The City of Steamboat Springs has an excellent opportunity to join our team as a Distribution and Collection Manager reporting to the Director of Public Works!
The qualified individual leads, directs and manages all programs and activities of the Distribution and Collection Division. Performs a variety of supervisory, administrative, skilled, technical, and maintenance work in the planning, construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of the City water and sewer system.
Exercises supervision over Utility Engineer, Water Resources Manager, Distribution and Collection Supervisor, and assigned Utility Operators and Technicians.
This individual is responsible for the following:
Select, train, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training and professional development; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for the Distribution and Collection
Division; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities,
projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products,
methods and procedures to ensure that correct, efficient, cost effective, and safe
work procedures are followed.
Assume management responsibility for the Distribution and Collection Division programs, services and activities including engineering, planning, designing, operation, and maintenance of water and wastewater systems and facilities; direct the inspection, operation and maintenance of water distribution system, and wastewater collection systems.
Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs in the Distribution and Collection Division; recommend, within Departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service
delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor work load, administrative and
support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for
improvement and review with the Public Works Director; direct the implementation of
Conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, operational studies and
special projects including manpower, material, water testing and equipment utilization studies; coordinate and assist in the preparation of water and wastewater rate studies, bond sales, and triennial reports; recommend modifications to Distribution and Collection Division programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness of operations.
Participate on a variety of boards and commissions; attend and participate in
professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends, innovations, and regulations in the fields of water and wastewater systems and treatment.
Provide a variety of public relations programs and activities; provide tours of the
Distribution and Collection Division facilities and plants.
Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints.
Supervises the inspection, operation, maintenance, and repairs of booster pumping stations, reservoirs, water storage tanks, pumps, meters, water distribution and sewer collection systems at frequent intervals to ensure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly
Responds to complaints regarding water leaks, pressure loss or no water and sewer blockage and evaluates situation, determines if liability lies with the city or the property owner; explains findings to property owners and notifies appropriate water and sewer crew if necessary. Maintains incident logs and reports SSO incidents to CDPHE and other regulatory agencies as necessary.
Collaborates with other department, city and community entities on water rights related activities and City water rights strategy. Maintains functional understanding of Colorado water law, and stays abreast with local, state, and regional water rights and water development activities..
Develops thorough knowledge of and maintains updates of the City Emergency Response Plans including but not limited to Fish Creek and Long Lake Reservoirs.
Serve as a liaison for the Distribution and Collection Division with other City departments, divisions, contractors, builders, engineers, developers, architects, a variety of outside agencies and the general public in acquiring and providing information and coordinating services and activities; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues.
Provide responsible staff assistance to the Public Works Director; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence; participate in providing technical presentations to the City Manager, City Council, and various civic groups and agencies.
Manage the division's construction program; review and evaluate extension
and expansion needs; direct the development, preparation and review of standards
for engineering design and materials of construction; review plans and specifications
for water and wastewater system extensions.
Supervise and monitor the work of all consulting engineers; verify and
approve all contractors' work estimates, payment requests, and change orders;
perform site inspections during construction for adherence to specific methods and
materials and to ensure compliance with regulations for system safety and design.
Perform the full range of professional engineering duties involved in designing
and planning the water and wastewater systems; serve as project engineer and/or manager on construction projects; prepare and review construction plans and specifications for conformance with City standards, regulatory standards and industry standards.
Manage and participate in the development and administration of the Distribution
and Collection Division's annual budget; direct the forecast of additional funds
needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and
approve expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary.
Review divisional reports to ensure compliance with appropriate departmental and
City rules, regulations and policies as well as appropriate local, state and federal
Participate in the preparation and review of specifications for equipment and
Performs other duties as assigned.
Participate on a variety of boards and commissions; attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends, innovations, and regulations in the fields of water and wastewater systems and treatment.
Works with the Controller on accounts showing high consumption or costs. Oversees the notification of customers in arrears and turn on/off of water service as necessary.
Reviews building plans with customers and collects tap fees, as needed.
Approves the issuance of utility permits for private water/sewer repairs or replacement and recommends granting acceptance of private projects.
Compensation is $75,800 + DOQ. EOE.
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