The Olympia Public Works Department seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of Water Resources Planning and Engineering Supervisor with the Water Resources Line of Business. The selected individual will be responsible for providing an advanced level of technical expertise, project management, and program leadership within the context of utility-based water resource management. The individual will lead an eight-person team of multidisciplinary staff engaged in multiple and diverse projects as part of a work group providing integrated planning, engineering, and program development services for the City of Olympia's drinking water, wastewater, and storm and surface water utilities. The Supervisor will ensure the overall effectiveness and efficiency of ambitious City environmental programs. Seeking a candidate with leadership expertise in water resource engineering, natural resource management, and long-range planning.
Ideal Candidate Profile The ideal candidate will have the following critical attributes:
Bring an in-depth understanding of municipal utility infrastructure and its management.
Be able to effectively and efficiently facilitate decisions regarding complex utility engineering, policy, regulatory, operational, planning and financial responsibilities.
Possess outstanding leadership qualities and a combination of personal characteristics including integrity, compassion, courage, enthusiasm, good judgment, and a sense of humor.
Have strong core values for public service and a vision of sustainability.
Build and support effective, dynamic staff and work teams while fostering a trust-based work environment.
Create strong relationships within the City, the community, the region, and state.
Demonstrate forethought and leadership. Work with staff to create a vision, goals and strategies for the future.
Have the ability to clearly and effectively communicate with diverse audiences, both verbally and in writing.
Submit a resume and cover letter by attaching them to your electronic application.
The cover letter must be no more than two pages long and include specific examples of how you meet the Ideal Candidate Profile above.
The recruitment will be open until filled. In order to be considered for the first round of interviews, submit your application by May 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Only electronic applications are accepted.
Bachelor's degree in a field directly related to Water Resources and four years progressively responsible management or supervisory experience in Water Resources is required.
Municipal or other public sector experience in the water resources field is preferred.
Professional Engineering license and/or completion of graduate level program in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Planning or related field is preferred.
Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License.
About City of Olympia
Olympia is located in a scenic waterfront setting at the southern tip of Puget Sound and enjoys a temperate marine climate. The City is routinely recognized in reputable rankings for its livability. Olympia is also within easy driving distance of major national parks, the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade and Olympic Mountains and the urban centers of Seattle, Portland and Vancouver BC.As state capitol of Washington State, Olympia is home to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of State government.Olympia was incorporated in 1859 and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2009. Olympia is a Council-Manager city, with a seven member City Council including an elected Mayor. The City Manager has executive authority to oversee and manage municipal services and operations.