Sewer Utility Operations Manager

Kitsap County | Poulsbo, CA

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Posted Date 2/21/2024

The successful candidate will be responsible for performing professional level work associated with operations of the County's four wastewater treatment plant and collection and conveyance systems. This is a stand alone position managing all areas of the operations and maintenance for the Sewer Utility. The work encompasses oversight of the mechanical, electrical, facility and piping maintenance, treatment plant operations, and laboratory. Responsible for meeting federal and state requirements for wastewater treatment, planning, budgeting, sewer system analysis and troubleshooting, and developing and maintaining a team working environment. Works with supervisors on staffing projections, making staffing recommendations and oversight of a $13M annual operations and maintenance budget. Assists with project review and project recommendations for the annual Capital Facilities Plan update. Demonstrates knowledge of change management and process improvement principles.


Required Education and Experience
  • Associates Degree in relevant field, Group IV Wastewater Operator's certificate; and 
  • Five years progressively responsible experience in operations and maintenance of a secondary or tertiary wastewater treatment plant, including 3 years of supervisory experience; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and education which is equivalent to 7 years of experience and provides the applicant has the required certification and the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the work.

Preferred Education, Experience or Other Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.
  • Experience with analysis and selection of mechanical and electrical equipment associated with treatment plants and pumping facilities.

The annual salary for this position ranges from $86,197.29 - $121,794.55. This position offers medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a pension retirement, and other voluntary benefits.

Job Category
Local Government
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