The Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority is looking for a motivated and focused individual to join our team as the Deputy Executive Director.
Why Join our Team?
Do you like to make a positive impact on lives of others? Looking for work you can genuinely be proud of? Then maybe you will be our next team member.
The Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority (LCWSA) provides water and sewer services to over 7,000 households and businesses in the community.
LCWSA is growing, and we are looking for a focused, innovative team member to support our mission of providing excellent water and sewer services throughout Livingston County.
The Deputy Executive Director position was recently created to assist the Executive Director, Board of Directors and staff with LCWSA’s new opportunities for growth in both water and sewer services. The work environment is team-based, motivational and fast-paced. The Authority is committed to high performance standards, utilizing best practices relative to performance management and team-oriented approaches. Our mission is to provide high-quality, environmentally-sound, efficient, reliable, and affordable water and sewer services to the people who live, work, and visit Livingston County.
About Livingston County Water & Sewer Authority
The Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority is a public benefit corporation established in 1995 by an act of the State Legislature. The Authority currently serves over 7,000 water and sewer customers in the Village of Livonia and portions of the Towns of Avon, Caledonia, Conesus, Geneseo, Groveland, Leicester, Livonia, Mount Morris, and Sparta. We currently operate and maintain two wastewater treatment plants, approximately 50 miles of sanitary sewer pipe, 12 water towers and approximately 75 miles of water pipe.
The Lakeville Wastewater Treatment Plant is permitted for 1.27 million gallons per day (MGD) that serves portions of Conesus Lake, Lakeville, Livonia and Hemlock. We are currently in the process of completing a $9.8 million capital improvement project that will address the need to reduce phosphorus levels, improve disinfection process and upgrade and improve the overall efficiency of the plant. The Groveland Station Wastewater Treatment Plant is permitted for .65 MGD and serves portions of the Town of Groveland and West Sparta.
The Authority is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of the flood gates in Conesus Creek at the outlet of Conesus Lake. This is accomplished through an agreement between the Authority and the Conesus Lake Compact (Towns of Conesus, Geneseo, Groveland, and Livonia).
The Authority is currently staffed by 13 full-time employees, and the 2022 approved budget is $3.6 million.
What You’ll Do
This is an important leadership position responsible for assisting the Executive Director in the implementation of the mission of the Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for a variety of functions that may range from managing specific projects to supervising staff. Considerable latitude is given for the exercise of independent judgment.
The successful candidate will be responsible for several initiatives upon starting including: assisting in establishing, launching and overseeing an in-house water meter replacement program, including hiring additional staff; developing and implementing an I&I (Infiltration and Inflow) program; assisting in monitoring an $8 million system-wide water improvement project; and participating in a system-wide water and sewer rate study. Plus, much more!
Examples of Important and Essential Duties – Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
•Undertakes research and analysis of proposed policies and procedures, contracts/agreements, etc., under consideration by the Authority and prepares recommendations.
•Assists the Executive Director in the development and implementation of the Authority’s water and sewer use rules and regulations, and other operational and administrative programs.
•As needed and in concert with applicable laws (Public Authorities Law, General Municipal Law, etc.), works in conjunction with and coordinates the activities of the various organizational divisions/departments.
•Assists the Executive Director in developing and implement various plans (Capital Plan, Master Plan, Strategic Plan, etc.) of the Authority Board of Directors.
•Assists with capital project planning activities, including coordinating, and overseeing grant financial assistance applications, environmental reviews and regulatory permitting and approval.
•Manages a variety of special projects as directed by the Executive Director.
•Assumes major administrative functions as determined and directed by the Executive Director.
•Assists in the preparation of the Operating and Capital Budgets of the Authority.
•Evaluates the Authority’s fiscal position in relation to the budget during the course of the year.
•May be required to directly supervise an organizational division/department.
•May assist in labor relation activities including collective bargaining.
•May evaluate bidders for services, supplies and equipment, negotiate contract terms and oversee contractual compliance, including directing the work of consultants (legal, financial, technical) retained by the Authority.
•Assists the Executive Director with staff recruitment and hiring.
•May assist with staff performance evaluation, training, and corrective action.
•Acts in place of the Executive Director in their absence.
•Reports to the Authority Board of Directors upon direction by the Executive Director.
Who You Are
The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge and understanding of the practices and procedures of water and sewer services, and good knowledge of engineering practice and design, and regulatory environment regarding the operation of a water supply systems and/or wastewater collection and treatment systems.
Candidate should also possess excellent written communication skills, including analytical report writing; excellent written and verbal communication skills to work effectively with the public, staff, Board members, and multi-agency/multi-jurisdictional representatives; ability to understand and communicate the difference between technical and policy issues, and to define the implications of any policy choices for the Board of Directors; thorough knowledge required to plan, direct and supervise the work of others under tight or shifting deadlines, budgets, and priorities, while maintaining good public and professional working relationships; proven ability to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis; ability to analyze complex problems and propose realistic solutions in a concise and clear manner; candidate must possess and display tact, integrity, excellent moral character, good judgment, and resourcefulness; ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of sensitive information; ability to represent the Executive Director and the Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority in a positive manner; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
What You Need
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
•You possess a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Planning, Business Administration or a closely related field and a minimum of two (2) years of responsibility for and knowledge of water and wastewater field and one (1) year providing experience in a managerial or supervisory capacity over assigned personnel.
•You possess a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Planning, Business Administration or a closely related field and a minimum of four (4) years of responsibility for and knowledge of water and wastewater field and two (2) years providing experience in a managerial or supervisory capacity over assigned personnel.
•Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid New York driver’s license.
What We Offer: Compensation & Benefits
•Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and health benefits. Authority covering 100% of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents and a variety of healthcare options.
•The retirement plan is through the New York State Employee Retirement System.
•Employees are also eligible to establish a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.
•Vacation Leave of 10-25 days per year based on years of service; Personal
Leave of 24 hours per year; and the Authority provides 12 Holidays per year (includes 1 floating holiday).
To Be Considered
Are You Ready To Apply?
Candidates should apply by February 18, 2022. Interested candidates should email a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and six professional references to email@example.com. In the subject line please put: Deputy Executive Director Search. If you have any questions or wish to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Jason Molino at (585) 346-3523. You may also mail your application materials to: Livingston County Water & Sewer Authority, Attn: Deputy Executive Director Search, P.O. Box 396, Lakeville, NY 14480. Go to https://livingstoncounty.us/1323/Employment for the full job description.
All resumes (required) and supplemental information received will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. A limited number of the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the interview process, which may consist of a phone interview, in-person panel interview, written exercise/presentation, or any combination of these, tentatively scheduled for the weeks of March 7, 2022 and March 14, 2022.
Note: ALL RESPONSES WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED WITH YOUR EMAIL SUBMISSION. Therefore, it is imperative that you provide an email address to which you have access, and it is recommended that you frequently check your email for notices from LCWSA. COVID may restrict in-person interviews, candidates need to stay flexible.
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