Water Utility Manager

City of Monterey Park
Monterey Park, CA

True to its motto “Pride in the Past, Faith in the Future”, the City of Monterey Park, California (population approximately 60,500) is recognized as one of the best places to live in America. The City is located near the neighboring cities of Pasadena, South Pasadena and Alhambra, with easy access to all of Southern California. The City of Monterey Park is known as an excellent community with a healthy economy, affordable housing, good schools, a diverse population, and nearby recreational opportunities. The City’s wide ranging and strong attributes create and support a vibrant, excellent community to live and work. 


The Water Utility Manager manages and directs all operational aspects of Water Utility Division and reports to the Public Works Director. This includes a division staff of 20 FTEs that handle the production, treatment, and delivery of potable water to municipal customers, the construction, maintenance and repair of water distribution systems, water utility commercial services, as well as oversight of regulatory compliance. The incoming Water Utility Manager will assist with developments concerning the Main San Gabriel Groundwater Basin, helping to develop solutions that protect the City’s water supply. The new manager will also oversee the division’s employee safety program, have oversight of customer service inquiries, and regularly evaluate cost of services and water rates. 


This position requires five years of progressively responsible experience in the operation and administration of water system construction, maintenance, water quality control and production. The successful candidate will have at least three years of management or supervisory experience in a water treatment or distribution environment. Equivalency to a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in Public/Business Administration, Civil Engineering or related field is required. The selected candidate must possess a D5 Operator Certificate and a T3 Operator Certificate from the State of California. A T4 Operator Certificate from the State of California is highly desirable and required within one year of appointment. The salary range for this position is $122,784 - $157,068 annually, DOQ.