Manager of Wastewater Technical & Emerging Issues

East Bay Municipal Utility District | Oakland

Salary Range: $142,860 - $206,364 Annually
Open Date: 07/19/2021
Close Date: 07/30/2021

Position Description

Opens online at on Monday, July 19, 2021
Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 30, 2021
Internal Reference # 21-096

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is currently seeking a high level, technical and subject matter expert in the wastewater field to join the Wastewater Department. The position has technical responsibility for directing Department-wide wastewater treatment and processes, planning to meet future regulations, as well as providing process guidance for wastewater system operations. Successful candidates will be able to apply broad based operational knowledge of wastewater system technology and develop and implement programs to monitor and improve wastewater operations. This position will report directly to the Director of Wastewater.

The ideal candidate will have comprehensive knowledge of the regulations governing wastewater treatment and discharge and extensive wastewater treatment process experience, including liquids stream treatment and solids treatment. This knowledge and experience must include a strong understanding of the underlying physiochemical and biological processes. This candidate will demonstrate proficiency in analyzing and evaluating complex wastewater treatment and environmental regulations; coordinating multi-disciplinary resources to address technical and regulatory issues; and evaluating alternatives to reach sound conclusions. This candidate will have strong communication skills, including the ability to make clear, concise and effective written, graphic and oral presentations of complex or controversial information.

In addition to having a breadth and depth of technical knowledge and experience, the ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate and collaborate within a team environment. It is critical for this position to establish and maintain effective working relationships through open, honest communication, and to maintain a positive, collaborative approach with both internal and external stakeholders.

The annual salary is $142,860 up to $206,364. Initial placement within the range is based upon qualifications. Appointment is typically made at or below the control point ($185,724 per year).

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

1. Education: Bachelor’s degree with major work in engineering, environmental science physics, chemistry, biology, or closely related field, relevant to wastewater treatment operations; and
2. Experience: Eight (8) years of experience* as a technical expert, supervisor, or manager leading the operation of a major technical program in a wastewater system of similar complexity to EBMUD. Major emphasis will have been on treatment system technology, and environmental protection in a large, complex wastewater treatment system.

*Possession of either a graduate degree or civil engineering licensure, as stated below, may substitute for three (3) years of the required experience.

a. A graduate degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in a closely related field, which included coursework and/or research completed, on subject matter directly related to the wastewater treatment process; or,
b. A civil engineering license in the state of California

Must have the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job; willingness to work outside of regular work hours as needed, and possession of a valid California driver’s license and 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, July 30, 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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