The City of Manhattan Beach is currently seeking highly qualified candidates to oversee the activities and operations of the Utilities Division within the Public Works Department. Reporting to the Public Works Director, the Utilities Manager will oversee all administrative and operational matters, including budget preparation, personnel, purchasing, performance measures, and strategic planning. The Utilities Manager has staff oversight of 24 full-time and 4 part-time employees with an annual budget of $50.2 million (including CIP funds). A keen understanding of water issues in California, and/or the Western United States is preferred in this position. This well-balanced professional will draw both technical knowledge and experience in strategic planning related to the Water, Wastewater, and Environmental Compliance Sections drawn from a career in the public or private sector as a utilities manager.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of experience in water treatment and distribution, sewer collection systems maintenance, and MS4, including at least 3 years of supervisory and administrative experience. Additional training, education, and certification in the water, wastewater, or stormwater trades, maintenance technology, and operations management are highly desirable, including contracts administration. Possession of California State Water Resources Control Board Certificates: Water Treatment Operator (T3) and Water Distribution Certificate (D4) are required. Possession of the California Water Environmental Association Collection System Maintenance 3 Certificate and/or possession of AWWA and/or USC Cross Connection Control Program Specialist Certificate are highly desirable.
The annual salary range for this at-will position is $133,308 to $174,912, and appointment within the range will be made by the Director of Public Works based on the qualifications of the selected candidate. The City also offers an excellent benefits package, including CalPERS retirement.