The District and Reuse Facilities
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.
The Harvey Place Dam and Reservoir replaced the Indian Creek Reservoir as the District’s storage reservoir in 1989. The new facility is designed to contain all District wastewater effluent as well as maximum flood flow. The system includes diversions and ditches to supply certain land owners with reclaimed wastewater from the treatment plant. Throughout the summer released water is used for irrigation.
These reuse facilities are located in the Diamond Valley, Wade Valley, and Fredericksburg areas. Harvey Place Reservoir has a capacity of 3,800 acre-feet of water, including the normal storage of 3,000 acre-feet of reclaimed water and 800 acre-feet of flood water. There is an additional 250 acre-feet of dead storage.
The adopted 2014/15 fiscal year budget includes a total water and sewer operating budget of $22.5 Million. The 2014/15 operating budget for the Diamond Valley Ranch Department is $909,000. A $6-7 Million Diamond Valley Ranch recycled water project is expected to begin next fiscal year.
The South Tahoe Public Utility District (“District”) is looking for a dynamic, results-oriented individual who works collaboratively to manage, direct, and participate in the operations and maintenance of the District’s recycled water facilities in Alpine County, California; to manage and participate in maintaining the fresh water recreational fishery, the recycled water storage reservoir, and the District’s Diamond Valley Ranch property; and to serve as a District liaison with all stakeholders.
The Water Reuse Manager receives direction from the Assistant General Manager/Engineer, employs sound organizational principles, and utilizes management best practices to direct and manage departmental strategies, programs, ordinances, policies, decisions, and other actions adopted by the Board of Directors or identified by the Assistant General Manager/Engineer and General Manager.
- High school graduate or equivalent.
- Eight (8) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of water or wastewater facilities or regulatory compliance concerning water or wastewater issues, including three (3) years of supervisory/management experience.
- Possession of at least one of the following, or the ability to obtain one within 18 months of the date of assignment: California Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Grade II Water Treatment Operator, Grade II Water Distribution Operator, Grade II Collection Systems Maintenance Certificate, or Grade II Maintenance Technologist Certificate, or with a 4-year college degree in a related field, a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Specialist certificate.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license.
Important Application Information
To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please visit the Koff & Associates website at www.koffassociates.com 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 Water Reuse Manager.