About Otay Water DistrictThe Otay Water District, established in 1956, is a public agency providing water, recycled water, and sewer service to approximately 225,870 people within roughly 125 square miles of southeastern San Diego County, including the communities of eastern Chula Vista, Bonita, Jamul, Spring Valley, Rancho San Diego, unincorporated areas of El Cajon and La Mesa, and eastern Otay Mesa along the international border with Mexico.For more information about Otay Water District, go to www.otaywater.gov or click here to view the recruitment announcement.
Ideal CandidateThe ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills to ensure reliability and continuity in water and wastewater system construction, repairs and operations; ability to recommend improvements and innovations (both with and without the utilization of technology); experience with Asset Management; strong safety philosophy and emergency response planning; outstanding organizational skills to manage the activities of the Water Operations Department, as well as the ability to provide complex administrative support to the General Manager and Board of Directors, and ability to work as a member of the District’s Senior Management Team.The ideal candidate should also possess the following Personal Characteristics, Skills, and Experience:A Visionary and Leader – Experienced Manager, Strategic Thinker – Innovative, Forward Thinking –Collaborative – Professional and Highly Competent – Business, Customer and Results Oriented – Open Communicator – Committed to EmployeesThe Otay Water District offers competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, a balanced work/life environment, and is a leader in the industry.About the Position and DepartmentUnder administrative direction of the General Manager, the Chief of Water Operations plans, directs, manages and oversees the activities and operations of the Operations Department including: Utility Maintenance, Water Systems Operations, Reclamation Operations, Fleet Maintenance, Pump/Electrical and Wastewater Operations.The Operations Department is responsible for the operations, maintenance and repair of all Otay Water District infrastructure, facilities, and equipment. Infrastructure and facilities include pipelines, reservoirs, pump stations, and a reclamation plant for potable and recycled water distribution, wastewater collections, and wastewater reclamation. The Operations Department works closely with the Engineering, Finance, and Administrative Services Departments. The Operations Department has a staff of 54 employees.Applications will be accepted until there are a sufficient number of highly qualified applicants from which to make a selection. Online interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible with top candidates. For information on the recruitment process, please go to the Employment section of our website www.otaywater.gov or click here.
Examples of Duties
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This position will be subject to random drug testing during employment. This position is exempt from overtime. Otay Water District is a Smoking, Tobacco and Nicotine Free Campus. All Otay Water District employees are at-will pursuant to California Water Code, Section 71362.
Required Licenses and/or Certifications
Minimum Experience, Education, and Training Requirements
Experience:Seven (7) years of management, program, and/or project level experience in water distribution and wastewater systems.
Education:Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.