Assistant General Manager / Engineer

Agency South Tahoe Public Utility District


The District

The South Tahoe Public Utility District (“District”) was established on September 28, 1950, (pursuant to Section 9 of “The Public Utility District Act”) with the purpose of supplying drinking water and providing sewage collection, treatment, and export to protect Tahoe’s delicate ecosystem.  The District’s vision is to maintain a dynamic organization that can quickly and proactively meet an ever increasing environment of regulations and scarce resources.  The District has a mission of furnishing its customers with reliable water and wastewater services, and providing those services safely, efficiently, and cost effectively.

Since 1989, to improve reliability, the District has completely replaced its headquarters building, Laboratory, Headworks, Biosolids Handling, Disinfection, and Final Pumping facilities at the WWTP, as well as export pipeline within the Tahoe Basin.  Ongoing CIP programs for the wastewater system include upgrades to collection system lift stations, concrete structure rehabilitation at the WWTP, recycled water pump station upgrades, and new recycled water irrigation facilities in Alpine County.

The District provides potable water to approximately 80% of the South Lake Tahoe area from a network of groundwater wells.  Ongoing CIP programs on the water system include firefighting infrastructure upgrades consisting primarily of upsizing water lines, and completing flow meter installations for approximately half of the residences in the service area that are still unmetered.

The Budget

The adopted 2014/15 fiscal year budget includes a total water and sewer operating budget of $22.5 Million and a capital project budget of $16.6 Million.  The projected ten-year engineered capital project budget is $103.6 Million.

The Position

The South Tahoe Public Utility District (“District”) is looking for a dynamic, results-oriented individual who works collaboratively to manage and direct the activities of the District.  As the District’s Chief Engineer, the individual will be responsible for overseeing the management of the Engineering Division, District-wide Plant Operations and Maintenance, Field Operations and Maintenance, Diamond Valley Ranch Water Reuse, Asset Management, and the Laboratory Divisions.

The District seeks a leader with strong management skills and experience performing legislative advocacy.  This position serves as key member of the District’s leadership team with significant involvement in overall District strategic planning and management.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in water and wastewater operations in order to ensure that all work is performed safely and all facilities are maintained in a safe condition.  The Assistant General Manager/Engineer reports to the General Manager, and acts as the General Manager in their absence.

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduation from an ABET accredited four-year college or university, with a degree in civil, environmental, or mechanical engineering.
  • Twelve (12) years progressively responsible experience in the design and operation of water and/or wastewater systems.
  • Five (5) years increasingly responsiblemanagement-level experience overseeing programs and technical and professional staff.
  • California Registration as a Professional Engineer.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Important Application Information

To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please visit the Koff & Associates website at to download an application (with supplemental questions) and to view the job posting and brochure.  Please mail or email the application, supplemental questions, cover letter, and resume by October 14, 2014 to:

Koff & Associates

Attention: Lori Worden

6400 Hollis Street, Suite 5

Emeryville, CA 94608

Following the closing date, application materials will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure.  The most qualified candidates will be invited to personal interviews with Koff & Associates.  South Tahoe Public Utility District will make the final decision regarding a candidate’s eligibility, however, applicants meeting the minimum requirements will not be guaranteed advancement in the process.  Applicants considered for appointment will be required to undergo a thorough background investigation.  Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following selection of the Assistant General Manager/Engineer.


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