The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission provides retail drinking water & wastewater services to the City of San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, green hydroelectric & solar power to Hetch Hetchy electricity customers, and power to the residents & businesses of San Francisco through the CleanPowerSF program. It is comprised of three essential 24/7 service utilities: Water, Wastewater and Power.
The Assistant General Manager, Wastewater Enterprise (AGM, WWE) reports to the General Manager and has the ultimate responsibility for Wastewater operations and capital improvement programs. The AGM, WWE serves as the Executive Officer of Wastewater Enterprise, coordinating the work of a team of highly skilled workforce that comprise the Wastewater Enterprise divisions of Collection Systems, Engineering, Operations, Maintenance, Administration, and Strategic Programs. The WWE has a workforce of approximately 450 employees with a total operating budget of $280 million. This position has direct responsibility over the Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP), a multi-million dollar citywide investment required to upgrade the City’s aging sewer infrastructure. The SSIP is a collection of capital investments that will help the WWE meet its goals and levels of service. The Wastewater Enterprise’s capital planning budget over the next 10 years is $5.5 billion.
Requires a bachelor’s degree (a master’s degree is strongly desired); and, at least six years of management experience in a wastewater or water utility (in operations, planning, regulatory compliance or engineering). Additional professional certifications are desired. Experience working in a multiple union environment and with state and federal regulatory agencies is also essential. Familiarity with the “One Water” concept is helpful.