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Job Title Location Posted
Assistant General Manager Half Moon Bay, CA 11/21
Director, WES Oregon City, OR 11/06
Deputy Director Independence, MO 10/27
General Manager Truckee, CA 10/15
Asset Management Program Coordinator Greenville, SC 10/10
Director of Technical Services Greenville, SC 10/10
Assistant Public Utilities Director Raleigh, NC 10/03

 last updated: November 21, 2014

Job Title: Assistant General Manager
Posted: 11/21/2014
Closing Date: 12/19/2014

Assistant General Manager
Annual Salary Range:  $140,000 - $160,000
The Half Moon Bay Area

Coastside County Water District is located in the City of Half Moon Bay.  Residents of this charming community live a lifestyle that many think no longer exists in California.  Neighbors care about each other, schools are important, and there is a sense of real community.

The community also offers a wide variety of public and private attractions.  Half Moon Bay rests on the Pacific Coast between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer.  It is located approximately 28 miles south of San Francisco and lies within the westernmost portion of San Mateo County.

The historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses.  Local beaches and parks can be accessed by pedestrians, bikes and equestrians.  Golf can be enjoyed at two of California's finest courses.  The City and coastside are home to numerous nurseries and farms.  The Pumpkin Festival held in October draws hundreds of thousands of people to the coast to enjoy its panoramic vistas, fine cuisine, arts, crafts and genuine hospitality.

The Organization

The Coastside County Water District (CCWD) serves the City of Half Moon Bay and a part of the unincorporated area of San Mateo County including Miramar, Princeton By The Sea and El Granada.  The District's service territory encompasses approximately 14 square miles and serves nearly 18,000 people.  Predominant land use is residential surrounded by agricultural and light ranching activities.

The CCWD’s mission is to develop and provide its customers with high quality water and service at the lowest possible price, in accordance with the following values:

  • Reliability and sustainability of system facilities;
  • Timeliness of District policies, procedures, actions and decisions;
  • 50-year outlook when replacing infrastructure;
  • Legality of all District actions and behaviors; and
  • Culture of openness, fairness and inclusiveness


The Position

CCWD is looking for a dynamic, results-oriented individual who works collaboratively to plan and direct all District financial and administrative functions. The District is targeting a proactive self-starter, as the new AGM will be expected to work under minimal direction and serve as the principal financial officer of the District. Solid experience in water operations and/or engineering will set the top applicants apart. In addition to finance and budgeting, the ability to manage people and programs and lead CIP projects is key. A career-minded individual seeking professional growth within the water industry is an ideal candidate.  Responsibilities include:      

• Provides leadership in the development of short and long-term strategic financial objectives;
• Ensures that effective internal controls are in place and ensures compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial reporting.
• Ensures the credibility of the District’s financial reporting by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts;
• Forecasts cash flow and manages and invests District funds in accordance with District policy;
• Directs and coordinates preparation of the annual budget and Capital Improvement Program;
• Prepares the annual District Financing Plan in order to recommend rate increases necessary to fund operating expenses and capital projects;
• Performs rate structure analyses and recommends changes to ensure rate equity and compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
• Develops and administers the District’s asset tracking and management program;
• Recommends short and long term financial strategies;
• Attends Board and committee meetings and provides input and expertise relative to finance;
• Oversees the District’s customer service functions;
• Manages the District’s administrative information technology infrastructure, ensuring data integrity and maintaining continuously the District’s ability to recover all information technology functions quickly and effectively after equipment failure or a disaster;
• Administers human resource functions of the District, including payroll and benefits, to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and with terms of the collective bargaining agreement with represented employees;
• Evaluates and recommends changes to District personnel policies and procedures; and
• Acts in the role of the General Manager in the General Manager’s absence.


Education & Experience Requirements
A typical qualification path for this position may be:

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business, or a closely related field.
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional level experience in financial analysis, fund accounting, budgeting, treasury and investment management, auditing, and information management systems, with at least seven (7) of those years in a senior supervisory capacity. 
  • A Master’s Degree in finance and/or a Certified Public Accountant designation is desirable. 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.



The salary range is $140,000 - $160,000 annually.  

