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Job Title Location Posted
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
Sr. Manager, Regulatory Services Laurel, MD 09/23
Sr. Manager, Technical Services Laurel, MD 09/23
Laboratory Manager Milwaukee, WI 09/23
Water Reuse Manager South Lake Tahoe, CA 09/19
Assistant General Manager / Engineer South Lake Tahoe, CA 09/19
Deputy Water Services Director - Wastewater Engineering Phoneix, AZ 09/19
Engineering Services Director Antioch, CA 09/18
Environmental Utilities Director Roseville, CA 09/16
Chief of the Laboratory Division Virginia Beach, VA 09/15
Governmental Affairs Officer Denver, CO 09/12

 last updated: October 15, 2014

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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Job Title: Sr. Manager, Regulatory Services
Posted: 09/23/2014
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description:

Sr. Manager, Regulatory Services   (15-0036)



WSSC, headquartered in Laurel, MD, is the 8th largest water and wastewater utility in the nation.  WSSC actively seeks a Sr. Manager, Regulatory Services to lead and manage a team responsible for plumbing and gas-fitting regulation enforcement, code development, cross connection control, contractor permitting and licensing, industrial discharge permitting and inspection, and fats, oils and grease (FOG) permitting and inspection.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervises plumbing and gas-fitting regulation enforcement processes
  • Monitors developments and innovations in the plumbing and gas fitting industry and makes recommendations to implement new technologies
  •  Investigates and justifies revisions to WSSC plumbing and gas fitting policies and procedures to assure public safety and environmental regulatory compliance and reduce costs while increasing quality and reliability
  • Develops and implements effective policies and procedures to minimize/eliminate cross connections. Oversees the prevention of contamination of WSSC’s potable water supply from on-property sources
  • Supervises plans review (plumbing, fuel gas, site utility), licensing, and the issuance of permits and administers the WSSC’s systems development charge confirmation policy
  • Develops and implements effective policies and procedures to regulate and minimize industrial discharge, hazardous and toxic waste spills
  • Supervises the processing of requests for investigation of complaints such as hazardous and toxic waste discharges and initiates and signs warrants and injunctions against persons and corporations who violate industrial waste regulations
  • Develops and implements effective policies and procedures for control of fats, oil and grease (FOG)
  • Reviews the WSSC Consent Decree and its requirements and revises/updates policies and procedures as appropriate.  Researches best practices related to elimination and/or control of FOG related sanitary sewer overflows
  • Develops, negotiates and manages contracts with outside engineering consultants, contractors and vendors providing specialized inspection, testing and technical support
  • Motivates and develops employees, providing counseling and taking appropriate action as needed
  • Engages with WSSC’s Plumbing Board and serves as liaison with State Plumbing Board
  • Represents WSSC on Federal, state and county environmental crimes task forces
  • Initiates and develops governmental MOUs for inspection and connection requirements
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education & Experience Requirements:

  • BS degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Sanitary or Environmental Engineering or related engineering discipline
  • 10+ years engineering experience in the areas of code enforcement and utility operations and/or maintenance
  • 3+ years of specialized experience in plumbing and gas fitting, industrial waste operations, FOG regulations or code development and regulatory administration
  • 5+ years supervisory experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles and practices of plumbing, gas fitting and industrial waste systems
  • Comprehensive experience in regulations and code administration and writing including those of the EPA and other Federal, state, and county agencies as well as national plumbing codes
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable regulations as well as facility plumbing design, water distribution system operations and protection and sewerage operation and protection
  • Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with employees and to deal tactfully with the public and outside public health officials
  • Ability to negotiate complex environmental agreements
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to obtain registration as Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Maryland



  • Advanced degree in civil, sanitary or related engineering discipline
  • Construction Manager certification
  • PMP certification


To learn more about WSSC and apply for this job opportunity, please visit our on-line Career Center at EOE


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Job Title: Sr. Manager, Technical Services
Posted: 09/23/2014
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description:

Sr. Manager, Technical Services (Water/Sewer Design & Construction)

Job Description:

WSSC, the 8th largest water and wastewater utility in the US, seeks a Sr. Manager, Technical Services to lead a team of engineers and research staff responsible for identifying and resolving design/construction issues associated with water and sewer infrastructure including surveying, land acquisition, GIS, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering support services, engineering records, estimating, and development of design standards, details and specifications. Essential functions:

  • Advises and collaborates with senior management and regional technical experts in the water and wastewater industry on technical engineering support solutions
  • Supervises staff efforts to research, recommend and incorporate emerging state-of-the-art technologies, materials, processes and procedures to progress in the resolution of our current infrastructure deterioration challenge
  • Represents WSSC’s technical/scientific concerns to members of the scientific community, private and public research organizations, and on committees and meetings as a recognized authority


