Kitsap County, WA
November 19, 2023
Poulsbo, WA
Job Type



Position Information
The Utility M&O Crew Supervisor (Sewer Mechanical) position assists and oversees the operation, maintenance, repair and/or replacement of a variety of gasoline, propane, and diesel-powered mechanical equipment associated with the four wastewater treatment plants and 64 County pump stations. This is a working supervisor position with responsibilities that include maintaining and repairing equipment, supervising crews, assigning and scheduling workloads, securing necessary parts and materials, and coordinating work with other supervisors.

Kitsap County Public Works Department makes our communities better and safer places to live, work, and play.


Required Education and Experience

  • Four years of progressively responsible work experience involving maintenance, repair and/or replacement of various types of equipment including gas, propane, and diesel equipment, including one year of supervisory or lead responsibility; OR
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the work.

Preferred Education, Experience or Other Qualifications

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience working on mechanical equipment associated with wastewater treatment plants and sewage.
  • Current Washington State CDL Class A endorse N or X with air brake restriction removed.
  • Current Washington Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade I Certification.

Driving Requirements
The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County prior to employment. The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy. This position is categorized as:

  • CDL Driver: Operating County owned vehicles and CDL vehicles. Successful candidate must obtain (and retain) within 12 months of employment a Washington Class A endorse N or X with air brake restriction removed.

Prior to CDL Assignment:

  • CDL drivers must submit a driving abstract and a current medical card.
  • CDL Drivers in accordance with federal regulations and Kitsap County Drug and Alcohol Policy and Procedures for CDL Drivers, no employee will be allowed to operate CDL vehicles or equipment in this position for Kitsap County until he/she has successfully passed a breath alcohol test and urine drug screening; and enter into a random DOT regulated drug and alcohol testing process.

Criminal Conviction Standards:
The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to children under 18 years of age, a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, or access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which may include fingerprinting.
Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/FSA/bccu/documents/Secretary%27sCrimesListforALLPrograms.pdf

Other Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements:
Please note: The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all of the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.

Prior to employment the successful candidate must:

  • Pass a medical/physical evaluation, including audio metric testing, conducted in accordance with WAC 296-817-400 .
  • Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting.
  • Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Authorize and complete a criminal background check. Information received is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.

Within 12 months of employment the successful candidate must :

  • Possess Washington State Industrial First Aid certification
  • Washington State and Traffic Flagging Certification

Within 24 months of employment the successful candidate must obtain and retain:

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I certification*

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Appear for scheduled work and complete assigned tasks within a reasonable period of time.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others using tact, courtesy and good judgment.
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to policy and procedures of the county and department.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Utilize various computer applications specific to the department including databases, word processing, document imaging, spreadsheets, and web-based systems for entering, retrieving and researching data and records.
  • Physically perform assigned duties and essential functions of the position.
  • Knowledge of complex, highly technical tools, materials and chemicals.
  • Knowledge of safety and security precautions necessary and applicable in area of assignment.
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater industry standard practices, methods, tools, and materials utilized in the construction and maintenance of sewer utility equipment.
  • Knowledge of work planning principles.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices
  • Skilled in assigning, coordinating and supervising the work of employees
  • Skilled in effective communication, both oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information, and to receive and provide work direction
  • Skilled in customer service techniques
  • Skilled in the use of personal computers, MS suite of programs, and other work associated software.
  • Skilled in handling stressful situations and able to make quick and sound decisions.
  • Skilled in conflict resolution and problem solving.
  • Skilled in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Skilled in reading maps, engineered drawings and plans, interpreting electronic schematics, and logic flow diagrams.
  • Skilled in verbal and written communication and following instructions.
  • Skilled in developing an open team environment, encouraging the exchange of ideas, and providing constructive feedback.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, County employees, and other jurisdictional employees.
  • Ability to learn and operate assigned equipment skillfully, safely and in conformance with applicable laws or regulations.
  • Ability to meet the assignment locations and travel requirements of the position.
  • Ability to supervise, plan, assign, train, provide guidance, and evaluate subordinates work and progress.
  • Ability to implement policies, procedures, and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal health and safety requirements.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply County, state and federal regulations and permitting as related to specific facility services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to audiences of various social, cultural, ethnic, educational and economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate, perform and complete multiple duties and assignments concurrently and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to coordinate with and assist engineers, construction managers, and construction inspectors throughout project construction.
  • Ability to read, review, and interpret engineered drawings on capital and developer projects and make design/construction suggestions.
  • Ability to evaluate project material and equipment needs, create purchase order numbers, and order and schedule equipment to complete in-house repair or retrofit projects.
  • Ability to evaluate, design, and plan in-house repair and retrofit projects.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair a variety of mechanical equipment associated with wastewater treatment, sewage pump stations, and lift stations.
  • Knowledgeable in machine shop practices including metallurgy and corrosion prevention, proper crane rigging, proper use of tools and materials used in mechanical trades including: PVC, copper, iron, high density polyethylene, and other piping materials, pumps, generators, power tools, wrenches, air tools, hydraulic tools, and water or wastewater treatment process and sewage conveyance systems.
  • Skilled in welding (MIG, TIG and oxygen), fabrication, plasma cutting, operating pneumatic and hydraulic systems, operating and maintaining milling equipment (mills, lathes).

Working Conditions/Physical Activities
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Positions in this class typically require:

  • 70% of the work is performed in the field at wastewater treatment plants, sewage pump/lift stations, or driving and 30% is in an office, shop or classroom environment.
  • Sitting (when driving or in office) or standing for long periods of time.
  • Bending, reaching, handling and grasping various items such as: documents, materials, hand tools, shovels debris, sewage lines.
  • Walking, balancing over rough, uneven or undeveloped terrain.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to drive, view computer data, read written sewage lines, materials and road signs, see detail of maps, gages and discriminate color.
  • Sufficient physical strength, coordination, dexterity and mental alertness to assure safety and operate power equipment;
  • Clear speaking and adequate hearing sufficient to communicate effectively and respond appropriately when conveying or receiving information or instruction.
  • Exertion of force of 50 pounds occasionally and/or 35 pounds.

