Operations Manager

  • Cedar River Water & Sewer District
  • 18421 SE Petrovitsky Rd, Renton, Washington
  • Oct 02, 2022
Full Time Public Works Utilities Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $119,329 USD
  • Salary Top: $155,001
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Nov 07, 2022

Job Description

Operations Manager

Cedar River Water & Sewer District

Renton, Washington

Salary:  $119,329 - $155,001


Located in King County, Washington, Cedar River Water & Sewer District (CRWSD) is headquartered in the unincorporated area of Renton, among the neighboring cities of Maple Valley, Issaquah, and Covington. Just 11 miles south of Seattle on the south shore of Lake Washington, Renton is a thriving region that enjoys spectacular views of the Cascades, the Olympics, and Mount Rainier. Renton has a unique quality of life, a strong sense of community, and excellent personal opportunities for residents and businesses. Each community served by CRWSD offers year-round outdoor recreation, beautiful parks, and safe streets. With affordable housing, an excellent transportation system, and award-winning K-12 school systems, this region of the Puget Sound is one of the best areas in Washington to work and live!


Cedar River Water & Sewer District provides water and sewer service to approximately 8,300 water customers and 4,500 sewer customers. CRWSD runs on a 2022 budget of $11.6 million and a 2022 operations budget of $6.4 million. There are five departments with a total of 18 FTEs, with 11 FTEs on the operations side. The water service area covers approximately 36 square miles and includes portions of the City of Maple Valley, the City of Renton, the community of Fairwood, and a large area within unincorporated King County. There is a combined 7.1-million-gallon storage capacity made up of six tanks and approximately 146 miles of water main. The District purchases the majority of its drinking water from Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) under a 60-year water supply contract. CRWSD operates a seasonal well to supplement SPU supply. The sewer service area is located in the area surrounding the community of Fairwood, and southeast to Shady Lake. There is a total of 49 miles of sewer main and 3 lift stations. The District does not treat wastewater, however, it collects and conveys wastewater to King County’s Regional Treatment Facility.


The Operations Manager is responsible for supervising the field staff and overseeing day to day operations. The overall responsibility of the Operations Manager is to manage and direct the Operations Division to ensure compliance with state statutes, district goals, policies, resolutions, and applicable regulations to support high quality, cost-effective and dependable water and sewer service. The Operations Manager will report to the General Manager and will supervise the Operations Field Supervisor.


The ideal candidate will have ten (10) years of management experience in the water/sewer industry or equivalent combination of education and supervisory experience. The selected candidate must have a Water Distribution Manager 3 and Cross-Connection Control Specialist state certification, or must obtain certification within two (2) years of hire date.


For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The Cedar River Water & Sewer District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: November 7, 2022 (open until filled).

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