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Environmental Services Manager job in Petaluma

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Organization:  City of Petaluma
Job Category:  Water and Sewers: Stormwater
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Petaluma
Salary and Benefits:  $97,013-$117,920

The Environmental Services Manager is a newly created position reporting to the Director of Public Works and Utilities, responsible for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the activities of the Environmental Services Division which includes permit compliance, the operation of wastewater treatment and sewer pumping facilities, recycled water delivery, water quality control laboratory, solid waste and stormwater management, and water conservation.

The Environmental Services Manager will perform  a variety of responsible management activities that include, but are not limited to the following:

* Develop and implement divisional goals, objectives, policies and procedures.

* Direct and oversee Environmental Services Division work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures.

* Prepare Environmental Services Division budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.

* Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; maintain high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the department.

* Provide oversight and direction related to NPDES MS4 permit compliance for stormwater discharge; develop and implement plans for the implementation of stormwater utility and other dedicated funding sources.

* Review water usage reports and track progress of water conservation program; direct and oversee the modification of program to meet regulatory requirements.

* Prepare, oversee and administer solid waste hauling and other service contracts; identify and resolve issues with contractor compliance and performance.

* Provide land and permit management support to supervisory staff including obtaining environmental clearance for use of dredge spoils area.

* Oversee master plan updates for wastewater facilities, stormwater utility district, rate reviews, ordinance changes, and program improvements.

* Coordinate with outside agencies related to the operation of the City’s wastewater treatment plant, permit compliance, water conservation and solid waste management.

* Serve as a member of the department’s executive team and participate in discussion and decisions related to department-wide activities impacting personnel, facilities, quality goals and budgets.

The new Environmental Services Manager will be faced with exciting challenges to include:

* Leading groundwater master planning efforts

* Leading master planning efforts for water and sewer systems.

* Initiating a stormwater funding entity.

* Leading facilities planning for the City’s wastewater treatment plant.

* Re-evaluating the City’s pre-treatment program to ensure consistency with the City Council’s goal of working collaboratively with local businesses.

* Leading efforts to expand and transition City’s recycled water system to an urban recycling program.

* Overseeing wastewater rate analysis and implementation.

The ideal candidate will:

Possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in environmental sciences, chemistry, biology, engineering, or a related field, with a Master’s degree highly desirable.  In addition, candidates will possess five years of increasingly responsible experience involving environmental services operations including regulatory compliance and project management, with at least two year of project management and supervisory experience.

Registration as a Professional Engineer and/or a Wastewater Treatment Operator’s Certificate are highly desirable.

 In addition, candidates should demonstrate:

* Proven leadership skills

* Strong verbal and written skills

* An ability to create and cultivate an environment of teamwork

* Initiative and adaptability

* An ability to execute assigned tasks achieving results of both high quality and quantity.

The City of Petaluma also offers a benefit package that includes:

Retirement – Effective January 1, 2013, CalPERS retirement formula is 2% at age 62; however, current CalPERS members who are determined to be “classic” members would be eligible for the City’s pre-PEPRA 2% @ 60 program.  The City does not participate in Social Security.

Health, Dental and Vision Plans -  The City contributes 95% of the Kaiser rate for employees and eligible dependents for choice of Kaiser, Blue Shield, PERS Choice or PERS Care.  The City also provides dental and vision plans for employees and eligible dependents.

Life Insurance - 1.5% of base salary up to a maximum  of $200,000 coverage.

Administrative Leave – 80 hours per year.

Vacation – Accrual of 80 hours increasing to 200 hours per year. 

Sick Leave – Accrual of 8 hours per month.

Holidays – 12 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday per year.

Deferred Compensation – Voluntary with choice of three providers: CalPERS, ICMA, or Mass Mutual.

For more details on the benefit package, please visit the City of Petaluma’s Human Resources webpage at: http://cityofpetaluma.net/hr/mou.html (see Unit 9).

If you are interested in this career opportunity, apply directly online at www.Calopps.org and attach your resume. 

The final filing date is: Friday, July 12, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Following the final filing date, the most qualified candidates  will be invited to a preliminary screening interview. 

If you have questions or wish to explore this opportunity further, please contact:

Shellie Anderson, Bryce Consulting,


(916) 974-0199






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