nutrient removal, eight years of wastewater treatment experience with at least four years at an activated sludge facility or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Four years of supervisory experience is preferred.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64470790
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Decatur, Illinois, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Sanitary District of Decatur
  • Position Title: Director of Wastewater Operations and Compliance
  • Job Function: Environmental - Wastewater,
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $98,750.00 - $103,275.00 (Yearly Salary)
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