Council gives Schreiber a new title and a raiseJim Schreiber is now wastewater treatment director for the city of Hudson. He also has a bigger salary to reflect the promotion from a superintendent-level position to a director-level position.
By: Randy Hanson, Hudson Star-Observer
Jim Schreiber is now wastewater treatment director for the city of Hudson.
He also has a bigger salary to reflect the promotion from a superintendent-level position to a director-level position.
The City Council approved the job description and salary range for the new wastewater treatment utility director position on March 11.
The council set Schreiber’s 2008 salary at $66,000 after discussing it in a closed session later in the same meeting.
Schreiber was to receive $61,416 in pay for 2008 under his old job title of wastewater superintendent.
City Administrator Devin Willi said Schreiber’s new salary is comparable with what the heads of municipal sewage systems in neighboring cities are paid. It also is in line with the salaries that the directors of other city departments receive, he said.
The salary range the City Council established for the position is $64,000 to $72,000 annually.
Schreiber asked the city for the salary increase after comparing his pay to what the heads of municipal sewage systems in other cities were being paid.
“The wastewater treatment industry has become increasingly more technical and complex. This requires that our personnel possess the necessary skills to effectively and efficiently perform their required and assigned tasks,” Schreiber wrote in a 2006 memo to council members in which he asked them to approve revised job descriptions for both his position and that of wastewater operator.
On March 3 of this year, the council instructed Willi to create a job description for the new position of wastewater utility director.
Schreiber has been with the city’s Wastewater Department for 32 years, beginning as an entry-level worker.