Director of Distribution – Champlain Water District (South Burlington)

Posted: May 30, 2024

Working for Champlain Water District means you make a difference in the lives of over 83,000 customers throughout Chittenden County. Not only will you be part of an organization that provides safe, high quality drinking water, but you will also join an amazing team that protects Shelburne Bay and that exceeds federal and state requirements. For more than 20 consecutive years, Champlain Water District has received the “Excellence in Water Treatment” award issued by the Partnership for Safe Water.

The Director of Distribution is the chief administrative and operating officer of any given local municipal water distribution system being managed and/or operated or owned by the Champlain Water District (CWD), either by contract, assignment, or purchase. This position develops information and guidelines for the local Board of Water Commissioners and/or the General Manager to aid in establishing administrative, financial, and operational policies. The Director of Distribution is directly responsible to the General Manager of CWD, as well as reports to the assigned local municipal Board or official per Distribution contract. This employee will work in collaboration with Directors and departments in projects and responsibilities of mutual concern.

A Few of the Duties Include:

  • Assembling, training, and supervision of staff to operate and maintain all assigned distribution systems.
  • Preparation and dissemination of all pertinent operating and financial information to the local Board of Water Commissioners, General Manager, CWD Board of Commissioners and the public.
  • Develop, execute, supervise, analyze, and modify, as desired and required, upon approval of the General Manager, techniques, procedures, and records to assure proper and efficient water utility operation.
  • Preparation and administration of all distribution budgets as well as monthly monitoring and analysis of all revenues and expenses in order to make financial related decisions in a timely manner.
  • Review and approve all plans for new construction as well as modifications to each water distribution system and oversee and record all inspection and testing thereof.
  • Manage emergency repairs as necessary or required, and act on emergency repairs and/or security issues in concert with other supervisory personnel as a member of CWD’s Emergency Response Team.

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