WTS-FLS 101 Wastewater Treatment Supervisor Test

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Test Number

WTSFLS101

Time Limit

2 hours 30 minutes

Questions

100

The leadership and management skills of wastewater treatment supervisors are integral to successful maintenance of the public’s health and the health of our water supplies. WTS-FLS is a multiple-choice test designed to assess whether a candidate has the competencies to perform successfully as first-line supervisor at a wastewater treatment facility.

WTS-FLS 101 has seven subtests, which are listed below along with some of the competencies they assess.

  1. Concepts of Supervision. Assess candidates’ knowledge of the principles and strategies needed to provide direction and guidance to subordinates, deal with human behavior and personality, develop and maintain morale and discipline, handle employee grievances and complaints, and the techniques used for scheduling work assignments and delegating work to subordinates.
  2. Concepts of Administration. Assess whether candidates know and understand the business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, setting and adhering to a budget, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  3. Concepts for Evaluating Subordinate Performance. Assess candidates’ knowledge of techniques and strategies for evaluating subordinates’ performance and conducting performance review meetings, assessing subordinates’ progress on meeting their goals, and investigating misconduct or complaints against subordinates.
  4. Concepts of Training and Development. Assess whether candidates know and understand the principles and techniques needed to train and develop subordinates (i.e., identifying needs, training/coaching techniques, on-the-job training), develop effective training content, and evaluate training effectiveness.
  5. Conflict Management. Assess candidates’ knowledge of conflict management techniques used to identify and handle conflicts, address complaints and resolve interpersonal conflicts.
  6. Wastewater Treatment Quality Regulations and Analyses. Assess candidates’ knowledge of federal wastewater treatment laws and regulations, and analyses of wastewater quality.
  7. Wastewater Treatment Computations. Assess candidates’ knowledge of basic wastewater engineering principles and practices, including hydraulic and engineering computations such as overflow rates, weir loading rates, detention time, solids, loading rates, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.