Chief Water Services Officer

Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Nov 06, 2017
Dec 01, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
**Chief Water Services Officer**

ID: **10462**

Pay Range:

Location: **Colorado Springs, CO**

Posting Close Date: **11/30/17**

Job Type: **Supervisor / Management**


**Chief Water Services Officer**

The Chief Water Services Officer provides executive leadership, strategic direction, and management to ensure that Colorado Springs Utilities' mission, vision, and values are implemented and followed. In this position, you will lead and manage division staff in the delivery of water and wastewater services to our community. The Chief Water Services Officer reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

**Responsibilities include:**

+ Serving as the Executive leader overall water and wastewater operations for Utilities including staffing, budgeting and managing day-to-day operations

+ Ensuring reliable supply and delivery of water and wastewater services

+ Participating on the officer team in setting overall strategic direction for Utilities

+ Leading the Water Services leadership team in setting the strategic direction for the Water Services division

+ Selecting, leading, directing and developing direct reports

+ Meeting with board members and community leaders

+ Analyzing operations to evaluate the performance of the division and staff and to determine areas for cost containment, reductions, and program improvements

+ Directs and coordinates operational and capital budgets to fund operations, maintain and improve infrastructure and increase efficiency

+ Establishing a culture where safe work performance is paramount where employees take personal responsibility for safety by caring for themselves, their co-workers and our community

+ Establishing a culture where no person is unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, or sexual orientation as well take positive steps to have a diverse workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force

**What will it take to be successful?** A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business or another professional degree along with 10+ years of utility experience and 5+ years of managerial/leadership experience is preferred. Specialization in water or wastewater experience beneficial. Additionally, you must have the ability to develop partnerships with our customers and provide Integrated and long-term strategic, operational and financial planning to ensure we are able to meet the water and wastewater needs of our community far into the future maintaining quality services and affordable rates.

**Why should you apply?** As a locally-owned, not-for-profit utility, we are solely focused on meeting the needs of our friends and neighbors. Community ownership means making investments in the place we call home. It means employees volunteering their personal time for local causes. It means hometown service. Most of all, it means giving our citizen-owners a voice in decisions and control of one of the best utilities in the nation. As a pioneer in providing four utility services (electric, gas, water, and wastewater) in one enterprise, we are dedicated to the place we call home by providing critical services to our community. Maybe that's one reason we are rated a top city in the nation to live, work and play! Our inclusive culture is defined by our six core values: Safety, People, Trust, Responsibility, Collaboration and Continuous Improvement.

**What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you...**

+ As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.

+ We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

+ We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!

**_Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities' effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force._**

**_Please note_** _:_ _All postings will close at_ **_11:59pm_** _on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled._ _Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education and training of the successful candidate._

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