The Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (“CUC”) is seeking a qualified Drinking Water and Wastewater Division Manager (“DM”). CUC is a public utility corporation, operating on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (“CNMI”)—a United States territory in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.
The CNMI is a tropical paradise of fourteen islands. In the CNMI you can escape to a place of magnificent beaches and crystal clear aqua waters, and rich history. Saipan offers year-round outdoor activities, world class diving and golfing, international shopping, a range of ethnic restaurants and a cacophony of indigenous and international cultures.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND OPPORTUNITY OFFERED:
Reporting directly to CUC’s Deputy Executive Director or designee, the “DM” fills a position required by the Stipulated Order (“SO”) of the United States of America vs. the Commonwealth Utilities Corporationand the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands, Civil Case No. CV 08-0051.
The incumbent of this position is under the direct supervision of the Deputy Executive Director (which may also be known as the Deputy Director for Water and Wastewater)
Manages and oversees the CUC Drinking Water and Wastewater
Supervises employees in direct charge of drinking water systems’ production, treatment, and distribution, and wastewater collection and treatment plants utilizing activated sludge secondary treatment
Responsible for the effective and efficient utilization of equipment, materials, and personnel to complete water and wastewater maintenance programs in a timely and cost effective manner.
Manages, leads, motivates, and develops staff towards attaining needed training, skills, and certifications.
Plays significant role in the management of drinking water and wastewater systems during periods of planning, design, and construction; user fee system
Prepares and maintains various records and reports for the division, including: purchase orders and invoices, monthly status reports, maintenance records, budget status,
Other duties as required or assigned.
An equivalent to a four year college degree or other field related to work with large-scale utilities and may substitute for one year of the required experience;
Five years of proven, specialized experience as a manager in direct charge of drinking water systems’ production, treatment, and distribution, and wastewater collection and treatment plants utilizing activated sludge secondary treatment
Skills: Proven manager with communication skills dealing with the public, operations staff and senior management; Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and develop
Experience: Experience with managing drinking water and wastewater systems during periods of planning, design, and construction; Experience with drinking water and wastewater systems; user fee system development; staff training and development; and federal drinking water and wastewater
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the operating principles and maintenance requirements of at least three (3) million gallons per day (“mgd”) of an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant including primary and secondary treatment processes, oxygen production, and sludge digestion and
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Public Administration, or a degree related to the
Current (unexpired) level 3 certifications from a U.S. state, U.S. territory, S. commonwealth, or the District of Columbia in water treatment, and water distribution.
Current (unexpired) level 2 certifications from a U.S. state, U.S. territory, S. commonwealth, or the District of Columbia in wastewater treatment, and wastewater distribution.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Based on specialized experience as a water and wastewater utility manager in a U.S. state, U.S. territory, U.S. commonwealth, and/or the District of Columbia. Base salary starts at $100,000. Also, based on educational achievement and specific (unexpired) certifications stated in this ad as preferred requirements.
Internal Number: 19-013
About Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC)
CUC is a state government corporation. The Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC) operates the electric power, water and wastewater services on the three main islands of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) ??? Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. The CNMI is one of five U.S. territories (which include Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa). CUC is a semi?autonomous agency of the CNMI government. As a semiautonomous agency, the CUC should have an independent Board of Directors, appointed by the Governor, whose members serve a concurrent four?year term. The Commonwealth Utilities Corporation is dedicated to excellent customer service and providing reliable, environmentally sensitive and effective Power, Water and Wastewater services for the people of the CNMI at the lowest reasonable cost while ensuring the safety of our employees and the community.