Avon Lake Regional Water Job Posting
Chief of Utility Operations
Avon Lake Regional Water
Avon Lake, OH
$92,000.00 – $135,000.00 per year
About Avon Lake Regional Water
Avon Lake Regional Water, located on the shores of Lake Erie, just west of Cleveland, is looking for its next Chief of Utility Operations (CUO). The CUO works in partnership with the Chief Utilities Executive (CUE) to lead this mid-sized (40-person) water and wastewater utility that not only serves the citizens of Avon Lake, but also provides bulk services outside of the city. The organization is in the process of finishing its combined sewer separations in adherence with its Long-Term Control Plan and rehabilitating its treatment facilities. It looks forward to initiating a biosolids/reclamation master plan, finalizing its launch of its GIS system, and embracing asset management and continuous improvement. More information about Avon Lake Regional Water can be found at: https://avonlakewater.org/
The CUO reports to the CUE and the Board of Municipal Utilities, a 5-member, elected board that governs the utility. The CUO is responsible for the successful operation of the water filtration and reclamation plants, the distribution and collection systems, and engineering, and should either have or be capable of obtaining an Ohio Class III water or wastewater license. The Board and CUE are looking for someone who will be able to help improve collaborative performance, stretch the organization and turn vision into reality; all while assuring public health, safety and environmental requirements are met.
The Chief of Utility Operations (CUO) is a full-time exempt, onsite (not remote) position. Avon Lake Regional Water is located at 201 Miller Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012. Preferred local area residence.
Assure operations and maintenance of all treatment, pumping, and piping systems are performed safely, in a manner that provides the appropriate level of service to customers, at the least cost, and in adherence with all regulations.
Bachelor's Degree, preferably in engineering, sciences, business, administration, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Serves as the CUE’s operations expert, assuring operations are performed strategically and according to quality standards. To do this, the CUO performs a variety of technical and routine tasks, including but not limited to:
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs and requirements of the job change.
The successful applicant should possess (minimum requirements):
The physical/mental demands described here are representative of the position to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Most front-line staff are represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) union. The management and a few other positions are non-union positions. The CUE and CUO positions serve at the pleasure of the Board.
Compensation and General Information
Compensation will include base salary ($92,000-$135,000, depending on qualifications) and a Comprehensive Benefits Package. Health and welfare benefits are provided through local government agencies, including a defined benefit retirement plan (OPERS) and optional 457 plans.
Avon Lake Regional Water recruits and hires in a non-discriminatory manner and in accordance with federal and state laws.
Instructions for applying for the Chief of Utility Operations Position
Miles LeHane is handling all aspects of the Chief of Utility Operations search. Please visit www.mileslehane.com/search115 for more information. Contact Miles LeHane directly, not Avon Lake Regional Water, if you would like to submit your resume or have questions. We will acknowledge your application upon receipt. We will contact selected candidates directly. Applications/resumes will be accepted from November 20, 2017, through close of business 5PM EDT January 8, 2018.
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