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Job Title Location Posted
Deputy Director of Engineering & Engineering Technology City of Fort Smith, AR 06/24
Deputy Water Services Director – Wastewater Treatment Phoenix, AZ 06/16
Deputy Director of Operations and Maintenance Woodbridge, VA 06/16
Environmental/Regulatory  Counsel Denver, CO 06/10
Assistant Environmental Services Director Porland, OR 06/07
Deputy General Manager, Operations & Technical Services Okatie, SC 06/07
Deputy Director of NMB Water North Miami Beach, FL 06/03
Chief Fiscal Officer Baltimore, MD 05/23
Manager, Government Affairs Washington, DC 05/18
Director, Department of Environmental Quality Portland, OR 05/17
Division Director, Wastewater Division Seattle, WA 05/04
General Manager Baldwin Park, CA 05/03

 last updated: June 24, 2016

Job Title: Deputy Director of Engineering & Engineering Technology
Posted: 06/24/2016
Closing Date: July 22, 2016

Job Title:                           Deputy Director of Engineering and Engineering Technology

Vacancy is in:                  Utility Department

Salary Range:                 $2,388.80/ BW Min - $3,759.20/BW Max
Grade:                                 20


Anyone who desires to be considered an applicant on the above job vacancy must fill out an online
Application at > Employment Opportunities.

Under the general guidance of the Director of Utilities, this position is responsible for assisting the Director of Utilities in the overall management, administration, and leadership of the Engineering and Engineering Technology Program; and is responsible for developing and administering plans, systems, and activities to support and promote the mission, values, vision, and strategies of the Utility Department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.  Note: All City of Fort Smith positions require the employee to provide good customer service to both internal and external customers, maintain positive and effective working relationships with other City employees, and have regular and reliable attendance that is non-disruptive.  Must show cooperation and respect to fellow employees and supervisors at all times.

  • Assist in developing departmental direction, priorities, goals, objectives, and initiatives to fulfill the mission of the City and Utility Department.
  • Work through the Engineering and Engineering Technology Program Manager and through engineering firms to efficiently and effectively perform Engineering and Engineering Technology Program functions and achieve the goals and objectives of the Utility Department.
  • Ensure that water and sewer treatment systems, water transmission and distribution systems, sewer collection systems, water and sewer pump stations and pressure reducing stations, water storage facilities, sewer flow equalization facilities, and water reservoirs and dams are effective and meet requirements of regulatory agencies and the Consent Decree and fulfill the current and future need for municipal water and sewer services in the greater Fort Smith region; and successfully address any inadequacies in these.
  • Develop staff, resources, budgets, plans, and processes that promote organizational behaviors for an engaged, empowered, effective, and efficient department.
  • Develop, implement, coordinate, and manage goals and objectives, operating and capital improvement budgets, engineering processes and projects, water transmission and distribution systems and sewer collection systems construction and rehabilitation projects, water and sewer treatment facilities construction and rehabilitation projects, water reservoir and dam projects, engineering technology processes and projects, water and sewer system condition and capacity assessments, and short-term and long-term infrastructure plans.
  • Effectively manage the Utility Department’s engineering and GIS activities through the Engineering and Engineering Technology Program Manager and effectively resolve escalated personnel and other sensitive matters.
  • Lead in the selection of engineering firms and contractors and the development of project scopes and contracts for Utility Department projects; and provide project performance and financial oversight and accountability, negotiate contract changes, and resolve conflicts with engineering firms and contractors providing services for the Utility Department.
  • Oversee major water and sewer projects, research and recommend water and sewer projects, and write requests for proposals and contracts.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing within and outside the Utility Department regarding engineering related work, planning and coordination; make presentations to a wide variety of public and stakeholder groups; and respond to questions and complaints from the media, City departments and officials, public officials, governmental agencies, civic groups, customers, and the public.
  • Prepare Board resolutions and support documentation.
  • Provide and coordinate research, analysis, reports, presentations, and recommendations from engineering records and reports, appraisals, legal records, and the GIS.
  • Provide engineering investigative and design duties for the Utility Department and serve as technical expert in engineering matters.
  • Coordinate the Emergency Action Plan for dams.
  • Serve as a member of Safety Committee.
  • Regular attendance and timeliness is required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.


Directly supervises the Engineering and Engineering Technology Program Manager and manages professional consultants.  Indirectly supervises 15 other employees within the program.  Carries out supervisory and management responsibilities in accordance with the city’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems both internal and citizen related.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering is required, and must be a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arkansas or become registered within six (6) months of employment.  Master degree in Business Administration, Engineering Management, Technology Management or closely related field is desirable.
  • Ten (10) years civil engineering experience with five (5) years engineering experience in public water and sewer systems operation and construction, including five (5) years experience with engineering technology to include GIS, CAD, and water and sewer system hydraulic modeling.
  • Five (5) years supervisory experience including three (3) years experience in water or sewer system administration or management and/or water or sewer system project management.