Important Application Information

To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please visit the Koff & Associates website at to download an application and to view the job posting and brochure.  Please mail or email the application, cover letter, and resume by December 19, 2014 to:

Koff & Associates
Attention: Kathy Crotty
6400 Hollis Street, Suite 5
Emeryville, CA 94608
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Following the closing date, application materials will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure.  The most qualified candidates will be invited to personal interviews with Koff & Associates.  Coastside County Water District will make the final decision regarding a candidate’s eligibility, however, applicants meeting the minimum requirements will not be guaranteed advancement in the process.  Applicants considered for appointment will be required to undergo a thorough background investigation.  Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following selection of the Assistant General Manager.


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Job Title: Director, Water Environment Services
Posted: 11/06/2014
Closing Date: 11/25/2014

Clackamas County
Oregon City, Oregon
Close Date: 11/25/2014

If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to make a difference while enjoying an exceptional quality of life, Clackamas County is the place for you!

Clackamas County is seeking an experienced, highly skilled, creative individual with excellent management, organizational and interpersonal skills to bring their leadership and vision to our Water Environment Services department.

The Director of Water Environment Services reports to the County Administrator and participates as a member of the County's Executive Management Team to facilitate effective and quality service delivery in all County programs. A true generalist, the Director of Water Environment Services will provide department wide executive leadership, assess managerial and organizational effectiveness, perform fiscal planning, policy development, public service and communication. The position is responsible for developing and implementing department goals, objectives, policies and priorities and providing team leadership and administrative direction to division managers.


  • An experienced wastewater collection and treatment, stormwater management, on-site sewage disposal, and water quality and stream enhancement leader looking for new challenges?
  • Experienced assisting citizens and businesses in creating vibrant, sustainable communities through innovative, responsive public service?
  • Driven to achieve a high level of excellence?
  • Achievement-oriented with a track record of success?
  • Able to see the "big picture"?
  • A creative leader who can act as change agent?
  • Results oriented?

A collaborative decision maker who can effectively implement and carry out the policies of the Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrator?

The ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced manager/director in the field of wastewater, storm and surface water management, pollution control and environmental regulation. To lead the agency the Director must understand the risks, cost factors and opportunities in each of these fields. Additional knowledge will be necessary surrounding the Clean Water Act, its regulatory mechanisms as they operate in Oregon and how it interplays with Oregon’s laws.

Successful candidates should be experienced practitioners of strategic planning and able to work on high profile issues involving the future of agency services in the county including large intergovernmental projects. Clackamas County is currently pursuing consolidation of wastewater treatment services which will involve extensive capital planning and partnerships in service delivery. The chosen Director will join the public discussion with Water Environment Services and other local government agencies on the current and future needs for wastewater/stormwater services in the county.
Other challenges facing the agency in the foreseeable future include:

  • Fostering relationships with partner cities, citizen advisory groups and Community Planning Organizations.
  • Dealing with regulatory issues surrounding storm water system permitting involving cities and communities in the Portland Metro area.
  • Evaluating storm water management policies and partner relationships to facilitate implementation of the program master plan.
  • Provide strong, visionary and collaborative leadership and change management.
  • Daily management and leadership of the agency.

The Director must be committed to continue Water Environment Services' excellent level of service to its customers and citizens. Successful candidates should possess a high-level of political savvy to work with governing bodies at the local, state and federal levels. The understanding of the laws and regulations applicable to the agency must include the perspectives of both the regulated and the regulator. The Director must have the skill to listen to people representing different interests, understand their positions and work collaboratively toward responding to the needs of the residents and the livability of the area.

The Director will be a leader with strong interpersonal skills and bring a problem solving approach to the job as well as the ability to express a passionate commitment to serving and inspiring WES staff. The selected candidate must be able to think strategically and support the staff in implementing at the operational level with a clear service delivery strategy. The Director must excel in creating and sharing a vision of the future with staff, citizens, elected bodies, public and private groups.

Candidates should bring an understanding and experience of working in, and managing within, a union environment including knowledge of collective bargaining, labor and employee relations. The ideal candidate will also have a strong fiscal background including developing and managing a complex budget, and knowledge of funding sources and financing methods.

Salary and Benefits:        $124,494 - $168,065 annually (plus 6.27% deferred compensation and 6% retirement contribution).

For detailed information and to apply online please visit Click on the "Full-Time and Part Time" tab to complete the online application. JO# 103146. Closes Wednesday, November 25, 2014.

Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer valuing diversity and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.


