Operations & Facilities Director

LOTT Clean Water Alliance
Olympia, WA

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Operations and Facilities Director serves on LOTT’s Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the activities of LOTT’s wastewater and reclaimed water treatment facilities, ensuring LOTT’s compliance with regulatory agencies and that appropriate health and safety measures are established and carried out in operations and maintenance.


Essential Functions:  With direct support from the Operations Manager, Facilities Manager, Safety Manager, and Asset Manager, the responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

·         Provide leadership and engage in strategic thinking to develop and implement utility and operational goals, objectives, and policies

·         Positively lead, manage, guide, and oversee all sections assigned to the Operations and Facilities Division: Operations, Maintenance, Control Systems, Process Control, Environmental Compliance/Laboratory, Pretreatment, Security, Safety, and Asset Management

·         Directly support capital improvements, programs, and services for enhancement of treatment functions and staff facilities

·         Oversee treatment management of wastewater collection, treatment, and reuse facilities

·         Determine the need for possible changes in treatment methods or processes based on interpretation of data from operating reports, studies, and lab tests

·         Participate in the preparation of the Operations and Facilities Division budget and exercise control over the expenditure of funds

·         Foster cooperative working relationships and coordinate Division efforts with projects and actions of other LOTT Divisions

·         Represent the Division in meetings with the LOTT Board of Directors, other governmental agencies/LOTT Partners, contractors, consultants, business and industrial groups, regulators, and the public

·         Develop strategies to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and long-range planning of LOTT operations

       Education/Experience:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in biology, chemistry, public administration, engineering, or related field; at least ten years of progressively responsible experience in the operation or management of water, wastewater, or recycled water systems; at least five years of increasingly responsible management-level experience.

Any combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job may be substituted for the foregoing requirements.


      Desired Experience/Qualifications: Experience working with environmental regulations, asset management, field crews, and/or management of diverse skill groups such as those found in public works; Certifications in a related field including a Washington State Wastewater Operator Group III or IV Certificate issued by Washington State Department of Ecology.


·         State of Washington Department of Retirement Systems PERS Plans

·         Full family Medical, Dental, Vision benefit programs

·         Paid Time Off

·         Holiday Pay

·         HRA VEBA Account

Does this sound like the job for you? Visit our website at www.lottcleanwater.org for the position description and application.