Required Skills & Abilities:

  • BS degree in Civil, Environmental, Sanitary, Electrical, Mechanical, or related engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience of professionals involved in design, construction, environmental, and plant operations
  • 3+ years’ experience in the administration of design and construction contracts or planning and directing complex engineering projects or environmental programs
  • Current PE registration in Maryland or ability to obtain it within one year of hire
  • Thorough knowledge of planning and administration techniques to provide support services for the design, construction and operation of water and wastewater systems and facilities
  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and surveying and land acquisition practices and principles
  • Ability to lead within a diversified matrix organization
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze potential implications surrounding new materials and systems from a scientific and/or engineering point of view
  • Ability to communicate ideas, concepts, methods, analyses, evaluations and 

recommendations in a clear, logical and/or convincing manner, either verbally or in writing, to diverse audiences (i.e., technical, managerial, scientific or customers)

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and garner support for decisions despite divergent points of view from several different disciplines


  • Experience in leading teams involved in research and development of water and wastewater treatment processes, pipe material science or specialized construction techniques
  • Master’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering

To learn more about WSSC and apply to this career opportunity, please visit our on-line Career Center at EOE

Vacancy 15-0040


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Job Title: Laboratory Manager
Posted: 09/23/2014
Closing Date: 10/31/2014

Job Description:

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is seeking an experienced Laboratory Manager.  The District’s laboratory provides environmental testing services, including water, waste and biosolids for regulatory and process purposes. We are the largest municipal wastewater lab in the state, with a staff of 22+ trained professionals.  The laboratory is certified by WDNR and NELAP and the successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of these laboratory accreditation requirements.

The essential duties and responsibilities of the job include:

  • Oversight, management and supervision of laboratory facility and staff to ensure the quality, accurate and timely completion of laboratory functions within District guidelines.
  • Ensure laboratory is operated under the current standards required by the appropriate regulatory agencies.  Where deficiencies are determined, utilize an established plan to address the deficiencies to include periodic verification of progress.
  • Ensure the laboratory develops and maintains quality systems that meet the requirements of its customers.  Monitor the laboratory’s compliance with these and document in the laboratory quality manual.  
  • Operate the laboratory within budget and prepare an annual budget for the cost center.  Understand the needs of the laboratory’s customers and monitor laboratory’s services and products to ensure meeting those needs.  Work with customers to provide them with an understanding of the laboratory capabilities and manage their expectations.  Address any customer concerns or questions promptly and identify resolutions.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations, tours and other outreach activities pertaining to the laboratory and District.
  • Initiate or lead special projects to improve systems which result in significantly better resource utilization, improved quality, lower cost or other tangible benefit to the lab or its customers.
  • Perform special projects as required.



Education:                   Bachelor’s degree in chemical, environmental, biological sciences, or related field; with at least 24 semester hours in chemistry and 16 semester hours in microbiology or biology required.


  • Ten to eleven years of job related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Prior managerial and supervisory experience in a lab performing regulatory environmental testing.
  • At least two years of bench experience in environmental analysis
  • Thorough knowledge of requirements for laboratory certification, including both WDNR and NELAC along with experience in maintaining certifications
  • Ability to implement and maintain a laboratory quality management system
  • High degree of interpersonal and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to resolve conflict
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Degree or certification in management, business administration or public administration is desirable
  • Master’s degree in chemical, environmental, biological sciences or physical sciences is desirable
  • Knowledge and ability to understand laboratory analytical methods, statistics and complex reporting
  • Computer software proficiency
  • Physical abilities to perform duties of job
  • Valid Driver’s License


Residency within Milwaukee County (excluding South Milwaukee) required within one year. 

Salary - $87,222-$125,644 DOQ; competitive benefits package

Visit the MMSD website at for application material.  Please include a cover letter and resume with your application materials. 


Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2014.




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Job Title: Water Reuse Manager
Posted: 09/19/2014
Closing Date: 10/14/2014

Job Description:

South Lake Tahoe, California

Annual Salary:  $92,546 - $118,115
Deadline: October 14, 2014

The District and Reuse Facilities
The District’s vision is to maintain a dynamic organization that can quickly and proactively meet an ever increasing environment of regulations and scarce resources.  The District has a mission of furnishing its customers with reliable water and wastewater services, and providing those services safely, efficiently, and cost effectively. The Harvey Place Dam and Reservoir is designed to contain all District wastewater effluent as well as maximum flood flow.  The system includes diversions and ditches to supply certain land owners with reclaimed wastewater from the treatment plant.  Throughout the summer released water is used for irrigation. These reuse facilities are located Alpine County. 

