Maintenance and Operations Superintendent

Alderwood Water and Wastewater District Published: June 28, 2017
Lynnwood, WA
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The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District seeks an experienced water and/or wastewater leader to supervise and oversee day-to-day operations of assigned areas within the Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Department.  Reporting directly to the M&O Director, the Superintendent is responsible for the management of all water distribution and wastewater collection systems as well as District facilities.  This individual will supervise, direct, and mentor six Field Operations Managers and a SCADA/Electrical Manager.

The M&O Superintendent must have a strong understanding of the operation and maintenance practices of public water and/or wastewater systems.  Past experience operating, maintaining, or administering systems that include equipment such as mains, lines, lift stations, pump stations, reservoirs, tanks, meters, valves, and related equipment is essential to be successful in this position.

The individual selected for this position will both have the necessary field experience and be capable of providing motivational leadership.  Job candidates will be expected to show they can lead others toward common goals by creating and maintaining high employee morale and a safe and trusting work environment.

The successful candidate will be a clear and authentic communicator capable of representing the District in front of community groups, industry/professional associations, elected officials, and the general public.  He/she should have exceptional customer service skills and a strong ability to solve problems and develop creative solutions.

The M&O Superintendent needs to have strong persuasion skills as an advocate for the maintenance needs of the District.  This position is responsible for coordinating the Department budget process while ensuring that the necessary equipment and resources are available and that staff is well trained.  The successful candidate will work in cooperation with capital projects staff to ensure that maintenance needs are being addressed in the comprehensive plan, and that infrastructure is being constructed and developed with long-term maintenance and operational needs in mind.

The ideal candidate will have multiple years of experience supervising and overseeing the maintenance and operations of water and/or wastewater systems for a special purpose district, municipality, or other public entity.  Experience in both water and wastewater is preferred but not required.  Job candidates should have experience in like-sized or larger organizations that contain multiple employee divisions that manage and perform work on a diverse range of programs and functions.

The individual selected for this position will be committed to public service and understand processes and procedures related to public administration and finance.

Job candidates should enjoy working in a learning organization and be committed to the development of employees.  The successful candidate will have exceptional supervisory skills and be a willing and engaged coach and mentor.

The M&O Superintendent will need to have strong public speaking skills and should be able to speak comfortably and persuasively in front of both large and small audiences.

The salary for this position is $89,268 to $119,640 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, July 24, 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.