The incumbent must thoroughly understand the design, assessment, modeling, construction, operation, maintenance, asset management and regulatory requirements of potable water systems and sanitary sewer systems and the use of engineering technology for those functions including GIS.  The incumbent must be skilled in customer service and public relations.  The incumbent should have a thorough understanding of and ability to provide leadership, motivation, supervision, training, and evaluation of professionals and the workforce through supervisory staff.  The incumbent should have the ability to develop, coordinate, and manage goals and objectives, operating and project budgets, engineering technology projects, short-term and long-term infrastructure plans, customer support processes, emergency plans, and human resources.  The incumbent must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate complex ideas, interpersonal skills, report writing skills, as well as good organizational skills.  The incumbent must be able to handle sensitive and confidential matters with tact and diplomacy.  Problem solving and analytical ability are required to perform the duties of this position.  The incumbent should have knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment. The incumbent should have knowledge of streets, drainage and land development, real property titles, rights-of-way, subdivision platting, legal descriptions, and materials and methods specifications.  The incumbent must be proficient in computer keyboarding, using CAD and GIS software, creating and using computer spreadsheets, developing and maintaining water and sewer system models, and have a varied knowledge in accounting principles and procedures.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently stand, walk, talk and hear.  Occasionally sit, use hands to handle objects and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision.  The ability to adjust focus and depth perception is also required.

The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Notice of Consent Decree Posting                              
The City of Fort Smith, Arkansas (“City”) has entered into a Consent Decree in litigation with the United States of America and the State of Arkansas (“Consent Decree”).  The Consent Decree was filed on April 6, 2015, in civil action 14-cv-02266-PKH, pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas Fort Smith Division. The Consent Decree is available for review or copying on the City’s website where it may be found at



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Job Title: Deputy Water Services Director – Wastewater Treatment
Posted: 06/16/2016
Closing Date:

Employment Opportunity
Deputy Water Services
Director –
Wastewater Treatment

The City of Phoenix is seeking a results-oriented Deputy Water Services Director with professional experience in the wastewater treatment industry to manage the largest wastewater treatment facilities in the state of Arizona with state of the art technology and an active wetland. This position directs the overall management, administration, operation, installation, and repair of the City’s wastewater treatment plant systems, facilities and infrastructure with the goal of ensuring safe, efficient and reliable wastewater treatment services.  With an annual budget of $53 million and over 175 employees, this 24-hour, 7-day/week operation is responsible for the maintenance, repair and operation of two wastewater treatment plants with a combined capacity of 290 MGD servicing five cities, and the Tres Rios Wetlands.  This assignment requires the use of strong leadership skills including independent judgment and initiative in making technical decisions, ability to analyze the wastewater treatment process, budgetary proficiency to evaluate costs and production data to increase the cost effectiveness of operations, and policy recommendations of considerable difficulty.  Work is performed under the general direction of an Assistant Water Services Director and performance is evaluated on the basis of results achieved.

Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.  First review of applications will occur July 5, 2016. 

$75,504 - $120,786 annually.  Appointment can be made above the minimum depending upon qualifications.

Comprehensive benefits package includes: $3,360/yr car allowance, $1,200/yr communication allowance, 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days, free bus/light rail pass, traditional pension and 457/401 plans, tuition reimbursement upon hire, choice of Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Cigna HMO, PPO.  For more details, visit:

QUALIFICATIONS – Desired qualifications include:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in wastewater treatment plant management, such as plant engineering, operations, maintenance, and/or construction activities;
  • Three years of experience supervising professional-level staff in a wastewater system;
  • Bachelor's degree in civil or sanitary engineering or a related field;
  • Possession of, or ability to acquire a Grade IV Operation Certification in Water Treatment from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality by the end of the 12 month probationary period. If you possess certification from another state or jurisdiction, please contact the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality ( for Arizona Request for Operator Certification Reciprocity procedures and certification equivalency.

Only the highest qualified applicants will be posted to the eligible-for-hire list.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Includes the job requirements listed above, plus:

  • [DENNIS – I don’t anticipate we will get a ton of applications since this is a specialized field but if you are looking for any special qualifications or certifications, this is where we’d list them]

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT.  Only online applications are accepted for this position.  The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.
  • For other important information related to employment with the City of Phoenix, please visit:
  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our HR Center at (602) 262-6277.

Deputy Water Services Director, Job Code 51440, ID#18880, 6/13/16, KP, Benefits: Middle Manager.

City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer; our employees demonstrate superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.


