The City of Port Hueneme (pronounced “Wy-nee’mee”) is a charming, friendly and relaxed seaside community in Ventura County, California. Visitors quickly find that the quality of life in Port Hueneme is one-of-a-kind. Those who live or work here benefit from the City’s small town atmosphere, affordable housing, temperate climate, clean air, low crime, quality education and recreation. Residents consistently cite the high quality of life offered due to planned development, excellent public facilities and responsive city services as being primary reasons for choosing to live in the City.
The Water General Manager is appointed by the City Manager and the Public Works Director and assists in the administration and overall direction of the public works and public utility functions. The main focus of the Water General Manager position will be in water distribution and treatment with the individual overseeing the water division of the Public Works Department. This position is also the City’s technical representative to the Port Hueneme Water Agency (PHWA). In addition, the individual selected will be involved with representing the City in the on-going regional water supply negotiations. The City has major water projects on the horizon over the next five years, including the installation of two new water lines. The new Water General Manager will be heavily involved in both projects which are currently in the design phase.
A strong hands on background in water treatment (preferably with membrane systems), distribution and construction is required. A minimum of eight years of increasingly responsible administrative, budget preparation and supervisory experience is required, (preferably with a Water Agency). The position requires a T-4 Water Treatment Certificate from the California State Water Resources Control Board and a D-3 Water Distribution Certificate, both a T-5 and a D-4 Certificate would be preferred and maybe considered in determining the final selection. A Bachelor’s or associates degree in engineering, water science or closely related field is highly desirable. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by August 23, 2019.