Director of Facilities and Maintenance
Coachella Valley Water District
(Palm Desert, CA)

Director of Facilities and Maintenance
Coachella Valley Water District (Palm Desert, CA)

The Position

The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is unique in that it provides several water related services: domestic water, sanitation (sewage collection and wastewater treatment), recycled (nonpotable) water, irrigation with imported water and agricultural drainage, groundwater replenishment, regional stormwater protection, and management of the Coachella Valley’s multitude of water resources and conservation.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Director of Facilities and Maintenance oversees the Trades and Support Department which consists of approximately 135 full time employees in eight divisions with a variety of skills, including: fleet services, facilities maintenance, landscaping, electrical, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), electronics, mechanical, pump repair, canal and distribution system maintenance, and stormwater and drainage. Annual operations and maintenance budget responsibility is approximately $30 million.

A typical candidate would have broad and extensive experience in maintenance, construction, directing the work of skilled trades, such as carpentry, plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), or electrical; and operational activities including 5 years of management and supervisory experience. A bachelor’s in business, water management, engineering or closely related field is desirable. A construction and maintenance background is preferred and experience in irrigation is a plus. A PE license is also desirable. A valid CA driver’s license is required and driving record may influence employment or classification.

Apply on-line by December 16, 2016 at For questions contact Sherrill Uyeda at or Cindy Krebs at or (562) 901-0769. EEO/ADA


Salary: $171,540 to $225,768 DOQ.

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