Water Resources Operations Manager

  • City of Buckeye, AZ
  • Buckeye, Arizona
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Environmental Services Natural Resources
  • Salary: $97,115.20 - $145,641.60 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Scope


GENERAL PURPOSE: Under limited supervision, manages the staff activities of utility field operations and the wastewater treatment facilities. Incumbents are responsible for efficient, safe, and economical operations of the City's water utilities as well as planning, directing, and coordinating the activities of assigned staff. Incumbents will be involved in the design, modification, and construction of facilities and systems and the overhaul and refurbishment of equipment.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
  • Prepares and reviews water distribution and production and wastewater treatment design documents and specifications for water facility expansion projects according to policy and procedures; prepares bid documents; manages construction improvements; coordinates activities with other departments and governmental agencies.
  • Directs the development, expenditure and monitoring of budget; studies operating cost records; makes corrections to problems; advises on future system improvements.
  • Provides leadership, direction and guidance in technical processes and procedures; schedules and trains staff; plans, prioritizes, assigns and coordinates tasks and projects trains and coaches staff; monitors work, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance.
  • Directs the functions of the water production and distribution and wastewater collection work by reviewing process controls, reports data; implements programs to improve and maintains efficient utility maintenance and plant operations; develops standards and emergency operating procedures; ensures compliance with water distribution and production and wastewater collection industry and regulatory rules.
  • Interprets and explains water production and distribution, wastewater treatment policies, and environmental compliance procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Reviews development plans and reports; assures that City standards are met; performs site visits of projects.
  • Analyzes community needs, and develops action plans to meet City priorities; works with departments, external agencies, and other organizations to define and resolves community utility service issues; investigates and resolves complaints.
  • Writes comprehensive reports on water facilities and plant operations, productivity improvements, and energy conservation programs to local, state and Federal regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely regulatory reporting.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements
Education and Experience:
Bachelor' Degree in Environmental Science, Civil Engineering or related field, and five (5) years experience in Utilities Operations, including four (4) years supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • State and Federal laws, regulatory agencies and other resources for Water & Wastewater programs.
  • Program planning and management principles.
  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality & Environmental Protection Agency rules and regulations.
  • Engineering development standards related to water and wastewater facilities, SCADA system design and programming standards, water utility rate making and development fee principles, and water master planning
  • Municipal budgeting, accounting, finance and procedures
  • Policy and procedure development
  • Mechanical, electrical and instrumental systems
  • Basic construction practices
  • Safety standards, practices, and OSHA regulations.

Skill in:
  • Computers and work management related software applications

Ability to:
  • Interpreting, understanding and applying Water & Wastewater standards and procedures, applicable Federal and state rules and regulations, and City policies and procedures.
  • Establishing cooperative working relationships with employees and City staff.
  • Managing, coordinating staff, and delegating tasks and authority.
  • Assessing community needs and developing solutions.
  • Develop, evaluate, recommend, and implement processes and procedures
  • Present clear and concise information both orally and in writing , at all levels
  • Build consensus
  • Adapt to rapidly changing environments
  • Promoting and enforcing safe work practices.
  • Conduct research
  • Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, subordinates the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to provide and receive work direction
  • Learn City organization, goals, policies and procedures.

Additional Information
Special Requirements: Possession of a Valid Arizona Drivers' License; certification in Water and Wastewater from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is highly desirable.
Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work is performed outdoors, at public facilities, and standard office environment.
Reports To: Water Resources Director
Supervision Exercised: Water production and treatment, water distribution, wastewater collections, wastewater treatment, environmental compliance and administrative staff
FLSA Status: Exempt

Employee Benefits & Wellness

The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time classified and management employees. Part-time classified employees may be eligible for select benefits where defined.

For complete Benefit Plan & Wellness Information, please visit the City website at:
Benefits & Wellness

City benefit plans are subject to change at any time.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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