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Operations Manager
The Operations Manager is responsible to safely and efficiently manage and supervise a wide range of activities within the Lake Meridian Water District water system. This position is responsible for planning, scheduling, purchasing, supervising, organizing, water quality sampling, water treatment, manages maintenance, operations and public relations in all phases of the District’s operation and maintenance activities. Serves on a 24-hour duty roster. Part of the leadership team administering the overall functions of the District. Ensures effective and reliable water services are provided to customers throughout the District.

PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION AND RESUME TO: customerservice@lakemeridianwater.com
Position: Operations Manager
Organization: Lake Meridian Water District
Location: Kent,  WA 
United States
Salary: $9,386.36 - $11,544.04 monthly DOE
Posting Start Date: 3/14/2023
Date Posted: 3/14/2023
Requirements Essential Job Duties:
The following is a summary of the essential job duties for this position.  This summary is not all-inclusive and is subject to amendment and further modification by the District.
  • Assists with all management, operations and maintenance functions of water systems to achieve goals with available personnel and within budgeted funds; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments, reviews progress and directs changes in schedules as needed. Prepares performance evaluations, recommends hires, and makes disciplinary recommendations. 
  • Administers work rules and performance standards; ensures compliance with all District policies, regulations, safety, and health standards and all applicable administrative and operating procedures. 
  • Recommends and implements policies, standards and procedures for equipment, materials and installations for the efficient and effective operation and maintenance of water treatment and water distribution systems. 
  • Assists with the purchases of all vehicles, equipment and materials for maintenance and operations.  Prepares and/or participates in bidding and/or negotiation for major purchases to ensure timeliness and cost effectiveness. 
  • Assists with the resolution of problems or emergencies related to water systems; responds to sensitive or complex public inquiries or service complaints; represents the District at various meetings with the public or other agencies. 
  • Assists in the preparation of the operations and maintenance budget. 
  • Supervises and directs the maintenance and repair of water systems throughout the District; sets priorities and handles emergencies. 
  • Reviews work sites prior to start of work, check locates, determines erosion control, and meets permit requirements.  
  • Sets work priorities, monitors work in progress and completed assignments; ensures that work sites are returned to original condition or better. 
  • Performs all maintenance, operation and repair activities of assigned staff, responsible for the District’s Cross Connection Inspection Program. 
  • Performs plan review and project observation on developer and District projects. 
  • Communicates and coordinates with Operations Superintendent to insure smooth coordination between office and field personnel. 
  • Performs other related duties and special projects as required or assigned. 
  • Attends District Board of Commissioners Meetings 
Knowledge of:
  • Construction, maintenance and repair or water distribution, and water treatment.
  • Maintenance, repair and control of the District’s facilities and equipment.
  • Standards, specifications, rules and regulations for water construction, maintenance and repair.
  • Telemetry and instrumentation systems.
  • Water service operations during emergency situations.
  • Safety rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Construction specifications, regulations and procedures of state, county and local jurisdictions.
  • Thorough knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of water distribution and treatment plants.
  • Principles and practices of management and supervision.
  • Applicable computer and associated software applications.
  • District policies, procedures and operations.
  • Uni-directional water main flushing
  • Engineering principals 
Skill in:
  • Plan, organize and oversee assigned work programs, including monitoring work schedules, regulatory requirements, and progress reviews.
  • Prepare and supervise the accurate preparation and maintenance or reports and records of departmental activities.
  • Compiling research and developing recommended solutions to complex problems.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing with staff, co-workers, supervisors and the general public.
  • Preparing clear and concise written letters, memos and reports.
  • Managing competing workload priorities and meeting established deadlines.
  • Using various and job applicable computer hardware and software.
  • Working under tight deadlines. 
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job.  A typical way to obtain the necessary knowledge and abilities would be:
Five years progressively responsible supervisory experience in the maintenance, repair and operation of and water distribution system of a public utility or comparable construction experience.
High School diploma or equivalent and one year technical or engineering training in water technology.
Minimum Certification:
  • Water Distribution Manager III
  • Water Treatment Operator I
  • Cross Connection Control Specialist
  • First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Asbestos Certification
  • CDL Class A after 12 months
Working Conditions:
Duties are performed in the office and in the field.  Field work has exposure to extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time, confined spaces, automobile traffic, moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, and various tools and equipment.  Work involves exposure to gases, fumes, loud noise, chemicals and pesticides.  Subject to 24-hour call-out for emergencies, computer/telemetry problems, power outages, etc.
Physical Requirements:
This position typically requires reaching, standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, sitting, lifting, walking, pushing, pulling, carrying, grasping, finger dexterity, hearing, seeing, talking and repetitive motions.
Heavy Work:  occasionally lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 80 pounds and/or frequently lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 80 pounds.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/28/2023
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Organization Information
Lake Meridian Water District

Kent,  WA 98042
United States
(253) 631-3770
Brent Lewis