Wastewater Collections Systems Manager

JOB CODE: 1218


SALARY RANGE: $52,474 - $88,454

Department of Environmental Services

Under the direction of an administrative superior, performs responsible administrative and technical work supervising the operation, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of the Wastewater Collections systems. Work involves responsibility for planning and coordinating the activities of a large staff of subordinate supervisors, unskilled, skilled, technical and clerical personnel in the investigations and resolutions of sewer complaints and problems; maintenance and repair of sewer lines; and construction of sewer rehabilitation projects. Work is performed with considerable latitude for independent judgment. Performs other work as requested.

Plans, organizes, assigns, and supervises the work of subordinate supervisors, inspectors, skilled operators, maintenance workers, and related personnel in the investigation, inspection, and resolution of sewer complaints; maintenance and repair of existing sewer lines; repair of streets, sidewalks, and driveways upon completion of subsurface sewer construction; alleviation of sewer stoppages; and manhole rehabilitation. Serves as liaison with contractors, property owners, engineers, and the City-Parish in the repair and installation of sewer work. Directs the preparation and submission of all reports, forms, contracts, work specifications, letters and related information that may be needed by the Wastewater Collections division. Analyzes sewer billing adjustments. Appears before public and civic groups to explain the functions of the Wastewater Collections division in regards to maintenance, repair, and resolution of complaints. Reviews database reports on productivity, cost accounting, and budget preparation. Coordinates activities of various divisions within the Department of Environmental Services and private utility companies for the repair and resolution of sewer complaints. Discusses with citizens by telephone, correspondence or in person any sewer complaint of a complex or unusual nature. Reviews and approves all contract pay requests.

Knowledge of supervisory, managerial and administrative techniques utilized in construction, and maintenance activities. Knowledge of equipment and tools used in the construction and repair of sewer or drainage repair. Knowledge of negotiating techniques in dealing with citizens with complaints about the sewer system. Knowledge of maps, blueprints or other reporting forms utilized by construction and maintenance activities. Knowledge of computer operations and the availability of computer equipment to update clerical operations. Knowledge of preparing cost and pay estimates for new or maintenance repair work. Knowledge of inspection techniques, laws, rules and other procedures utilized by maintenance or field inspectors. Ability to analyze problems from field observation, public contact and reports and make recommendations for their resolution. Ability to make decision in conformance with laws, regulations and policies of the department. Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with superiors, subordinates and the general public. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


Bachelor's degree in environmental science, engineering, construction management, or a related field, and four years of work experience in sewer disposal systems involving inspection, construction, maintenance and drainage, including two years of supervisory experience.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Possession of a Class IV Wastewater Collection Certificate issued by the Louisiana State Department of Health. Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.


The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.