Superintendent of Operations

El Toro Water District - Lake Forest, CA

Established in 1960 under the provisions of the State of California Water Code, the El Toro Water District (ETWD) provides high quality drinking water, reliable wastewater collection and treatment, and recycled water for approximately 50,000 people in the City of Laguna Woods and portions of the Cities of Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo and Aliso Viejo.

ETWD’s five-member, publicly elected Board of Directors are responsible for the District’s policies and strategic decision making. Day-to-day operations are directed and supervised by the General Manager. ETWD is currently staffed by 60 full-time professionals. ETWD has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, District of Distinction, and 2019 Top Work Places. 

The Operations Division includes seven sections: Transmission & Distribution, Pump Stations, Vehicle Maintenance, Field Customer Service and Wastewater Treatment, Regulatory and Electrical. The Superintendent of Operations plans, organizes, manages, and directs the work of the 39 employees who support construction, maintenance, repair and operation of the District water, wastewater and recycled water systems. The ideal candidate is an effective and inspirational leader who helps employees achieve their professional goals. This individual will be adept at creating and managing budgets and will enjoy working in an innovative, team-oriented environment where independent action is encouraged and effective communication is expected. The best qualified candidates will have water, recycled water and/or sewer experience.

Qualifying Education & Experience:

To qualify for this position, candidates must have ten years of experience in the construction, maintenance, repair, and/or operation of water distribution, sewer collection and/or sewer treatment facilities, five of which have been in a supervisory capacity. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university or college in business administration, public administration, civil engineering or a related field is desired.

The following certifications and licenses are also required for this position:

  • Grade 4 Water Distribution Operator Certificate from the State Water Resources Control Board (Grade 5 preferred)
  • T2 Water Treatment Certificate from the State Water Resources Control Board
  • Valid California driver’s license

Salary: $115,851 to $162,207, DOQ, plus an excellent benefits package.

Apply on-line at by September 18, 2020. For questions and inquiries, please contact Cindy Krebs at or (562) 901-0769.

Posted On: Monday, August 31, 2020

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