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Job Title: Deputy Director
Posted: 10/27/2014
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

City of Independence
111 EAST MAPLE  P.O. BOX 1019 * INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI 64051-0519 * (816) 325-7000


     POSITION                                                MONTHLY SALARY RANGE
Deputy Director – Water Pollution Control                                   $5,681 – $10,236

The Deputy Director provides direct operational and administrative supervision to the Division Managers and other assigned positions in the Water Pollution Control Department.  Assists the Director in overseeing the management, operation, and maintenance of the sanitary sewer utility and stormwater management program.  Plans an implements short-term or annual goals, objectives, and strategies for the department, project, or program to ensure efficient organization and completion of work.  Represents the Water Pollution Control Department with the public, community organizations, and other government agencies.  Develops and recommends operating and capital budget.  Creates and designs plans and specifications, using all available sources of background information, for a project or program to meet the need of the City/Department.  Responds to emergency and non-emergency problems after hours, weekends and holidays as required.  Performs other duties as assigned.

City of Independence Demographics

  • Square mile 78 – 30% undeveloped
  • 13 Pumping Stations, 4-5 Million Gallon (MG) Wet Weather Storage Tanks
  • Population – 117,000
  • 44,166 Sanitary Sewer Accounts
  • Sanitary sewer service population – 125,000
  • Sanitary Sewer Revenue - $22 million
  • Sanitary sewer miles – 615
  • Storm Sewer – 220 miles
  • One Wastewater Treatment Plant – 10-32 MGD
  • Storm Water Revenue - $3.9 million


Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Public Administration, Environmental Sciences or Engineering or a related field; and wastewater and stormwater management experience with a preference to include drinking water; and seven or more years of progressively responsible experience along with supervisory/management level experience; with a preference for ten or more years of experience; or, any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  Must possess a valid driver’s license; Missouri Class A Wastewater License (subject to Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources (MDNR) eligibility requirements); Hazardous Waste Operations (Hazewopper) Certification.  Desired:  Missouri Class A Drinking Water License (subject to MDNR eligibility requirements).  Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. 

Requires knowledge ofPrinciples and practices of sanitary sewer utility operations; technical operating characteristics of wastewater collection conveyance, wastewater treatment facilities, and stormwater collection conveyance and management; principles and practices of engineering, personnel, purchasing, general accounting, and basic budgeting; administration of staff and activities; applicable state, federal and local laws, rules and regulations; and computer applications related to the work.  Physical Demands:  Frequently required to stand, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, and lift and/or move up to ten pounds.   Working Conditions:  Work is performed in a normal office environment with occasional exposure to outdoor temperatures, odors, field working conditions – dirt and dust.  May be occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, exposure to radiation, and work with toxic or caustic chemicals.

Drug testing; Background check.  In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.

You may apply on-line at or by visiting the Human Resources Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 111 East Maple, Independence, MO  64050.  Position closes: November 23, 2014.




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Job Title: General Manager
Posted: 10/15/2014
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description:

General Manager
Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency
(Truckee, CA)

An extraordinary career opportunity to join one of the most advanced wastewater reclamation plants in California, located within a world-class year-round recreational area. This is an exciting, long-term, and stable opportunity with a variety of unprecedented challenges for an experienced water/wastewater utility professional. The ideal candidate will be a business-minded individual who is entrepreneurial in spirit with strong leadership and operational skills, and a proven track record of building a strong vision and then delivering quality results. The new General Manager is an at-will position that reports to the five-member Board of Directors. Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency has an operational budget of $15 million and a CIP of approximately $2 to $5 million per year, and a highly capable staff of approximately 50 full-time employees. Bachelor’s degree plus 8 years of experience is required; Master’s degree and/or PE highly desirable. The Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency is offering a competitive executive salary (DOQ) and PERS retirement, plus use of an Agency-owned vehicle. Apply immediately via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This position is open until filled; apply early in the process for optimal consideration. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Recruitment brochure available online at


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Job Title: Asset Management Program Coordinator
Posted: 10/10/2014
Closing Date: 11/21/2014

Job Description:

Renewable Water Resources, a special purpose district created for the protection of public health and water resources, is seeking a successful candidate for the following position.


