If you are reading this job announcement, you may be in a similar place in life I was twelve years ago. Living in the city, wondering if there is a better place for you and your family to grow, learn, play, and to make a difference in your community. Hoping to find a place where the cost of living is a little more affordable also.
Of course, you have been preparing for this opportunity – you have earned your certifications as a Grade 3 Wastewater operator and a D2/T2 Drinking Water Operator, probably have a college degree in a technical field on your wall, and you have been taking on managerial, engineering and administrative tasks well above your pay grade. You have been a member of a number of vocational organizations, and jump at the opportunity to better your skills and knowledge.
You also enjoy the real outdoors. A place that actually has four-seasons. A warm breeze rustling through the pines. Cold, crisp mountain mornings. Rivers, lakes, streams, grassy fields, gentle slopes and rugged mountains. Thunderstorms, lightning, rain and snow. Trout, deer, Bald Eagles, squirrels, and woodpeckers who are oblivious to the hazards present on power poles...
Well, this may just be the opportunity you have been looking for. But in order to take your place in this organization, you will need to BE a lot of other things as well: An approachable people-person. A good listener and communicator. Sympathetic and compassionate. Flexible. A selfless volunteer of your time for the betterment of the community. Humble. Fair. Honest. These need to be a part of the fabric of who you are, and if they are not, then this is NOT the right opportunity for you.
If you see yourself in this mirror of words, please review the District Manager job description at www.burneywater.org, then follow the instructions for submitting your application. I look forward to learning more about you in the weeks to come.
Willie Rodriguez – District Manager, Burney Water DistrictBWD District Manager Job Description.pdfBWD Application.pdf