Eastern Municipal Water District

Director of Water Operations

Onsite - Perris, CA
Application Deadline: 6/2/24

Recognized as a leader in the water industry throughout California and nationally, the Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) is the water, wastewater, and recycled water service provider to nearly one million customers living and working within a 600-square mile service area in Western Riverside County. With a highly trained workforce of approximately 607 employees, EMWD’s FY 2024-2025 budget is $547 million, of which $150 million is for capital expenditures.

Under the policy direction of the Assistant General Manager of Operations and Maintenance, the Director of Water Operations plans, organizes, directs, and implements comprehensive strategies and programs for the operation of a large potable and reclaimed water production and distribution system; evaluates water filtration treatment systems to optimize treatment processes and reduce operating costs; develops operating plans and programs; ensures effective and efficient high-quality work in the managed programs; and performs related duties as assigned. The Director oversees 67 FTEs and has five direct reports.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong background in water distribution and treatment plant operations. Any combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, along with the specific licenses/certifications as outlined: Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of a large, complex water production and distribution system, five (5) of which should be in a management capacity; a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in civil or mechanical engineering, chemistry, microbiology, public or business administration, or a related field; a valid California driver’s license; California Water Grade V Distribution Operator Certificate or Grade V Water Treatment Operator Certificate is desirable, with preference for those holding both; and a Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in California is desirable.

Salary: $190,320 – $236,974

Apply on-line at www.alliancerc.com ASAP. EMWD anticipates interviews to occur mid-June 2024. For questions, contact Syldy Tom (stom@alliancerc.com) or Sherrill Uyeda (suyeda@alliancerc.com). Main Office: (562) 901-0769. EEO/ADA

Recruiter Information:

Syldy Tom