The successful candidate for this position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Asset Management, or related field or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in asset management; must possess a valid state driver’s license; requires three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in wastewater or water system maintenance practices, procedures, and computerized maintenance management systems including, experience in asset management principles and techniques, evaluation and implementation of results; Asset Management Systems software knowledge a plus; equipment, facilities, and operations of a wastewater utility a plus; experienced in methods and techniques of data collection; economic principles and practices, analysis and reporting of financial data, Microsoft computer operating systems and software including spreadsheet and database applications, and principles and practices of training; coordinate with ReWa divisions and consultants to develop, implement, facilitate, and update the asset management program; keep senior management informed of sensitive and controversial issues and their resolutions; assist staff in preparation of financial, operational, maintenance, and other technical reports to include calculations of net present value and life cycle cost; conduct Asset Management Steering Committee meetings; provide input and complete work assignments as assigned and directed by the Committee; support and train related staff to maintain databases, as well as collect and compile data on various ReWa assets;  conduct audits that include visual and field inspections for QA/QC program related purposes; identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures for managing ReWa's assets; coordinate with managers to obtain operational and maintenance records, financial and cost data, and performance criteria for assets; attend and participate in capital planning, coordination and development of long-range activities; performs general administrative/clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, reviewing mail and literature, copying and filing documents, conducting meetings, etc.; attend department, agency, committee, and other meetings as necessary; and attend training, seminars, and conferences, and conduct research to stay abreast of trends and resources in technical services management.

Renewable Water Resources offers a competitive salary and benefits. If you are interested in this position, please submit an online application with resume attached by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014 at


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Job Title: Director of Technical Services
Posted: 10/10/2014
Closing Date: 11/21/2014

Job Description:

Renewable Water Resources, a special purpose district created for the protection of public health and water resources, is seeking a successful candidate for the following position.


The successful candidate requires a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Business Administration, Science or closely related field and ten (10) years’ experience in a similar position in a water or wastewater utility; a Professional Environmental Engineer designation a plus; an operator certification is desirable; must possess a valid state driver’s license; and possess strong management and leadership skills required in managing Professional Personnel.  The successful candidate will serve as technical advisor to the Executive Director;  supervisory duties include instructing, planning and assigning work, reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, recommending new employees, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems, recommending and implementing employee discipline and recommending discharge as appropriate; evaluate the performance of subordinate staff; offer advice and assistance as needed; provide for the adequate training and professional development of staff; develop and administer department capital and operating budgets; ensure effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time; develop and implement department policies, procedures, and standards for the efficient and effective management of assigned departments; determine department goals and objectives; develop and oversee the implementation of the agency’s technical services plan; assist in developing organization-wide goals and objectives; ensure department compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations; develop, manage, and maintain local, state, and federal permits for the agency; responsible for oversight to ensure integrity of ReWa service area and related operational agreements with other local governments; coordinate department activities and functions with those of other agency divisions, departments, and outside agencies as appropriate; develop and maintain technical procedures and codes; prepare technical plans; identify resource requirements and proposes new programs for agency consideration; coordinate effective working relationship among and between Technical Service Departments and other departments, consultants, designers, and construction managers to ensure successful and timely project completion; inspect projects in progress and daily Technical Service operations for compliance with policies, procedures, and standards of quality and safety; receive and respond to inquiries, concerns, and complaints regarding Technical Service Department programs, services, and projects in a timely manner; provide information to ReWa staff, other agencies, and members of the public through both written communications and presentations; perform general administrative/clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, reviewing mail and literature, copying and filing documents, conducting meetings, etc.; attend department, agency, committee and other meetings as necessary, and attend training, seminars and conferences, and conduct research to stay abreast of trends and resources in technical services management.

Renewable Water Resources offers a competitive salary and benefits. If you are interested in this position, please complete an online application and attach a resume by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014



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Job Title: Assistant Public Utilities Director
Posted: 10/03/2014
Closing Date: Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Eastern)

Job Description:

The City of Raleigh, North Carolina’s state capital and the second largest city, invites applications from highly skilled candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Public Utilities Director. This position will lead a future call center for municipal services and will manage the Utility Billing and Meters divisions of the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department which serves 525,000 customers in seven communities. Experience with call centers, customer care and billing, remote metering operations and/or general utility experience preferred and encouraged to apply. Necessary skills include, but are not limited to, exemplary customer service skills and conflict resolution, organizing systems, effective problem solving, time management, self-motivation and creation a motivational environment, risk management, transactional analysis, communication in difficult situations, adaptability and strategic planning skills. Minimum requirements include eight years of relevant experience and a relevant Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; Master's degree preferred.

Please submit a letter of interest, detailed resume and application through using an account created on by Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Eastern). The City of Raleigh is an equal opportunity employer.


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