Data & Acquisition Mangagement Manager (Manager I)

City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES)
Portland, OR


The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is hiring a Manager I to lead the Data Acquisition & Management (DA&M) section within the Technical Services Group.  This is a leadership position that oversees the development, operations, implementation, maintenance, and data delivery of the Hydrological Data Retrieval and Alarm (HYDRA) System.  The HYDRA System is a complex Operational Technology (OT) Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system that integrates with other OT systems on the bureau’s automation network.  The HYDRA system is a network of monitoring sites and data centers that communicates operational, emergency, and environmental information for notification, regulatory compliance, and modeling of the City’s wastewater and stormwater collection systems. 

This position is responsible for leading a team of professionals to deliver reliable system and rainfall data to customers throughout the bureau, to other City agencies, and to regional public organizations to support strategic goals and requirements.  The DA&M Manager oversees all operations of the team and the HYDRA system assets, aligns levels of service to customer objectives, makes strategic and fiscal decisions as to personnel and equipment, sets data standards and business processes to meet program and bureau data management goals, and ensures that employees are provided with an equitable, safe, and productive work environment. 

The DA&M section is located within the Information Delivery Division - a technical data hub that supports bureau mission and objectives, such as regulatory compliance, utility design and construction, wastewater and stormwater management, watershed assessment, and pollution control.  The DA&M team delivers continuous collection system level, velocity, and flow data; rainfall data; and alarm notifications from more than 200 locations via radio telemetry and fiber networks.    

BES is a dynamic organization that provides sewage and stormwater collection and treatment services, protects surface and ground water quality, and works for clean rivers and healthy watersheds.  The Bureau’s vision is to be recognized as a trusted service provider and innovative environmental leader through a demonstrated commitment to our mission and our community.

Major Job Duties:

The DA&M Manager is a leadership position that collaborates with managers, clients, and employees within and outside of BES to meet performance goals.  Major job duties of this position include:

  1. Managing the generation and delivery of high-quality, defensible, timely, and cost-effective HYDRA system data and notifications to internal and external customers.
  2. Leading DA&M strategic planning and program implementation, including ongoing analysis and adaptive management of services, resources, capacities, methodologies, business processes, operating procedures, and work products.
  3. Leading, supervising, mentoring, retaining, and recruiting diverse, competent, innovative, and service-oriented staff to support the BES mission and strategic objectives and to meet applicable requirements of Oregon Electrical – Limited Energy Technician License, Class A apprenticeship programs. 
  4. Collaborating and communicating with managers and senior technical staff to plan and implement capital improvement projects and HYDRA system improvements.
  5. Stewarding the physical assets of the HYDRA system and forecasting future fiscal needs to develop and administer an annual budget, a five-year financial plan, and necessary contract services.


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Knowledge of and ability with leadership principles and practices, operational and strategic planning, budget administration, and program evaluation.
  2. Knowledge and skills related to Operational Technology system design, installation, operation, maintenance, and data delivery.
  3. Knowledge of and ability to hire, retain, manage, train, and evaluate performance of a multicultural workforce in an equitable workplace.
  4. Ability to apply analytic and problem-solving skills to develop sound conclusions, decisions, and recommendations.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to convey highly technical information to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders.

Special Requirements and Qualifications:
This position requires:

  • A valid Electrical – Limited Energy Technician License, Class A to support the electrical work of the organizational unit and to serve as a Training Agent for staff that are in an approved apprenticeship program in Oregon.
  • A valid state driver’s license.