Our Next Water Utility General Manager
The General Manager leads the work of the Madison Water Utility, and is ultimately responsible for the financial, technical, maintenance and repair, operational, developmental, public relations, and administrative functions of the Utility. This position reports to the Water Utility Board and the Mayor, and works as a member of the Public Works team. The work involves the exercise of independent judgment and discretion in carrying out responsibilities under broad policies established by the Water Utility Board, the City Common Council, the State Public Service Commission and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Madison Water Utility began serving our community in 1882, but today, we're looking toward the future. MWU is working to protect the city's critical water resources and infrastructure through innovation, research, technology, and outstanding customer service and outreach. We were the first utility in the state to use structural relining techniques to rehabilitate deteriorating water mains. We were the first large utility in the state to implement Advanced Metering Infrastructure technology. And we were the first utility in the state to bring detailed, personalized water use data directly to our customers online. Our research partnerships with the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Geological Survey provide us with a deeper understanding of our water system and aquifer, supporting our mission to provide clean, safe, reliable water and fire protection for every person in the city.
Madison is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the country. A flourishing restaurant scene, more than 200 miles of bike paths and trails, excellent healthcare, a world renowned research university, and five beautiful lakes make our community a thriving, vibrant place to call home.
But don't just take our word for it...
#1 Best Cities for Families by SafeHome.org 2019
Top 10 Best Small Cities in America, National Geographic Traveler 2018
Top 10 Best Places to Live, Livability.com 2018
#1 Best City for an Active Lifestyle, Wallethub 2017
#3 America’s Friendliest Cities, Travel & Leisure 2016
#1 Fittest Cities in America, Fitbit 2016
As part of a complete application you must include a cover letter (2 page max) and answers to the supplemental questions. Please include the following as part of your cover letter
Describe your work and education experience including: previous management experience, the number of employees, size of the organization, size of the budget, and what large scale change initiatives you have implemented. Also provide any additional information that you feel makes you a strong candidate for this position.
This position is being re-announced due to a limited pool of candidates. Previously submitted applications will remain under consideration. Prior applicants need not reapply.
IMPORTANT: THERE IS A COVER LETTER AND SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAY QUESTIONS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED FOR A COMPLETE APPLICATION.
YOU MUST ATTACH YOUR ANSWERS IN THE ATTACHMENTS SECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION.
(To view the questions, click on the supplemental question tab OR view the bottom section of the job bulletin)
**APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT ATTACHED COVER LETTER AND ESSAY RESPONSES WILL IMMEDIATELY BE ELIMINATED FROM CONSIDERATION.
Four (4) years of senior management experience at a utility or other organization of comparable size and complexity which includes a variety of the following responsibilities: long-range planning, budgeting, and coordinating work and collaboration across teams.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.