Manager of Distribution Maintenance and Construction

East Bay Municipal Utility District | Oakland

Salary Range: $150,084 - $216,780 Annually
Open Date: 09/13/2021
Close Date: 10/01/2021

Position Description

Opens online at on Monday, September 13, 2021
Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2021
Internal Reference # 21-131

The Manager of Distribution Maintenance and Construction is a Division Manager within the Maintenance and Construction Department. Responsibilities include planning, organizing, and directing the construction, maintenance and repair of water distribution pipelines and appurtenances (water meters, air relief and isolation valves and fire hydrants) and services. The water distribution system consists of approximately 4,200 miles of pipelines, 98,000 appurtenances, 30,000 hydrants, and 380,000 services. The Distribution Maintenance and Construction Division includes over 230 staff and an operating budget exceeding $39 million. This is an exempt (at will) position, serving at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and its employees are committed to responsible stewardship of the resources to which we’ve been entrusted, to act with integrity, treat others with respect and work as a team as the means of fulfilling EBMUD’s mission to provide reliable, high quality water and wastewater services at fair and reasonable rates for the people of the East Bay, and to preserve and protect the environment for future generations. Competitive candidates will share these core values and additionally be prepared to:

• Plan and direct comprehensive maintenance and construction programs in the areas noted
• Provide leadership and motivation to a large, multi-disciplinary staff
• Work collaboratively with customers, and internal and external stakeholders to provide timely and efficient service to meet EBMUD objectives
• Develop and implement creative plans and programs to enhance efficiency and customer service
• Respond to changing demands with flexibility and innovation
• Manage and prioritize multiple competing interests with diplomacy and tact
• Establish and implement performance, quality control, environmental, and safety standards

The annual salary ranges from $150,084 to $216,780. Initial placement within the range is based upon qualifications. Appointment is typically made at or below the control point $195,108.

EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.

Position Qualifications

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience which has provided the desirable competency which typically requires a Bachelor's degree and several years of progressively responsible experience including supervising the design, construction, maintenance or operation of water distribution pipelines, facilities, or similar underground pipeline systems.

Competency: Technical competency in the design, installation, construction or maintenance of underground pipelines. Managerial competency in planning, organizing, directing and controlling a large construction maintenance group; effectively communicating verbally and in writing.

License, Certificate or Credential: Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.

How to Apply

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2021. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted. EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability
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