2021-10-08 2021-11-12

Operations & Maintenance Manager

San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Los Banos, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 70550
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Los Banos, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 70550
  • Organization Website

Under general/administrative direction of the Facilities O&M Director, the O&M Manager plans, organizes, manages, directs, controls and supervises the activities in the operation maintenance, and repair of the Jones Pumping Plant (JPP), the O’Neill Pump/Generating Plant, the Delta-Mendota Canal (DMC) and wasteways, Tracy Field Office, Los Banos Field Office, JPP Intake Channel, and related facilities. Develops personnel and procedures for maintenance responsibilities, and represents the Authority as necessary on administrative and various other matters pertaining to Authority activities.

This classification may be assigned to either the Los Banos area office or the Tracy area office depending on the selected candidate. Candidate will be expected to travel between all facilities on a regular basis.

Examples of Duties:
The duties listed below are illustrative only and are not meant to be a complete and exhaustive listing of the duties and responsibilities of the classification.

  • Establishes overall operation and maintenance program priorities
  • Prepares and administers budget activity for the operation and maintenance functions
  • Responsible for security of plant and water delivery facilities
  • Represents the Board’s policies and programs with employees and other government agencies, acts as principal point of contact for the Authority regarding operation and maintenance (O&M) activities with the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), represents Authority policies and actively participates in various member agency activities
  • Assists in the Development of Capitol Improvement Plans for Authority facilities
  • Coordinates all major equipment repairs, modifications or testing with various agencies and internal divisions
  • Prepares budget, fiscal analysis, and proposals and presents reports to the Assistant Executive Director, Authority Board of Directors, and the USBR regarding operation and maintenance activities
  • Attends Board of Directors meetings and prepares informational reports of operation and maintenance activities
  • Drafts reports on status of critical work, labor utilization and equipment operating condition
  • Coordinates and administers the activities of the various departments involved in the operation and maintenance activities, provides general guidance on the development of bids and contracts
  • Effectively communicates and administers Authority personnel and other policies
  • Represents the Assistant Executive Director at meetings and conferences as delegated
  • Provides support to the Assistant Executive Director in making presentations regarding operation and maintenance issues to the Board of Directors
  • Works irregular hours, responds to emergencies
  • Performs related duties as assigned

Knowledge of:

  • Budget development and fiscal controls, and capital improvement fiscal planning
  • Principles and practices of engineering with particular emphasis on the design construction, operation and maintenance of canals, pumping plants and open channel hydraulic principles
  • Laws, rules, ordinances, and legislative processes governing flood control, water development, etc.
  • Principles of contract development and administration
  • Principles of organizational management, planning, staffing, supervision, and employee development
  • Principles and practices of personnel administration.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, manage, and develop Authority maintenance functions, particularly as they affect water conveyance facilities
  • Apply principles and practices of Hydro-Electric Power Plant and/or large pumping plant operations and maintenance
  • Apply functional characteristics and operating principles of large pump/generating plants and auxiliary machinery, busses, switches, control circuits, valves, checks, reservoirs, spill ways, metering and other water control devices
  • Apply fundamentals of electricity, hydraulics and hydrology
  • Apply practices and procedures related to project budget development, fiscal controls and planning
  • Analyze maintenance activities and upgrades to ensure that the results have a positive cost benefit to the Authority
  • Work independently, be self-motivated in evaluating and making recommendations on improvements to existing programs
  • Train, supervise, direct and motivate staff
  • Prepare and carry out personnel, budgeting, and training activities as they relate to Authority maintenance and supervisory staff
  • Coordinate maintenance functions with Authority activities and services
  • Develop long-range capital improvement plans
  • Prepare and monitor budgets
  • Oversee the development of plans, specifications, and Authority maintenance standards
  • Ensure proper completion and inspection of major construction projects
  • Use computer systems and software packages related to maintenance analysis and functions
  • Utilize advanced speaking and writing skills to create contract specifications, write various reports and procedures related to budget and project management
  • Effectively represent the Authority's O&M functions with the public, other government agencies, contractors, developers, engineers and professional consultants
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, outside agencies, and the public
  • Anticipate problems and devise solutions
  • Organize data and maintain records
  • Regularly and consistently meet attendance/punctuality requirements
  • Follow instructions, work independently and cooperatively with others

Learn More/Apply: http://www.sldmwa.org/job-openings

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