Quonset Development Corporation

This position plans, directs, and has “responsible charge” of all activities and personnel of the Quonset Development Corporation’s (QDC) Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW).  The position reports directly to the Director of Public Works, and is supported by the Manager of Engineering and Industrial Pretreatment (IPP) Coordinator.  The incumbent ensures that the POTW complies with all federal and state wastewater and safety regulations, and that all facilities and collection system are in a “standard of good repair” at all times. The incumbent further ensures that all sampling, laboratory testing, and reporting is completed in full compliance with the POTW’s RIPDES permit, and other applicable EPA requirements.  The incumbent anticipates operating problems and directs proactive measures to avoid malfunctions/failures of equipment.  The incumbent prepares financials/budgets; manages the WWTF operations staff (including hiring, performance management, employee development, training, disciplinary action, termination recommendation); represents QDC as the WWTF Treatment Facility subject matter expert to outside agencies, vendors, and regulators.  The QDC has an InterJurisdictional Agreement (IJA) with the Town of North Kingstown, RI, and the incumbent shall act as the liaison between the QDC POTW and the NK Wastewater Department.  The QDC encourages and supports the incumbent to participate in professional development and be an active member of State/Regional/National wastewater professional associations.

Minimum Requirements:  

  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience at a Grade 3 WWTF level.
  • Valid RIDEM Grade 3, or higher, wastewater operator certificate.
  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • Familiarity with EPA’s “NetDMR” electronic reporting system, Federal Pretreatment Rule (40 CFR 403) and required testing procedures (40 CFR 136).
  • Computer Proficiency (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, on-line reporting applications, on-line forms, etc.)

Preferred Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or related field.
  • 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience at a Grade 3 WWTF level with at least 3 years at a supervisory level at a Grade 3 or higher facility. 
  • Familiarity with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) WWTF operating systems and mobile operating/data collection devices/platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire POTW staff to achieve exceptional regulatory compliance as demonstrated by past agency/association recognition.

Please send letter of interest and resume by January 20, 2019 to:

Superintendent Selection Committee

Quonset Development Corporation

95 Cripe Street

North Kingstown, RI  02852

Fax (401) 268-9885 or e-mail: employment@quonset.com

No phone calls please.

QDC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that values diversity.  Registered with the Department of Homeland Security as an E-Verify Employer