Employment Opportunity

Salary: $48,152 – $54,537 Dependent on Qualifications and Experience

Organization Overview: The Whitworth Water District is a State of Washington Title 57 water district that provides potable water service to domestic and commercial customers in the North Spokane area. Headquartered in Spokane County, the District’s service area extends from the City of Spokane north to the community of Chattaroy. Whitworth Water District has 9,600 active service connections that provide water service to approximately 30,000 customers in a roughly 60 square-mile area. The District operates 300 miles of pipe delivering water from 16 wells, 13 reservoirs, 15 booster stations, and 6 pressures zones. The District is operated by 16 employees and is led by the General Manager and a five-member Board of Commissioners.

Position Summary:

Whitworth Water District is seeking to fill the position of Water Maintenance II. The Water Maintenance II position will perform duties assigned and possess the ability to develop skills in the tapping of water service lines, installation of water meters, maintenance of water distribution system, meter reading, service, and repair, and construction of a water distribution system.  The work is heavy in nature, performed under adverse weather conditions and requires normal mental and visual strain.  Establish and maintain excellent public relations with customers and resolve customer problems in a positive manner. Employee is subject to respond to call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for emergency water problems as well as to complete essential work at the end of a normal eight hour shift. Employee is also subject to rotational one week periods of after hour call outs.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Good physical condition and health
  • See well enough to read fine print and detect color in order to do detailed work like wiring ARB meter hookups.
  • Hear and speak well enough to converse on the phone and radio
  • Body movement to walk, stoop and crawl in attics and under houses
  • Able to climb water tanks up to 125 feet high.
  • Manual dexterity to write legibly and perform detailed field tasks.
  • Strength to lift, carry, drag and operate equipment, like a jack hammer, weighing up to 90 pounds.
  • Stamina to work for up to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, and during emergency operations as deemed necessary.
  • Tolerance to work under adverse conditions like in dust and pollen, outdoors in heat and cold, and in confined, awkward spaces.

How to Apply:

Please go to www.whitworthwater.com/employment-opportunities/ to view the entire job description including qualification requirements and to download application materials. The following constitutes a complete application package in the following order:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Completion of the District’s Application for Employment

Complete application packages must be emailed to Tom McInerney at tomm@whitworthwater.com, or mailed to: Whitworth Water District – Attention Human Resources, 17401 N Newport Rd. Mead, WA 99021.

All Applicants Must Have Submitted all Documents by Wednesday April 3, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Position Open Until Filled.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION

Call for Bids – Landscape Maintenance Services

NOTICE

CALL FOR BIDS
Landscape Maintenance Services


Whitworth Water District (District) is seeking a qualified landscape maintenance provider to provide for landscape maintenance services for planting areas and turf areas, all located within District boundaries. Items of work include, but not limited to: lawn mowing, field cutting, lawn fertilization, lawn weed control, shrub bed weed control, dormant spray, tree and shrub insect control and bare ground weed treatment at 35 district properties in northern Spokane County. The properties included are the District Office, District Maintenance Shop and various pump stations, well houses and water reservoir sites.

Bid documents, including bid forms will be available starting March 15th, free of charge and may be picked up at Whitworth Water District, located at 17401 N Newport Rd. Mead, WA 99021 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Bid documents are also available at <<Call for Bids Documents>>

SUBMISSION OF BIDS

To receive consideration, responses must be submitted in accordance with the following
instructions:

  1. All Bids shall be sealed and delivered to:
    Whitworth Water District
    17401 N. Newport Rd.
    Mead, WA 99021
  2. The envelope must be clearly marked “LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICES BID”; and
  3. Modifications to submissions may be submitted prior to the date and time specified for
    receipt of submissions.

<<Call for Bids Documents>>

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Landscape Maintenance Services – Call for Bids – Addenda 1

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Job Opportunity: Operations Supervisor

17401 N. Newport Road Mead, WA 99021 (509) 466-0550 www.whitworthwater.com

Salary: $70,000 – $95,000 Dependent on Qualifications and Experience

Organization Overview: The Whitworth Water District is a State of Washington Title 57 water district that provides potable water service to domestic and commercial customers in the North Spokane area. Headquartered in Spokane County, the District’s service area extends from the City of Spokane north to the community of Chattaroy. Whitworth Water District has 9,600 active service connections that provide water service to approximately 30,000 customers in a roughly 60 square-mile area. The District operates 300 miles of pipe delivering water from 16 wells, 13 reservoirs, 15 booster stations, and 6 pressures zones. The District is operated by 16 employees and is led by the General Manager and a five-member Board of Commissioners.

