Assistant General Manager, Operations - Water

City of Ventura, CA - Ventura, CA

Ventura Water envisions itself as an “innovative leader enhancing the vitality of Ventura.” The staff of over 100 people proudly provides local, reliable, and quality services for current customers and plans for future generations. Ventura Water provides integrated water and wastewater services to 113,000 customers with approximately 32,000 service connections. Ventura’s drinking water sources are currently all local and its reclamation facility treats more than 7M gallons daily from homes and businesses.

Current projects include: 

  • $17M Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project
  • $50M State Water Interconnection Project
  • $177M VenturaWaterPure Project (Potable Reuse)
  • $1.78M North Bank Lift Station Upgrades
  • $10.4M Digester Improvements at Ventura Water Reclamation Facility

The Assistant General Manager - Operations directs all water and wastewater operations and services for Ventura Water, including input into current and future capital projects. In addition, this individual establishes and maintains the warehousing functions for the department; directs, plans, organizes, integrates, controls, and evaluates all efficiency programming that includes energy efficiency, emergency management, and asset maintenance and management system. Finally, the AGM - Operations manages the field customer service functions; and designs and implements programs and services that promote Ventura Waters’ position and further its customer service goals and objectives. May act as the General Manager in that individual’s absence. This position is designated as “at will.” “At will” employees serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and are subject to discharge without cause and without the right of appeal.

Candidates must have a combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, ocean engineering, environmental engineering, urban planning, or a closely related field and five years of progressively responsible leadership experience in public works management, infrastructure strategic planning, water resources management or federal, public or private utility management, including experience supervising professional-level positions. A Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable.

Apply on-line by March 29, 2019 at For questions and inquiries, please contact: Cindy Krebs or Sherrill Uyeda at (562) 901-0769. Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Salary Range: $125,475 - $168,138 per year, DOQ, with a 2.25% increase on 7/13/19. Compensation also includes an attractive benefits package.

Posted On: Friday, February 22, 2019

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