WATER SYSTEM MANAGER

City of Anacortes | Anacortes, WA

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Posted Date 3/11/2020
Description

The City of Anacortes is seeking an experienced water system leader to serve as

WATER SYSTEM MANAGER

$100,746 - $113,390, DOQ

with Excellent Benefits

First consideration given to applications

received by 3/27/20

 

Anacortes is a unique, creative, vibrant, and caring maritime waterfront community that supports cultural and economic diversity and vitality, balances sustainable growth with respect for our history, and protects our natural environment and public lands for future generations.

Located on the North Shore of Fidalgo Island in Washington State's Puget Sound, Anacortes was founded in 1879 by railroad surveyor Amos Bowman, and the City was named in honor of his wife, Anne Curtis. At the time Bowman promoted Anacortes as the "New York of the West," however the community never grew to the urban center he envisioned. Instead those who were drawn to Anacortes established a vital and unique small town that progressed to All-America City status by 1962.

Home to approximately 16,800 residents, Anacortes is well served by a dedicated, community-focused City Council and staff who bring diverse experiences, and are committed to the betterment of this community. Visitors and residents take in all Anacortes has to offer with our working waterfront, Saturday mornings at the farmers market, local and delicious restaurants ranging from casual to elegant, quirky and sophisticated downtown businesses, outdoor concerts on the waterfront, and beautiful parks woven throughout the island.

Our City

The City of Anacortes operates under a Mayor-Council form of government with seven (7) City Council Members serving 4-year terms. With 225 regular employees, the City of Anacortes is proud to provide essential services for our community, and partner with neighbors our region.

The City of Anacortes is a code city and a Mayor/Council form of government with the Mayor serving as the chief executive and administrative officer. The Mayor oversees and manages all operations in the City including eleven departments: Planning, Community, and Economic Development, Human Resources, Public Works, Administrative Services including Municipal Fiber, Museum, Fire Department, Police Department, Parks and Recreation, Public Library, Finance, and the City Attorney’s office.

Our Values

Provide a Supportive & Connected Community

Provide good access to town amenities

Provide high quality health and community services

Make education available for people of all ages and abilities

Provide cultural and artistic activities and opportunities

Offer a variety of year-round recreational and tourism opportunities

Pursue Economic Vitality

Leverage our marine traditions, including vibrant and productive waterfronts

Acquire and retain highly skilled trades/crafts

Foster a lively downtown and commercial areas

Invest appropriately in infrastructure (i.e., utilities, communication, transportation, schools, and services)

Leverage our natural and recreational amenities

Anacortes is a unique, creative, vibrant, and caring maritime waterfront community that supports cultural and economic diversity and vitality, balances sustainable growth with respect for our history, and protects our natural environment and public lands for future generations.

Located on the North Shore of Fidalgo Island in Washington State's Puget Sound, Anacortes was founded in 1879 by railroad surveyor Amos Bowman, and the City was named in honor of his wife, Anne Curtis. At the time Bowman promoted Anacortes as the "New York of the West," however the community never grew to the urban center he envisioned. Instead those who were drawn to Anacortes established a vital and unique small town that progressed to All-America City status by 1962.

Home to approximately 16,800 residents, Anacortes is well served by a dedicated, community-focused City Council and staff who bring diverse experiences, and are committed to the betterment of this community. Visitors and residents take in all Anacortes has to offer with our working waterfront, Saturday mornings at the farmers market, local and delicious restaurants ranging from casual to elegant, quirky and sophisticated downtown businesses, outdoor concerts on the waterfront, and beautiful parks woven throughout the island.

The Position

Reporting to the Public Works Director, the Water System Manager is responsible for overseeing the Water Treatment Plant and Water Distribution operations to ensure planned objectives for water treatment and supply are met, and the plant and distribution system stay in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Responsibilities include developing short-term and long-range plans and budgets with the chief operators, directing personnel, and ensuring division funds, personnel, facilities, equipment and time are used efficiently and economically to accomplish short- and long-term goals.

