Under general direction of the General Manager, this at will position is responsible for planning, directing, implementing, and administering all of the following areas within the Operations Department: system maintenance; construction and maintenance; systems operation and supply maintenance; fleet maintenance; treatment plant, recycled, and wastewater operations; and information technology functions. This position reports directly to the Assistant General Manager and serves as a key member of the District’s Management team.
Provides analysis on various subjects. Prepares reports and studies, including Board presentations on these subjects, including, but not limited to; the impact of water quality regulation on treatment and distribution processes; capital improvement projects and infrastructure rehabilitation; short and long term staffing needs and productivity management; short and long term water treatment and distribution costs; preventative maintenance programs; seasonal water storage and peak demand control programs; reservoir operation and treatment plant efficiency.
Provides leadership and guidance for departmental and District-wide goals and policies. Ensures compliance with applicable regulations and all safety procedures. Manages labor resources effectively, conducting evaluations, documentation of performance, and ensuring training is completed. Recommends and resolves employee relations issues.
Maintains positive and productive working relationships with other Department Managers in order to achieve common District goals. Plans budgetary guidelines and assures departmental operations are within allocated amounts. Makes policy recommendations regarding operations and procedures to the General Manager. Oversees the Operations Department's record retention requirements for data management. Monitors the Administrative Code relating to departmental responsibilities and recommends updates as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering or a related field. A State of California Water Distribution Operator D3 certification is required, a D4 certification or above is desirable. Possession of a State of California Water Treatment Operator T2 certification. Valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability are also required.
Minimum of eight years of progressive water systems operations experience, including five years in a supervisory capacity. Specific experience to include: operation and maintenance of a water distribution system including planning and scheduling; installing and repairing water main valves, pumps, fire hydrants and meters; operation of reservoirs, tanks, pump stations and pressure reducing stations; familiarity with the use of concrete and asphalt; a thorough knowledge of water quality issues. Operation and maintenance of a membrane water treatment plant including plant process optimization is desirable, system process troubleshooting, and process control to meet water quality standards. Knowledge of current and upcoming drinking water regulations and how they relate to the operation of a water treatment plant, recycled and wastewater plant, and distribution system. Knowledge of water, recycled and wastewater, financial and operating principles, management theory and applicable California and Federal laws and regulations.
Salary Range: $125,536 to $200,229 Annually
Close Date: Feb. 10, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
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