Marin Municipal Water District

Water Quality Manager (20012942)

Vac #2230
Northern Bay Area
Until filled or until 500 applicants
$12,302.00-$14,892.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


220 Nellen Avenue Corte Madera, 94925



SALARY RANGE: $12,302 - $14,892 -  PER MONTH

The Marin Municipal Water District is recruiting for a Water Quality Manager to provide technical expertise in the management of the District’s internal and external water quality programs and regulatory planning and analysis activities.  This key manager will also monitor legislative and regulatory initiatives governing water quality and will assist in the management and operations of the District’s water system.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in driving improvement and effecting change and experience managing programs or departments that require the coordination of multidisciplinary resources to resolve complex issues for a medium to large drinking water utility with a complex distribution system in the areas of water quality, water system operations, planning, or engineering.  The ideal candidate will also have in depth knowledge of regulatory development, drinking water quality, water treatment and experience in interpreting and complying with drinking water regulations and environmental regulations.

The District

The District provides high-quality drinking water to customers and visitors of its service area. The District is a medium-sized, municipal, water agency with a Board of Directors/General Manager form of government, 240 full-time employees and a $105,000,000 combined annual operating and capital budget for FY 2020. Annually, the District delivers water to 190,000 residents and businesses in the central and southern portions of Marin County and has stewardship responsibilities for 21,000 acres of pristine watershed lands on Mt. Tam.

The District’s two water treatment plants and one finishing plant produce an average of 29 million gallons of water per day that are delivered to customers through 900+ miles of pipeline and 99 pumping stations.

The Job

Typical duties may include but are not limited to the following. Please see job description for the full list of duties and qualifications:

· Establishes, reviews and manages water quality service levels, goals and objectives based on regulatory requirements and industry best practices.

· Develops implementation strategies and plans to meet more stringent regulations and customer requirements.

· Provides guidance and consultation services related to water quality, including review of engineering standards and projects, protection of water sources, optimization of treatment processes, and distribution system practices.

· Provides direction, analysis, and support to drive efficient and effective management of the District water system, including benchmarking and analysis, and effective use of automation/computer applications.

· Conducts/oversees water quality engineering studies, designs and/or pilot testing with emphasis on optimizing unit processes of water treatment and water quality control; initiates and directs special studies and investigations to improve and maintain water treatment and production performance.

· Provides direction, supervision and support to the Reclamation and Backflow unit and serves as the technical expert on the District’s Water Reuse program.

· Prepares and directs the District's strategy for the maintenance and enhancement of potable water quality and business practices to assure cost effective achievement of water system service levels.

Ideal Candidate

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in engineering, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, chemical engineering or closely related field.


Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or closely related field. 



Five (5) years of experience in areas such as water quality treatment process analysis, source water protection studies, treatment plant technology, water quality control, water quality regulatory program management experience and treatment plant superintendent experience.  Two (2) years of the required five (5) years must include direct supervisory experience.


Five (5) years of experience managing or supervising or serving as technical lead in the operation of a major technical program in a water system of similar complexity to the District.  Two (2) years of the required five (5) years must include direct supervisory experience.

Other Requirements

  • Per California Government Code, Title 1, Division 4, Chapter 8, Section 3100 “all public employees are hereby declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law.”
  • Must be able to attend evening meetings and work outside of normal business hours on occasion.

Licenses and/or Certifications

  • Possession of a Class C Driver's License issued by the State of California, Department of Motor Vehicles, and satisfactory driving history.





The following provides a brief description of the Marin Municipal Water District’s (MMWD) benefit package for Mid-Management employees.  Please refer to individual contracts or policies for details.


Full-time regular employees earn vacation with pay at the following bi-weekly rates for each complete year of service with MMWD:

For the first nine (9) years of service 4.62 hours/pay period

For the next six (6) years of service 6.16 hours/pay period

Sixteen (16) years of service 6.47 hours/pay period

Seventeen (17) years of service 6.77 hours/pay period

Eighteen (18) years of service         7.08 hours/pay period

Nineteen (19) years of service         7.39 hours/pay period

For twenty (20) or more years of service 7.70 hours/pay period

Vacation may be used by an employee only after completion of six (6) months of service.


MMWD grants 11 paid, set holidays each year; 1 or 2 paid floating holidays are granted dependent on hire date.


Employees accrue 15 days per year and may accumulate paid sick leave with no limit, to be used for illness or other approved absences. A lump sum payout equal to 75% of the number of hours for unused sick leave (to a maximum payout of 750 hours) will be paid upon retirement.  Annual incentive buy-back plan is available.


Each management category employee will be entitled to five (5) days of administrative leave. 


MMWD contracts with CalPERS health care, which makes available a variety of medical plans.  The premium contribution of MMWD, for an employee only or an employee plus one dependent shall be set at the rate of the plan that falls in the middle of the list of available plans.  Coverage for additional dependents may be purchased by payroll deduction.


Dental insurance is available to employees and their families after three months of service through the Delta Dental Plan of California.  MMWD pays the premium for the employee and dependents. Delta Dental Plan will pay 100% of the dentist’s usual, customary, and reasonable fees for services covered per the contract, to a maximum of $2,000 per eligible enrolled person per calendar year.  Orthodontia coverage is provided for eligible dependent children, up to a lifetime maximum of $2,500.


Coverage at 1 times the annual salary up to $100,000 is provided at District expense.


After completion of one month of employment, MMWD pays the premium for long term disability insurance for each full time, regular employee.  The insurance provides payment of up to 60% of salary to a maximum of $6,000 per month for an employee who is disabled and cannot perform in his/her regular job functions.  There is an eligibility waiting period of three months.


MMWD is a member of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).  The program is mandatory for all full-time employees.  For new employees hired after January 1, 2013, the retirement formula is 2.0%@62.  The current employee’s contribution rate is 5.75% of salary, and effective July 1, 2020 the employee’s contribution rate will be 6.25% of salary (subject to change). For employees hired before January 1, 2013 the retirement formula is 2.7%@55. The employee’s contribution rate is 8%.  Employees hired after January 1, 2013 who are already members of CalPERS and who have had less than a 6 month break in service may be eligible for the 2.7%@55 formula. 


All employees are eligible to participate in the 457(b) deferred compensation plan pursuant to the “Deferred Compensation Plan” approved by the District Board of Directors on May 22, 1985 consistent with current IRS regulations and requirements.


MMWD participates in the Social Security System and payroll deductions are made each pay period in accordance with Federal law.


To provide temporary disability income to an employee in the event of an on-the-job illness or injury, employees are covered under the provisions of MMWD’s Workers’ Compensation policy.


This plan provides eligible full-time employees reimbursement of vision care expenses not covered by the health plan.  Reimbursable expenses are up to $250 for glasses and frames, lenses and contact lenses, or other necessary vision care expenses per calendar year.  The employee may carry over any remaining monies for one year for an accumulated total of up to $600 to be used over a two year period.  In the third year, the reimbursable amount returns to $250.


Managers may use the $2,500 annual allowance for education and training, to offset the cost of his/her medical coverage, to offset the cost of personal medical (non-cosmetic) procedures not covered by the employee’s insurance, to apply to a computer purchase, or place part or all of these funds into a deferred compensation plan. 

Special Instructions


The process may include a panel interview and final interview. Only those candidates with the best combination of qualifications in relations to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selections process.

OPEN UNTIL FILLED.  Apply by July 7, 2020 by 4:30 p.m. for manual submissions; 5:00 p.m. for online submissions for first consideration.

To be considered for this position you must submit a completed application, the supplemental questionnaire, a cover letter, and a resume.

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