Water Systems Supervisor


Department of Public Works


521 E. Cambourne St. Ferndale, MI 48220


$59,304 - $76,161 per year, DOQ




Full Time/Union

The City of Ferndale is adding to our Department of Public Works team. We are now hiring for the position of Water Systems Supervisor. This position is responsible for overseeing 4-5 employees in the water department. The Water Systems Supervisor will have oversight in Water and planning, project management, and departmental day to day activities. We are looking for a candidate with a broad range of experience with the ability to effectively lead.

Candidates must have graduated from high school and have five (5) years of experience in a Department of Public Works, with specific water systems experience. Preferred candidates will have a Michigan S-2 water certification and are required to obtain an S-1 water certification within 1 year of employment. Hourly wage for the current fiscal year is $59,304 to $76,161 commensurate with experience. Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, FSA, and Retirement Plans are available. The position receives $750.00 per year for maintaining their S-1 water certification and $700.00 per year for a clothing allowance. A take home city vehicle is available to the Water Systems Supervisor.

The City of Ferndale purchases wholesale water from Great Lakes Water Authority and operates a 3-million-gallon ground level storage tank. The position will work with the DPW Director, DPW Project Manager, and the City Engineers on our capital projects - Water Main Replacement Program, Lead Service Line Replacement Program, Hilton Pump Station upgrades, Sewer Assessment and Cured-In-Place-Pipe Program. The position oversees all operations related to the water system, sewer system, and motor pool. Ferndale has made a number of investments in new equipment over the past few years and continues to do so. The city is committed to funding capital investments, daily operations, along with training and development of employees at all levels. This position is ideal for someone who values working in a diverse community, is committed to doing the right thing, enjoys getting out in the field, and will be supported by a great team.