Water Resources Engineering and Planning Supervisor

City of Olympia | Olympia, WA

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Posted Date 4/24/2019

Water Resources Engineering and Planning Supervisor

SALARY: $94,411 - $114,732 Annually

JOB TYPE: Regular/Full-time

OPENING DATE: 04/19/2019

CLOSING DATE: Continuous (with first review by May 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.)

About the Position

The Olympia Public Works Department seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of Water Resources Planning and Engineering Supervisor with the Water Resources Line of Business. The selected individual will be responsible for providing an advanced level of technical expertise, project management, and program leadership within the context of utility-based water resource management. The individual will lead an eight-person team of multidisciplinary staff engaged in multiple and diverse projects as part of a work group providing integrated planning, engineering, and program development services for the City  of Olympia's drinking water, wastewater, and storm and surface water utilities. The Supervisor will ensure the overall effectiveness and efficiency of ambitious City environmental programs. Seeking a candidate with leadership expertise in water resource engineering, natural resource management, and long-range planning.

Ideal Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate will have the following critical attributes:

Bring an in-depth understanding of municipal utility infrastructure and its management.

Be able to effectively and efficiently facilitate decisions regarding complex utility engineering, policy, regulatory, operational, planning and financial responsibilities.

Possess outstanding leadership qualities and a combination of personal characteristics including integrity, compassion, courage, enthusiasm, good judgment, and a sense of humor. 

Have strong core values for public service and a vision of sustainability.

Build and support effective, dynamic staff and work teams while fostering a trust-based work environment.

Create strong relationships within the City, the community, the region, and state.

Demonstrate forethought and leadership. Work with staff to create a vision, goals and strategies for the future.

Have the ability to clearly and effectively communicate with diverse audiences, both verbally and in writing.


Bachelor's degree in a field directly related to Water Resources and four years progressively responsible management or supervisory experience in Water Resources is required.

Municipal or other public sector experience in the water resources field is preferred.

Professional Engineering license and/or completion of graduate level program in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Planning or related field is preferred.

Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License.

To Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter by attaching them to your electronic application. www.olympiawa.gov/jobs

The cover letter must be no more than two pages long and include specific examples of how you meet the Ideal Candidate Profile above. 

The recruitment will be open until filled. In order to be considered for the first round of interviews, submit your application by May 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Only electronic applications are accepted.




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Local Government
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