Website City of Pittsburg

JOB TITLE:  Water Utilities Manager

AGENCY:   City of Pittsburg

LOCATION:   Pittsburg, California

FILING DEADLINE:  December 5, 2022

SALARY RANGE:  $147,936.00 – $179,820.00 Annually plus Hiring Bonus up to $20,000

About the City of Pittsburg

With a population of around 70,000, located on the southern shore of the Suisun Bay in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area in eastern Contra Costa County, the City of Pittsburg is located just a short BART ride from San Francisco and is strategically located near several prestigious higher education institutions, such as UC Berkeley and UC Davis, and is the home of Los Medanos College, the sixth ranked community college in the nation. Pittsburg offers deep water channel access, two BART Stations, and an active community expected to grow by nearly 20,000 over the next two decades. The Pittsburg real estate market is diverse. Housing prices are still among the best in the area, and with the best commute time in East Contra Costa County. Rental housing prices are also among the best deals in the County.

The Position

Under administrative direction, plans, manages, organizes, and directs the activities of the water utility operations, including treatment, recycled water supply, water management plans, conservation efforts, water and sewer rates/charges, and other water supply options. Coordinates and supervises activities related to the maintenance of the water treatment plant equipment, wells, facilities, and reservoirs. Coordinates activities with other operating divisions, departments, and outside agencies and organizations. Performs other duties as required.

The Ideal Candidate

The Water Utilities Manager is the administrative management level class responsible for directing and overseeing all activities involved in water treatment and distribution, including: repair and alteration of infrastructure and equipment, supervising the work of subordinates, maintaining water quality, water production, and the maintenance of plant, associated wells, and reservoirs to ensure an adequate and safe water supply to the City, and for providing professional assistance in developing and implementing the policies, procedures and plans of water utilities. This classification is distinguished from the Director of Public Works in that the Water Utilities Manager is responsible for managing activities of water utilities operations. The Director of Public Works is responsible for overall management of the department.

Key Attributes and Characteristics

·         Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinate staff.

·         Supervise and participate in the establishment of goals, objectives, and methods for evaluating achievement and performance levels.

·         An effective manager of projects and people. A team builder and collaborator that exhibits leadership and a positive presence while building and maintaining effective relationships with a diverse staff and community population.

·         Plan, organize, interpret, lay out, assign, and schedule technical and maintenance programs.

·         Analyze complex maintenance and construction issues.

·         Interpret and apply applicable laws, codes, and regulations.

·         Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Considerable education, training and experience which would demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks and possession of the following knowledge and abilities. The required knowledge and abilities would typically be acquired through education and experience equivalent to:

·         A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, biology, chemistry, or related field, and five years of increasingly responsible experience in water distribution and water treatment including three years in a supervisory capacity.

·         Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C California driver’s license and maintain proof of auto liability insurance. Possession of a T-4 Water Treatment Operator certification from the California State Department of Public Health, and possession of a California Department of Public Health D4 Distribution Operator Certification.

·         Physically and mentally capable of performing the functions of the job, including but not limited to those summarized in Typical Tasks.

For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at:

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please electronically submit your cover letter, resume, and a list of five

professional references (references will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) at:

Resumes should reflect years and months of employment, positions held, as well as size of staff and projects you have managed.

For additional information, please contact:

Edna Swaim at (510) 345-4280



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