Utilities Operations and Maintenance Manager

  • Location: California - Sacramento Valley
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #210

Operational Technical Services (OTS) is one of the fastest growing private water and wastewater utility staffing providers in the country. We provide certified water treatment, distribution, wastewater treatment, collections, engineering, laboratory, water quality, maintenance, and training professionals to municipalities, special districts, and private utilities throughout the country. OTS offers temporary, temp to hire, direct hire and emergency on-call opportunities including great benefits.


Operational Technical Services, (OTS), is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colors, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Description

LOCATION: Central Valley

POSITION: Utilities Operations and Maintenance Manager

CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Treatment Plant and Distribution System certifications are desirable. Registration as a professional engineer in California is desirable
JOB SUMMARY: This is an executive management position that requires setting policies and directions of multiple divisions. This position will provide the Director of Utilities with assistance in the development and administration of City programs, and implementation through subordinate staff; manage the assessment, planning, development, and implementation of multiple water resource, water quality, and related public utility operations, maintenance, and projects. This position will provide technical support as assigned and coordinate with regulatory agencies from Federal to local level assuring compliance. This positions will require leadership role in multiple aspects

SCHEDULE: TBD Based off company needs. Must be able to work standby, holidays, weekends and overtime as required.

SALARY: Ranges from $58.05 to $76.16 based off of experience + Benefits

  • Assist with development, administration and implementation of assigned department programs
  • Recommend solutions to major technical problems while preparing reports that recommend changes in organizational design and measures to improve efficiency
  • Responsible for long range resource and utility planning functions and activities for the utilities that position the City to make prudent long term resource and utility management decisions resulting in solutions for utility challenges
  • Contribute, coordinate and manage staff performing work under professional service agreements in data collection, system performance analysis, plan formulation, specific project identification and implementation for a wide range of utility programs and improvement projects
  • Plan, organize, develop monitor, and measure performance of water resource, water quality, and public utility programs.
  • Manage complex projects or functions including goal development, priorities assignment and policies and procedures recommendation and implementation
  • Participate in the development and monitoring compliance with federal, state, local and regional acts, rules and regulations related to water resources and water quality policies and plans
  • Documents preparation for program development and outreach plans, requests for professional service firm qualifications and proposals, utility improvement project progress reports, Council reports, as well as correspondence with regulatory agencies
  • Prepare and present complex technical administrative, financial, analytical and statistical reports
  • Agreements administration with neighboring agencies and private service providers
  • Administer large (multi-million dollar) consultant and procurement contracts, review consultant and contractor invoices, payments and change order processes
  • Lead water resource and water quality programs such as in regional resource management, water acquisition, water reuse, water development, water reclamation, pollution prevention, and wastewater treatment programs, and other utility related programs as required
  • Assume leadership role to accomplish City objectives and manage regional water issues with other agencies
  • Lead the Department's Emergency Operation Center
  • Facilitate the development of, negotiations for and participation in partnering agreements, collaborative arrangements and related multi-agency groups associations or professional organizations to meet city utility and resource management objectives
  • Develop procedures to maximize efficiency
  • Track state of the art utility management programs and practices as directed and work with operations and maintenance staff and other departments as necessary to introduce system improvements into the city's utility services, where appropriate and beneficial
  • Budget preparation and administration including expense authorization, grants monitoring and contracts administration
  • Consultant selection for studies or designs and recruitment for positions ranging from entry level to senior management
  • Problem solving assistance and rules interpretation assistance
  • Work with Engineering and Business Services to improve asset identification and management
  • Implement and manage performance measures to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Performs other duties as assigned by direct supervisor


  • CEQA/NEPA processes and compliance requirements as related to maintaining utility facilities
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in organizational development, water resources planning, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, environmental management, or a related field is required
  • Master’s degree and professional registration or certification in a water resources or water quality related field is desirable
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English (verbally and written)
  • Valid Class C Driver’s License
  • Six years of increasingly responsible managerial, operational and analytical experience in water resource, water quality, and directly related utility planning and management, including at least four years demonstrated experience in directing operations and maintenance activities, is required


  • Employee frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. Employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Employee must regularly lift and or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds
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