Assistant Superintendent - Kittery

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The Assistant Superintendent is responsible to the Superintendent for the many and varied technical, administrative, and supervisory work activities necessary to the management of the District. In the Superintendent’s absence he will act as the Superintendent.

Representing the District, the Assistant Superintendent functions in a variety of business and technical environments requiring a high degree of integrity, creativity, foresight, judgment, and human relation skills. Upon his skills in such areas depends the good and continuing relationship of the District with its customers and employees and with municipal officials, regulatory agencies, State governments, financial institutions, and the media.

Examples of Work (not intended to be a complete listing)

At the direction of the Superintendent:

  • Assists in planning, organizing, and directing the operations of the Kittery Water District.
  • Maintains current knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations affecting District operations.
  • Assists in the management of Districts G.I.S. system.
  • Oversees the care and management of District owned forestland via registered forester. Negotiates timber sales with logging company owners.
  • Acts as District representative for Maine Water Utilities Association, New England Water Works Association, and American Water Association.
  • Attends meetings and conferences dealing with developments in those technologies, which impact on the District.
  • Represents the Districts interests with regulatory agencies, government officials and agencies, financial institutions, etc.
  • Performs related work as required.

Requirements of Work:

  • Ability to effectively manage administrative responsibility of a public utility involved in delivery of water to users in the District.
  • Ability to direct, supervise, and motivate responsible subordinates in performance of their responsibilities.
  • Ability to perform independently as a self-starter, exhibiting a high degree of initiative in fulfilling a broad range of District and staff responsibilities.
  • Working knowledge of civil, public, or environmental engineering as it applies to water utility administration.
  • Extensive knowledge of district, municipal, state, and federal law and regulation affecting the operation of a water utility
  • Thorough knowledge of the processes and equipment involved in water utility operation, including the mechanical, chemical, and other processes.
  • Ability to maintain harmonious working relationships, effective work output, required performance levels, and high staff morale.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Adheres to the confidentiality involved with this position.
  • Willingness and ability to pursue professional improvement.

Desirable Experience and Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Civil, Sanitary or Environmental Engineering.
  • Extensive experience in the above disciplines may be accepted in lieu of the formal academic requirements listed above if that experience includes responsible positions in the water utility industry.
  • 5 years minimum experience in a combination administrative, management, and engineering position.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills are required.
  • Possession of a Class IV Water Treatment and Class IV Distribution License or the ability to obtain this licensing within one year of hire.

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