The City of Grand Rapids is conducting a national search for a Water System Manager who will lead the Grand Rapids Water System. The position includes advanced professional, managerial and leadership in the planning, organizing, implementing and directing of programs and activities regarding the water system including water purification, pumping and distribution, lead service line reductions, distribution system maintenance and related utility functions. The purpose of this job is to oversee the various divisions responsible for long-range planning, operations, capital and operating budgets for the utility. Responds to media inquiries regarding the Water Utility. Provides leadership and oversight dedicated to providing safe, high quality drinking water. Ensures that overall operations effectively manage water infrastructure assets. Work is performed under the executive direction of a senior executive staff member. Supervision is exercised directly or indirectly over all employees in department composed of 127 personnel.
Minimum Training and Experience
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Science, Engineering or a related field
At least five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in water treatment operation and maintenance, public administration, utilities or environmental management, including supervisory or management experience
Licensure as a Professional Engineer is encouraged, but not required.
Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities