The City of Santa Monica is seeking a water resources leader to direct and manage the Water Resources Division within the City’s Public Works Department. The City operates a full-service municipal water utility which is responsible for providing a safe, reliable and sustainable water supply for Santa Monica’s 93,000 residents and a thriving business community. The Division operates the City’s potable and recycled water production, treatment facilities, prevention programs and distribution systems, as well as overseeing groundwater operations, and maintains the wastewater collection and conveyance system. The Division’s annual operating budget is $37.6 million with a staff of 68 and an annual capital improvement program. For more information, visit https://www.smgov.net/departments/publicworks/water.aspx
Reporting to the Public Works Director, the Water Resources Division Manager is responsible for ensuring the delivery of clean, safe, and reliable drinking water to customers today and into the future, at reasonable rates, and in an environmentally sustainable and self-sufficient manner that promotes conservation, recycling and water utility best practices. Santa Monica is a pioneer in water resources sustainability and uses innovative techniques to ensure the highest standards of water quality.
The ideal candidate will be an innovative, successful water resources management executive with a strong background in water and wastewater operations, retail rate setting, management of capital improvement projects, , conservation programs, and a demonstrated commitment and visionary approach to alternative water supplies and sustainable water management. It is essential that the successful candidate possess strong leadership and people management experience, excellent interpersonal, communications skills and strategic business expertise. Finally, the selected individual will embody the core values of integrity, trust, transparency and teamwork.
Minimum qualifications include: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in water resource management, natural or environmental science, engineering or a closely related field and six years of experience working in or for a water and/or wastewater utility including at least three years of supervisory and/or management experience are required
Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume by May 18, 2018 electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position is open until filled. Materials should reflect size and scope of management experience including staff managed, budgets administered, and significant utility accomplishments. A complete brochure is available at www.thehawkinscompany.com.
Confidential inquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Bill Hawkins, 310-348-8800. email@example.com or to Yonnine Hawkins, 323-252-1655, firstname.lastname@example.org.