Open until filled with a first review date of April 4, 2018.
TO APPLY: Online application, with resume and cover letter are required. www.pvaz.net
The Town of Prescott Valley is looking for a skilled, Utilities Operations’ professional with a high level of experience to manage, plan, direct and oversee the operations of the Town's utilities, including water, wastewater and reclaimed/recharge water systems and treatment facilities. This position is well suited to an operations professional/specialist with a high level of field operations experience who wants to put their experience to use and assist with the overall management of the Town’s water utilities. Under general supervision of the Utilities Director, the position provides oversight of contracted staff in partnership with Town personnel to ensure reliable and consistent delivery of services, while protecting the environment and our natural resources in the most efficient and fiscally responsible manner possible.
Located approximately 87 miles northwest of Phoenix at an elevation of 5,100 feet, Prescott Valley enjoys a mild climate year-round with four distinct and equally-pleasant seasons. As one of the fastest growing communities in Arizona, Prescott Valley is the largest community in Yavapai County with more than 45,000 residents. Neighboring communities boast a quad-city population of approximately 100,000 providing the experience of a smaller community with all the culture and amenities of a larger metropolitan area. The Utilities Department operates with a budget of approximately $10 million and is responsible for the Town’s water system consisting of over 600 miles of water distribution mains, 26 water production wells, 13 storage tanks, and dozens of pressure reducing stations. The wastewater system includes a 3.75 mgd advanced wastewater treatment plant with nitrification/denitrification, biological treatment and UV disinfection, 10 pumping stations and over 250 miles of gravity mains. In addition, the Town operates two groundwater recharge facilities and a reclaimed water system that provides water to a local golf course.
The Utilities Operations Manager is a key member of our team.
If you have direct experience in Utilities Operations, enjoy working in a collaborative team environment, with the ability to solve problems independently, we encourage you to apply! Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following duties, knowledge, skills and abilities. This list of duties is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by positions in this class.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Performs oversight of the contract for daily operations and maintenance of the water, wastewater and reclaimed/recharge water systems; reviews operations contractor performance; establishes performance criteria; and assists the Utilities Director with annual contract negotiations and operational budget process. Interacts with the Town’s billing department to streamline processes, resolve conflicts, and facilitate communications with field operations and data transfers. Works with GIS and IT to improve efficiency of data collection. Defines requirements for SCADA systems, and evaluates new technologies for increasing the efficiency of manpower and equipment and reducing costs. Investigates customer complaints and provides information to resolve insurance claims. Develops operational monitoring and reporting requirements for assigned systems. Reviews regulatory reports and interacts with regulatory agencies to resolve issues. Identifies and implements new programs based on need, growth, regulations and customer expectation. Provides field support and assistance for the Recharge Projects and assists the Town’s Water Resources Manager with reporting requirements. Organizes, schedules, procures and directs major maintenance activities; evaluates preliminary design concepts of major projects; designs minor improvements for implementation by Town staff and contractors; provides technical review and input to the Utilities Director with other duties as assigned.
Any combination of experience or education that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential job functions; typically gained through six years direct experience in municipal water operations, including two years of experience in a management role familiar with budgeting and contract services. Wastewater operations experience also highly desirable. Must have Grade 4 certification in Water Distribution from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) or the ability to obtain within one year of hire. Bachelor’s degree and/or additional certification in Water Treatment, Wastewater Collections and/or Wastewater Treatment desirable. Must have valid driver’s license and be skilled in operating field and office equipment, including GIS and MS Office. Strong project management and communication skills needed, with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems independently. The successful candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening and extensive background investigation.