Sewer Superintendent


Organization : City of Wheaton
Job Category : Water and Sewers
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : IL
City : Wheaton
Salary and Benefits : Starting rate of pay is dependent upon qualifications.


Wheaton, Illinois is a distinctive community of more than 53,000 residents situated west of Chicago. Settled between 1837 and 1838, Wheaton serves as the County Seat of DuPage County. Residents and visitors are drawn to the blend of big-city comforts and small-town charm that makes Wheaton an excellent place to live, work, shop and play. From its top-ranked schools and picturesque downtown to its historic neighborhoods and dynamic community, Wheaton is a comfortable place to call home.

The City of Wheaton is currently searching for a forward-thinking Superintendent who can lead the Sewers Division of the Public Works Department. This position is responsible to manage the operations of the Sewer Division including water collection/drainage units, lift stations (6) and over 8,000 catch-basins in accordance with City, state, and federal policies, ordinances, regulations, and laws.
Essential Job Functions:
Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist the Director of Public Works in development and implementation of goals and objectives for the division.
  • Coordinate with Engineering Dept. to implement and support new ongoing sanitary storm sewer initiatives.
  • Coordinate the response to emergency situations including 24-hour emergency call-back situations.
  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of policies pertaining to division and collective bargaining activities.
  • Develop divisional procedures and policies to meet City, State and Federal guidelines and ensure the efficient operation of the division.
  • Develop short and long range divisional goals, including capital improvements.
  • Develop repair and maintenance schedules and programs.
  • Initiate requests for bids for contracted work, review bids and recommend contract award.
  • Manage data for maintenance/management and inventory for hydraulic modeling for storm and sanitary sewer systems.
  • Hire, train, enforce City and department policies, establish performance standards, and discuss individual job performance with subordinates, provide effective performance evaluations and other advice, counseling, or discipline as necessary.
  • Respond to resident inquiries for information or services.
  • Assist the Director of Public Works in planning the annual budget for the Sewer Division, and review/approve division expenditures to ensure compliance with the budget.
  • Assure safe work methods are utilized in all operations; provide safety education and training where appropriate; and support departmental and City safety goals and objectives.
  • Plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of the Sewer Division.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field, and five (5) years of experience in a related field with 3 years of supervisory experience. Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license, CDL License is desirable, and an Illinois EPA (Bureau of Water) Collection System Operator Certification. Must have thorough knowledge and expertise of the principles and practices of project management. Extensive knowledge of the hazards of the work and correlative safety measures and precautions including OSHA Safety standards, IEPA, and IDOT standards. Proficient knowledge of GIS Software, Microsoft Office Products, record keeping, and database management.

Salary: Starting rate of pay is dependent upon qualifications. The City of Wheaton also offers a competitive benefit package including excellent health insurance plans, participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), and a comprehensive wellness program.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a completed application and/or resume to

The City of Wheaton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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