Field Operations Manager

Alderwood Water & Wastewater District Published: 25/8/2017
Lynnwood, WA
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Alderwood Water & Wastewater District seeks an approachable, ethical, and driven leader for a Field Operations Manager position in the Maintenance and Operations Department.  The successful candidate will lead a team that is responsible for maintaining and operating water/sewer infrastructure for a population of approximately 250,000 in southern Snohomish County, WA.  Interested candidates should have utility field experience and be interested in developing and empowering employees.

Under the direction of the Maintenance and Operations Superintendent this position will plan, direct, evaluate, oversee, organize, manage, supervise and coordinate activities in an assigned area that may include the maintenance and operation of wastewater collection, water distribution, water quality systems, or facilities/fleet management.

The successful candidates for this position will supervise employees in a number of classifications including utility workers, water quality technicians, mechanics, and/or buildings/grounds workers.  Field Operations Managers oversee the work of assigned groups of employees and support lead workers to ensure that work orders and jobs are completed on schedule, the right materials and resources are available, and employees are working in a safe and productive manner.

This position is charged with coordinating activities with other divisions, outside agencies, contractors, and the general public.  The incumbent will work cooperatively with other managers and District staff to manage all projects related to assigned work areas.  These positions generally work ten hours per day, four days per week and are on-call 24 hours a day.

The ideal Field Operations Manager is a problem solver with the capability to look at how things operate and identify changes that can increase the efficiency and the effectiveness of their work group.  The successful candidate will be a good communicator who can build trust with customers and the public and is willing to listen to new ideas.  The person selected will be a role model that employees can look up to.  Candidates should have a supportive and participatory leadership style but be capable of adapting depending on the situation or individual employee they are working with.  Having experience in a public sector, union environment will be a strong plus.

The salary for this position is $77,988 to $104,508 annually annually dependent upon experience and qualifications.  The District offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, group term life insurance, short term and long term disability coverage, State of Washington PERS 401(a) retirement plan participation, a deferred compensation match program, a commute reduction incentive, and a wellness incentive.

To view a full job description or apply online go to application materials must be received by Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:00 PM to be considered during the first review of applicants.  For questions or other information please contact HR Manager Mathew Pruitt at (425) 741-7923.  Prior to employment, a criminal history background check and reference checks will be conducted on the top candidates. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains policies for a drug-free and smoke-free work environment.