The Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) is an enterprise activity of the Municipality of Anchorage, providing services through joint management of distinct regulated utilities for water service (Anchorage Water Utility) and wastewater service (Anchorage Sewer Utility). AWWU is renowned nationally and internationally throughout the industry for its excellence in management and its commitment to ensuring reliable service, safeguarding public health, and protecting the environment, long into the future.
The Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility is recruiting for the position of Treatment Division Director. The Treatment Division Director reports to the General Manager as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team. The Treatment Division Director performs high-level administrative management direction and control for the Treatment Division’s water production, treatment and distribution facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, laboratory services and industrial pretreatment program. Manages, coordinates and sets policies and procedures, goals, and objectives regarding Treatment Division programs, functions and projects. Prepares and/or supervises preparation of the Treatment Division’s annual operating and capital budgets, and monitors expenses. Coordinates programs or division activities, as required, with various boards, community groups, consultants, contractors, regulatory agencies and the general public.
We are looking for an individual with proven leadership, management, and interpersonal skills, who embraces a collaborative and collegial environment. The position requires excellent judgment, integrity, and intelligence, as well as the ability to address multiple tasks and activities with competing priorities in a dynamic environment. The successful applicant will possess superb communication skills to promote excellence through innovation and inspire staff to continuous improvement in efficiency and service. Demonstration of these skills from experience in a public utility environment or similar industrial operations will be important in the selection process.
The Municipality of Anchorage offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a choice of health insurance plans, life insurance, vision, audio, dental, and Long Term and Short Term Disability plans. There is a voluntary 401k and 457 Deferred Compensation plan. Annual leave is accrued at various rates depending on the length of service with the Municipality of Anchorage. The Municipality is a member of the Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS). This position is appointed by the Mayor and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor. For more information about the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility, please visit our website at www.awwu.biz. The Municipality of Anchorage is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
To apply, e-mail your letter of interest, detailed résumé, and at least three references to the AWWU Administrative Services Director at: Alyssa.Farrar@awwu.biz.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in an appropriate field, and five (5) years of experience in the field, or an equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Must have a valid driver’s license at the time of hire. For all applicants, employment is conditional based on a satisfactory background check which includes criminal, education, and employment history.
Appropriate experience may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis, which provides the expertise to effectively perform the duties of the position.
About Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility
The Anchorage Water and Wastewater (AWWU) is the largest water and wastewater utility in Alaska. AWWU currently serves the Municipality of Anchorage, extending from Eklutna to as far south as Girdwood. Although they share one workforce, AWWU operates as two separate economic and regulated entities: the Anchorage Water Utility (AWU) and the Anchorage Wastewater Utility (ASU). AWWU owns and operates five treatment facilities (two water and three wastewater), over 1,600 miles of pipe, and over 325,000 square feet of facility space distributed throughout the Municipality. The certificated water service area covers 130.4 square miles in three distinct geographic areas: Northern Communities, the Anchorage Bowl, and the Girdwood Valley. Estimates place the water service population at nearly 300,000 people and over 56,000 customers.