AA/EEO/D Employer - 135 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ  85003    Job Line: (602) 534 – JOBS (5627)
This publication can be provided in an alternative format upon request.
Call: (602) 495-5703 Fax: (602) 495-5498 TTY: (602) 261-8687



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Job Title: Deputy Director of Operations and Maintenance
Posted: 06/16/2016
Closing Date: 5:00 p.m. July 10, 2016

Prince William County Service Authority is the premier institution in the Washington Metropolitan Area for providing safe and reliable drinking water and environmentally sound water reclamation. The Service Authority has emerged as a leader in the industry by incorporating the use of best management practices. Our strategies have aligned the efforts of the entire organization to deliver the highest quality product at the best value to our customers.

The Service Authority, with approximately 300 employees, is an independent public body responsible for providing a comprehensive county-wide water and sewer system currently serving approximately 90,000 accounts in Prince William County.  Prince William County, located 35 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., with a population of over 398,000, is one of the fastest growing counties in the country.

This position will serve as the principal assistant to the Director of Operations and Maintenance (O&M).  The Deputy Director of O&M must have a strong commitment to 24/7 operations, be able to build strong collaborative relationships, and thrive in a high paced, high performance environment. The O&M Division is responsible for water distribution; including operation of 24 water storage tanks, 15 water booster stations, and 1200 miles of distribution mains. O&M also operates the wastewater collection system; including 60 lift stations and 1100 miles of sewer mains.  O&M has 91 employees in five departments: Collection & Distribution, Water and Wastewater Facilities, Inflow & Infiltration, and Administration/Emergency Dispatch. 


  • Knowledge of: the principles and practices of utilities construction and maintenance; modern engineering practices and procedures as they apply to water and sewer systems; modern developments in current literature and other sources of information in utilities construction; principles of report writing and business correspondence; computer equipment and software related to assignment; English usage, spelling and grammar.
  • Ability to: effectively plan and direct the work of maintenance personnel; apply engineering knowledge to specific maintenance and technical problems; express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the work. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or sanitary engineering (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Six years of progressively responsible experience in the design, maintenance or construction of water mains, sewer mains, pumping stations, water tanks, and other related utilities construction, to include three years of management responsibility, which includes supervision/management of others.
  • Or combination of education and experience as described.

$104,852.80 - $176,780.87 Annually DOQ.

Our extensive benefit package includes: 

  • A generous leave program, including Short Term Disability coverage
  • Twelve paid holidays per year
  • Participation in Virginia Retirement System’s (VRS) retirement plan
  • Up to 2.5% matching employer contributions to a 401A
  • A variety of Health/Dental/Vision Insurances to choose from
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Other various optional benefits to meet your needs

The Service Authority requires you to submit an online application. The online application may be submitted by visiting our website: 



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Job Title: Environmental/Regulatory  Counsel
Posted: 06/10/2016
Closing Date: 07/10/2016

A nationally recognized leader in the wastewater industry
4-Day Work Week Available

Environmental/Regulatory  Counsel

ABOUT US - We provide wastewater conveyance and treatment services for 1.7 million people in the Denver Metro area and are a nationally recognized leader in our industry. We own and operate approximately 230 miles of interceptor sewer that conveys wastewater from 59 local municipalities to the 220 MGD Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility (RWHTF).

THE OPPORTUNITY - Performs professional duties in the management and coordination of the District’s involvement in environmental regulation development and compliance.  Interacts with environmental workgroups and associations to support activities for all District departments.  Provides subject matter expertise on environmental policy and laws and regulations in the areas of water quality, air quality, solid/hazardous waste, Department of Transportation, OPS, EPCRA/CERCLA and Department of Agriculture.  Works under the general direction of General Counsel.  May provide direction to other staff members on occasion.

Typical Duties

  1. Supports he Metro District’s participation in state and federal environmental regulatory hearings and related rulemaking activities.  Provides legal and policy expertise to support the development of prehearing submittals and testimony for the Colorado Water Quality Commission, Colorado Air Quality Control Commission, Colorado Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission and other regulatory hearings.
  2. Interprets environmental permit and regulatory requirements.  Participates in permit application preparation, permit negotiations, compliance activities and enforcement actions, including pretreatment enforcement activities.
  3. In coordination with ES staff, assesses possible impacts of proposed federal and state environmental laws and regulations on Metro District operations and compliance and develop appropriate environmental regulatory and policy strategies.
  4. Responds to requests for technical environmental information from regulatory agencies, Metro District staff, outside legal counsel and other entities.
  5. Recommends and assists with the development of compliance programs to address conditions of permits and regulations.
  6. Participates in stakeholder groups, committees and associations as assigned. Participates in communication outreach activities with regulatory agencies, stakeholder groups, and the public.
  7. Coordinates with and assists outside legal counsel to the District.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.  Admission to the practice of law in the State of Colorado.  Knowledge of Colorado and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the wastewater industry. Minimum of three (3) year of experience before the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  Demonstrated understanding of the principles and practices of environmental regulatory rulemaking, compliance and policy development.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to coordinate with a variety of staff.

Desired Qualifications
Knowledge and experience with Air Quality Control Commission, Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission and experience with pretreatment and EPCRA/CERCLA regulations.  Experience in representing public entities. Knowledge of administrative, procedural and water rights law. Experience with state or federal Clean Water Act programs. Master’s degree or advanced education in law, environmental science, engineering or related field.

COMPETITIVE SALARY & BENEFITS package includes comprehensive health/dental/vision/life/LTD/AD&D insurances, defined contribution retirement plan, optional deferred compensation program, and reimbursed health/fitness & educational assistance programs.

TO APPLY - Visit

An Equal Opportunity Employer-Non Smoking and Fragrance-Free Facility-Drug Screen & Background Check Required of Finalists


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Job Title: Assistant Environmental Services Director
Posted: 06/07/2016
Closing Date: 06/20/16 04:30 PM

SALARY: $101,962.00 - $142,397.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 05/30/16
CLOSING DATE: 06/20/16 04:30 PM


The City of Portland, Oregon, Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is seeking an assistant director.  The Bureau serves the Portland community by protecting public health, water quality and the environment. BES provides sewage and stormwater collection and treatment services, protects surface and ground water quality, and works for clean rivers and healthy watersheds.  The Bureau's vision is to be recognized as a trusted service provider and innovative environmental leader through a demonstrated commitment to clean rivers, healthy watersheds, and our community.

The Bureau of Environmental Services provides sanitary sewer and stormwater services for approximately 601,000 residents and numerous businesses and organizations in Portland, Oregon. The bureau is funded by sanitary sewer and stormwater rates, with an annual operating budget of $895 million and a 5-year capital improvement budget of $530 million.  More than 500 highly skilled employees, including union-represented employees, work in six groups. Each group has technical staff and specific responsibilities and groups work collaboratively for overall success.

The assistant director is an at-will position and will provide broad strategic and operational support and assist the Bureau Director with ongoing achievement of goals in all areas critical to the success of the bureau.  BES has a multi-faceted capital improvement plan, complex operations, a highly regulated environment, as well as a high level of internal and external demands.

The Assistant Director will provide assistance and help address these challenges by facilitating a bureau-wide strategic planning effort that will guide all aspects of bureau governance.  Reporting to the Bureau Director, the Assistant Director will be responsible for managing the inter-bureau and intra-bureau responsibilities within the Office of the Director including creation and implementation of the Bureau's strategic plan including key performance metrics, development and implementation of the Bureau's Equity Plan, managing bureau-wide projects for process improvement and change management, and responsibility for bureau-wide employee engagement. In addition, the Assistant Director will provide direction on the Bureau's strategic communication efforts and be a contact with the media.  The Assistant Director will have both internal and external facing, top-tier responsibilities, will serve as a member of the Bureau Leadership Team, and will act in the Director's stead on all issues in the Director's absence.

A successful candidate will have strong communication, critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills and knowledge of strategic planning, long-range goal setting and organizational design and development.  The candidate will also be able to show previous knowledge and skills in strategic planning, project management, budget, administration and supervision.

This position is exempt from Civil Service and is an "At Will" position. It serves at the discretion of the hiring authority, subject to the City of Portland Human Resources Administrative Rules and the Portland City Charter and Code.

For more detailed information on the Bureau of Environmental Services, please go to



The following minimum qualifications are required for this position and must be
addressed in the cover letter:

  1. Knowledge and experience applying the principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, purchasing and maintenance of public records.
  2. Knowledge and experience applying strategic communications, strategic planning and long range goal setting, combined with interpersonal and group process techniques.
  3. Knowledge and experience applying the principles, practices and techniques of organizational design and development, as well as organizational change management skills.
  4. Knowledge and experience understanding equity issues and of the various factors that contribute to equity in service delivery and internal programs.
  5. Knowledge and experience applying federal, state and local laws applicable to environmental and public utilities, as well as social, political and environmental issues influencing program and project development and implementation.

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in public or business administration, or a related field; and at least eight years of progressively responsible administrative or management experience in a large, public utility or government agency, at least five years of which were in a supervisory or management capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A master's degree is preferred.



Open Search Process:                                                                          Monday, May 30, 2016
Application Deadline:                                                            Monday, June 20, 2016; 4:30 pm
Candidates Notified of Interviews:                                                        Week of June 27, 2016
Selection Committee Interviews:                                                           Week of July 11, 2016
Job Offer Contingent on Background Check:                                           Week of July 25, 2016



The annual salary range is $101,962 – $142,397. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. The City pays the majority of medical plan costs and fully pays dental, vision, and life insurance. Additionally, long-term disability, childcare, medical expense reimbursement account and Deferred Compensation (IRC457) options are available. Portland participates in Oregon's Public Employee Retirement System. The City also participates in Social Security. Vacation is negotiable based on years of professional service.

