Full-Time Wastewater Division Director
Accepting online applications only. Open until filled. Review of applications – 1/21/2022.
Effective 1/1/2022 – 2.4% increase in salary.
The vision statement for Eugene Public Works starts with “making lives better” and there is no place more important to do that than the Wastewater Division. The work of the division serves the most basic and human needs of our community in a complex, operational and technical environment to protect and preserve our cherished Willamette River. The successful candidate for this role will be an innovative, collaborative, and inclusive leader who is passionate about their team, the people they serve, and continuing to build upon the cutting-edge facilities and sustainable services the Wastewater Division manages and provides.
Leads, manages, plans, and directs the activities of the Wastewater Division in the Public Works Department including the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC) owned Water Pollution Control Facility, Biosolids Management Facility and Biocycle Farm, Beneficial Reuse Site, regional wastewater pumping stations and transmission sewers, industrial source control and pretreatment program, and regional laboratory services for wastewater and water quality analyses. Coordinates activities with other City departments and outside agencies and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Executive Director of Public Works. Facilitates the operations and maintenance responsibilities for the City of Eugene as outlined in the MWMC’s Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA).
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: (positions in this classification typically require):
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes with relevant transferrable skills from a variety of sources and experiences. The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Six years of increasingly responsible experience in management or administration of a medium to large public works operation or program. Minimum of three years of supervisory and administrative experience is required.
Environmental Services or Wastewater experience is preferred.
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, natural or environmental science or closely related field. A degree in public administration, business administration or a similar field is acceptable if accompanied by demonstrated experience leading and administering the work of an environmental or technical work unit.