Tucked in a beautiful, box canyon surrounded by breathtaking rugged peaks and waterfalls, Telluride (pop. 2,444) is a world-class, all-season resort town, known for its superb skiing, authentic mountain character, and unpretentious attitude, as well as for its cultural events, fine dining, and unmatched, signature festival schedule. In Colorado’s dramatic San Juan Mountains in a remote area of Southwest Colorado, Telluride (elevation 8,750 feet) has a “daytime” population closer to 7,000, swelling to 20,000-plus during ski and festival seasons.
This career opportunity is available with the announced retirement of Water and Wastewater Superintendent Bill Goldsworthy, who has served Telluride for over 40 years. The Water and Wastewater Division Manager is an at-will position reporting to the Public Works Director. The FY 2020 budget for the Water and Wastewater Divisions is $8.76 million, supporting six FTEs.
Telluride operates three water treatment plants (Pandora, Mill Creek, and Cornet Creek) and the Telluride Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant co-owned by the Town of Telluride and the Town of Mountain Village, servimg approximately 4,000 water customers, 6,000 wastewater. Both utilities are well-managed and financially sound.
A remodeling and rebuilding of the wastewater treatment plant is scheduled to begin in 2023, with the new plant fully operational in 2026. The new Division Manager will be heavily involved with the management and all aspects of that project, and the existing plant must stay operational throughout construction.
A bachelor’s degree and five to ten years of utility experience, including supervisory and managerial experience are required. Experience with major capital projects, municipal water and wastewater systems, and regulatory compliance are strongly preferred. WWFOCB Level B/3 certifications (water and wastewater) are required, Level A/4 as to both are preferred.
The annual salary range for this position is $79,714 - $115,586. Comprehensive benefits. Relocation assistance subject to negotiation.
Call Andrew Gorgey at (970) 987-1238 for more information or to request a detailed brochure. The brochure is also available on our web site at www.peckhamandmckenney.com. Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.