Operations Manager

Washington County Service Authority (WCSA)   Abingdon, VA   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on October 10, 2021

Washington County Service Authority's (WCSA) roots go back as far as 1910. WCSA, as it exists today, was formed in 1976 when the Washington County Sanitary District No. 1 merged with two private water companies: Goodson Kinderhook Water Authority, which included Bristol and southern Washington County, and the Manhaim Water Company, which served the area between Glade Spring and Saltville. Currently, WCSA serves approximately 23,000 water and 3,000 wastewater customers. The water system consists of approximately 900 miles of water line, a 12.0-million-gallon-per-day surface water treatment plant, a 3.1-million-gallon-per-day membrane filtration plant, two springs, one well, 29 pump stations and 20 water storage tanks. The wastewater system consists of approximately 70 miles of wastewater collection lines, 29 pump stations and two conventional wastewater treatment plants.

WCSA is recruiting an individual to fill the position of Operations Manager. This Position is responsible to plan, organize and direct all operation and maintenance functions. This individual will establish baseline metrics, develop reporting requirements and lead continuous improvement initiatives. This position is responsible for both the operations and administrative requirements of the water and water reclamation processes. The Operations Manager will ensure proper operation of Water Treatment and Water Reclamation Plants and Distribution Systems, as well as the installation, maintenance and repair of all Water Treatment and Water Reclamation System Facilities. Utilizing team members in a coordinated effort to prioritize, assign, review, evaluate and schedule all work. The Operations Manager is responsible to establish the culture, appearance and reliable function of well-maintained facilities, property, vehicles and equipment; and is the lead customer service person in the field. Position works under the administrative direction of the General Manager; cooperates and assists in planning, constructing and inspecting both self-constructed and contracted system improvements. The Operations Manager must communicate professionally and effectively verbally and in writing.

Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications. WCSA participates in the Virginia Retirement System group life and retirement benefits, as well as medical and dental insurance for full time employees. All employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of post-offer drug testing, as well as background and reference checks.

WCSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.