The Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority (FCWSA), an independent political subdivision of the Commonwealth empowered by the Virginia Water and Waste Authorities Act to provide public utilities throughout Fauquier County, is seeking to hire their next Executive Director. Ideally situated in north-central Virginia, the Authority is conveniently located only 40 miles from Washington, DC in a productive and scenic agricultural area.
The Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the FCWSA Board and is responsible for the complete management of the public utility operation. In addition, the Executive Director is responsible for implementing the Board’s vision by providing leadership in planning, development and implementation of programs, policies and practices for FCWSA. The Authority owns and operates nine public water systems in the areas of New Baltimore, Bealeton, Catlett, Marshall, Paris, Turnbull, The Plains, Opal and Remington, Virginia, serving approximately 9,350 customer accounts. The Authority also owns and operates three public sewer systems with a 2.0 Million Gallon per Day Wastewater Treatment Plant in Remington, Virginia, a 0.64 MGD WWTP in Marshall, Virginia and a 0.950 MGD WWTP at Vint Hill Farms, Virginia, serving a total of approximately 8,500 customer accounts. All current water supplies are entirely dependent on groundwater from fractured-rock aquifers. For Fiscal Year 2018, the Authority is operating with a full-time workforce of 47 and an approved budget of $10,330,666.
Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at https://springsted-waters.recruitmenthome.com/postings/1473. The application deadline for the position is September 7, 2017. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in this brochure. The Authority will then review recommended candidates who most closely meet the established criteria. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at email@example.com or 804-726-9748.
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Business Management, Public Administration, or closely related field; with an MBA or other advanced degree strongly preferred. In addition, qualified candidates will have at least seven years of progressively responsible management and leadership experience in a water and wastewater utility, a solid waste authority or closely related public works organization. The ideal candidate will possess senior level management experience and a thorough knowledge of the principles and processes of hydrology, water and wastewater utility operations and administration, budget preparation, strategic planning and quality management processes. Candidates must also be a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the Commonwealth of Virginia.