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At Seattle Public Utilities, we're looking for team members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality utility services. If you are responsible, and have a strong background in planning, organizing, directing, accomplishing utility operations and maintenance functions, and are looking for a challenge, then apply to this Water Operations All City Manager (Manager 3) position.
As the All City Section Manager you will be responsible for managing the First Response Crew, Locators, as well as the Valve and Hydrant Crews within the All-City Section of the Water Operations and System Maintenance Division. The First Response Crew is staffed 24/7 and serves as first responders to any water distribution system priority call or emergency. The Valve and Hydrant Crews are responsible for all repair, maintenance, installation, and replacement of valves and hydrants in the water distribution system. The Manager will also be responsible for updating and maintaining standby and auxiliary staff rosters. This position will oversee the business processes, budget, staffing, procedures, field practices, workflow management and customer response and will participate in Water Operations Division Manager standby duties.
About Seattle Public Utilities: Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is a Community Centered Utility whose mission is to foster healthy people, environment, and economy by partnering with our community to equitably manage water and waste resources for today and future generations. We deliver high quality, vital services, across four major lines of business: providing water, solid waste, drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses. In addition, SPU provides drinking water for 1.5 million regional customers in Seattle and other municipalities. Our customers depend on us to deliver high quality, reliable, and cost-conscious utility services and to achieve the highest benefits possible for every investment we make.
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SPU commits to Our City Values and Race and Social Justice as core principles that guide our work. We actively take steps to dismantle systemic racism and increase service equity. We value diverse life experiences and strive to create a workplace that is welcoming to all. We take steps to be inclusive and equitable in our recruiting, hiring and promotional opportunities.
Why join us?
We know work isn't only about what you do it’s also about who you work for and with! SPU provides a fun and family-friendly work environment that supports a work life balance, including:
- Family-friendly and multicultural work environment
- Generous benefits package
- Free public transportation options
- City pension plan with employer/employee contributions
- Growth potential and advancement opportunities
- Provide leadership and direction in a structured and consistent approach for the installation, maintenance, and repair of water system infrastructure during scheduled and emergency work.
- Manage, mentor, and supervise subordinate supervisors, with total direct and indirect supervision of 20 or more FTE's.
- Manage budget(s) of substantial consequence to the City and has delegated authority with substantial discretion in allocating financial resources, including budget adjustments.
- Provide technical guidance and strategic input regarding maintenance, repair, and operation of the water distribution system to assist the City and the community in making timely, effective, and efficient decisions regarding public health and access to a reliable water source. Accountable for monitoring and achieving performance metrics.
- Establish and monitor performance metrics to prioritize work activities and assign resources appropriately.
- Represent the City on highly visible, sensitive, and controversial issues before external constituencies; defuse troublesome issues related to City policies and procedures; manage and promote relationships with significant external constituencies; regularly facilitate public involvement processes for policy input to resolve issues and to achieve important City objectives.
- Coordinate, integrate, and provide leadership for teams and other organized work groups with diverse representation across functional, departmental and/or jurisdictional lines to achieve important outcomes.
Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
- One (1) year operating experience in a water distribution system or a treatment plant.
- Three (3) years additional water-related experience.
- Five (5) years of supervisory experience managing multiple assignments concurrently and effectively supervising a diverse staff working across multiple lines of responsibilities.
License, Certification and Other Requirements
- Employment is contingent on attaining certification as a Water Distribution Manager Class III by the State of Washington within the first year of appointment.
- Current Washington State driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities in:
- Responding to and managing major/minor water system emergencies.
- Methods, materials, and equipment used in the installation, repair, maintenance and operation of the water distribution system and related facilities.
- Managing multiple labor jurisdictions in a union environment.
- Utilizing work management applications, such as Maximo or similar, to schedule and track work orders.
- Fostering teamwork within the section and as a member of the Division leadership team.
- Communicating effectively with staff, customers, and colleagues.
- Understanding and upholding the City of Seattle values of equity, inclusion, learning, accountability, and stewardship.
City of Seattle COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
All City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Failure to submit proof of vaccination or qualify for a reasonable accommodation will result in withdrawal of a job offer.
Workplace Environment (*Telework Expectation)
This position is not telework eligible.
Who may apply: The City of Seattle encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience. This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
This hiring process involves a background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle’s Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.
Benefits: The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.
More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: https://www.seattle.gov/human-resources/benefits/employees-and-covered-family-members/most-employees-plans