Applicant Instructions

Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

  • Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in the cover letter.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter any transferable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

Your résumé and cover letter should be no more than a total of four (4) pages combined. Do not attach materials not requested.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted online. The recruitment will close no later than 4:30 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

This position is exempt from Civil Service and is an "At Will" position. It serves at the discretion of the hiring authority, subject to the City of Portland Human Resources Administrative Rules and the Portland City Charter and Code.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.

Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 4:30 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.

It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

Tamara Larison, Senior Human Resources Analyst, Bureau of Human Resources
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(503) 823-3523
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


1120 SW 5th Ave, 404
Portland, OR 97204

Position #2016-00390


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Job Title: Deputy General Manager, Operations & Technical Services
Posted: 06/07/2016
Closing Date:

Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority is looking for:

Deputy General Manager,
Operations & Technical Services

An exciting career opportunity exists for a DGM-O&TS to serve on the senior leadership team along with the General Manager and Deputy General Manager – Finance & Administration at BJWSA located in Beaufort, SC.  The DGM-O&TS will report directly to the General Manager & may perform the GM duties in his absence. The DGM-O&TS manages & directs the work performed by the Operations/Maint., Engineering, & IT Divisions. These divisions are responsible for the operations & maintenance of BJWSA’s water treatment plants, raw water supply, distribution & transmission system; collection, treatment (8 WRFs) & disposal of wastewater; management of design & implementation of BJWSA’s Capital Improvement Plan & coordination of all development activities; the development & support of the GIS & Asset Management programs; & all IT & SCADA functions of BJWSA.  As part of the senior leadership team, provides significant input in determining & implementing policy, procedures, strategic planning, budgeting, & continuous improvement initiatives.

About BJWSA:  
BJWSA is a regional water and sewer utility providing services to the southeastern coastal South Carolina counties of Beaufort and Jasper.  This region includes the historic City of Beaufort, Town of Bluffton and resort community of Hilton Head Island, and is centrally located between Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA.   As part of the South Carolina Lowcountry, this area exudes traditional southern hospitality and is surrounded by boating, hunting, golfing, fishing, beaches, and great people. BJWSA is part of a community that promotes work/life balance where family and friends are most important.  

BJWSA’s “Best in Class” 170 employees are dedicated to our mission to “inspire trust and enhance public health” and are actively engaged in the community.  We treat and deliver an average of 20 million gallons of drinking water each day to over 53,000 customer accounts and to several large wholesale customers. Overall, we serve over 170,000 Lowcountry residents with drinking water and collect, treat, and recycle over 9 million gallons of treated wastewater (for about 35,000 sewer accounts) safely back into the environment each day. 

· Prefer a Master’s degree in environmental, civil or mechanical engineering.
· Min. 10 yrs progressive experience in engineering & water/wastewater senior utility management.
· Demonstrated successful leadership experience with a diverse team. Demonstrated history of developing talent & leading a team to optimal results.
· Strong organization, prioritization & communication skills.
· Strong work ethic willing to expend the time & energy needed to get tasks done.
· Must be a licensed P.E. in S.C. or able to obtain via reciprocity. 
· A valid driver’s license.

Salary Range: $115,900 to $185,400/year, based on qualifications & experience. Excellent benefits package to include S.C. Retirement System, 401k, generous leave programs, medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, an entrenched safety culture,  developing wellness initiative, numerous employee recognition forums,  extensive talent development opportunities, a flexible work schedule in a collaborative team & family atmosphere. 

Applicants must submit a BJWSA application to:

HR Dept,
6 Snake Rd, Okatie, SC 29909
or fax 843-987-7573
Deadline:  6-24-16

EEO/AA/M/W/Veterans and individual with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



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Job Title: Deputy Director of NMB Water
Posted: 06/03/2016
Closing Date:



The City of North Miami Beach is a first-tier suburb covering 5+ square miles. The City has a resident population of 43,277 and is located in northeastern Miami-Dade County midway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale with excellent regional highway access. The City is primarily a residential and regional shopping community. Prospective homeowners can find everything from cozy starter homes to elegant waterfront properties. Condominiums and rental apartments in an array of convenient and attractive locations are also available. Parks, beaches, and bays abound, along with a wide assortment of recreational, cultural, and dining opportunities. More information about North Miami Beach can be found at

The City government operates under a Council Manager form of government. The City Council includes the Mayor and six Council members. The Council is responsible for enacting ordinances, resolutions and regulations governing the City as well as appointing the members of various advisory boards, the City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk. The City Manager is responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances and appoints and supervises the department directors. The City provides a full range of municipal services including public safety, utilities, public works, parks and recreation facilities, public library, code compliance, planning and zoning, economic development and general and administrative services. The City’s FY 2016 general fund budget is $37,249,258.

