City of Soledad

Water Resources Manager for the City of Soledad

Onsite - Soledad, CA
$100K - $150K Annually
Application Deadline: 6/28/24

Are you an experienced professional with experience in the field of water, wastewater, and stormwater operations?

Are you a self-started who excels at leading others in performing difficult and complex technical and office support work related to Water Quality?

Does the thought of positively impacting your local community excite you? 

Are you looking for a collaborative work environment that will support your goals and growth?

If so, the City of Soledad may have an opportunity for you as their next Water Resources Manager!

Regional Government Services and its staff are conducting the recruitment on behalf of the City of Soledad. 


Under general direction, plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, manages and reviews the work of staff performing difficult and complex technical and office support related to all programs and activities of the Water Quality Control Division; administers current and long-range planning activities; manages the effective use of the appropriate City’s public works maintenance resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service; provides complex and responsible support to the Public Works Director in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

The Water Resources Manager will receive general direction from the Public Works Director and will exercise direct and general supervision over the water and wastewater operations and maintenance, laboratory, stormwater, and staff. The incumbent will coordinate and monitor the work of outside contractors, vendors, and consultants as assigned.

 The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Be curious and intelligent with demonstrated experience successfully leading large and diverse teams.
  • Have experience related to water, wastewater, and stormwater operations.
  • Be familiar with principles, practices, research, regulations, and laws related to water supply, water conservation, water quality, and water system operations. 
  • Be motivated by the opportunity for professional growth and satisfaction that comes from working in an environment ripe with challenge and possibility.
  • Be an innovative and creative problem solver who is proactive, ethical, self-motivated, adaptable, and organized leader who is comfortable working in a team-focused environment.
  • Communicate in a proactive, approachable, and responsive manner, demonstrating understanding of stakeholder interests and needs and commitment to meeting them. 
  • Be a successful relationship builder and team player accustomed to coordinating with a variety of partners.
  • Have knowledge of principles and practices of teaming and project management work models coupled with solid skills in setting performance expectations, defining deliverables, holding people accountable, and supporting effort through well-designed work processes.
  • Be analytical and appropriately detail oriented and have demonstrated experience managing projects and initiatives.
  • Effectively and professionally communicate in writing and prepare agendas, staff reports, and policy documents.

Typical Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in water, wastewater, engineering, or a related field, and eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience, including at least three (3) years in a management/supervisory role with experience in the management of a Water Reclamation Facility. 
  • Possession of a master’s degree is highly desirable.


  • Valid California class C driver’s license with satisfactory driving record
  • Possession of a Grade III and eligibility for a Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the State of California Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) is highly desirable.
  • Possession of a Grade III and eligibility for a Grad IV Water Distribution Operator Certificate, a Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Public Health (DPH), and a Wastewater Collection System Maintenance Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association are highly desirable.

Supplemental Information


Salary: $111,474 – $132,935/ annually DOQ/DOE


  • Modified Work Schedule – City offers 9/80 work schedule.
  • Vacation – Ten (10) days per calendar year
  • Sick Leave – Twelve (12) days per calendar year
  • Holidays – Eleven (11) paid holidays, and one (1) floating holiday
  • 40 hours of Paid Administrative Leave
  • Cell phone and tablet/laptop offered to employees
  • Insurance – City provides comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits for the employee and their dependents. Employee participates in premium cost. In addition, City pays the full premium for Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance.
  • Retirement – City participates in the CalPERS Retirement System. 2% at 60 for Classic Members and 2% at 62 for New CalPERS Members.
  • Social Security – City participates in Social Security Program


Deadline to apply: June 28, 2024

Salary: $111,474 – $132,935/ annually DOQ/DOE

The City of Soledad is an Equal Opportunity Employer.