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Job descriptions and salaries for water utility professionals are profiled below, compiled and shared with Project: WaterWorks by the American Water Works Association.

Top Executive

Under general direction of the city, managing Board of Directors, mayor, or Board of Water Commissioners, responsibilities include managing, planning, coordinating, and administering all activities of the Water Department and/or water company. Responsible for the short and long range strategy of the organization subject to review by the Board.
Median Salary: $94,179

Top Planning Executive
Responsible for functions relating to raw water development planning, protection and operation; hydraulic system planning; demographics, land use and plan review; and capital program development, both long and short range.
Median Salary: $92,785

Top Operations & Maintenance Executive
Directs and administers Operations/ Maintenance Division functions of Source and Supply, Water Treatment, Water Quality, Water Control, Transmission and Distribution, Maintenance and Process Control.
Median Salary: $83,317

Top Engineering Executive

Responsible for administering all engineering/construction programs, including special projects and the design and construction of Departmental facilities.
Median Salary: $88,780

Top Internal Audit Executive
Responsible for the internal audit function, including the analysis and auditing of divisional and sectional operations.
Median Salary: $90,483

Top Public Affairs Executive
Responsible for public affairs including: media relations; conservation; intergovernmental relations; environmental coordination; and community affairs. Reviews, analyzes, and recommends Board policy.
Median Salary: $80,146

Top Finance Executive
Responsible for management of the Department's financial resources, including acting as the dispersing authority for the Top Executive. Directs and manages the Accounting, Treasury and Budget Operations, Rate Administration, Contract and Information Services Sections.
Median Salary: $84,278

Top Administration Executive
Under general direction of the Top Executive and is responsible for all administrative functions, including Human Resources, the Affirmative Action Program, Customer Services, General Services, Administrative Services, and Property Administration.
Median Salary: $79,683

Top Legal Executive
Responsible for providing legal advice to the Board and Top Executive on all matters submitted and rendering opinions on their legal implications. Manages a staff that is skilled in legal research, litigation, legal counseling, and contract and property matters.
Median Salary: $106,675

Top Human Resources Executive
Responsible for the formulation, administration, and direction for all human resources programs including: recruitment, selection and employment, compensation, benefits, training, and employee relations.
Median Salary: $75,012

Conservation Manager
Designs, directs, administers, and ensures operation of the Department's Conservation Program. Serves as the Department's representative on all local, state, and federal conservation organizations.
Median Salary: $56,930

Information Services Manager
Responsible for all Information Services activities including: equipment selection, systems analysis, and programming and operations. Provides liaison with authorized users of information processing services, and develops techniques and methods for improving Departmental activities.
Median Salary: $75,451

Water Resource Planning Manager
Responsible for the analysis, implementation, internal coordination, and direction necessary for development of present and future raw water resources, including hydropower, and for the protection of water rights associated with these water resources.
Median Salary: $81,359

Water Operations Manager
Responsible for the operation of the water distribution system and control of the flow of filtered water into and throughout the system; plans and supervises the operation of all pumping stations and distribution reservoirs; supervises leak detection activities and 24-hour service department.
Median Salary: $61,373
vWater Maintenance Manager
Responsible for the construction and maintenance of the finished water distribution system and related facilities.
Median Salary: $57,048

Fleet/Building Maintenance Manager
Plans, manages, directs, and supervises the operation and maintenance activities of the various skilled craft shops in the Section, and maintains the transportation fleet, and building and grounds maintenance functions.
Median Salary: $60,786

Procurement Manager
Responsible for planning, managing, coordinating, and administering the Purchasing functions.
Median Salary: $59,476

General Services Manager
Responsible for planning, managing, coordinating, and administering the General Services functions of records and control, warehousing and purchasing.
Median Salary: $67,737

Environmental Manager
Plans, directs, supervises, and evaluates the effectiveness of environmental programs. Analyzes data to develop recommendations for compliance with environmental legislation and to minimize negative impact of Departmental operations on the environment. Reviews environmental research representing the Department to governmental, public, and environmental groups.
Median Salary: $69,933

Office/Administrative Services Manager
Responsible for direction of the functions of graphics and reproduction, records and facility mapping, mail and messenger services, switchboard and other general office functions.
Median Salary: $45,459

Customer Service Manager
Responsible for the customer services, water sales and collections functions. Ensures the maintenance of customer relations at an effective level, while handling customer inquiries and problems related to billing, meter reading, service contracts, revenue collection, and inspection.
Median Salary: $49,809

Accounting Manager/Controller
Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and participating in all accounting functions.
Median Salary: $62,210

Community Affairs Manager
Plans, develops, and administers a comprehensive public information program, including a variety of programs for the community, public, and Department work force.
Median Salary: $61,931