Functioning as an enterprise funded department of the City, NMB Water is the second largest water and wastewater utility in Miami-Dade County. It provides water production/distribution and wastewater collection to over 170,000 customers in North Miami Beach and the surrounding municipalities of Aventura, Miami Gardens, Sunny Isles Beach, and Golden Beach. NMB Water including Customer Services is currently budgeted for 140.325 FTEs. NMB Water’s FY 2016 budget is $46,998,558. The DDNMBW reports to the Director of NMB Water with responsibility to lead, direct, manage, plan, and supervise the activities, operations and personnel of critical utility functions including Water Production, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Collection. The DDNMBW oversees senior managers in multiple divisions and coordinates NMB Water interests with a variety of City departments, outside regulatory agencies and the general public.

The City is currently preparing a request for proposal to privatize NMB Water’s operations and capital programs. Therefore, the DDNMBW role will evolve quickly through three stages:

  1. Initially, the DDNMBW duties will be those described above.
  2. Over the next few months, the DDNMBW will assist the Director in managing the transition of most NMB Water employees to the selected contract operations company.
  3. Once the NMB Water transition has been completed, the DDNMBW will be responsible for the following: contractual management and oversight; direct liaison and supervision of the management company; ongoing compliance review and monitoring of all utility operations and programs; ensuring that established performance criteria and contract compliance provisions are met and ensuring that services provided are compliant with state and federal laws and regulations as well as with the City’s strategic and master plans.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in engineering plus a minimum of five (5) years of management experience with water and/or wastewater operations/administration. A Florida Professional Engineer (P.E.) license or the ability to obtain one through reciprocity within six months is required. Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license. The City’s succession plan envisions the new DDNMBW having the qualifications and interest in assuming the Director position at some point in the future.

The anticipated beginning pay range is $110,000 to $135,000. Starting pay is negotiable depending on qualifications. Benefits are excellent and include an assigned take-home vehicle, defined benefit retirement, deferred compensation, comprehensive paid time off, and affordable health, dental, vision, cancer, life and long-term care plans.  There is no Florida State Income Tax.

To apply please submit a cover letter, detailed résumé and current salary by July 11, 2016 to: Robert E. Slavin, President; SLAVIN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS; 3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1; Norcross, Georgia 30071; Phone: (770) 449-4656; Fax: (770) 416-0848; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Electronic submissions are preferred.)

NOTE: Under Florida Law resumes are “public documents” and will be provided to the media upon request. If confidentiality is an issue, please call prior to submitting your resume.




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Job Title: Chief Fiscal Officer
Posted: 05/23/2016
Closing Date: May 28, 2016

Chief Fiscal Officer
City of Baltimore
Department of Public Works

Salary: $85,400 - $140,800 (Salary commensurate with experience)

The City of Baltimore, Department of Public Works is seeking a highly qualified, results-oriented professional to serve as the Chief Fiscal Officer.

The person selected for this position must demonstrate expertise in Financial Leadership and have the ability to lead a diverse funded organization.  The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business or Public Administration; Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance and/or CPA preferred; and ten (10) or more years of Administrative/Financial analysis experience in municipal government.

The position will have fiscal oversight of the Department of Public Works, which includes its multifaceted waste collections, recycling and disposal services; municipal water supply and sewage treatment, service restoration and utility maintenance to Baltimore City and the surrounding Counties.  In addition, this position includes fiscal oversight of sustainable energy grants.   The Department of Public Works has an operating budget of $483,028,261 and an annual capital budget of $654,213.000 with approximately 2,662 fulltime employees under multiple functional Bureaus and offices.  Other duties include but are not limited to communication with the Director, Mayor, City Council, other Agency Heads, as well as elected officials at local, state, and federal levels and interaction with inter-jurisdictional representatives.  In addition the successful candidate will represent the Department at various municipal meetings, hearings and boards.

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Ms. Vanessa Garrett-Ingram
Department of Public Works, Human Resources
200 Holliday Street, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Baltimore City is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Job Title: Manager, Government Affairs
Posted: 05/18/2016
Closing Date: May 27, 2016

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) seeks to fill the position of Manager, Government Affairs.  NACWA is a major non-profit environmental advocacy organization representing the views and perspectives of America’s publicly owned clean water utilities. The Association’s members are dedicated public servants and true environmental stewards. 

The Manager, Government Affairs position will work with NACWA’s Government Affairs team, including legislative, regulatory, and legal advocacy staff, to advance the Association’s Government Affairs and advocacy initiatives. Duties include, but are not limited to: administrative support; assisting in the preparation, writing, and distribution of Association communications; attending Congressional hearings and other local advocacy events; assisting in the collection of data and research; drafting correspondence; arranging in-house meetings and conference calls; serving as back-up to the Receptionist/Staff Assistant on an as-needed basis; and assisting with membership recruitment and retention efforts. 

