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District Manager job in Apache Junction

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Job Ref:  PO410447
Organization:  Superstition Mountains Community Facilities District No. 1
Job Category:  Water and Sewers
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Arizona (AZ)
City:  Apache Junction
Salary and Benefits:  $101,000 - $153,000 per year

Appointed by and reporting directly to a five (5) member Board of Directors, the District Manager functions as the executive officer in charge of day-to-day administration and operation of the District’s Sewage Treatment System (the “System”). The District Manager proposes changes to and enforces the District’s Sewage Treatment and Collection System Operation Policies and Procedures (the “Policies and Procedures”) and enforces rules and regulations deemed necessary for the safe, lawful, economical and efficient management and protection of the Sewage Treatment System. The District Manager is responsible for the preparation of operations and capital budgets and financial reports. The District Manager manages the District’s financial performance including the regulation, collection, processing, rebating and refunding of sewer service fees and charges. The District Manager may, with the Board’s approval, employ professionals and oversee their performance for services regarding the District’s duties and functions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Administers the District’s day-to-day operations, the human resources functions, the safety and loss control program, and for development and ongoing assessment of the District’s daily operation strategy.

Represents the District to the public, cities, counties, state, federal, and regulatory agencies as required at meetings, seminars, tours, and at citizen leadership and neighborhood meetings and on public forums.

Provides for client relations, which includes but is not limited to, preparation and presentation of special reports and correspondence, service audits, and resolution of service complaints.

Prepares forecasts of anticipated financial and operational needs of the District, negotiates, reviews, and oversees District agreements, and monitors and reports to the Board of Directors on the District’s compliance with the covenants and provisions of agreements and contracts entered into by the District.

Manages the resources of the District to ensure economical and consistent quality services by the District, oversees the District’s financial performance, operations and maintenance activities and provides monthly financial and operational reports to the Board of Directors.

On an annual basis proposes the District’s rates, fees and charges and the District operating budget for the fiscal year along with a basis for the proposal.

Reviews applications and agreements for service and issues, amends, or revokes permits and administers invoicing of Customers, revenue collection and internal financial accounting procedures and practices.

Obtains applicable operating permits and licenses for the District, administers the monitoring, reporting, inspection, testing, sampling, or treatment requirements of discharges into the System as are deemed necessary to carry out the purpose of the Policies and Procedures, and ensures that all regulatory requirements are met.

Reviews and proposes changes to the District’s standard forms of construction contracts, Standard Specifications of Construction for Developers and Contractors, and the Policies and Procedures and reviews designs, reports, plans, specifications and cost estimates for System additions as required by the Policies and Procedures and issues authorizations and approvals as necessary.

Investigates possible violations of the Policies and Procedures, including, but not limited to, inspecting the property of any Customer in connection with any known or suspected violation of the Policies and Procedures, or for any other lawful purpose related to the System.

Processes and demands any appropriate corrective action invoking due process procedures, imposing appropriate fines, rates, fees, and charges, or initiating appropriate actions for non-compliance, including suspension or revocation of permits; termination of services; restricting or terminating discharges; or requesting that the District initiate legal action against any Person violating any requirement of the Policies and Procedures.

Assumes responsibility for completion of tasks as directed by the Board of Directors from time to time.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university with major course work in Water Resources, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, or in a related field, with emphasis in Public Administration with increasing responsibility involving the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities including administrative and supervisory responsibility; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must successfully pass all District pre-employment background, drug testing and evaluation.

Must be physically capable of operating District vehicles safely, possess a valid Arizona driver's license as required by law and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for District business will be prohibited if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage in accordance with minimum District requirements.

Must possess a Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator license and a Grade III Wastewater Collection System Operator license at the time of hire; and must obtain a Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator license and a Grade IV Wastewater Collection System Operator license from Arizona Department of Environmental Quality within two (2) years of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity in the methods, techniques, principles and practices of wastewater operations and maintenance with pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to effectively lead and manage subordinates and to prepare financial projections, operating and capital budgets, and financial reports and to analyze financial statements.

Demonstrated ability to use computer spreadsheet and word processing programs for operations and financial reporting and written communications with excellent presentation, verbal and written communications skills.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Tasks require the ability to exert physical effort in sedentary to heavy work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-50 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station or retrieving objects from a shelf or filing cabinet two feet or lower or that require the climbing of stairs or ladders. Operation of a variety of standard office equipment requires continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements.

Some tasks require the flexibility to attend evening meetings as needed and to travel to and from meetings, training, or seminars at various locations.

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals, the ability to communicate orally, the ability to perform visual and manual dexterity and precision measurements, and the ability to perceive the full color spectrum.

Essential functions are regularly performed with exposure to environmental conditions associated with operation of a wastewater treatment facility.

Disclaimer – This job description is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed or may perform related duties as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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