Position Summary:

Whitworth Water District is seeking to fill the position of Operations Supervisor. The Operations Supervisor will perform supervisory work directing the Operations Department’s crew in municipal water system maintenance and repair, construction of taps, meter installation, and troubleshooting. Duties are heavy in nature and often performed under adverse weather conditions; requiring maximum attention to detail in order to prevent errors and injury. The candidate must demonstrate considerable knowledge in the field of water utility management including the functions and maintenance of equipment. The selected candidate will have extensive contact with other District employees and the general public and serve in a leadership role to the Operations Department’s field employees. Employee is required to be on call during non-working hours and may be called upon at any time in the case of an emergency. Duties are varied and require independent decision-making skills and experience in developing policies and procedures to ensure a safe work environment, as well as comply with the various State and Federal regulatory laws and requirements of public water systems. The selected candidate will report to the District Superintendent and ultimately the District’s General Manager.
Qualification Requirements

Qualification Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in water maintenance and operation procedures, laws, and regulatory requirements in the State Washington Job Opportunity: Operations Supervisor – Continued
  • Washington State Water Distribution Manager II Certification, or equivalent out of state certificate (within two years of hire)
  • Cross Connection Specialist Certification (within one year of hire)
  • A current and valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and satisfactory driving record to operate District vehicles.
  • Five years demonstrated experience in employee supervision
  • Proven project management and successful implementation
  • Broad experience in heavy equipment operating, maintenance and repair
  • Knowledge of various waterworks construction methods, materials, and equipment
  • Ability to troubleshoot various mechanical issues, as it relates to waterworks and equipment
  • Possess computer competency skills including working in a digital environment
  • Strong communications skills and history in adequately handling complex situations
  • Ability to provide training in a variety of subjects including safety in the field and workplace
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply policies, rules, regulations and procedures of the District to a variety of work-related situations

How to Apply:

Please go to www.whitworthwater.com/employment-opportunities/ to view the entire job description including qualification requirements and to download application materials. The following constitutes a complete application package in the following order:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Completion of the District’s Application for Employment

Complete application packages must be emailed to Tom McInerney at tomm@whitworthwater.com, or mailed to: Whitworth Water District – Attention Human Resources, 17401 N Newport Rd. Mead, WA 99021.

First Internal Review of Applicants Scheduled for Wednesday March 13, 2019. Position Open Until Filled.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION

Call for Bids – Landscape Maintenance Services

NOTICE

CALL FOR BIDS
Landscape Maintenance Services

Whitworth Water District (District) is seeking a qualified landscape maintenance provider to provide for landscape maintenance services for planting areas and turf areas, all located within District boundaries. Items of work include, but not limited to: lawn mowing, field cutting, lawn fertilization, lawn weed control, shrub bed weed control, dormant spray, tree and shrub insect control and bare ground weed treatment at 35 district properties in northern Spokane County. The properties included are the District Office, District Maintenance Shop and various pump stations, well houses and water reservoir sites.

Bid documents, including bid forms will be available starting March 15th, free of charge and may be picked up at Whitworth Water District, located at 17401 N Newport Rd. Mead, WA 99021 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Bid documents are also available at Call for Bids Document>>

SUBMISSION OF BIDS

To receive consideration, responses must be submitted in accordance with the following instructions:

  1. All Bids shall be sealed and delivered to: :
    Whitworth Water District
    17401 N. Newport Rd.
    Mead, WA 99021
  2. The envelope must be clearly marked “LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICES BID”; and
  3. Modifications to submissions may be submitted prior to the date and time specified for receipt of submissions.

Call for Bids Document>>

Whitworth Water District’s New Superintendent

Whitworth Water District is excited to announce that they have selected Matt Wright as the new District Superintendent. Matt started in his new position with the District on September 4, 2018. Matt will be training with the District’s current Superintendent, Doug Babin, who will be retiring. Doug has been employed with the District since 1978.

Matt Wright came to Whitworth Water from AHBL Inc. where he worked as a Professional Engineer. Matt has been employed in the engineering field since 2006. He attended the University of Washington where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Matt is an accredited registered Professional Engineer with the State of Washington. He currently belongs to the American Water Works Association.

Tim Murrell, District Manager, stated that “we are lucky to have Matt and he will make a great fit to our team. His wide array of experience in project management and water supply planning, together with his team approach to management, will provide a wonderful addition to the District.”

Matt stated that “joining the Whitworth Water team is a dream come true and I look forward to working with the District’s great customers and staff!”

