General Manager for Columbia Adair Utilities District

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General Manager Position

Columbia Adair Utilities District, located in Columbia, Kentucky, is seeking applications for a forward-thinking and effective leader to be its next General Manager.

The Columbia Adair Utilities District is a water and wastewater utility serving approximately 8,500 active water connections and 2,000 sewer connections. The General Manager is responsible for the entire operation, providing safe and dependable services, and ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Education and Experience

The ideal candidate must have thorough knowledge of water and wastewater system operations and practices. The successful candidate for this role should possess strong engineering, financing, communication, and leadership skills with the desire to serve in industry and community organizations at the highest level. Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. The successful candidate must possess a Kentucky Class 3 Distribution Drinking Water Operator Certificate or be able to obtain this certificate within a reasonable time frame.

Essential Functions

This position is responsible for directing, administering, and coordinating all operational, engineering, maintenance, construction, and financial activities of the District’s operations within the scope delegated by the Board. This includes significant field and administrative responsibilities; developing and managing annual budgets; responding to emergency situations at all hours; hiring, training, and managing personnel; establishing and enforcing work standards while creating a harmonious and productive working relationship with immediate staff and other employees; providing regular reports to the Board of Directors; and fostering good public relations.

Compensation package will include competitive salary, paid vacation and holidays, life, health and dental insurance, and 401K opportunities.

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of the resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to the position. Please send a resume and cover letter to Columbia Adair Utilities District, Attention: Ashley Bennett, PO Box 567, Columbia, KY 42728.The deadline for receipt of applications is July 1, 2022 at 4:00 pm CST. If there is any question, please call 270-384-2181.