Monday , 26 September 2016

Water Superintendent

The Lake Geneva Utility Commission is seeking a Water Superintendent to be responsible for water utility field operations. Full position details are available on our website at and by clicking in the lower left corner on the positon listed.


·        MUST HAVE:

-Ability to manage a $1+ million operating budget, capital improvements budget,  and a full-time staff of 4
-Must attend at least one monthly meeting outside of regular work hours
-Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
-Ability to problem solve
-WDNR water certifications for iron removal, groundwater and distribution
-Excellent customer service skills
-Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office
-Valid driver’s license

Pay: Salary depends upon work and related experience. Excellent benefits package.

Typical Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Weekend on-call in rotation with other water operators.

No residency requirement.

 How to Apply / Contact
How to Apply: Send completed job application form and resume to Lake Geneva Utility Commission, P.O.Box 187, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 or email the application and resume to: A job application form can be found at the bottom of the job description page on the City of Lake Geneva website (   Click on the Water Superintendent position and complete the application form at the bottom of the page).   Contact the office at 262-248-2311 with any questions.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin Monday, August 22, 2016.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a talented and diverse workforce.

Water superintendent


Performs supervisory and administrative work in planning, organizing, coordinating and directing the Lake Geneva Water Facility and the City’s distribution system, including the supervision of the operations of the facilities within the Water Use ordinance and policy framework established by the Lake Geneva Water Commission.


·       Operates and maintains the water system, treatment plants to control flow and processing of water, in order to meet local, state or federal regulations.

·       Plans, schedules and implements construction, maintenance, operation and construction activities designed to provide quality water service for the City.

·       Oversees the analysis of water samples to provide data for the efficient operation of water treatment plants.

·       Trains, supervises, evaluates and disciplines employees.

·       Ensures the proper use and control of all materials, supplies and equipment used in the maintenance, construction and repair of water mains and other department facilities.


·       Inspects and supervises the calibration and repair of all systems, pumping stations, meters and treatment plant systems at intervals to insure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly.

·       Requisitions needed supplies for the department and maintains all necessary records relating to personnel, equipment, supplies, and reports.

·       Advises Director and Engineer in matters relating to department activities.

·       Supervises, instructs and assists crews in water distribution and treatment activities.

·       Insures that all necessary materials, supplies and equipment are available.

·       Responds to complaints regarding water system failures, leaks, or other problems; evaluates situation, and takes appropriate action.

·       Contacts residents and business owners regarding interruptions in services.

·       Insures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools.

·       Oversees the safety of assigned maintenance workers and equipment operators by instructing individuals in proper safety procedures and monitoring work in progress.

·       Assists in motivating and evaluating personnel by acting as a liaison between crew members and other City managers and elected officials.

·       Analyzes annual operating costs and makes recommendations for department budget.

·       Provides recommendations regarding heavy equipment purchases.

·       Assists in the design and installation of new water treatment lines, pumps, plants or related systems and facilities.

·       Participates in short and long term planning of capital improvement projects.

·       Enforces rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to the operation of the water utility system.

·       Coordinates with other utilities for location of utility systems.

·       Provides information to various civic, school and public groups and individuals regarding water distribution and treatment problems and services.

·       Serves on various employee or other committees as assigned.

·       Other duties as assigned.


·       Thorough knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in water collection and iron removal systems, connection and repair.

·       Considerable knowledge of water treatment plant operation and maintenance.

·       Skill in operation of the tools and equipment used by the Utility.

·       Ability to interpret specific chemical and biological analyses.

·       Knowledge of business computer hardware and software.

·       Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

·       Ability to deal with people in a variety of situations.

·       Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision including assigning, evaluating, and modification of work.

·       Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work and duty and non-duty injury requirements.

·       Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with employees and citizens contacted in the course of work.

·       Ability to effectively use time and resources to accomplish activities.

·       Other duties as required or assigned.



Valid Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and good driving record. Possession of a valid appropriate State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Water Supply Operator’s Certificate, Grade I Distribution, Grade I Groundwater and Grade I Iron and Manganese Removal.

Associate Degree in environmental science, public health, public administration, or a closely related field; and at least five (5) years of experience relating to the construction, repair and maintenance of water or treatment systems including the operation of related maintenance equipment, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

This description has been prepared to assist in properly evaluating various classes of responsibilities, skills, working conditions, etc., present in the classification. It is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and characteristic levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities. Nor is it intended to limit, or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

Special Conditions of Work:

Heavy lifting-up to 50 pounds; exposure to inclement weather and loud noises; or emergency call-out during inclement weather or other emergencies.

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