Job Description

This position works under the general supervision of the General Manager and directs the construction, operations and maintenance activities of the Operations Division, including the water supply sources, treatment facilities, and the pumping and distribution system.  It exercises full supervision over the Water Treatment and Distribution Sections; evaluates work performance and makes decisions in selection, discharge, and personnel actions; responsible for operation of the Board’s Safety Management Plan; assumes division fiscal responsibility by participating in the preparation of and operating within an approved annual budget.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions

1.     Exercises management over the Operations Division resulting in the efficient use of equipment, materials and labor and effective asset management

2.     Prepares  reports, calculations, studies, and analyses related to water treatment plant functions, water system operations, maintenance and improvements

3.     Recommends and develops objectives, plans, and policy changes to reflect emerging needs for operations and regulatory compliance

4.     Prepares and maintains operations risk management and emergency action plans

5.     When assigned by the General Manager, acts as utility liaison for consultant-prepared or contractor-constructed projects

6.     Coordinates and administers utility safety program

7.     Develops specifications and administers the purchasing of capital equipment and materials

8.     Manages lands within the watersheds controlled by the Water Board for water quality assurance and timber production

9.     Assumes division fiscal responsibility by participating in the preparation of and operating within an approved annual budget

10.   Demonstrates exemplary leadership and maintains positive, cooperative, and effective working relationships with Water Board staff, other organizations, and the general public

11.   Follows all federal and Oregon OSHA safety rules and procedures for work areas

Auxiliary Job Functions – Provides assistance to other personnel as workload and staffing levels dictate, maintains knowledge and proficiency by attending training and meetings, and reading materials; maintains work areas and vehicles in a clean and orderly manner


MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION – A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the practice of water utility treatment and distribution operations and maintenance; two years of supervisor experience or education; graduation from senior high school or GED program; graduation from a two-year college or university with an  Associate’s Degree in Science, Water System or Civil Engineering Technology, or related field.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND ABILITIES –  Extensive knowledge of regulations, methods and techniques as applied to construction, operations and maintenance of municipal water treatment and distribution systems; skill in making computations and estimates,  ability to critically review varied types of professional and sub-professional engineering products; ability to develop and administer public works contracts in compliance with public purchasing laws; proficient with application software and use of personal computers; ability to formulate and administer programs which optimize asset management; ability to develop and maintain a positive, team-oriented working relationship with Water Board staff; maintains a professional appearance; maintains a courteous attitude toward customers and the general public; or satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the above duties

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES – Possession of a valid Oregon driver’s license and acceptable driving record at time of hire; Oregon Water Treatment and Distribution Level III Certifications within 18 months of employment.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS – Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Business Administration or related field

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements of Position – While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, bend, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects, tools, or controls; the position requires mobility on uneven and varying terrain; duties may infrequently require moving of materials weighing up to 25 pounds; manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50 percent of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment; other activity and types of duties performed require ability to use personal protective equipment such as respirator mask, steel-toed boots, chaps, etc.

Work Environment

Working Conditions – Usual office working conditions – the noise level in the work area is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises; frequently, duties take place outside buildings with exposure to all types of weather conditions on a year‑round basis, including exposure to traffic, dirt, oil, grease, fumes, noise, and chemicals; entry into confined spaces is required on an infrequent basis; position is subject to emergency on‑call response after normal duty hours on a rotational and as-needed basis; may require working on weekends and holidays; as employees in this position must be readily available in a timely manner to address operational and customer service needs, a residency requirement applies to this position which requires new employees to obtain permanent residency that provides a 40 minute response time to the Water Board Service Center at 2305 Ocean Blvd., Coos Bay, Oregon  97420 prior to the end of the trial period.

Hiring Process


Download an employment application from our website at (click employment opportunities)

Applications, resumes and additional information should be emailed to

Applications can be faxed to us at 541-269-5370

Blank Applications can be obtained by contacting Karen Parker at 541-267-3128 Ext. 231 or

First consideration of applications will be reviewed on April 5, 2021 - position is open until filled


 11 annual vacation days

 11 paid holidays

  6 annual administrative leave days

  Sick leave:  8 hours per month unlimited accrual

  Health, vision and dental insurance (over 90% employer paid)

  Retirement plan:  401(a) Defined Contribution Plan

  457 Deferred Compensation Program

  Life Insurance

  Long Term Disability