 

 

Request For Qualifications – Furniture Procurement and Installations Services

Questions from Prospective Respondents

 

 

NOTICE

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Furniture Procurement and Installation Services

 

Whitworth Water District No. 2 (District) is seeking a qualified furniture vendor to provide furniture, installation, and warranty service for the District’s new administrative building. The building is located at 17401 N Newport Rd. Mead, WA 99021

SUBMISSION OF QUALIFICATIONS

To receive consideration, responses must be submitted in accordance with the following instructions:

  1. All response submittals shall be sealed and delivered to:
    Whitworth Water District No. 2
    Attention – General Manager
    10828 N. Waikiki Rd.
    Spokane, WA 99218
  2. Submit four (4) copies of the response by 4:00 p.m. (PST) October 05, 2018; and
  3. The envelope must be clearly marked “FURNITURE BID”; and
  4. Modifications to submissions may be submitted prior to the date and time specified for receipt of
    submissions.

The District reserves the right to reject any responses, and can utilize its sole discretion to accept the submittal it considers most favorable to the District’s interests. The selection or appointment of any vendor under this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) shall be recommended by the Selection Committee (described further in Section V) is solely at the discretion of the District, and is final without recourse. The District also has the right to waive minor irregularities in procedures.

September 19, 2018
Timothy Murrell,

 

Request For Qualifications Document >>

PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE

Whitworth Water District
Ground Breaking – New Administration and Operations Facility

 

The Whitworth Water District Board of Commissioners is pleased to report on the recent ground breaking of their new administration and operations facility located on North Newport Highway. The facility will be built on ground the District purchased back in 1993 and will replace their existing offices located on North Waikiki Road of nearly 50 years. Construction is set to begin in mid-May and is expected to continue through January of 2019. The facility will consist of an office space of 5,900 square-feet, a 12,400 square-foot shop space, and a separate storage building of 5,000 square-feet.

The project was designed by Bernardo Wills Architects PC and will be constructed by Western States Construction Inc.

Whitworth Water District was established in the 1930’s and has gone from serving 1,000 services to nearly 11,000 services today. The District operates as a special purpose water District under the Revised Code of Washington, Chapter 57; as a public municipality. The District is governed by a five-member elected Board of Commissioners and is responsible for District operation. Please visit our website at whitworthwater.com for updates during the construction process.

Media Contact:
Tim Murrell
General Manager
tim@whitworthwater.com
(509) 466-0550

Whitworth Water District’s Office

                                              Whitworth Water District’s Office

 

                        New Building circa 1960’s                                      District Office Today

 

Whitworth Water District has operated out of the same building now for nearly 50 years. The District has expanded from 3,000 households in the 1960’s to serving over 10,000 households today. The District is currently in the architecture and development process of a new administrative and maintenance headquarters so they can continue to provide excellent, cost competitive service for the Whitworth Water District customers for generations to come. We will have opportunities for customer workshops and community input throughout our process.

Whitworth Water District was established in the 1930’s. The District operates as a special purpose water District under the Revised Code of Washington, Chapter 57; as a public municipality. The District is governed by a five member elected Board of Commissioners responsible for District operation. The District holds Board Meetings on the first and third Thursday of every month at 4:00 pm and are open to the public. The staff is comprised of fifteen employees.

 

Whitworth Water’s New General Manager

Whitworth Water District (District) is pleased to announce that Tim Murrell has been selected as General Manager of the District.  Tim began his work with the District on June 12th 2017 and replaced the retiring Manager, Susan McGeorge. He brings more than 14 years of experience in water resources planning, financial oversight, contractual management, and board administration.  His background includes extensive knowledge and experience in state and federal water regulations, district management, mediation and negotiation, and capital improvement planning.

The Whitworth Water District Board of Directors are enthusiastic to bring Tim Murrell on board stating that his extensive background will benefit the District for years to come.

Tim obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation and Parks Management from Penn State University and his Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning with an emphasis in Natural Resources and Environmental Planning from the University of New Mexico.

 

Prior to Whitworth Water District, Tim Murrell served as a Water Resource Planner for Douglas County Government in Colorado where he coordinated water acquisition, infrastructure development, financing, elections, and master planning for small water districts and homeowner associations.

Previous to Douglas County, Tim was employed by the New Mexico Interstate Commission as a State Water Planner. Tim was responsible for the development, update and implementation of the New Mexico State Water Plan. His experience will assist the District in accomplishing our mission to provide water in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.

Tim Murrell comes to the area with his wife and two sons.

Tim Murrell stated “I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to leading the Whitworth Water District Team into the future.”

 

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