Incumbents may be:

  • Potentially hazardous conditions may be present when exposed to toxic chemicals, noxious fumes and wastewater, work in confined spaces underground, and when exposed to traffic and road hazards.
  • Work is also performed outdoors in inclement weather.
  • Subject to call-out during non-working hours.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Preventative Maintenance and performs routine maintenance on: pumps, a variety of valves and gear mechanisms, motors, generators, small tools, other equipment associated with wastewater treatment process and pumping systems including odor control, grit/solids removal, clarifiers, aeration, solids thickening and dewatering, gas scrubbers, ultraviolet and chlorine disinfection system, and anaerobic digestion. Maintain coating systems on mechanical equipment. Check fluid levels, belt, gauges, meters all for proper operations. Troubleshoot and test backflow assemblies.
  • Corrective Maintenance and Repair and perform major overhauls on: pumps, a variety of valves and gear mechanisms, motors, generators, small tools, other equipment associated with wastewater treatment process and pumping systems including odor control, grit/solids removal, , aeration, solids thickening and dewatering, gas scrubbers, ultraviolet and chlorine disinfection system, and anaerobic digestion. Prepare and paint mechanical equipment.
  • Supervises assigned staff, including setting work priorities, planning , organizing, assigning, advising, assisting, motivation, and training as necessary. Evaluate the work of staff, approve staff time, provides guidance and discipline, and assists in recruitment and making recommendations regarding staffing. Submit monthly and yearly performance indicators.
  • Operates Equipment: electric and hydraulic crane trucks for lifting equipment, equipment trucks, portable and fixed generators, portable pumps, milling machines, lathes, metal inert gas (MIG), tungsten inert gas (TIG), and oxygen welders, and hand and power tools.
  • Use manual and computer based preventative maintenance programs to: clearly document routine maintenance checks, generate work orders for repairs, help prioritize work and improve efficiencies, help troubleshoot mechanical irregularities, and use for ordering and maintaining inventory for parts and supplies.
  • Responsible for the efficient and safe operation of work crews in various treatment plant and/or collection field operations

Other Job Functions:

  • Perform related work as required.

Positions in the classification are :

  • Who May Apply: These positions are open to the public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
  • This position is classified as non-exempt and is eligible to earn overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Public Works employees are considered 'essential employees' and are expected to report to duty on time and remain at work until the end of the scheduled shift even if an inclement weather event or emergency is declared.
  • This position is covered under the Public Works Utilities Teamsters Local 589. Internal applicants should be aware that a change in union status or bargaining unit may impact your benefits and accruals. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions.
  • Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
  • *The requirement for the WW Treatment Plant Operator I certification is pending bargaining agreement approval.
  • This position may be used to fill future openings.
  • Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the application materials submitted. Per RCW 42.56.250, all applications for public employment, including the names of applicants, resumes, and other related materials submitted with respect to an applicant are exempt from public inspection

At Kitsap County, we strive to take care of our team! Our employees are the greatest asset of Kitsap County, and we take pride in offering a highly competitive compensation and benefits package to all eligible employees.

County Paid Benefits Include:
Medical - Kaiser Permanente (HMO) or Aetna (PPO)
Dental -Delta Dental or Willamette
Vision - VSP
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Life Insurance - Basic, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Voluntary Term Life Insurance (VTL)
Disability - Short-term disability & Long-term disability
Voya Voluntary Insurance
Transportation incentives
Employee Assistance Program
Travel Assistance Program
Wellness program https://spf.kitsapgov.com/hr/Pages/Wellness.aspx
Benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired except if the employee's hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begin on the day of hire. More information about employee benefits is available on the county's website at: https://spf.kitsapgov.com/hr/Pages/Benefits.aspx or the Kitsap County Digital Benefits Guide .

*Voluntary benefit options also available at the employee's expense

Employees are covered under the PERS retirement plan provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and Social Security.

Deferred Compensation (IRS Plan 457b): tax-deferred savings program

11 paid holidays and 2 additional floating holiday per year

Vacation Leave
New employees are credited with 48 hours of annual leave upon hire and will be begin accruing at the rate of 8 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 360 hours from one calendar year to the next. Annual leave accrual will increase upon tenure, as follows:

Upon completion of 3 years: 15 days per year (10.00 hours per month)
Upon completion of 5 years: 20 days per year (13.33 hours per month)
Upon completion of 10 years: 25 days per year (16.67 hours per month)
Sick Leave
All new hires will be credited with 48 hours of sick leave upon hire and will begin accruing at the rate of 10 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 1200 hours from one calendar year to the next.

***Part-time employees benefit contributions and leave accruals will beprorated***

Current County Employees
If you are transferring or promoting into this position you are responsible for reviewing these benefit changes; prior to accepting a position. In addition, it is your responsibility to notify the Auditor's Payroll Division of a change in union status.

Union Membership
This position is covered under Public Works Teamsters Local 589collective bargaining agreement. To view the bargaining agreement please visit our website: https://www.kitsapgov.com/hr/Pages/Collective-Bargaining-Agreements.aspx

NOTE: This is a general overview of the benefits offered through employment with Kitsap County, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts or is incorrect with the provisions of the Personnel Manual, applicable laws, policies, rules or official plan documents they will prevail. The Personnel Manual is available at: https://www.kitsapgov.com/hr/Pages/Personnel-Manual-2019.aspx

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