The Budget
The adopted 2014/15 fiscal year budget includes a total water and sewer operating budget of $22.5 Million.  The 2014/15 operating budget for the Diamond Valley Ranch Department is $909,000.  A $6-7 Million Diamond Valley Ranch recycled water project is expected to begin next fiscal year. 

The Position
The South Tahoe Public Utility District is looking for a dynamic, results-oriented individual who works collaboratively to manage, direct, and participate in the operations and maintenance of the District’s recycled water facilities in Alpine County, California; to manage and participate in maintaining the fresh water recreational fishery, the recycled water storage reservoir, and the District’s Diamond Valley Ranch property; and to serve as a District liaison with all stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Eight (8) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of water or wastewater facilities or regulatory compliance concerning water or wastewater issues, including three (3) years of supervisory/management experience.
  • Possession of at least one of the following, or the ability to obtain one within 18 months of the date of assignment: California Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Grade II Water Treatment Operator, Grade II Water Distribution Operator, Grade II Collection Systems Maintenance Certificate, or Grade II Maintenance Technologist Certificate, or with a 4-year college degree in a related field, a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Specialist certificate.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Important Application Information
To view the job posting and apply for this position, please visit the Koff & Associates website at to download an application. Please mail or email the application, supplemental questions, cover letter, and resume by October 14, 2014 to:

Koff & Associates
Attention: Lori Worden
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.  South Tahoe Public Utility District will make the final decision regarding a candidate’s eligibility.  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 Water Reuse Manager.


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Job Title: Assistant General Manager / Engineer
Posted: 09/19/2014
Closing Date: 10/14/2014

Job Description:


South Lake Tahoe, California
Annual Salary:  $145,398 - $185,569   
Deadline: October 14, 2014

The District
The District provides potable water to approximately 80% of the South Lake Tahoe area from a network of groundwater wells.  Ongoing CIP programs on the water system include firefighting infrastructure upgrades consisting primarily of upsizing water lines, and completing flow meter installations for approximately half of the residences in the service area that are still unmetered. To improve reliability on wastewater services, the District has completely replaced its headquarters building, Laboratory, Headworks, Biosolids Handling, Disinfection, and Final Pumping facilities at the WWTP, as well as export pipeline within the Tahoe Basin.  Ongoing CIP programs for the wastewater system include upgrades to collection system lift stations, concrete structure rehabilitation at the WWTP, recycled water pump station upgrades, and new recycled water irrigation facilities in Alpine County.

The Budget
The adopted 2014/15 fiscal year budget includes a total water and sewer operating budget of $22.5 Million and a capital project budget of $16.6 Million.  The projected ten-year engineered capital project budget is $103.6 Million.

The Position
The South Tahoe Public Utility District is looking for a dynamic, results-oriented individual, who thrives in a collaborative environment, to manage and direct the activities of the District.  As the District’s Chief Engineer, the individual will be responsible for overseeing the management of the Engineering Division, District-wide Plant Operations and Maintenance, Field Operations and Maintenance, Diamond Valley Ranch Water Reuse, Asset Management, and the Laboratory Divisions.

Minimum Requirements
4-year degree in civil, environmental, or mechanical engineering. California registration as a Professional Engineer; twelve (12) years progressively responsible experience in the design and operation of water and/or wastewater systems; five (5) years increasingly responsible management-level experience overseeing programs and technical and professional staff.

Important Application Information
Please visit Koff & Associates at to view the full brochure.  If this sounds like a great career move for you, please submit an application, supplemental questions, cover letter, and your resume to Lori Worden This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  You can also mail your materials to our office address listed on our website.  The deadline to apply is midnight, October 14, 2014.


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Job Title: Deputy Water Services Director - Wastewater Engineering
Posted: 09/19/2014
Closing Date:

Job Description:

Job Title: Deputy Water Services Director - Wastewater Engineering
Job ID: 11857
Location: Management

The City of Phoenix is seeking a results-oriented Deputy Water Services Director with professional wastewater engineering experience. This position directs the overall management and administration of the Five Year $490 Million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and provides technical support for wastewater operations. This position plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work of professional engineering, construction, technical, and administrative support staff; provides support to wastewater operating divisions; is responsible for the CIP prioritization, planning, design, construction and implementation; and directs and monitors consultants and contractors involved in wastewater engineering projects to ensure compliance with contract documents. This assignment requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; the use of strong leadership skills including independent judgment and initiative in resolving complex issues; collaboration with various workgroups, consultants, contractors and other agencies; manages and prioritizes multiple competing interests with diplomacy and tact; demonstrates budgetary proficiency and the ability to ensure cost effectiveness; and make 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 September 8, 2014.

