Maintenance Manager I - Sewer Division

Pierce County | Tacoma, WA

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Posted Date 1/15/2019

Are you a dedicated professional that puts customers first, thrives in a demanding environment, and displays solid teamwork? Are you interested in being part of an energetic organization that strives to deliver timely, reliable and consistent service using the latest technology--and have fun while you're doing it?

Come work for a department that develops, trains, and promotes their employees. Join the team at Planning and Public Works – Sewer Division and help us build a livable Pierce County.

$101,025.15 - $130,851.60 Annually 

Close: 02/10/19 11:59 PM

Our staff is committed to building better, safer communities and enhancing the quality of life in Pierce County. Use your knowledge and experience as an Maintenance Manager in Sewer Maintenance and Operations to make a difference for our residents.

Learn more about our dynamic department at

Our next successful team member can look forward to...

  • Managing, supervising and coordinating maintenance and operations activities of the Planning & Public Works Sewer Division; a division that is committed to delivering high quality, cost effective service with 100+ highly skilled operations and maintenance staff.
  • Assigning, reviewing and approving the work of a highly motivated and knowledgeable operations and maintenance management team.
  • Participating in the development of future vision and goals for the Planning & Public Works Sewer Division.
  • Participating in the preparation of a $24 million operations and maintenance budget.
  • Ensuring consistent interpretation and application of laws, rules, policies and procedures.
  • Managing responsibility for maintaining and complying with all permits and regulatory requirements for the County's wastewater system.
  • Coordinating with staff in the development of comprehensive long-range maintenance plans; and the implementation of long and short-range strategic asset management goals and objectives for our growing sewer utility.
  • Determining maintenance needs; and assisting in the implementation of proposed work plans, specifications and estimates for labor, equipment and materials for a variety of maintenance activities and projects on the County's two wastewater treatment plants, 100+ pump stations and 700+ miles of collection and transmission facilities.

Our next successful team member should possess the following...

  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and techniques used in wastewater operations and maintenance or other public work operations and maintenance disciplines.
  • Knowledge of computer language, data submission and report gathering.
  • Knowledge of practices of administration and management supervision.
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures of program planning, asset management and budget preparation.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, organization, personnel management and modern supervisory practices.
  • Skill in the use of independent judgment and effective decision-making in the application of a wide variety of laws, policies and procedures and in effective problem-solving.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to audiences of various social, cultural, ethnic, educational and economic backgrounds.

This announcement is not intended to reflect all duties to be performed by our next team member but shall present a descriptive list of the range of duties that may be performed.  To view the complete classification, click here.

ur next successful team member will have...

Eight (8) years of closely related maintenance and/or operations experience and five (5) years of maintenance and/or operations supervisory experience OR any equivalent combination of experience and education is required. Positions in specific maintenance and operations areas may require program-related experience, education and or training.


Satisfactory physical condition, as evidenced by a County-approved physical examination, may be required as a condition of employment. Ability to successfully complete all required background investigations.

To be considered for this opportunity please:
Complete and submit an online Pierce County Employment Application.

  • If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers.
  • Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format you may call Human Resources at (253) 798-7480, at least two days prior to the need. 

This is a competitive selection process.  Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed.  Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration.  Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date.  Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews. 
As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Pierce County welcomes a diverse workforce.  Pierce County does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.

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