Water Reclamation/Wastewater Manager

City of Cape Coral, Florida
Cape Coral, Florida

Cape Coral is Lee County’s peninsular city, lying along Florida’s Gulf Coast between the scenic Caloosahatchee River, Charlotte Harbor, and the Intracoastal Waterway. Known as a “Waterfront Wonderland,” it is a safe community with a wonderful climate, plentiful recreational activities, warm and friendly residents, and an excellent educational system. It is the 8th largest city in Florida and the largest city between Tampa and Miami with a population of almost 200,000, comprising 120 square miles.

Cape Coral seeks an action-oriented individual, who will energetically take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to serve as its next Water Reclamation/ Wastewater Manager. The chosen candidate will be knowledgeable in relevant federal, state, and local regulatory statutes, codes, ordinances, and safety regulations, as well as the principles and practices of effective management, organizational structures, administration, budget development, and leadership. They will be an excellent communicator with planning, organization, prioritization, and time management skills. The Manager will be familiar with the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in science, engineering, management, public administration, or a related field and five (5) years of experience or an Associate’s degree and at least nine (9) years of relevant experience is required. In addition, three (3) years of experience in the supervision of a wastewater treatment facility, which must include all phases of facility wastewater/reuse processes, accounting, budget development, and administration assistance, is required. Direct municipal experience is not required if the candidate works or has worked for a private sector wastewater operations contractor who serves municipal clients, and the candidate has the appropriate licensing (“A” in Florida or the equivalent of an “A” in other states).

Candidates must possess and maintain a Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) “A” Level or equivalent Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License upon hire or promotion. If new hire with out-of-state license, must obtain and maintain FDEP “A” license within 12 months of hire. Must possess a valid state driver’s license and obtain a valid Florida driver’s license within 30 days of hire or promotion. Reclaimed irrigation water experience and experience in Class A AWT nutrient removal wastewater treatment system facility is preferred.

The salary range for this position is $81,764.80-$130,832.00, dependent on qualifications and experience.

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For more information on this position contact:

Kurt Hodgen Senior Vice President