Rancho Murieta Community Services District

Director of Operations

Onsite - 95683, CA
$100K - $175K Annually
Application Deadline: 7/29/24

SUMMARY: With direction from the General Manager, plans, organizes and directs the District’s Operations and Maintenance Department; establishes goals, objectives and measurement indicators for the department; establishes internal policies and procedures related to departmental activities; through subordinate managers and supervisors, directs the work of staff engaged in distribution maintenance and construction, water treatment and production, water quality, facility maintenance, environmental compliance, laboratory services, and ensures the effectiveness of departmental programs; provides responsible advice and counsel to the Board, General Manager, Chief Plant Operator and Utility Supervisor on a variety of issues; participates in the Executive Management team to develop District-wide policies and procedures and to advance the goals and mission of the District; provides highly responsible administrative staff assistance to the General Manager; represents the District to outside groups and organizations; serves as District liaison on various interagency coordination projects; and performs other related work as required.

SUPERVISION: Receives general supervision from the General Manager. Provides direct supervision over Chief Plant Operator and Utility Supervisor, and staff thereunder.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

·      Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs a wide variety of water distribution and treatment, wastewater collection, treatment, and tertiary reclamation plant operations, reclaimed water distribution and management, storm water management (small MS4), flood control, levees and drainage, raw water deliveries and storage, including operation and maintenance of earth-filled dams, drainage systems, lakes and reservoirs, capital and operational construction and maintenance projects, functions of the District;

·      Directs and participates in the development of goals, objectives, rules, policies and operating procedures for field operations, develops long range strategic and financial goals for the department.

·      Coordinates preparation of the annual budget request for the Operations and Maintenance Department; reviews staffing, equipment, and supply needs based upon recent trends and planned activities; monitors expenditures after budget adoption to ensure efficient operations; approves the requisition of materials, supplies, and equipment.

·      Maintains water rights permits and oversees preparation of periodic reports to Federal, State, County and local agencies.

·      Monitors potential impacting legislative and regulatory activities and coordinates with District’s external representative(s) and other internal and external stakeholders as appropriate to protect the interests of the district.

·      Studies and recommends technology, procedures, and practices to improve operational efficiency; evaluates alternatives for performing needed work; attends project review meetings to evaluate progress of ongoing construction or maintenance activities, coordinates and routinely inspects construction and maintenance work performed by contractors, prepares cost estimates and specifications for outside contract work including Capital Improvement Projects.

·      Recommends selection of operations and maintenance consultants; oversees the coordination and management of consultants providing engineering and information technology services to the department.

·      Establishes and oversees comprehensive programs for preventive maintenance, work safety, training and energy conservation.

·      Attends Board of Directors and Board Committee meetings; prepares and presents staff reports and agenda items for consideration by the Board; serves as advisor to the General Manager and Board regarding operations and maintenance issues.

·      Provides technical information, advice, and consultation to the District Board and General Manager on water, wastewater, recycled water, and drainage activities.

·      Directs the preparation and prepares a variety of reports related to operations, functions, and activities.

·      Visits District facilities and job sites to oversee work in progress and provide needed direction; responds to major emergencies during and after hours as needed; directs the investigation and correction of customer and operational complaints within areas of operations, responds respectfully to sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints concerning operations and activities.

·      Ensures that long-term training objectives are established and implemented so that staff possess the depth of technical skills and knowledge necessary to maintain effective and efficient operations as well as for succession planning management.

·      Serves on District or community committees as assigned.

Recruiter Information:

Amelia Wilder