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General Manager - Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corp., MI (ID: 318205)

Title General Manager
Type Water and Wastewater
Date Posted 2018-12-07
City / Organization Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corp., MI
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Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation, MI (System Capacity 120 MGPD) – The Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation (SMMWSC) office is located in Bay City, Michigan and serves a population of over 260,000 people in six different Counties with raw water from Lake Huron.  The Cities of Saginaw and Midland are the founding owner-customers of the Corporation (1946) and appoints the six-member governing Board of Trustees.  The Board members serve six-year terms and appoints the General Manager to be responsible for the day-to-day operation and long rang planning of the SMMWSC.

Under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, the General Manager performs a wide range of difficult-to-complex administrative activities related to finances and accounting, promotion of services and public relations, engineering research and development, forward planning and contingency planning, staffing and personnel operations, labor negotiations, education and training, safety and health, governmental regulation and licensing, consulting and project related contracting, reports and publications, as well as discretionary activities which serve to support effective business operations. The General Manager is required to use considerable independent judgment in decisions which influence the current and future operations of the SMMWSC.

SMMWSC has 13 full-time employees and an annual budget of approximately $4.1 million.  In addition to being responsible for the employees of SMMWSC, the General Manager must be adept at managing contracted work and consultants.

SMMWSC is most interested in individuals who can think strategically and focus on the day-to-day service objectives of the corporation and be a part of planning for the region’s long-term goals.  Ideal candidates will have a strong knowledge of water services, financial management and personnel management. Applicants should also have a proven track record in both technical and non-technical management.   A majority of the General Manager responsibilities are administrative; though a background in water treatment, hydraulic, mechanical and/or electrical engineering would be highly valued for this position.

Candidates are required to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Public Administration or related discipline.  Master’s Degree in Engineering, Public or Business Administration or related discipline is preferred.
  • Prior municipal water treatment experience is strongly preferred. 
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience.
  • A commitment to the organization and region, including a willingness to work flexible hours and represent SMMWSC at various public meetings and events.
  • The General Manager shall possess or be able to obtain, within a reasonable time frame as determined by the Board, the appropriate Michigan Department of Environmental Quality licensing for water treatment and distribution as may be required by the State of Michigan (currently at “D1” license). 

Starting salary is $95,000 to $117,000, DOQE.  The position includes a competitive benefit package including a defined contribution retirement plan, generous health insurance benefit and a corporation vehicle.

Apply on-line to with resume, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references by January 18, 2018; to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 248-379-8923; Email: The Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Job Post Expiration Date   January 18, 2019

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