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree, strong writing and oral communication skills; organizational skills; attentional to detail; analytical thinking ability; and the ability and desire to work cooperatively with Association members and staff.  Previous administrative experience and experience with website maintenance and basic HTML is preferred but not required.

The salary range is $42,000 - $48,000; salary commensurate with experience. NACWA offers an excellent benefits package. NACWA’s offices are easily accessible by Metro and public transportation and are located in the Dupont Circle area.  For more about NACWA visit the Association’s website –

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Application deadline is rolling with preference given to applications received before May 27, 2016. NACWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, gender, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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Job Title: Director, Department of Environmental Quality
Posted: 05/17/2016
Closing Date:

Job Description:

invites applications for the position of:
Director, Department of Environmental Quality

OPENING DATE/TIME: 04/28/16 12:00 AM
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 06/13/16 11:59 PM

$8,394.00 - $12,381.00 Monthly
$100,728.00 - $148,572.00 Annually

JOB TYPE: Perrmanent
LOCATION: Portland, Oregon
AGENCY: Environmental Quality-Office of the Director

Director, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

The Department of Environmental Quality has an exceptional opportunity for an experienced leader to serve as our next Director. The Director reports to, and is selected by the Environmental Quality Commission (EQC), a volunteer five-member policy and administrative commission appointed by the Governor. Informally, the Director also reports to the Governor, through the Governor's Natural Resources Policy Advisor. This is a permanent, full-time, executive service position located in Portland, Oregon. If you are hired, you will become part of the State's Executive Service team.

Oregon- Department of Environmental Quality

The mission of the Department of Environmental Quality is to be an active leader in restoring, enhancing and maintaining the quality of Oregon's air, water and land. The Department has approximately 650 positions and a budget of $300 million dollars. DEQ is responsible for protecting and enhancing Oregon's water and air quality, for cleaning up spills and releases of hazardous materials, and for managing the proper disposal of hazardous and solid wastes. DEQ staff use a combination of public outreach, technical assistance, permitting, inspections, and enforcement as tools to help public and private facilities and citizens understand and comply with state and federal environmental regulations. The DEQ staff includes scientists, engineers, technicians, administrators, and environmental specialists, among others. The agency's headquarters office is located in Portland with regional administrative offices in Eugene, Bend and Portland; and field offices in Bend, Coos Bay, Medford, Pendleton, Salem, and The Dalles. DEQ's laboratory in Hillsboro monitors the quality of Oregon's air, water and land statewide. In addition to local programs, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delegates authority to DEQ to operate federal environmental programs such as the Federal Clean Air, Clean Water, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Acts.

The Director of DEQ:
The purpose of this job is to administer and enforce laws regulating air, water, and land pollution; administer authorities delegated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Resource Conservation and Recovery Acts; administer state statutes including solid waste management, recycling, and environmental cleanup; serve as a member of the Governor's cabinet; and assist Assistant to the Governor for Natural Resources in efforts to coordinate Natural Resource Agencies.

Program Administration/Direction- Program responsibilities include directing the development and implementation of the Department strategic plan and performance measures; overseeing development of agency rules to assure compliance with state/federal laws and regulations, for approval by the EQC; monitoring state and federal legislation; negotiating contracts with EPA to carry out federal environmental programs and ; enforcing environmental laws of the state, and of the federal government where delegation has occurred, including levying civil penalties and seeking voluntary cooperation; and administering the directives of the Commission.

Agency Management/Administration- Develops the agency biennial budget request that implements the agency's strategic planning goals and presents it to the Legislature. Implements and manages, the agency legislatively-approved budget. Maintains knowledge of environmental issues locally and nationally, and in sufficient technical depth, to allow for reasoned policy and administrative rules recommendations to the EQC. Provides guidance and leadership to DEQ management and staff. Provides direction and directs the implementation of agency affirmative action plans, employee safety activities, and other plans to attract, retain, and manage a diverse, well-trained work force.

External/Outreach- Anticipates issues and maintains rapport with the Oregon Legislature, Oregon's Congressional Delegation, editorial boards of newspapers in Oregon, directors of state and federal agencies, and special interest groups to assure DEQ success in receiving support and resources for environmental programs. Promotes awareness of environmental issues and agency programs to the public and the regulated community through public informational meetings, public hearings, and the media. Reports regularly to the Chairman of the EQC, and meets regularly with other natural resource agency directors, and Governor's Natural Resources Policy Advisor and reports, on appropriate topics, to the Director of the Dept. of Administrative Services.

Supervision- Plans, assigns and approves work, including developing, implementing and updating position descriptions and work plans. Prepares annual performance appraisals; recommends appropriate personnel actions. Disciplines and rewards staff according to policy and collective bargaining agreement. Directs the investigation, responds and facilitates resolution of grievances and complaints. Directs the management of recruitment in interviewing, reference checking, and makes hiring decisions in accordance with agency policy, goals and programs such as affirmative action, injured worker, and employment laws. Evaluates and implements unit training needs to ensure staff are prepared to perform assigned duties including evaluation and creation of opportunities for staff development. Handles personnel issues expeditiously according to procedures and collective bargaining agreement.


