Field Operations Manager - Eagle River Water & Sanitation District

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:38 PM | Diana Denwood (Administrator)

This position directs the operation, installation, maintenance, repair, expansion, and relocation of a complex distribution and collection system with 73 pressure zones, 161 pressure reducing valves, 268 miles of water main, 1,938 fire hydrants, 210 miles of sanitary sewer main, and 6,338 manholes. We are looking for someone who is equally comfortable on a construction site or working in the field as they are setting departmental goals, organizing work, and recognizing their peers. Technical expertise, field experience, direct communication, strategy development, and an eye for process improvement are integral to success in this role.

Why work for us? The work you will do as a Field Operations Manager provides a vital resource to our community that everyone can use and benefit from. Not to mention our excellent benefits, housing program, opportunities to learn, attend conferences, trainings, and opportunities to work outside regularly in a place with some pretty incredible views.


  • EXPERIENCE: Associate’s degree or Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Construction Management, Water Resources, or related field and minimum five years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Firm knowledge of methods, practices and procedures relevant to the operation, maintenance, and construction of collection and distribution systems with the ability to interpret engineering and technical specifications and drawings.
  • LICENSES: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Collection III certification and Distribution III certification or an Engineering Degree with a Professional Engineers License strongly preferred.
  • LEADERSHIP: Experience in leading and coordinating of people in a team-based environment required. The ability to work as a member of a team is a must. Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Organizational skills and ability to prioritize, develop directives and deadlines, and manage process of all projects. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects. Ability to research and resolve issues, work with minimal supervision. Excellent time management and organizational skills are a must.
  • STRATEGY: Experience developing strategy and articulating departmental vision and goals required.
  • RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT: Must be able to build and maintain strong relationships with other district departments, and local, and state agencies. Coordination and collaboration skills are essential. Positive attitude and an ability to work honestly, and with integrity required. The ability to work as a member of a team is a must.
  • COMMUNICATION: Must be able to tactfully, directly, respectfully, and professionally communicate in English, both written and verbal. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Demonstrated public speaking skills required, including the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, board of directors, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • REGULATORY COMPLIANCE: A thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations relative to safety, collection and distribution operations, and maintenance required.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Proficient in use of office equipment. Some Information System experience necessary. Computer proficiency required; Windows, Word, and Excel. Experience working with Cityworks or other CMMS preferred.
  • SCHEDULE: Works Monday – Friday from 7:00 – 3:30 regularly and is able to respond in emergency situations to support the Field Operations team.

The pay range for this role is $86,000 to $128,910. Hiring range depends on qualifications.

For full details and to apply, visit our job posting.

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