Clean Water Services Board of Directors is currently seeking a General Manager. This position is a contract position. The General Manager directs the activities of Clean Water Services (CWS); oversees all operations, maintenance, planning, engineering, and support service functions; oversees the preparation and recommends the District budget and long range strategic plans; oversees the District coordination with regulators and stakeholders; performs other duties as assigned.
(The essential functions listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this classification. The District may augment duties and/or essential functions at its discretion. Additionally, some incumbents may not perform all Essential Functions.)
1. Directs and coordinates the overall management of Clean Water Services in accordance with policies set by the Clean Water Services Board of Directors and in consideration of Clean Water Services Advisory Commission recommendations; insures that all District managers and employees work cooperatively to provide efficient and competent services to District ratepayers.
2. Prepares and recommends annual and long range strategic plans for CWS operations; develops policy options for Board consideration; implements operating policies and procedures to carry out Board objectives.
3. Prepares and recommends the annual District budget to the Board; oversees the development and implementation of short and long term financial plans; manages the issuance of Board approved bond sales; reviews and approves all Agency capital and service contracts and lease agreements.
4. Oversees the District's coordination with local, regional, state and federal entities regarding wastewater treatment and water quality policies and regulations; meets with Tualatin Valley Basin stakeholders to address and plan for basin-wide water quality needs.
5. Oversees the development and dissemination of information about District programs, policies and services to the general public; approves all media news releases; responds to and resolves the complaints and/or concerns of citizens and other government agencies. 6. Reviews and provides input on legislation affecting the District; presents proposals and recommendation to the State of Oregon legislature and other regulatory agencies.
7. Oversees the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and resolutions of grievances; presents negotiated offers of settlement to Board for final approval.
8. Oversees and approves the recruitment, selection, compensation, training, evaluation and discipline of all District employees in accordance with state and federal laws; completes annual performance evaluations of department directors.
9. Oversees the development and maintenance of internal communication and recognition programs to inform District employees of current and planned events and recognize outstanding employee service and achievements; meets informally with employees to hear their concerns and suggestions for improving the operation and maintenance of District facilities.
Wastewater collection and treatment and storm water management, public administration, capital construction, and personnel
Fiscal and contract management principles and practices
Community organization and stakeholder involvement principles
Collective bargaining practices
Participative management theories
State and federal regulations governing wastewater treatment, storm water management and water quality standards
Legislative and political processes affecting sewerage or utility system funding
Planning, organizing, directing and managing the operation, maintenance, and construction of all District facilities
Preparing and delivering presentations to a variety of audiences
Formulating and implementing operational and administrative policies
Managing and directing the work of management, supervisory, professional and technical personnel
Meeting and communicating District needs and desires with local, state, and federal agency representatives
Facilitating and implementing strategic plans and goals
Planning and monitoring operating budgets and capital improvement financial plans
Overseeing the management of capital construction projects
Managing the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements
Developing and maintaining a cooperative working environment for all District employees
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Operate effectively in a team environment
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including a variety of District and other government officials, community groups, the general public, District employees, and media representatives
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with outside agencies, elected official and the public
Understand, interpret and apply relevant federal, state and local statutes, rules and regulations
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledges, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the KSAs would be:
Extensive executive management experience in a governmental organization or in the administration of wastewater/water treatment systems or complex public works programs.
College level coursework in public administration, engineering, or environmental science (with emphasis in water/wastewater management) is also desired.
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS: Upon selection, candidates must possess and maintain a valid State issued driver's license at time of appointment.
Reasonable Accommodation Applicants who require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any phase of the application process should contact Human Resources at 503.681.3600 or TDD 503.681.3601.
Equal Employment Opportunity Clean Water Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, age, uniformed service, sexual orientation or disability in the admission or access to the recruitment process or any aspect of employment.
Internal Number: 18-GM
About Clean Water Services
Located just minutes from beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon, Clean Water Services (CWS) is a water resources management utility serving the Tualatin River Watershed. Everything we do at Clean Water Services aims to protect public health while enhancing the natural environment. Combining science and nature, we work in partnership with others to safeguard the river’s health and vitality, ensure the economic success of our region, and protect public health for more than 560,000 residents and businesses in urban Washington County.