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The City of East Chicago is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must be at least 21 – 36 years of age and meet all other basic eligibility requirements. All selected candidates will be trained. Applications are available at the East Chicago Police Department located at 2301 Columbus Drive, East Chicago, Indiana 46312 beginning Thursday, October 2, 2014. Completed applications are due in person or by mail by no later than Friday, October 17, 2014 to the City of East Chicago Police Department between the hours of 9AM–4PM. For more information call the East Chicago Police Department of Human Resources (219) 391-8314.

Job Posting # 2014 – 11
(Internal & External Posting)

Plant Manager


City of East Chicago
Water Filtration Plant


Opening Date: September 18, 2014
Closing Date To Apply: Open Until Filled
Exempt/Non-exempt: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular - Full Time
Department: Water Filtration Plant
Reports to: Utility Director
Pay Range: In accordance to the Salary Ordinance passed by the City of East Chicago Board of Water Works
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POSITION SUMMARY
Under general administrative direction of the Director of Utilities and Board of Water Works, the Plant Manager oversees the water filtration plant(s) operations for the City of East Chicago. In this role, the Plant Manager ensures that the water filtration plant(s) and its operators comply with Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) state health standards by regularly testing the water supply and maintaining accurate, timely records. The Plant Manager is also responsible for maintaining a safe work environment and ensuring all filtration plant equipment is in proper working condition.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by the position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Provide daily direction and administration of the water filtration plant(s).
    • Supervise operations, laboratory, instrumentation, and maintenance staff, including subordinate managers and union personnel.
    • Coordinate emergency response activity for unscheduled power failures, faults, and outages.
    • Advise filtration plant employees of required and/or recommended training programs to improve employee skills development and plant operations, including safety, professional development, technology, etc.
    • Attend regularly scheduled and unscheduled meetings with Water Board, department heads, and Utility Director.
    • Ensure all records are properly maintained along with the proper and timely submission of required reports to federal and state authorities.
    • Remain abreast of changes in governmental rules and regulations that may impact filtration plant operations.
    • Coordinate plans and establish (monthly, quarterly, annual) goals with Utility Director regarding filtration plant operations.
    • Respond to inquiries, concerns, and complaints from citizens, industries, etc.
    • Organize employee work schedules to maintain continuity of filtration plant operations.
    • Manage department operating budget, and make recommendations to Utility Director regarding capital budget needs.
    • Work with Utility Director to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for safe efficient operation of the filtration plant(s), during normal and emergency operating scenarios.
    • Reviews service and maintenance contracts and oversees contracted services for adherence to specifications and determination of completeness of work.
    • Conducts personal conferences with staff to ensure that City and departmental policies, rules and regulations are understood and being followed. Also, meets with employees to address work-related problems and disciplinary actions related to the city’s HR policies (including, but not limited to drug testing, time off, etc.)
    • Verify payroll and monitor timecards for employees.
    • Perform annual evaluation and review of employee performance, including recommendations for promotion, further training, or termination, as necessary. All such actions are to be taken in accordance will all applicable laws, collective bargaining agreements, personnel by-laws and personnel practices and policies.
    • Conduct facility tours as required.
    • Participate in job candidate interviews for filtration plant staff positions, as necessary.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Previous experience with surface water treatment plant operations desired.
    • Previous experience with conventional and membrane treatment plant systems is preferred.
    • Ability to direct, counsel, and lead filtration plant staff.
    • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
    • Ability to work well with others (within department, across city department, with public).
    • Ability to pay close attention to details.
    • Strong organization skills, including ability to keep accurate records and files.
    • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to surface water treatment operations.
    • Ability to pass a criminal background check, driver’s license check and drug test.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • High school graduate or GED required. College graduate (associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university) with a course of study related to drinking water is preferred.
    • Minimum of five years of management experience with progressive levels of responsibility in a position with significant operational and financial responsibility over a medium to large municipal or other government utilities operation, or equivalent business / corporate experience.
    REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
    • Current licensure as an Indiana Class WT5 drinking water operator, or ability to obtain WT5 license within 6 - 12 months of hire date.
    • Ability to obtain Indiana Class WT6 drinking water operator license within 6 - 12 months of hire date.
    • Must attain appropriate Water Treatment certifications as a condition of employment.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

Environment - Work is performed in a water treatment plant. Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Work environment is both formal and informal, team oriented, having variable tasks, pace and pressure. Overtime and attending meetings outside of regular work hours may be required.

Physical – Primary functions require sufficient ability and mobility to work in a water treatment plant; to stand or sit for prolonged period of time; to occasionally stoop, crawl, bend kneel, crouch, reach, turn and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate plant and office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; ability to drive; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Occasionally push / pull objects weighing up to 100 pounds; occasionally required to lift / carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Vocal – Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Vision – Ability to see objects in normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate equipment.

Hearing Ability to hear in normal audio range with or without correction.
HOW TO APPLY

Internal
(Must be currently employed at least one (1) year as a full time employee with the City of East Chicago.

Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

External
Mail, fax, or email cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

Mrs. Sandra Favela
Interim Director
City of East Chicago
Department of Human Resources
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Fax: (219) 397-5755
sfavela@eastchicago.com

Note: If you email your cover letter and resume to sfavela@eastchicago.com please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Plant Manager – Water Filtration Plant. For example: Sandra Favela – Applying for Plant Manager – Water Filtration Plant.

There is currently one (1) opening for this position. Candidates must pass an interview, criminal background check, and drug test.

The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Dear Business Owner:

As we enter into the new year of 2014, we would like to let you know how important you are to the City of East Chicago. You help to make East Chicago a special place, and are an important part of our local economy.

We would also like to remind you that the start of the New Year is the time to renew your business license. East Chicago Municipal code §110 requires that you renew your business license on an annual basis.

(PLEASE NOTE: EC MUNICIPAL CODE §110 ALSO REQUIRES PROOF OF LIABILITY INSURANCE AT TIME OF RENEWAL; WITHOUT THIS PROOF OF INSURANCE THE BUSINESS LICENSE CANNOT BE ISSSUED OR RENEWED.)

Please immediately contact the Office of the City Controller at 4525 Indianapolis Blvd, East Chicago, Indiana, phone (219) 391-8300 and arrange to come in and apply for your business license, or license renewal and pay the appropriate licensing fee. Once you have completed the business license application or renewal, you will be contacted to schedule the appropriate inspections. The annual deadline for license renewals is March 31st. Failure to renew your business license by the deadline may result in the assessment of a late fee of an additional 25% or more of your standard license fee.

We look forward to working with you, and your business to renew your license for the current year. We wish you continued success in 2014.

(NOTE: IF YOUR BUSINESS IS NO LONGER IN OPERATION, OR YOU WISH TO DISCONTINUE YOUR BUSINESS, OR HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CONTROLLER’S OFFICE AT THE ABOVE CONTACT INFORMATION; WE ARE ALSO SEEKING TO UPDATE & CORRECT OUR BUSINESS LISTINGS. THANK YOU.)

Sincerely,

Valeriano F. Gomez
City Controller
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