Water Production Manager

Job Title: Water Production Manager

Department: Public Works

Hours: Full Time

Job Description:

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The Water Production Manager is a single-position mid-manager classification. Under limited direction within a framework of overall goals and objectives, this position oversees water quality, operations support activities and the City’s plant operations and pumping activities. Assignments are given in general terms and subject to review upon completion. There is significant latitude for discretion and independent judgment to achieve overall goals and objectives of areas of responsibility.  This classification is distinguished from other managers within the city by the specific responsibility for ensuring water quality compliance during operations and maintenance activities as well as ensuring water production activities are carried out in such a way to meet customer needs. This classification is distinguished from the Operations Superintendent in that the latter has an overall administrative responsibility for all operations and maintenance activities of the city water system and provides direction to this classification. The work requires this employee to be on-call 24/7 for emergencies. The employee must perform all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures, and safety policies.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • High school diploma or GED required and possession of an bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, biology, chemistry, or a related field or a certificate from a technical program specializing in Water; and
  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in the operation of water treatment plants and distribution systems or in water quality planning and equivalent environmental engineering, including three (3) years of lead experience directing the work of others in the field. Supervisory experience strongly desired.
  • Minimum of six (6) years hands on surface water treatment plant operation preferred. 
  • Minimum of three (3) years water distribution field experience.


  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Necessary Special Requirement

  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Obtain a Class B CDL and air-break endorsement within 6 months of hire.
  • Have a Class III IBOL Water Treatment Operator License or the ability to obtain one within 6 months.
  • Have an IBOL Class II Operator License for Water Distribution or be able to obtain within 12 months of hire.
  • Test for available upgrades for IBOL Water Distribution Operator and/or Water Treatment Operator licenses within one year of qualifying.
  • Must be insurable under the City’s motor vehicle insurance policy.
  • Must be able to perform daily duties without supervision.
  • Must be able to respond within 30 minutes when on-call.

Essential Physical Abilities

  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, communicate with other employees and the public, and discern warning or emergency alarms, including vehicle backup warnings.
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions, technical manuals, and related diagrams, read meters and gauges, and discern color-coded equipment indicators.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a motor vehicle, operate a personal computer, operate manual valve, and pump controls, operate a variety of power and hand tools, and to adjust equipment.
  • Sufficient body strength, mobility, agility, flexibility, and stamina to lift and move 50 pounds regularly and 100 pounds occasionally, and balance to perform operation and maintenance tasks which require bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, twisting, climbing, and working on ladders, working in enclosed spaces, and working in a treatment plant environment
  • Maintain a physical size that allows the person to enter a confined space with a circumference as small of 24 inches, unassisted.

Benefits: The City of McCall offers a comprehensive benefits package including a medical benefit plan, dental and vision plans, a PERSI Retirement Plan, voluntary deferred compensation plans, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Visit our benefits page to read up on the full benefits the City of McCall provides.

Starting range will vary depending on the applicant’s experience and qualifications. The City of McCall is an EOE/DFW/IVP.  

The selected candidate is subject to a background check and post-offer/pre-employment drug screen. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

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