Asset Management Specialist

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Ideal Candidate  
Are you a skilled asset management professional with a demonstrated ability to oversee critical infrastructure assets effectively? Can you navigate complex asset management responsibilities autonomously while meeting tight deadlines? If you thrive in analytical thinking and possess exceptional problem-solving skills, we’re eager to connect with you. This position is a recent addition to the District, presenting an exciting opportunity for a proactive professional to lead the administration of the District’s Asset Management Program. You will be instrumental in crafting industry-leading asset management initiatives, and ensuring precise asset life-cycle management practices are in place. Join us in shaping the future of asset management excellence.

We also welcome veterans and transitioning military. Consider joining a team of hardworking employees who work to protect and preserve water, one of our most valuable natural resources. The experience you’ve gained during your service can continue to positively impact the world with a career at Otay.

The Otay Water District offers excellent benefits, a balanced work/life environment and is a leader in the industry.

About the Position and Department
This position in the Water Operations Department reports directly to the Chief, Water Operations and plans, organizes, coordinates, oversees, and provides direction for the District’s Asset Management Program (AMP) by providing analytical and project management support for water, wastewater, and reclaimed water systems. Serves as a project manager to develop and maintain the AMP systems that support the optimization of data collection in addition to the analysis of infrastructure impacts related to operations and financial performance. This position is a member of a dedicated, service-oriented team where collaboration and leadership are promoted at all levels.

The Operations Department is responsible for the operations, maintenance and repair of all Otay Water District facilities and equipment. Facilities include pipelines, reservoirs, pump stations, lift stations, and a reclamation plant for potable water and recycled water distribution, wastewater collections, and wastewater reclamation. The Operations Department has a staff of approximately 57 employees.

Applications will be accepted until there are a sufficient number of highly qualified applicants from which to make a selection. However, for the earliest consideration, please submit your application materials by March 26, 2024. For information on the recruitment process, please go to the Employment section of our website or click here.  

Examples of Duties

  •  Oversees, and manages the development and implementation of a Total Asset Management Program (AMP) which will incorporate a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and geographic information system (GIS).
  • Develops and implements asset management concepts, procedures, guidelines, analytical methods, business methods, decision making systems, and data collection methods.
  • Leads in the integration, coordination and communication of AMP strategies, policies, and procedures with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to clearly identify and communicate established AMP goals, expectations, and objectives. Identifies department priorities and uses project management tools and best practices to meet District needs.
  • Manages consultants and outside contractors for assessment projects and communicates and coordinates District and Department specific activities with other District staff, and management.
  • Provides technical assistance to District staff and makes presentations to District committees, and Board of Directors as needed.
  • Analyzes statistical data and works with Department staff to review and develop maintenance schedules, repair frequency and costs, asset inventory and periodic review of inventory life cycles, District growth impacts on the AMP, and recommends maintenance, repair, and replacement schedules by prioritization.
  • Reviews data collection and management practices and prepares asset management plans to include identifying asset inventory, and condition, calculating business risk, while determining asset specific net present value (NPV) and life cycle costs.  Develops alternatives for cost-effective operation and maintenance of District assets.
  • Assists in the development of engineering standards and operational methods that contribute to the reduction of asset life cycle costs.
    Prepares asset performance forecasts, resource optimizations studies and asset reliability reports.
  • Provides training and support to Departments and staff to ensure the effective implementation of the District’s Asset Management Program.
    For the complete job description go to the Employment section of our website or click here 

Required Licenses and/or Certifications

  • A valid California Class C Driver’s License and a safe driving record.
  • NASSCO PACP Certificate, desired.
  • CWEA Collections System Maintenance Technologist Certificate Grade I, desired.
  • A valid California State Water Resource Control Board Water Distribution Grade I Certificate, desired.

Minimum Experience, Education, and Training Requirements

Three (3) years of combined experience with asset management practices, Engineering project planning, design, and construction, equipment and infrastructure inspections, maintenance practices, and condition assessments.

Civil engineering experience, preferably performing planning, design, and project management for water, wastewater, and recycled water facilities projects and operations is desired.


Associate Degree from an accredited college or university with course work in engineering, information technology, business or industrial management, or closely related field.  Bachelor degree highly desired.

This position is exempt from overtime. 
Otay Water District is a Smoking, Tobacco and Nicotine Free Campus. 
All Otay Water District employees are at-will pursuant to California Water Code, Section 71362. 

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