$75,504 - $120,786 annually.  Appointment can be made above the minimum depending upon qualifications.
QUALIFICATIONS – Desired qualifications include:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in professional civil and/or sanitary engineering;
  • Three years of experience supervising professional level staff;
  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field;
  • Prefer a minimum of two years professional level wastewater engineering experience;
  • Prefer a minimum of two years wastewater operational support experience;
  • Registration in the State of Arizona as a Professional Engineer within 12 months of employment.

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

Apply online at 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.


  • 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# 11857, 8/20/2014, KP, Benefits: Middle Manager.
City of Phoenix employees demonstrate superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.

Apply Online:


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Job Title: Engineering Services Director
Posted: 09/18/2014
Closing Date: 10/17/2014

Job Description:


Delta Diablo is an innovative wastewater resource recovery agency providing wastewater, recycled water, street sweeping, and household hazardous waste services in the heart of the California Delta region, 50 miles east of San Francisco.  What distinguishes the District is its willingness to test the conventional way of doing business as a public agency.  The District’s employees are committed to the vision of making the agency a national leader in “waste” water resource recovery.

The Engineering Services Director reports to the Deputy General Manager and has all responsibilities associated with planning, design, environmental review, permitting, bidding, construction and start-up of district facilities. As a key member of the management team, a high priority will be placed on mentoring and working with various project teams to implement the District’s Strategic Business Plan.  The Director will have close involvement in planning for full deployment of GIS and continuing to build a more robust asset management system.   The new Engineering Services Director will be an effective leader who inspires and models the values of trust, loyalty, respect and a sense of team to the entire organization.

The selected candidate will be a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California with an educational background equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil or Sanitary Engineering or a closely related field. A Master’s degree would be preferred. A professional background of 10 or more years experience in a Civil or Sanitary Engineering field with five of those years at a management level is required. The salary for this position is $159,633 - $199,360 annually, DOQ.  To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, current salary and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references (email preferred) to Paul Kimura by October 17, 2014. A job announcement is available at

Paul Kimura
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Job Title: Environmental Utilities Director
Posted: 09/16/2014
Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Description:


The City of Roseville, California (population 127,000) is a progressive city that embraces the future while treasuring its 100-year history.  Located in Placer County along the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills, Roseville is a mere 16 miles from Sacramento, the state capital.  A large variety of culture and entertainment venues within and around the city provide a way for residents and visitors alike to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life.

The Environmental Utilities Director oversees an operation of over 200 employees with a budget of $70M, within the four divisions.  The Director will have extensive interaction with local constituents and a wide range of local, regional and state entities.  The nature of these relationships will require excellent communication and relationship skills and a strong knowledge of the complex regulatory environment related to the four utilities. A proven track record in the oversight of large capital improvement projects, with rate setting and budget administration are essential to the position.

Candidates with any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities will be considered.  The preferred background would include 10 or more years of increasingly responsible experience in utility operations or engineering including at least three years of management and administrative responsibility.  A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is highly desirable.  The salary range is $149,687 to $200,595 annually, DOQ.  To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, current salary and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references (email preferred) to Paul Kimura. This recruitment is open until filled.  However, we are anticipating a high level of interest and will conduct a first review of resumes October 10, 2014. A job announcement is available at

Paul Kimura and/or Cris Piasecki
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Job Title: Chief of the Laboratory Division
Posted: 09/15/2014
Closing Date:

Job Description:

HRSD, a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia, was created by public referendum in 1940 to eliminate sewage pollution in the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. As the region has grown and its needs expanded, HRSD has remained dedicated to protecting and enhancing the environment. We employ talented people who take pride in doing their best for the environment.  HRSD currently has an opening for Chief of Laboratory in our main office in Virginia Beach, VA.  Salary range:  $87,079 - $130,025

Position Summary
Under broad guidance, the Chief of the Laboratory Division is responsible for:

  1. Providing leadership and oversight to the Laboratory Division
  2. Ensuring all Division activities align with and support HRSD’s Strategic Plan, Mission and Vision
  3. Ensuring that all Division work activities are in compliance with relevant state and federal regulations and that appropriate facility, staff and equipment are in place to meet customer needs
  4. Developing and implementing continuous improvement efforts and serving as the communication link between lab staff and senior management
  5. Advocating on behalf of HRSD and its customers based on HRSD’s Strategic Plan, Mission and Vision
  6. Developing and implementing strategies and plans to meet current and future HRSD and customer needs

