Byrnes and Rupkey
May 17, 2019Full time
General Manager of Water and Wastewater City of Oskaloosa, Iowa Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc. has been retained by the Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department to conduct and facilitate a search for the General Manager of Water and Wastewater . The General Manager directly oversees water distribution, wastewater collection and storm water. The General Manager will oversee 15 full time employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $3.6 Million. Goals: Learn and understand the treatment processes at water and wastewater plants and be able to guide operations and explain the processes to the public and officials. Manage OMWD’s unaccounted for water loss and meet or exceed industry standard of 15%. Identify the needs and concerns of the wastewater department’s new NPDES permit. Establish a plan for employee development for both water and wastewater employees. Develop a strong working relationship with OMWD Board and staff, City staff and officials. Meet all benchmarks required in the 28E Agreement with the City of Oskaloosa. Key Responsibilities: Maintain clean/safe water and implement a plan to reduce water loss. Proactively communicate with the Board of Trustees on matters of regulatory and community interest; prepare budget estimates, manage expenses, approve AP and staff requests; propose rate case adjustments. Collaborate with the City of Oskaloosa and the 28E agreement to provide the personnel necessary to safely manage, operate and maintain the city's wastewater collection system and treatment facilities to achieve optimum performance. Oversee system improvement projects. Keep operating costs of all systems to a minimum. Collaborate with stakeholders within the community. Attend city council meetings and prepare water board meetings. Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree preferred. Will consider equivalent experience. 7-10 years of water, wastewater or combination of related experience. Iowa Grade III Water Certification required. Iowa Grade IV Water Certification preferred or willingness to obtain. Iowa Wastewater Certification preferred or willingness to obtain and progress within 2 years. Must establish residency within 5 miles of Water Department within 6 months of hire. Onsite housing/vehicle is available and strongly preferred. Must have strong analytical and operational management skills with additional strengths in customer service and consensus building. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Project management experience. Demonstrated experience managing a multi-million dollar budget. Ability to build and maintain relationships and interact with all levels within the water board staff and community. Benefits: Health Insurance (95% paid for individual or family) Dental and Vision Insurance IPERS retirement plan Cell Phone Allowance Company Vehicle (with stipulations) Paid Vacation Paid Sick Leave 10 Paid Holidays Onsite housing available Position offers competitive salary depending on experience. Relocation assistance is negotiable. Applications will be accepted until May 17, 2019. Interviews will be held May 31, 2019 and June 1, 2019. To apply, contact Byrnes & Rupkey, Katy McCracken at (319-234-6201). Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com .