The Gull Lake Sewer + Water Authority is seeking an Executive Director as the current Director is retiring after 30+ years. Reporting to a 4-person Board of Directors, the Executive Director will plan, direct, manage and oversee the Gull Lake Sewer + Water Authority’s activities, operations and long-term planning.
Position open until filled. No walk-ins or phone calls accepted.
The Position will:
Manage the development and implementation of the Authority’s goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the existing and future public sewer and water facilities.
Plan, direct, coordinate and review work plans and work schedules for assigned programs and services.
Oversee engineering development and project implementation for capital improvements.
Provide personnel management and direction, and develop measures for continuous improvement.
Provide public relations for both internal and external customers, working in liaison with neighboring municipalities and representation of the Authority in the broader community.
Develop the annual operations and capital budget, including annual updating of the Asset Management plan, aligning the plan with the long-term goals and objectives, including implementation of the fiscal components.
Recommend, establish and enforce Authority Board policy
Recommend and update Sewer + Water Use Ordinances.
Oversee and administer the numerous Authority contracts and commitments.
The ideal candidate will have:
4-years prior utility management experience or equivalent, including supervisory and administrative experience.
4-year college degree or equivalent, or obtain 4-year relevant degree within six-years from hiring.
Demonstrated IT / GIS / Excel capability and understanding of integration of data within GIS.
Demonstrated / documented proficiency in utility project management.
Demonstrated / documented proficiency in writing and public presentation of complex issues.
General Engineering + Customer Service practices and understanding.
Knowledge of Water and Wastewater infrastructure issues / function.
Ability to present concise ideas and recommendations to Board and to Public.
Created in 1980 by the Townships of Ross, Richland, Barry and Prairieville, the Authority collects wastewater from over 2400 customers in northeastern Kalamazoo County, Michigan, using a network of over 50 miles of collector sewers, 36 pumping stations and associated trunk sewers. All wastewater flows to the City of Kalamazoo's Regional Facility for treatment and final disposal. The Authority prov...ides complete collection system management, maintenance, repair and upgrades. The current service district consists of the Townships of Ross, Richland, Cooper, Village of Richland, and a portion of Charleston Township, plus the southerly portion of Barry and Prairieville Townships in Barry County.
GLSWA is committed to preserving the environment, protecting the public health and safety while sustaining its wastewater utility system and assets through the process of Asset Management and Community minded Level of Service goals.
GLSWA has recently completed a thorough Asset Management Plan, where we collectively and proactively decided the importance / criticality of each functionally and financially significant (FFSA) asset, determined when to repair, replace or rehabilitate these FFSA assets and crafted a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) – a CIP that will be adequately funded through rates set by the Board --allowing the Authority to achieve sustainability and to maintain a continual Level of Service (LOS) that protects the groundwater, public and adjacent communities from potential negative impacts of the wastewater collection system, while effectively managing the long-term cost of operating those assets.
GLSWA strives will strive to maintain the highest-quality customer service at agreed to levels of service at the lowest life cycle cost possible.
What this means, in the long-term, is that GLSWA won’t be the cheapest utility, but will strive to be the best.