Minimum Qualifications:
• At least eight years of management experience related to environmental sciences, or related field.

Education requirements:
A Bachelors degree from an accredited institution, focused on Environmental Sciences or related field of study is required to apply. Though not required to apply, a Master's degree in a science or technically related field of study, JD in Environmental Law, MPA, etc is strongly preferred.

Candidate profile;
Ideally an individual whose professional background has demonstrated over 15 years experience post baccalaureate work experience, with increasingly greater roles of responsibility and a commitment to the environment that has focused on Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or related fields.

• Leadership/Management experience leading an agency or regulatory department of similar size and scope to DEQ.
• Experience in environmental regulatory oversight, including enforcement of rules, laws and statutes.
• Knowledge of modern management practices and principles.
• Strong written and oral communication skills with diverse, influential audiences.
• Experience forming collaborative and productive partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders and staff.
• Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic organizational goals, plans and policies.

Only the candidates whose experience meet the minimum qualifications and most closely match the desired attributes will be contacted for initial screening interviews.


To Apply:
Please complete/ submit the following:
1. Complete the online application
2. Attach your resume in MS Word format (no longer than six (6) pages).
3. Attach your cover letter in MS Word format (no longer than two (2) pages).
4. Provide five (5) professional references (references should include your former supervisors).

If you have any questions about how to apply please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Department of Environmental Quality is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity.

Veterans' Preference
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website or you may call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.


811 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202

Job #ESS-DEQ2016


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Job Title: Division Director, Wastewater Division
Posted: 05/04/2016
Closing Date: May 27, 2016

Job Description:

An award winning organization on a regional, statewide, and national basis, King County is leading the way as an emerging environmental leader seeking the least cost/highest return environmental and social solutions. This innovative organization is currently seeking a Division Director to be responsible for the operations and continuous improvements of the Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD), including 3 regional treatment plants, 2 local plants, 4 wet weather treatment facilities, 49 pump stations, and over 400 miles of conveyance lines. The Division Director is responsible for: supervising operational and maintenance activities; ensuring compliance with all regulatory, environmental, and safety requirements; short and long term planning and implementation; directing over 630 personnel; and overseeing a combined operating and capital budget of $310 million. The Division Director must incorporate principles of Equity and Social Justice in WTD’s plans, policies, and programs. The top candidate will be politically savvy with the ability to incorporate conflict management and collaboration skills to build effective teams and motivate others. Requires a Bachelor’s degree and significant management experience in the operation of design, construction, or maintenance of wastewater treatment or water reclamation plants. A competitive compensation package will be offered with a salary up to $167,951 (currently under review) along with a competitive benefits package including PERS retirement. Confidential inquiries encouraged to Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Send cover letter, resume, and supporting materials to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by May 27, 2016.


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Job Title: General Manager
Posted: 05/03/2016
Closing Date: June 6, 2016

Job Description:

General Manager
Valley County Water District
Baldwin Park, CA

The Opportunity

Under general guidance, plans, organizes, integrates, fiscally controls, directs, administers, reviews and evaluates the activities, operations and services of the District. The incumbent oversees and manages the development and implementation of the Districts strategic direction, long-range water resource plans and water master plans for the design and construction of water supply facilities and necessary infrastructure.  The incumbent ensures execution of short-term and long-term goals and objectives consistent with the District’s strategic direction, vision, mission, values and priorities of the Board of Directors.  The incumbent ensures operations and functions effectively serve the needs of district customers and local communities while complying with applicable laws and regulations.

The Organization

Valley County Water District, located approximately 15 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley, manages and delivers water and water-related services to customers within its jurisdiction. The District primarily distributes local groundwater to approximately 12,500 service connections for over 70,000 residents over a 10-square mile area which includes portions of the cities of Baldwin Park, Irwindale, West Covina and Azusa.
The District is governed by a five-member publicly elected Board of Directors.  The Board sets and maintains the policies, rules and regulations for the District.  The Board appoints the General Manager who serves at the will of the Board and administers and carries out the Board established strategic goals and objectives. 

Experience & Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited four (4)-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, finance, engineering, utility management, political science or a closely related field –AND- ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience in the administration, operation and or financial management of a public water utility, which includes at least five (5) years of experience in a lead, supervisory, management or executive capacity.

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California preferred.

Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Important Application Information

To apply for this opportunity, please visit Koff & Associates’ website at to download an application.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and application by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  You can also mail the completed application materials to this address:

Koff & Associates
2835 Seventh Street
Berkeley, CA 94710.

The deadline to apply is June 6, 2016.
The Valley County Water District is an equal opportunity employer encouraging workforce diversity.

The information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.



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