Qualification Standards
BS degree in Chemistry, Biology, or a related field of science with an emphasis in an environmental science and/or analytical chemistry


  1. Advanced degree in Chemistry, Biology, or a related  field of science with an emphasis in an environmental science and/or analytical chemistry
  2. Coursework/training in the principles of participative management, leadership, management and strategic planning; a combination of significant agency experience and advanced training may substitute for the desired education


  1. Five years of environmental lab management experience that provides a working knowledge of analytical requirements regarding CWA, RCRA, and SDWA monitoring and Virginia Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program requirements
  2. Three years of experience in  budget management, human resources management, and leadership
  3. Five years of experience providing leadership in laboratory operations, analytical protocols and quality assurance associated with VPDES and other regulatory programs


  1. Five years of experience operating and managing an environmental lab with diverse and numerous fields of accreditation
  2. Lab management experience at HRSD
  3. Five years of experience internal to HRSD; helps provide key experience with internal contacts with HRSD QST, HRSD Division Chiefs, Laboratory staff, treatment plant staff and HRSD Commission
  4. Five years of experience with regulatory issues impacting analytical procedures and laboratory operations including meetings with national and state regulatory agencies, (EPA, DEQ, DCLS) and with stakeholder organizations (WEF, VWEA, VAMWA and NACWA)
  5. Experience in professional association leadership roles at the state and national level
  6. Experience dealing with regulatory agencies and requirements
  7. Significant experience working in a team environment and providing team leadership, using quality and participative management principles

Special Licenses

  1. Valid Driver’s License from state of residence

To view the full Chief of Laboratory job description and apply for this position, please visit our website at


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Job Title: Governmental Affairs Officer
Posted: 09/12/2014
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description:

Metro Wastewater Reclamation District

A nationally recognized leader in the wastewater industry
Governmental Affairs Officer

Flexible work schedules including 4-day work week in Denver, Colorado!
Hiring Range: $98,238 - $142,438
Job Open Until Filled

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 – Manages and coordinates Metro District interactions with member municipalities, special connector municipalities, regulatory agencies, legislative bodies, and other governmental agencies.  Assists the Director of Environmental Services in developing District policies and strategies related to the regulatory agencies, connector relations, and related issues.  Head of the Governmental Affairs and Water Quality Division.

Typical Duties

  1. Manages Metro District relationships with connectors and other local government agencies concerning service issues.  Meets with municipality staffs and governing bodies to explain Metro District policies, actions, needs, and problems.  Develops recommendations on Metro District policies and actions.
  2. Oversees and manages Metro District contractual relationships with connectors; negotiates changes in contracts and development of new contracts.  Directs and coordinates District staff’s communication with connectors.
  3. Oversees and coordinates Metro District interactions with water resources agencies, local, federal, and state governments.  Formulates and implements District actions and responses as appropriate.  Routinely advises the Department Heads and the District Manager of issues and opportunities.
  4. Directs the review of legislative issues and the District's lobbying efforts with the state legislature. 
  5. Manages the interactions of the Metro District with regulatory agencies on regulatory development, legal and political issues.  Manages the coordination between staff and the regulatory agencies.
  6. Directs Metro District staff in the completion of all necessary duties related to the Annual Charges for Service program and Sewer Connection Charge program.
  7. Participates in conceptual planning efforts for the District including strategic planning, long range planning, and 10-year planning
  8. Reviews reports and studies and makes recommendations to the Director of Environmental Services.  Participates in developing and implementing policies and strategies.  Assists in preparing the annual budget, program responsibilities, and program projections.
  9. Participates in the development and implementation of strategies for public relations programs associated with bond issues, service areas, and other intergovernmental issues.
  10. Supervises staff of the Metro District’s Environmental Services’ Governmental Affairs and Water Quality Division.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, public relations, or related field.  Five years experience interacting with local, regional, or state governments.  Ability to perform and maintain working relationships with public works, planning, regulatory, and political agencies within the metropolitan Denver area.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively interact with a variety of staff and Board members.

Desired Qualifications
Juris Doctorate with emphasis on environmental law or master's degree in public administration, public relations, business administration, or closely related field.  Previous supervisory experience, and previous experience lobbying the state legislature or federal congress.  Familiarity with Colorado and federal laws pertaining to local government agencies, especially wastewater treatment agencies, and familiarity with Colorado and federal water quality regulations.

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

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



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