Water Treatment Plant Manager

City of Hillsboro Water Published: 10/9/2020
Hillsboro, Oregon
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The City of Hillsboro is proud to welcome applications for Water Treatment Plant Manager. This position offers a unique and challenging opportunity to be involved with bringing a brand new, state-of-the-art, Water Treatment Plant system online from the ground up!

We are looking for a visionary leader who will be responsible for hiring the facility’s operations and maintenance team and will provide a positive and engaging experience for all employees. An intentional focus on equitable and inclusive hiring is essential to building the most diverse and innovative teams. The culture of a welcome and inclusive workplace will be supported by a manager who works diligently to prioritize employee growth and development. The ideal candidate is a Water Treatment subject matter expert whose supervision strategy involves sharing knowledge and mentoring current team members to ensure the departments goals for safe and reliable drinking water are achieved at all times. The Water Treatment Plant Manager may also be asked to represent the Joint Water Commission (JWC), the Willamette Water Supply System (WWSS) or any of the partnering agencies at Board of Commissioner meetings, Management and Operations Committees and other various committees.

General Statement of Duties

The principal function of an employee in this class is to oversee total operations related to water treatment plant(s), staff and budgets. Responsibilities include overseeing operation, treatment, distribution, maintenance, and repair of water equipment, plant, facilities and systems; identifying resource needs; participating in the development of water goals and objectives; planning and participating in the most difficult duties related to maintenance, operation and repair; and assisting with budget tracking. Incumbents supervise other utilities staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training; and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Acceptable Experience and Training

Associates degree in related field; and six years of related experience in all phases of water treatment plant and/or construction/maintenance of municipal water systems and supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.


  • Valid Driver’s License and safe driving record;
  • Oregon Health Authority (OHA) issued Water Treatment Level 4 certification;
  • State of Oregon Distribution Level 2 certifications (preferred);
  • Additional specialized certifications may be required, based on area of assignment.

To view the full job posting and apply visit: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/jobs