Douglas County Sewer District No. 1
East Wenatchee, Washington
Salary: $135,000 - $150,000
Douglas County Sewer District No. 1 is headquartered in East Wenatchee in central Washington. Located on the shores of the Wenatchee River and Columbia River interchange, and at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, East Wenatchee is surrounded by natural beauty, and ample opportunities for an incredible quality of life that is perfect for families of all ages, and those who want to enjoy the conveniences and manageability of a smaller community. The Wenatchee area is rated by National Geographic as one of the top 10 mountain towns in the U.S. and is an outdoor enthusiast's dream.
Douglas County Sewer District No. 1 provides collection system maintenance and wastewater treatment to the citizens of East Wenatchee, as well as some residents of surrounding Douglas County within the Greater East Wenatchee Area. The District covers approximately 10 square miles with an approximate population of 21,800, and bills 7,365 primarily residential accounts that serve 10,241 residential units. The District employs 13 full-time employees, including the Manager, and had a 2021 sewer utility revenue of $5,200,000 billed at a flat rate of $43.00 per ERU. The system includes approximately 100 miles of gravity sewers and 10 lift stations.
Reporting directly to the Board of Commissioners, the District Manager is responsible for leading and inspiring the staff, carrying out the District’s policies, directing all operations, controlling expenditures, and overseeing all programs and activities of the District. The District Manager serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the District and provides leadership and management, including planning, goal setting, and evaluating district effectiveness in cooperation with the Board of Commissioners. This position will engage staff and policy makers from multiple local and state governmental agencies regarding operations, planning, development, and regulatory issues affecting the agency, and will lead the agency through a long-range strategic planning initiative.
A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited university or college with a major in business administration, public administration, engineering, or a closely related field is preferred. Five years of increasingly responsible and broad experience in engineering, administration, or management in a private or public (preferred) agency. Experience in operating utilities, especially the water or wastewater management fields, is preferred.
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Douglas County Sewer District No. 1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: April 17, 2022 (open until filled).