Water Engineering Manager

City of Vallejo | Vallejo, CA

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Posted Date 12/17/2018

The Vallejo Water Department is a dynamic organization engaged in growth and positive change for the benefit of our customers and community. The Department provides potable water to 121,000 customers through a highly complex system including multiple raw water sources, three treatment plants, 600 miles of distribution pipe, 8 pressure zones, 27 pump stations, and 37,000 service connections. Vallejo Water is a Treatment-5/Distribution-5 system.

In 2017, Vallejo water services transitioned from a division of Public Works, to a standalone Water Department reporting directly to the City Manager. This change gives drinking water-related operations and issues greater visibility and strategic direction for the benefit of rate-payers. The Water Department's strategic goals include: infrastructure reliability, public trust, sustainability, organizational performance, and financial viability. Key initiatives include:

 Rehabilitation and replacement of aging infrastructure.
 Revenue streams that help offset water rates.
 Innovative approaches to management and technologies.
 Sustainable budgets and staffing.
 Pursuit of regional partnerships.
 Strategic, proactive engagement with the expanding regulatory environment.

The Water Engineering Manager reports to the Water Director and is also a key member of the Water Management Team. Other members of the team represent water treatment, laboratory services, water distribution, watershed and facilities management, conservation, and administration. We have recently finalized a new 5-Year CIP for water treatment facilities and support systems, distribution conveyance assemblies and structures. The Engineering Manager will lead its implementation and help chart the path to address Vallejo Water's long term infrastructure needs.

The ideal Engineering Manager will provide leadership and mentoring to the ten-member Engineering team. The Engineering team works well together and seeks a leader who supports great customer service, efficiency, and professional development. Water Engineering pursues innovative approaches, products, and strategies to bolster quality, efficiency, and sustainability in the face of increasing regulations, and a transparent and accountable relationship with our customers.

The Water Department's growth and enthusiasm about the future reflect the larger community's excitement and positivity. The City of Vallejo is on the move with many economic development opportunities underway, including the redevelopment of Mare Island (former Naval shipyard). New eateries, a thriving arts community, parks, and water front development are all contributing to Vallejo's revitalization. Water Engineering is going to be an important stakeholder in projects unfolding here. The City engages with all facets of civic life, and the Water Department's services provide a vital resource to our residents, businesses, schools, City departments, and community organizations.

We look forward to learning how your qualifications and experience could add value to our team and to Vallejo's future.

To supervise, assign, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for providing engineering services within the Water Department; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Supervision Received and Exercised:
 Receives general direction from the Water Department Director. Exercises direct supervision over professional and technical staff.

Knowledge of:
 Operations, services and activities of an engineering program.
 Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
 Modern and complex principles and practices of civil and utility engineering.
 Procedures, methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of water system projects.
 Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:
 Supervise, organize, and review the work of professional and technical personnel.
 Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
 Perform and direct professional utility engineering work.
 Interpret and explain City water treatment and distribution policies and procedures.
 Plan and direct varied engineering operations.
 Prepare clear and concise reports.
 Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
 Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City officials, developers, and the public.

Experience and Training Guidelines:
 Four years responsible experience in the engineering, operation, modification, and maintenance of water utility systems including two years of supervisory experience.

 A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in utility or civil engineering, or a related field.

License or Certificate:
 Possession of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the State of California.

Step 1: Application Submittal and Supplemental Responses
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a completed application and supplemental questions no later than January 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Applications may be obtained and completed on-line at the following link:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vallejo or under "Employment Opportunities".

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