Superintendent, Water Treatment Plants - 3144

Career Purpose

Provides a variety of complex supervisory, administrative and technical work in the operation of the Water Treatment Plant including the responsibility for regulatory compliance and maintenance of required plant records. The superintendent is responsible for 12 subordinate employees, which includes laboratory, maintenance and operations personnel.


  • Regularly supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
  • Regularly provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates division activities with other divisions, departments and agencies as needed.
  • Regularly provides professional advice to department directors and supervisors; makes presentations to department directors, supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public.
  • Regularly communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public.
  • Regularly assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors expenditures in assigned areas to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual divisional budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.
  • Regularly prepares a variety of reports, studies and related information for the decision making process.
  • Regularly determines work procedures, prepares work schedules; and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
  • Frequently issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness and conformance to policies and procedures
  • Frequently inspects and supervises the operation and repair of the water treatment plant and all areas of responsibility to insure that all aspects of the system are functioning properly.
  • Occasionally provides technical support, review and assistance to other divisions as needed.
  • Occasionally requisitions needed supplies and materials for the division.


Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in environmental science, public health, civil engineering, public administration or closely related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years experience related to the administration and operation of water treatment or wastewater treatment systems; or any equivalent combination of education and experience with four additional years experience substituting for the educational requirement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods techniques, tools and procedures used in plant operation and treatment in the area of specialization including knowledge of water reservoir management practices..
  • Ability to interpret specific chemical and biological analyses; ability to guide, direct and motivate employees; ability to organize and supervise the activities of various crews performing maintenance work; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in written form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, and the public.
  • Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and safety precautions necessary for the safe conduct of work and plant operation.
  • Responsible for technical division employees and their evaluations.
  • Advises Department Director as needed.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license.
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain a Class “A” Water Operator’s Certification as issued by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality within six months of hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or genetic information. Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver’s license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement.

Vacancy #
Closing Date
Career Type
$2,061.22 Bi-weekly
Hiring Organization
Public Utilities

How To Apply ?

Option 1: Online - Adobe PDF

Note: You need to have Adobe Reader Installed on your device to submit the application online. Download or complete the attached application.

Option 2: By Mail

Return all completed application material to :

Human Resources Department
City Hall
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK 73501

Application material must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on the closing date (postmark alone is insufficient). The closing date is listed on the job announcement or the application material.

Option 3: In Person

The Human Resources Department is located on the 2nd Floor inside City Hall.

Human Resources Department
City Hall
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK 73501