Job Title: Controller
Serves as the Administrative Supervisor over all administrative support functions. Performs administrative, supervisory, and professional duties related to planning, organizing, controlling, and coordinating the implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of the District’s accounting and financial reporting systems, including payroll, accounts receivable, purchasing, accounts payable, and asset management. Supervises clerical staff.
Works under the general supervision of the CFO/Assistant General Manager
Provides close to general supervision of administrative and secretarial support staff performing administrative data processing, accounting, and related duties. In the absence of the General Manager and CFO/Asst Mgr, assists in decision–making actions as needed to ensure efficient, safe, and effective day–to–day operations.
Develops, recommends, and implements the District’s internal financial management program; evaluates and analyzes cash and receipt entries into various accounts and assures that the general ledger is balanced. Prepares financial statements and performs general ledger adjustments, expenditures, and cash reconciliations.
Manages and supervises day–to–day administrative operations related to accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and service billings. Establishes controls and procedures for account management.
Prepares and reviews financial statements and reports. Prepares reports for the Board of Trustees, General Manager, CFO / Asst Mgr, and department heads.
Prepares reports, forms, and schedules annually for auditors.
Manages, directs, and performs all accounts payable and accounts receivable activities. Monitors and analyzes expenditure activities to ensure compliance with established budgets, general accounting policies, and procedures. Prepares and issues payments for claims made to the District. Manages the process for dealing with delinquent accounts and receivables.
May participate in the evaluation of personnel performances related to fiscal and accounting duties and projects. May delegate special projects to support staff. May make recommendations affecting employee advancements, retention, or discipline.
May assist CFO/Asst Mgr in performing certain human resource functions to ensure compliance with state and federal tax requirements and timelines. Assists with making benefit journal entries for compensation, leave accounting, and benefits.
Performs special projects as assigned. Makes recommendations for standard operating procedures; makes recommendations related to inventory management.
Performs related duties as required.
- Education and Experience
- a. Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
- b. Three (3) years of work experience as a controller or other related field; preferred one
(1) year with supervisory capacity.
- c. An equivalent combination of education and experience
- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- a. Considerable knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP),
governmental accounting and budgets, personal computer operations, and various data and financial software applications. Working knowledge of principles of supervision, office management practices and procedures, accounting practices and procedures, office machine and filing systems, public fund investment options, laws and regulations governing accounting responsibility, and interpersonal communication skills.
- b. Ability to work quickly and accurately with numbers; perform advanced mathematical computations; work under time pressures in meeting deadlines and communicating effectively and verbally and in writing. Able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, professionals, the public, and fellow employees.
- Special Qualifications:
- a. Must be bondable
- b. Must possess a valid Utah driver’s license
- c. Must be willing to become cross–trained in administrative and computer–related
- d. Preferences may be given to applicants with a CPA or CGFM credential.
General office setting, comfortable working positions. Intermittent sitting, standing, and walking. Work activities require reaching, bending, and moderate lifting. May be subject to exposure to industrial waste and pathogens such as typhoid, paratyphoid, dysentery, polio, tetanus, etc. Moderate stress associated with high public contact and deadline demands.
Disclaimer: The above statement describes the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified. Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons. Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of the description at any time as needed without notice. This job description supersedes earlier versions.
Job Title: Collection System Operator Intern/Trainee
Department: Lines Operations
Performs a variety of entry-level skilled duties related to the maintenance and repair of the wastewater
Works under the general supervision of the Line Superintendent, Assistant Line Superintendent, or Crew
Conducts daily manhole surveys to check for damaged lids and rings; operates a variety of hand and power
tools and equipment as needed to install, maintain, and repair manholes, grates, etc.; replaces or resets
manholes as needed to bring them up to road grade; may perform as a safety flagman during highway
Travels district collection system routes to monitor line conditions, observes system flow, may take flow
meter readings, and removes debris and obstructions to prevent line back-ups and property damage.
Drives and operates district heavy and technical equipment in the maintenance, construction, and repair of
district main and lateral sewer lines, including backhoe/loader, jet flusher/vacuum, jet flusher/non-vac,
rodder, TV truck; drives and operates boom truck, dump truck(s), and water truck.
Performs line cleaning and flushing; may enter manholes to remove obstructions; utilizes various equipment
and apparatus in the daily performance of projects, including early warning devices, harnesses, winch, gas
detectors, pumps, compressors, compactor, and forklift.
Performs general and routine maintenance on assigned equipment; assures compliance with all safety
requirements related to various types of equipment.
Performs building and grounds maintenance; participates in loading field data into computer applications
as needed to retrieve information and statistics.
Performs related duties as required.
1. Education and Experience:
A. Graduation from a standard senior high school;
B. No experience necessary, but preferred
2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of basic hand and power tools required to install and maintain the pipeline.
Some knowledge of basic hygiene, basic automotive mechanics, and hydraulics.
Ability to adapt to emergency or unusual situations; tolerate weather extremes in the workplace;
communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing; perform strenuous manual labor; develop
effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the public; and ability to lift 70 lbs.
3. Special Qualifications
Must work toward a Wastewater Systems Operator certification (at least grade I).
Must obtain a valid Utah State CDL, including air brake and tanker endorsements.
Must be willing to work shift schedules, on-call, and 24-hour standby on a rotating basis.
Must obtain Flagman Traffic Control Certification during the training period.
Must obtain other certifications as required.
Must pass a motor vehicle report
Must pass a background check
Must pass a drug, alcohol, and physical examination
Daily exposure to hazardous conditions such as working in traffic and around manholes; daily
potential for hazardous exposure to methane, hydrogen sulfide, and chlorine gases; daily potential
for hazardous exposure to oxygen-deficient atmosphere; daily exposure to seasonal changes and
weather extremes; daily potential for hazardous exposure to electrical shock, industrial wastes and
raw sewage (containing pathogens such as typhoid, paratyphoid, dysentery, polio, tetanus, etc.);
daily exposure to moving parts and equipment such as pumps, motors, heavy equipment, etc.;
daily exposure to stressful environmental conditions such as dust, fumes, dampness, cold, heat
Disclaimer: The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this
classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified. Job
descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.
Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice. This
job description supersedes earlier versions.