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Planning and Support Program Manager

West County Wastewater District
Richmond, California 94806

West County Wastewater is offering an exciting opportunity to work with an award-winning wastewater treatment and resource recovery agency.

West County Wastewater is looking for a talented, hard-working Planning and Support Program Manager who is a highly motivated and results-driven leader, strategic thinker, who thrives on personal accountability, staff and systems development.        

The Planning and Support Program Manager is responsible for the management of the internal and external services of the Planning & Support Services Division in the District’s Infrastructure and Planning Department (I&P Department). Responsibilities include the supervision of technical and professional staff, the application, administration and assurance of compliance for asset and infrastructure related programs and systems, energy and environmental sustainability initiatives, programs and projects.

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this position will work remotely, with occasional need to visit the District offices and facilities.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Highly adept at building relationships, with a strong focus on building trust and staff engagement to achieve the goals of the department and District.
  • Able to lead, direct, coach, and mentor staff to maximize project success and staff performance.
  • Experienced in managing capital construction projects, creating strategic plans, master planning and condition assessment.
  • Creative, resourceful and detail oriented with the ability to analyze, problem solve, and manage multiple priorities.
  • Experienced in developing, prioritizing and delivering programs.
  • Able to diagnose problems, identify root causes, develop and drive appropriate solutions
  • Highly motivated and has the capacity to take on new assignments and opportunities outside the scope of their technical expertise and deliver results.
  • Customer-service and teamwork orientated, with the ability to work in a collaborative manner by incorporating input and feedback of staff and stakeholders to create solutions.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to lead complex programs, deliver the right outcomes, balance on time delivery, budget, quality and expectations.
  • Highly skilled in integrated program planning along with tactical project planning, risk management, project execution and communication to all levels of the District and stakeholders.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, knowledge of or the ability to learn CADD, GIS or other software needed in the course of work.
  • Motivated by team success

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of the following competencies:

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to create an effective team environment using best practices of personnel management and establishing effective interpersonal relationships;
  • Analyzing & Interpreting Data: Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative and qualitive data
  • Professional & Technical Expertise: Successfully apply technical information to job assignments 
  • Industry Monitoring: Grasping the external political, economic, competitive, and social factors effecting the industry
  • Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance of departmental policies, procedures, regulations, and local, State and federal rules related to the wastewater industry
  • Problem Resolution: using collaboration, and being team-orientated, reliable, dedicated and knowledgeable.
  • Display Ownership and Accountability: Holding self and other accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results
  • Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability
  • The ability to work with a variety of departmental databases and software systems
  • Effective decision making - able to choose the appropriate action considering all implications and consequences, commit to action, implement and follow through
  • Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue
  • Presentation Skill: Formally delivering information to groups
  • The ability to work well with various stakeholders including contractors, other agencies and staff


West County Wastewater (WCW) is an award-winning wastewater treatment and resource recovery agency that collects and treats wastewater for reuse. WCW'S administrative office and treatment plant are located in Richmond, CA, several miles from one another. WCW's customer base of approximately 100,000 residents is within a service area that incorporates 34,000 residences and 2,450 commercial/industrial businesses within the cities of Richmond (northern subdivisions & north Richmond, San Pablo and designated sections of Pinole). It also serves the communities of El Sobrante, East Richmond Heights and the surrounding unincorporated areas.

WCW operates a 12.5 MGD wastewater treatment plant and maintains 249 miles of sanitary sewer collection lines, 17 lift stations and six miles of pressure force mains. WCW's Strategic Plan was updated in 2018 and continues to serve as the road map for upgrading and maintaining the WCW's infrastructure and operations moving forward.

Our Mission and Values: We protect public health and the environment by safely and responsibly collecting and treating wastewater for reuse. 

  • Service
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

To learn more about joining the WCW, click here: West County Wastewater  


Any combination of training and experience that demonstrates that a person has obtained the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in performing the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed) will be considered. A person with the following combined training and experience would typically qualify to compete in a selection process:

Experience: At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional project management, public works, facilities management and sustainability experience, of which at least four (4) years must have been in a supervisory position with a publicly-owned or private water or wastewater utility, construction firm, public works operation, an environmental consultancy firm, or related industry or similar organization.

Education: Some college course work or recognized industry training in civil, chemical, mechanical, structural, sanitary or environmental engineering, business administration, public administration, program and project management, sustainability and energy efficiency, geographical or cadastral data management and mapping, and supervisory techniques or related educational programs.

License or Certificate: Possession of a valid California driver’s license OR possession of the ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed.

Desirable Qualifications:
Project Management Institute certified (PMI)
LEED certified



Application Submission and Evaluation: All applicants must apply on-line at WCW  by October 18, 2020.  Applications will be evaluated based on the minimum qualifications to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process.

West County Wastewater will evaluate each applicant's qualifications based solely on the information provided on the application. Failure to fully complete the application may eliminate you from consideration for the position. You may attach a resume, but it is not a substitute for completing the application. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process.

Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Panel who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. 


Oral Examination: October 22, 2020
Internal/Hiring Interview: October 29, 2020

Notification and correspondence will be sent via e-mail only. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure a correct e-mail address is provided and that correspondences are being received. Some e-mail accounts recognize these e-mails in the spam/junk folders. Please check your e-mail spam/junk folders or allow e-mail correspondences from e-mails ending in neogov.com.

Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to Tanya Williams at twilliams@wcwd.org  

West County Wastewater District is not responsible for the failure of internet forms or email in submitting your application.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources by emailing twilliams@wcwd.org

WCWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted: 2020-09-28 Expires: 2020-11-12

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