Major Responsibilities

Plan, organize, and direct the work activities of the operators and employees to accomplish division goals and maintain budget control.

Work closely with operators to set goals, standards, and expectations, and provide leadership to make sure the work of the division is performed in conformance with established standards, specifications, and policies.

Advise and make recommendations related to the management of personnel, including hiring, training, evaluation, coaching, and formal discipline.

Advise and/or participate with the operators to investigate, evaluate, and select products, systems, and vendors for long-range impact, cost, and effectiveness, and make recommendations to the director.

Maintain and ensure excellent relations with the general public. Respond to public inquires and implement action necessary to rectify situations. As appropriate, refer inquires to the Public Works Director or other City official.

Maintain close working relationships and coordinate work activities with other City departments and representatives of local, state, and federal agencies. As required by the director, attend City council meetings to respond to technical questions and make presentation concerning water treatment plant issues. Represent the City on statewide regulatory committees on water treatment related issues.

Follow sound practices for safety and risk management to ensure all work within the division is performed in accordance with local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations, and is performed within mandated and appropriate safety standards.

Assure that all necessary records are maintained and reported, including those related to equipment malfunctions, maintenance schedules, and problem areas.

Review, approve, and/or submit monthly reports on plant operations regarding water quality and health to the appropriate agency.

As appropriate, initiate proposals for policy changes related to equipment, materials, facility, staffing, and other matters of operation and implement policy changes as approved.

Carry out the policies and procedures of the Public Works Director, keep the director informed, and seek direction on matters requiring deviation from established guidelines.

Manage inventory programs including purchasing, bid processes and database management.

Direct the activities of the treatment plant and distribution system. Directly supervise the Plant Supervisors and Water Distribution Supervisor. Provide leadership and guidance in scheduling, assignment, and evaluation of the work assigned the operators.

Perform duties of the Plant Supervisors to monitor plant operations and adjust equipment to maintain process operations within prescribed standards.

Education & Experience

Four-year college or university degree in engineering, chemistry, or water-quality-related field, and experience with process control equipment (preferred); AND

Seven to ten (7-10) years’ progressively responsible experience in water plant operations and/or water distribution operations, with at least three (3) years direct supervisory experience; OR 

Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the incumbent with the necessary qualifications may be considered.

Other requirements as described in the position’s job description.

Ideal Candidate

Water System Manager is part of the City’s management team providing daily leadership and oversight at the Mount Vernon facility. The ideal candidate will have a balance between operational knowledge and skill in water treatment and distribution, along with solid managerial, communication and team-building skills.

With strong regulatory knowledge and operational experience, the successful candidate will lead in establishing short and long-term divisional goals to meet current and future water needs.

Challenges & Opportunities

The next Water System Manager will lead the effort in obtaining the Washington Department of Health approval on a filter rerate upgrade, and fully implementing the Cartegraph asset management program, as well as maintaining water treatment plant operations during major construction of a new raw water pipeline.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary Range (5-step scale):

$100,746 - $113,390 DOQ

 

Benefits Include:

Medical/Prescription, Health Savings Account, Dental & Vision

Washington State Public Employees Retirement Systems (PERS)

Choice of Deferred Compensation Programs

Life Insurance

Long-term Disability Insurance

Flexible Spending Plans

Employee Assistance Program

Vacation & Sick Leave

Paid Holidays

Exchange Time Accrual

Health Club Discounts

To Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by 3/27/20, open until filled.

Please visit our website for application materials and submission instructions: 

Selection Process

Online screening interviews with semi-finalists are scheduled for 4/9/20.

Final candidates will be invited to attend the final selection process at the Water Treatment Plant in Mount Vernon, Washington on 4/20/20.

 

Please direct all questions to Kara Turner, Turner HR Services, Inc. at (360) 739-5531 or email kara@turnerhrservices.com.

 

The City of Anacortes is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace

 

 

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Manager

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