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|Job Ref:||2014-00566||Organization:||Seattle Public Utilities||Job Category:||Water and Sewers||Job Type:||Full Time||Country:||USA||State/Province:||Washington (WA)||City:||Seattle||Post Code:||98104||Salary and Benefits:||Competitive||Post Date:||05/14/2014||
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is an integrated public utility that provides Drinking Water, Solid Waste, and Drainage & Wastewater services. Seattle is the largest water supplier in Washington State, providing drinking water to over 1.3 million people in the Puget Sound region. The Drinking Water business line provides:
SPU is seeking an innovative and experienced leader for this critical, dynamic, and complex line of business. This Director-level position will help set the policy direction for the next decade, comply with negotiated State and Federal regulatory requirements, and lead up to 50 staff in efficiently and effectively delivering service to a varied customer base of retail residents, businesses, and wholesale customers.
The Drinking Water Line of Business Division Director is responsible for leading planning, policy, and capital program development; and supporting the entire line of business in ensuring that drinking water assets are properly planned, funded, designed, maintained, monitored, and replaced. As part of the Utility Systems Management Branch, the Drinking Water Division ensures that all regulatory requirements regarding safe drinking water are met; regulates water supply from the Cedar and Tolt rivers, including in-stream flow management; and specifies needed investments in all aspects of the distribution and transmission system. The Division sets and communicates objectives, recommends priorities and performance indicators, and supports financial oversight of both operations and capital improvement projects for Water Line of Business. The Drinking Water Line of Business Division Director currently oversees a staff 49.5, an adopted operational budget of $9.2M (Division), and with partners in other branches, a projected 6-year (2014-2019) Capital Improvement budget of more than $400M. The position reports to the SPU Deputy Director, Utility Systems Management.
The essential functions of the Water Line of Business Director are to:
Education: A baccalaureate degree in civil engineering, public health, environmental management, or a related field.
Experience: Eight (8) years increasingly responsible professional-level experience in a medium to large size, public utility. Two (2) years of supervisory/management experience is required.
Significant professional level experience working with regulators and ensuring compliance with Save Drinking Water Act requirements is required.
Experience in decision making based on Asset Management principles strongly desired.
Experience in river and/or fisheries management and environmental compliance is strongly desired.
Seattle Public Utilities consists of four lines of business: Drinking Water, Drainage, Wastewater, and Solid Waste. Seattle Public Utilities provides more than 1.3 million customers in King County with a reliable water supply, as well as managing essential sewer, garbage, recycling, yard waste, surface water, and engineering services for the community. Our “Promise" to the community is to provide efficient and forward-looking utility services that keep Seattle the best place to live.