CLOSING DATE: DECEMBER 1, 2017 OR UNTIL FILLED
EBDA, or the East Bay Discharge Authority, is seeking to hire a General Manager, who is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and directing its operations and programs. The General Manager also explores and jointly develops strategies with the member agencies of EBDA in negotiating with the San Francisco Water Board and participation in Regional initiatives. These initiatives range from the nutrient limits, reclamation and alternative treatment options, such as wetlands or horizontal levees.
The incoming General Manager will have a rare and unique opportunity to guide and develop the Joint Powers Agreement that will provide the framework for the agency for the next 20 years. The existing Joint Powers Agreement is scheduled to expire at the end of 2019, and the new General Manager will be instrumental in facilitating a new agreement. The Bay Area also faces unique challenges with nutrients, resilient water supply, and aging infrastructure.
EBDA’s wastewater facilities transport 60-190 MGD of secondary effluent from four treatment plants to EBDA’s dechlorination facility and through a 7-mile outfall into San Francisco Bay. The General Manager coordinates and oversees the work the operation, maintenance and repair of the Authority’s wastewater treatment systems. Under general policy direction from EBDA’s governing Commission representing its five member agencies, the General Manager helps coordinate the plans of its different East Bay dischargers with the plans of the Bay Area Clean Water Agencies.
Please visit our website www.ebda.org for additional information about the East Bay Dischargers Authority.
BASIC FUNCTION: Under general policy direction, plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the operations and programs of the East Bay Dischargers Authority.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is responsible for the overall management of the Authority under the policy direction of the Commission.
(It is important to note that the duties listed below are “representative only” and are not intended to cover the full range or scope of duties in this class.)
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
KNOWLEDGE OF: Public administration including supervision, budget preparation and personnel; wastewater sampling techniques and mathematical and statistical analysis; pipeline design, chemical and bacteriological characteristics of industrial and domestic water and wastewater; pertinent health rules, regulations, and laws affecting treatment and discharge of wastewater; wastewater treatment plant operations and the treatment process; safety practices and requirements.
ABILITY TO: Analyze, evaluate, develop coordinate and direct Authority programs, projects and operations; plan, coordinate, evaluate and direct the work of others; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; read and interpret construction plans and blueprints; maintain records and prepare reports; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to:
LICENSES: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Grade V Operators Certificate or Professional Engineering license a plus.
WORK DIRECTION, LEAD AND MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: This class reports to and receives policy direction from the East Bay Dischargers Authority Commission. Responsibilities include the management of the operation, maintenance and repair of the Authority’s wastewater collection, treatment and discharge systems.
PHYSICAL EFFORT: Normal office environment.
CONTACTS: Commission and committee members; members of the public; co-workers; member agency managers and staff; other wastewater system agencies managers and staff; contractors, governmental regulatory agencies; environmental interest groups
WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal office environment.
NOTE: THIS CLASS IS EXEMPT UNDER FLSA PROVISIONS
The East Bay Dischargers Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Authority will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees.