Superintendent - Boothbay Harbor Sewer District

Career Center,
The Boothbay Harbor Sewer District is currently
seeking a Superintendent for our facility based in
Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

Our Mission is to serve our customers by providing effective service for the collection and treatment of wastewater in the most efficient, economical, and safest manner possible.  The District believes protecting public health and the environment is paramount in the processing of wastewater. Therefore, the District's resources will be managed in the most professional means to achieve this objective while enhancing the quality of life in our region.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a great team and community!

General Statement of Duties:

To direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate the programs and activities of the wastewater treatment plant and related facilities including laboratory analysis, daily process control, solids handling and disposal, instrumentation, and maintenance. To coordinate activities with other outside agencies; and to provide administrative support to the District Board of Trustees. This position is in “responsible charge of the day-to-day operation of all District wastewater facilities” as required in the District’s Maine Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MEPDES) permit. The Superintendent is guided by policies and assignments received from the District Board of Trustees but is conducted with a high degree of independent judgment in accomplishing the work and developing innovative programs.

Principal Duties:

  • Assumes all management responsibility for all services and activities of the Boothbay Harbor Sewer District.
  • Recommends and develops policies and plans as related to the treatment plant, pumping stations and collection system operations, procures biosolids contracts for disposal/trucking services, and is responsible for implementation when approved by the Board of Trustees.
  • Directs, coordinates, and participates in the efficient, economical, and continuous operation and maintenance of the treatment plant, pumping stations, and collection system. This includes participating in the weekly emergency call rotation with other employees.
  • Preparation of operation and maintenance and capital budgets. Exercises budgetary control over the expenditure of funds allocated by the Board of Trustees for the operation of the District.
  • Prepares and develops adequate user rates based on the development of an annual budget.
  • Prepares or supervises preparation of clear concise records and reports for the Board of Trustees or various Federal and State Agencies as required.
  • Establishes and maintains a program of public relations and citizen education including plant tours.
  • Is responsible for management and leadership of all District staff to include, hiring, training, performance management and termination.


  • A thorough knowledge of the operation of a Class III secondary wastewater treatment facility and collection system.
  • General knowledge of the design, construction, operation, maintenance of wastewater treatment/collection system machinery, equipment, and materials.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct and coordinate work of diversified nature related to the             operation of a treatment and collection system.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a good working relationship with employees, public officials, and the general public.
  • Working knowledge of budgeting, financial control and purchasing.
  • Working knowledge of contemporary personnel practices.
  • Working knowledge of Federal and State pollution control standards and commonly accepted pollution control standards and practices.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problem operational areas, which includes knowledge and understanding of computer-based systems and associated remote electrical and analytical equipment, which includes SCADA.
  • Knowledge of and experience with basic computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and Quickbooks.


  • Five-seven years’ experience with at least three years management/supervisory experience and State of Maine Grade III or larger wastewater treatment facility.
  • Possession of a State of Maine Grade III Operators certification under Maine wastewater treatment plant certification program.
  • Must possess a valid Maine driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Highschool diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Biology/Chemistry, or Business Administration is desirable.
  • Must live within 20 minutes of the treatment facility. Must work nights and weekends as required and must be able to respond to alarm calls within 20 minutes.

Interested applicants can send their resume to Ashley Adams at

The Boothbay Harbor Sewer District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages employees and prospective employees to discuss needed accommodations with the District.