Associate Engineer
Under direct supervision, performs a variety of routine professional level engineering work involving both office and field activities. Typically has a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 0-1 years of experience.
Median Salary: $50,258

Engineer
Under supervision, performs a variety of complex and advanced professional level engineering work involving both office and field activities. Typically has a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 2-4 years of experience.
Median Salary: $67,863

Senior Engineer
Under general supervision, performs a variety of complex advanced professional level engineering work involving both office and field activities. Supervises engineering activities and manages engineering projects.
Median Salary: $76,443

Water Quality/Laboratory Manager
Responsible for the direction, administration, and operation of the water quality laboratory. Ensures quality and compliance with the requirements of state and federal regulatory agencies through the monitoring and testing of water introduced into the water system.
Median Salary: $56,877

SCADA Systems Manager
Responsible for the operation of the SCADA system including the design, programming and maintenance of the process control system.
Median Salary: $56,491

Associate Programmer/Analyst
Under direct supervision, performs programming assignments on less complex new systems and on minor revisions to existing systems. May have some user contact and perform limited systems analysis work. Typically has Bachelor's Degree in related field and 2-4 years of experience.
Median Salary: $50,979

Programmer/Analyst
Under supervision, performs both systems analysis and programming activities on a variety of new and existing systems. Contacts users to determine needs and attempts to meet their needs through computer applications. Typically has Bachelor's Degree in related field and 2-4 years of experience.
Median Salary: $56,390

Senior Programmer/Analyst
Under general supervision, performs system analysis and programming activities on most difficult systems and on major projects. May provide technical direction to less skilled Programmer/Analysts. Typically has Bachelor's Degree in related field and 5 or more years of experience.
Median Salary: $68,723

Associate Chemist
Under direct supervision, performs chemical and physical analyses for the purpose of water quality assurance. Typically has Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and 0-1 years experience.
Median Salary: $35,751

Chemist
Under supervision, performs chemical and physical analyses for the purpose of water quality assurance. Typically has Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and 2-4 years experience.
Median Salary: $44,140

Senior Chemist
Under general supervision, performs chemical and physical analyses for the purpose of water quality assurance; develops and supports research and special projects. Typically has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and 5 years experience.
Median Salary: $51,889

Associate Accountant
Under direct supervision, applies general and cost accounting principles to work assignments in specialized fields. Prepares and analyses monthly statements, special reports and costs; develops rates for standard costs and overhead expense clearance. Typically has Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and 0-1 years experience.
Median Salary: $39,242

Accountant
Under supervision, applies general and cost accounting principles to work assignments in specialized fields. Prepares and analyses monthly statements, special reports and costs; develops rates for standard cost and overhead expense clearance. Typically has Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and 2-4 years experience.
Median Salary: $45,661

Senior Accountant
Under general supervision, is responsible for providing leadership and accomplishing the work of an accounting group. Performs technically difficult non-supervisory accounting work assisting in the development of appropriate policies and procedures. Typically has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and 5 years of experience.
Median Salary: $53,911

Water Treatment Plant Manager
Responsible for all operations of a single water treatment plant, including staffing, training, directing operations, maintenance, and budgeting.
Median Salary: $55,407

Entry Level Water Treatment Plant Operator (Operator In Training)
Under direct supervision, performs tasks related to the operation of a water treatment plant. Typically holds or is working on first-level water treatment certification.
Median Salary: $33,775

Water Treatment Plant Operator
Operates and maintains a water treatment plant, including maintenance of equipment, quality control/testing, and day-to-day activities. Typically holds or is working towards an intermediate-level water treatment certification.
Median Salary: $38,241

Senior/Lead Water Treatment Plant Operator
Operates and maintains a water treatment plant. Is fully qualified to perform most complex functions and may direct the work of other operators. Typically holds a high-level water treatment certification.
Median Salary: $44,677

Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager
Responsible for all operations of a single wastewater treatment plant, including staffing, training, directing operations, maintenance, and budgeting.
Median Salary: $54,570

Entry Level Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (Operator In Training)
Under direct supervision, performs tasks related to the operation of a wastewater treatment plant. Typically holds or is working on first-level wastewater treatment certification.
Median Salary: $30,227

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
Operates and maintains a wastewater treatment plant, including maintenance of equipment, quality control/testing, and day-to-day activities. Typically holds or is working towards an intermediate-level wastewater treatment certification.
Median Salary: $36,148

Senior/Lead Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
Operates and maintains a wastewater treatment plant. Is fully qualified to perform the most complex functions and may direct the work of other operators. Typically holds a high-level wastewater treatment certification.
Median Salary: $47,761

The information for job descriptions and salary data was obtained from the 2004 AWWA Water Utility Compensation Survey. The salary data reported is the Employee Weighted Average for 521 water utilities that participated in both the 2003 and 2004 AWWA Water Utility Compensation Survey.

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