Water Distribution Manager

City of Klamath Falls | Klamath Falls, OR

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Posted Date 1/10/2021

The City of Klamath Falls is looking for a Water Distribution Manager to provide leadership and management for our water distribution system and geothermal heating system. Reporting to the Public Works Director, this position also provides leadership and management for the Water and Geothermal Division including strategic planning, asset management, personnel development, fiscal management and regulatory compliance. This position manages thirteen (13) personnel.

Qualified candidates have a Bachelor’s degree in a civil engineering, business or related field: minimum of five years of experience in the management of operations, capital planning and maintenance of water systems; and minimum of five years of supervisory experience. Requires experience in budget preparation and administration. Per OAR 333, a minimum of 3 years’ experience must be involved with operational decision making. The City may consider equivalent years of experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree.

The City of Klamath Falls Water system is a groundwater source public water system which provides drinking water to approximately 40,000 area residents. The water system produces and delivers an average of 2.5 billion gallons annually. The water system consists of 13 groundwater wells, approximately 265 miles of pipeline, 22 water storage tanks, 23 water pumping stations, nearly 1,200 fire hydrants and over 16,000 metered service connections.

The City of Klamath Falls Geothermal Utility provides cost effective heating services utilizing a non-polluting "green" hot water resource. Klamath Falls is in a Known Geothermal Resource Area (KGRA). The City operates a geothermal utility system which provides heating services to 23 commercial, non-profit and government facilities throughout the downtown core area as well as providing geothermal sidewalk and bridge snow melt systems. The sidewalk and bridge snow melt systems provide safety and convenience throughout the winter months. The City of Klamath Falls Geothermal System consists of two production wells ranging in temperature of 200 to 220 degrees, a heat exchange facility which includes 2 heat exchangers, approximately 3 miles transmission and distribution pipeline and a single geothermal re-injection well where the geothermal fluid is re-injected back into the aquifer so not to deplete the resource.

Full Job Description and Application at www.klamathfalls.city.
Position open until filled.

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