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Human Resources Manager

Why Alderwood Water & Wastewater District?


Alderwood Water & Wastewater District’s (AWWD) mission is to provide clean, reliable water and wastewater services for a healthy community.  As an organization we strive to build and maintain a system that will function for the next 100 years and beyond.  We protect the natural environment, conserve water resources, and provide critical services every day.  Spanning 45 square miles in southwest Snohomish County, we are the largest special purpose water/wastewater district in the State of Washington.  
The District’s strategic plan includes the following strategies: ‘serve you today’, ‘plan for tomorrow’, ‘protect our water supply’, ‘manage our information and our physical assets’, and ‘build a learning organization’.  Our staff are engaged in updating the tools and methods we use to serve a growing community more efficiently and effectively.
"Planning for the long tomorrow" is AWWD's guiding principle.  We act on our decisions and prioritize our resources and programs based on the impact to our customers and community today and for the next 100 years.  


The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District (AWWD) is accepting applications for a Human Resources Manager within the Administrative Services Department. 
The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District (AWWD) is seeking a Manager for its HR work group. Located in the midst of the fast-growing Puget Sound region, AWWD is increasing its staffing levels to handle both the expansion and replacement of its infrastructure. With its current 147-employee staff budgeted to grow and given AWWD’s commitment to employee training and development, the next HR Manager will play a vital role in moving the organization’s efforts forward. This position will supervise two HR Analyst positions, one of which will be dedicated to training coordination and development. The group will also be responsible for recruitment and selection, benefits administration, compensation analysis, employee engagement and relations, collective bargaining, and performance management practices.
The ideal candidate will have experience leading an HR work group within the public sector. This individual will have acquired hands-on expertise in managing recruitment and selection processes, salary surveys, job analysis, collective bargaining, employee relations, employee training and development, and work performance evaluation. The obtainment of an HR-related certification is desired and demonstrates a commitment to one’s career as a HR professional. Continuous process evaluation of and continual improvement to our business work processes are goals and expectations throughout the entire organization.
The outgoing incumbent in this position successfully prioritize the multiple demands of providing a wide variety of HR expertise to a work force that is situated at three different work sites, two of which are located within a quarter of a mile of each other. A commitment to employee outreach at each of those locations in order to meet with employees will serve the selected candidate in this position well in the years to come.
The successful candidate who emerges from this recruitment and selection process will have an opportunity to make a profound impact on the current and future success of an organization that has been in existence since 1931, providing the vital resource of water, as well as the service of wastewater collection, to an expanding community of more than 250,000 customers. It is an employment opportunity that offers both tremendous challenge and career reward.
Please see the complete job description for further details on the tasks and responsibilities for this position.
The pay range for this position is $113,630 - $152,339 annually, with a starting pay range of $113,630 - $131,601, dependent upon experience and qualifications.
The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District provides an array of employee benefits that we feel contribute to an overall desirable compensation package for employees. While employed with AWWD, you will participate in the Washington State PERS retirement program. We also offer a 457 deferred compensation plan with a 4% employer match (2022 adopted amount and subject to annual change), voluntary participation in a ROTH IRA plan, a medical benefit opt-out incentive paid into a Retirement Health Savings account, two options for health and welfare benefits (one plan at no cost to employees and one plan with a 6% employee premium share (2022 adopted amount and subject to annual change)), dental and vision plans for full-time regular employees at no employee expense, access to EAP services, a robust Wellness program, participation in a Commute Trip Reduction program and Employee Assistance program.

Application Process

This position will remain open until filled. Please submit all application materials including a cover letter and resume by Sunday, June 18, at 11:59 pm to be considered during the first review of applicants.  Visit www.awwd.com/careers for a complete job description and to apply online.  The timeline for this hiring process is:
  • Candidates invited to interview will be notified the week of June 19th.
  • Interviews are tentatively schedule the week of June 26th.
For questions, clarifications, or other information please contact HR Department at (425) 582-1903.  Prior to employment, a criminal history background check and reference checks will be conducted on the top candidates. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains policies for a drug-free and smoke-free work environment.
Position: Human Resources Manager
Organization: Alderwood Water & Wastewater District
Location: Lynnwood,  WA 
United States
Salary: $113,630 - $152,339 annually
Posting Start Date: 5/22/2023
Date Posted: 5/22/2023
Status: This listing expires on: 7/6/2023
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Alderwood Water & Wastewater District
3626 - 156th St SW

Lynnwood,  WA 98087
United States
(425) 741-7931
Sheileen Lopez