The City of Roseville, CA (approximate population 124,000) is located in Placer County along the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills. The City is now seeking an Environmental Utilities Director to oversee a Department of 200+ employees and a budget of over $70 million annually. The ideal candidate for this position will be one who demonstrates understanding of solid waste, wastewater, recycled water, and water issues at both the regional and the local level and who is committed to considering issues from both perspectives. Strong candidates will typically possess ten years of increasingly responsible experience in engineering with an emphasis on utility operations, including three years of administrative and management responsibility, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field. Candidates who possess a Professional Engineer’s License in the State of California (or the ability to obtain one within one year of appointment) are highly desirable. The salary range for the Environmental Utilities Director is $143,878-$192,810; placement within the range is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
The City of Roseville, CA (approximate population 124,000) is a progressive city with its eye on the future but retains and celebrates its rich historical railroad roots. Located in Placer County along the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills, Roseville is a mere 16 miles from Sacramento, the state capital. Typical of other California cities, Roseville’s climate ranges from hot, dry summers to mild winters. What started as a town developed by entrepreneurs attracted by the famed Gold Rush has blossomed into a thoroughly developed, independent city.
The strength and balance of Roseville’s diverse economy allows the city to thrive. Business ventures in Roseville range from technology and healthcare to agriculture and financial services. Top business employers within the city include Hewlett-Packard, Kaiser Permanente, and the Union Pacific Railroad; however, its economic gem - retail - draws in the crowds, with the expansive Westfield Galleria leading the way.
A large variety of cultural and entertainment venues within and around the city provide a way for residents and visitors alike to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life. Live music can be heard at Roseville’s famous Music in the Park while families enjoy the outdoors with a picnic. During the summer, Downtown Tuesday Nights allow residents to mix and mingle with different vendors and live bands all along the historic Old Town Vernon Street. Other avenues of family fun include Golfland Sunsplash; spending a day at Denio’s Farmers Market & Swap Meet (Roseville’s largest outdoor open market); or browsing through one of Roseville’s museums. Even outside of the city, residents still have options for entertainment. Whether it’s the fine wineries of Napa, the outdoor activities of Lake Tahoe and Folsom Lake, or the city life of San Francisco, Roseville is within driving distance of the best that California has to offer.
Roseville’s parks and recreation programs and educational systems make Roseville an amazing place to raise a family. Abundant recreational programs, over 60 neighborhood parks, wonderful golf courses, state-of-the-art fitness centers, and thousands of acres of open space provide a great way for all ages to soak in the warm California sun. Several schools have received “California Distinguished School Awards” from the California Department of Education, and Roseville is within driving distance of William Jessup University; Sierra Community College; California State University, Sacramento; and University of California, Davis.
The Environmental Utilities Department is a progressive, self-sufficient group of Utilities that continually strives to serve the public in an environmentally friendly and fiscally responsible way. All of the Department’s Utilities are fiscally sound, and the infrastructure is well-maintained; these two factors have allowed the Utility to provide exceptional service to its residents and businesses at highly competitive rates. Core values of the Department’s 200+ employees are integrity, service, teamwork, and competitiveness. These values have allowed for the City to continue to grow and thrive through continuous reinvestment in the City’s infrastructure.
Services provided by Environmental Utilities (EU) are the operation and maintenance of Solid Waste, Recycled Water, Wastewater, and Water, as well as the long-term planning and inspection of the utilities. The City is a member of the Western Placer Waste Management Authority, and EU staff also functions as the South Placer Wastewater Authority (SPWA) staff to provide management oversight, accounting, investment management, and long-term planning support services.
For detailed information regarding each of the Environmental Utilities Department’s utilities, please visit the City of Roseville website at http://www.roseville.ca.us/.
The Environmental Utilities Director receives policy direction and provides complex administrative support to the Assistant City Manager/Development and Operations. In addition to supervision of the divisions of Solid Waste, Recycled Water, Wastewater, and Water, the Director is responsible for the administration, business services, and engineering design and construction activities of the Department. The Director provides staff assistance to the City Manager and City Council, as well as preparing and presenting staff reports for the Council.
The Director represents the Department to outside groups and organizations, including the regional and state agencies that regulate the activities of the Department; these agencies include the State of California Department of Public Health, Cal Recycle, and the Regional and State Water Resources Control boards. The Director also participates, as necessary and appropriate, in outside community and professional groups and committees. One of the EU Director’s responsibilities is to serve as the Executive Director for the SPWA, reporting to a five-member board appointed by the three partner agencies (Placer County, the City of Roseville, and the South Placer Municipal Utility District). The Director also works in collaboration with the Public Utilities Commission to establish policy and rate recommendations for the Roseville City Council.
The City of Roseville is seeking a candidate for Environmental Utilities Director who demonstrates understanding of solid waste, wastewater, recycled water, and water issues at both the regional and the local level and who is committed to considering issues from both perspectives. The new Environmental Utilities Director must be able to form strong, positive working relationships with the regional and state regulatory agencies in order to effectively advocate on behalf of the City of Roseville and, therefore, must understand the need for regional collaboration on a multifaceted set of utility issues.
The City seeks a candidate who will provide strong leadership and skilled management for the Department and can act as part of the City’s executive team to balance citywide needs with the needs of the Environmental Utilities Department. Because the Department’s budget is over $70 million, candidates should demonstrate strong skills in the oversight of large capital improvement projects, rate-setting, and budget development and implementation.
Candidates with any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities will be considered. Strong candidates will typically possess ten years of increasingly responsible experience in engineering with an emphasis on utility operations, including three years of administrative and management responsibility, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field. Candidates who possess a Professional Engineer’s License in the State of California (or the ability to obtain one within one year of appointment) are highly desirable.
The salary range for the Environmental Utilities Director is $143,878-$192,810; placement within the range is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The City also offers an attractive benefits package including:
Retirement PERS 2.7%@55 for employees hired after 1/1/2013 with less than a six-month break in PERS-qualified employment; 2%@62 for those with former PERS-qualified employment with a break in service greater than six months or those without PERS-qualified employment history.
Management Leave Plan
Medical Contribution $1,116.75/month.
Dental Contribution $148/month.
Vision Contribution $20/month.
Paid Sick Leave
Following the closing date, resumes will be screened according to the qualifications outlined above. The most qualified candidates will be invited to personal interviews with Bob Murray and Associates. A select group of candidates will be asked to provide references once it is anticipated that they may be recommended as finalists. References will be contacted only following candidate approval. Finalist interviews will be held with the City of Roseville. Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following selection of the Environmental Utilities Director.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Bob Murray or Sarah Kenney at: (916) 784-9080