Utah State University

Water Quality and Stormwater Foreman (Foreman Trades)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/17/2023 6:03 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hours per Week
Facilities Utility Systems
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Incumbents in the Foreman Trades position coordinate and oversee work assignments to maintain, repair, and sustain the aesthetic and functional qualities of USU facilities.  This position will oversee the Water Quality shop, Utility Mapping, and the USU campus stormwater MS4 program. This position trains and oversees personnel, including hiring, firing, performance evaluations, work allocation, and problem resolution. 


  1. Ensures the effective and efficient allocation of labor, materials, equipment, and monies reflecting accountability and the highest quality work at the lowest possible price.
  2. Ensures relevant policies, procedures, and laws are implemented.
  3. Participates in the interview process and assesses, develops, and provides training for new and existing employees.
  4. Manages the shop budget to meet established guidelines.
  5. Prioritizes expenditures and assists in the preparation of capital and operations budgets.
  6. Maintains inventory of supplies; makes and/or recommends purchases to meet the operation, maintenance, repair, and construction needs.
  7. Estimates, plans, and schedules remodeling projects and service requests to ensure timely, efficient, and quality completion.
  8. Organizes and conducts staff meetings.
  9. Monitors employee work schedules; approves time off and approves payroll.
  10. Participates in the planning and design/specification review of new facilities to ensure efficiency and code compliance.
  11. Analyzes technical problems and decides course of action for repair.
  12. Assists in developing and administering preventive maintenance programs, including scheduling and assignment of personnel.
  13. Develops, informs, and trains employees on new work methods and procedures, safety regulations, work policies, codes, and standards.
  14. Maintains and monitors various records and reports to evaluate and track the progress and efficiency of shop activities.
  15. Ensures that customers’ needs and expectations are met by overseeing the timely completion of work.
  16. Coordinates and participates in meetings and committees to enhance and develop the Facilities department.
  17. Performs direct labor as a working member of the shop team.
  18. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four years of working experience in utility mapping, water quality, stormwater, and/or plumbing.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others in a professional capacity.
  • Proven successful customer service abilities.
  • General working knowledge of the above trade(s) or closely related trades.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Eight years of working experience in a closely related trade.
  • Four years of supervisory/leadership experience.
  • Utility mapping experience including surveying, AutoCAD, GIS.
  • Six years of experience in the plumbing trade.
  • Stormwater inspection and MS4 related experience.
  • Water Distribution IV State Certification; Cross-Connection Control Class II- Backflow Assembly Tester Certification; Pool/Spa Operator Certification.
    • These certifications must be obtained within one year of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Skilled in mathematical computations.
  2. Basic computer skills.
  3. Exceptional customer service skills, including resolving complaints and/or concerns.
  4. Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and techniques.
  5. Skilled at estimating time and material requirements for projects.
  6. Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and material common to the shop trade.
  7. Knowledge of budget planning.
  8. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  9. Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  10. Ability to supervise and train staff.
  11. Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and services ordering and inventory control.
  12. Ability to monitor and maintain quality control standards.
  13. Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  14. Knowledge of laws, regulations, codes, methods, and techniques in area of specialty.
  15. Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  16. Ability to assess operational requirements and to plan and organize work flow patterns and schedules.
  17. Ability to analyze and solve problems.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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