Job Details

Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District
  • Position Number: 3829072
  • Location: Fairfield, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) is currently seeking a candidate to fill a full-time position for an
Operations Supervisor.

We are looking for an effective leader of people who can develop the talents of staff to carry out the department's initiatives and goals. You would be an ideal candidate if you are a team builder who inspires others toward a common vision and fosters trust and ethics; someone who leads by working alongside their team and their co-supervisor. To be successful you will need to experienced, innovative, collaborative, solutions-oriented, and knowledgeable in the principles and practices of wastewater operations, maintenance, and regulations. Additionally, the team would benefit from you displaying exceptional interpersonal skills and cultural awareness, including the ability to communicate transparently, directly, and constructively and empower staff to do the same.

A few reasons you will love this job:
Your work will have a direct impact on the District's ability to provide important public services.
You will be supervising a highly skilled and knowledgeable team;
You will manage complex projects that require attention to detail, time management skills, and the ability to stay focused and organized.

A few challenges you might face in this job:
You will be responsible for supervising a diverse team and will be required to apply various coaching techniques to motivate staff.
You will often have competing demands and shifting priorities
Your staff will have varying levels of expertise and will require flexibility in your training approach to be most effective.
You will be presented with multiple communication and learning styles and will be expected to adapt accordingly.


Apply for this position and you may have the opportunity to work at a state-of-the-art facility with many advanced processes and innovative designs. Our facility is unique and stands out as a leader in the industry.
We are an award-winning facility, including winner of the Utility of the Future Award in 2016 and 2019.
Over the years many of our employees have been recognized as operator of the year, laboratory person of the year, and mechanical technician of the year (to name a few).
We are always looking for innovative solutions and often participate in various research pilots, which offers unique opportunities for our staff.
We strive to obtain as much energy as possible from waste product and renewable energy through solar power, wind turbines, and cogeneration engines.
We have a unique relationship with Lystek, who is on site, which takes biosolids and organic waste and turns it into fertilizer.

At the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District, we work together and break down barriers to accomplish major projects and facilitate successful daily operations of the facility. The District is a highly collaborative organization. By fostering a relatively flat organizational structure, minimizing bureaucracy, and promoting employee empowerment, the District achieves a high degree of cooperation and partnership between departments to seek out the best overall solutions to shared challenges. At the heart of the District's progress is an organizational culture that continues to embrace positive change. We have a leadership team that supports the growth and needs of the employees and encourages ongoing feedback to make the District an employer of choice.

Here at the District, we are dedicated to providing what we believe to be an excellent work environment. We strive to maintain good wages and benefits, open communications and opportunities for creativity, ownership and fun. Apply today!

Examples of Duties

Under general direction, the Operations Supervisor
($72.46 - $80.51 per hour) is a professional position that plans, trains, directs, and participates in the work of staff responsible for the operation and control of the wastewater treatment system; coordinates an operations team's areas of responsibilities, including but not limited to assigning duties, evaluating performance of work, providing training and mentorship, and performing work of subordinates; ensures that division operations functions meet all applicable laws, regulations, and District policies; performs a variety of technical tasks relative to the operations of the wastewater treatment plant facilities and systems; and performs other duties as assigned.

The Operations Supervisor position is a working supervisor position requiring a higher level of experience and knowledge than lower-level operator positions, providing technical and supervisory leadership.

Typical Qualifications


A high school diploma or equivalent. Associates degree is preferred. Bachelor's degree or higher in biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental, business or management related field highly desirable.


Eight (8) years of experience in a wastewater treatment plant including three (3) years as a Wastewater Plant Operator Senior or equivalent position. Knowledge and demonstrated competency of advanced activated sludge processes such as BNR, UV disinfection, Title 22 & 23 and CFR 503 regulations, and anaerobic digestion is required.


An equivalent combination of training, education and experience which has provided the employee the required knowledge, skills/abilities, and attributes necessary to perform the work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed).

Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and safe driving record.
Must possess a Grade V Wastewater Plant Operator's Certificate from the California State Water Resources Control Board.

Failure to possess and maintain the required license(s) and/or certificate(s) may be cause for discipline up to and including termination.

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