Wednesday , 25 April 2018

Manager, Central Brown County Water Authority

The Central Brown County Water Authority is seeking an experienced, innovative and independent manager to provide leadership, guidance and support to its Board and six member communities. The Authority purchases treated water from Manitowoc Public Utilities and transports it to its member communities consisting of the City of De Pere; Villages of Allouez, Bellevue and Howard; and the Towns of Lawrence and Ledgeview through 65 miles of Authority-owned transmission main. The Manager is the sole staff position and oversees the work of contracted professional service providers.

The Manager reports monthly to the Board of Directors and serves as liaison with Authority members, Manitowoc Public Utilities, the Authority Engineer, and various other contractors and service and professional people as well as the general public.

Authority members have collaborated on various water related projects resulting in significant savings for participants. The Authority served as a coordinator and facilitator in bringing some of these efforts to fruition. Based on the success of these efforts, the Authority recently completed a strategic plan that calls for an increased focus on collaboration and a thorough evaluation of shared service opportunities including the potential for the eventual creation of a regional water utility. The Manager will be responsible for leading the implementation of the Strategic Plan. Major initiatives include:

  • Development of an Asset Management Plan
  • Assisting members in planning and implementing increased collaboration and sharing of services
  • Movement toward a regional approach to water services
  • Attracting new members

Position Requirements.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering, public administration, business or related field with a minimum of 5 years in a senior management role. Working knowledge of water systems strongly preferred. More detailed requirements and job duties are covered in the complete position description that can be found on the CBCWA website

Salary and Benefits

By request, the current manager has worked schedules ranging from 20-32 hours weekly supplemented by consulting assistance. The Authority is expanding the position to full time but is willing to consider alternative schedules based on the needs and qualifications of the successful applicant.

The position is salaried with compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications and offers a flexible fringe benefit package.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Sarah Burdette, President, Central Brown County Water Authority, 3700 Dickinson Road, De Pere, WI 54115 or

Position open until filled.

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