The Coachella Valley is a desert rift located approximately 107 miles east of Los Angeles within Southern California’s Riverside County. Also known as Greater Palm Springs, the Valley connects with the Greater Los Angeles area to the west and is bounded by the San Bernardino, San Jacinto, and Santa Rosa Mountains. Known for its crystal-blue skies, year-round sunshine, stunning landscape, and starry nights, the Valley is home to the cities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, and Rancho Mirage. The Valley is famous for its numerous annual events including Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Stagecoach Country Music Festival, the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the ANA Inspiration and Desert Classic golf tournaments, and the Indian Wells Masters tennis tournament. Less than a two-hour drive from skiing and the beach, the Valley is a great place to promote a healthy lifestyle. The Coachella Valley Water District is seeking a polished, business minded leader with strong technical skills and academic background to serve as its next Assistant Director of Operations & Maintenance – Sanitation (Wastewater). Someone with expertise in business communications, public speaking, and customer service will do well. The ideal candidate will use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy. Candidates with the ability to apply engineering principles and techniques in the solution of design, construction, and maintenance of large wastewater systems will do well. The new Assistant Director should have practical experience with construction, operations, production scheduling, and optimization of resources. Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor`s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public administration, chemistry, biology, mechanical or chemical engineering, or a closely related field, and ten (10) years of full-time, professional experience in activities related to operations, maintenance and construction of a large public works wastewater infrastructure, including five (5) years of supervisory experience.
The annual salary range for the Assistant Director of Operations & Maintenance – Sanitation (Wastewater) is $155,000 - $204,550; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience. This position will be subject to a 4.9% cost of living increase effective January 2024.