Utilities Director

City of Sandpoint, Idaho
1123 Lake St., Sandpoint, Idaho
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Utilities Director

City of Sandpoint, Idaho

Salary:  $78,332 - $108,243


Nestled in the northern panhandle of Idaho, Sandpoint is known for its magnificent lakes, stunning mountains, vast forests, and vibrant community. Sandpoint is just 63 minutes south of the Canadian border, 46 miles from Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, and 72 miles from Spokane, Washington. The City of Sandpoint has a population of just under 9,000 and is the county seat and largest city in Bonner County. The city is snuggled at the base of three mountain ranges which offers year-round outdoor recreation, from hiking and biking to skiing and snowboarding. This charming city is located right on the banks of Lake Pend Oreille, the largest lake in Idaho, and Sandpoint attracts a large number of tourists and seasonal residents.


The City of Sandpoint’s Utility Services Division is responsible for regulatory compliance and reporting, budgeting, rates, wholesale agreements, operations and maintenance of drinking water treatment/distribution, wastewater treatment, pretreatment, garbage services, and stormwater. The division functions with a total of 19.5 FTEs on a FY 2022 budget of $5,012,456.


Under general direction of the City Administrator, the Utilities Director will plan, direct, and coordinate utilities service group operation and programs, and oversee and control all activities related to the city-owned, operated, and maintained drinking water and wastewater utility, as well as contracted solid waste services. The Utilities Director will be responsible for formulating policies and procedures, managing daily operations, and engaging in the long-range planning and programming of public facilities.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in engineering, public administration, environmental sciences, business management or a closely related field is required. Candidates must have at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience managing a utility. A master’s degree with major coursework in environmental sciences, business administration or public administration is preferred. An Operator License as a drinking water or wastewater professional or Professional Engineer License is desirable. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered.


For a complete position profile, full job description 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. The City of Sandpoint is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: October 3, 2021 (open until filled).