The Lake Egypt Water District is a rural water and wastewater service located six miles south of the City of Marion, Illinois. It is nestled in the Shawnee National Forest located in Southern Illinois surrounding the picturesque reservoir privately owned by the Southern Illinois Power Cooperative. Lake of Egypt covers 2300 acres with 90 miles of shoreline having an average depth of 18 feet and maximum depth of 52 feet. Public access is allowed on the lake as are small boats. A marina, recreational camping, water skiing, jet skis, and fishing are permitted on most of the lake.
Lake Egypt Water District is a committed entity working to provide safe, high-quality water services to the community while maintaining a standard of excellence in customer service and environmental conservation.
The District is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. The District directly serves approximately 4,400 homes and businesses, five satellite public water systems, and the Power Cooperative. The water treatment plant is a 2.0 Million Gallon per Day (MGD) water treatment facility that treats approximately 1.0 MGD. The Wastewater facility is a three-stage lagoon system that handles the immediate area around the lake. The District operates on an annual budget of $2.2 million dollars and with 12 full time employees utilizing technical consultants as needed, including an Engineering firm, Legal Counsel, and other professionals as necessary.
Under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, the General Manager is responsible for all functions and operations of the District in accordance with all applicable State and Federal laws and the Policies of the Board.
The General Manager should have a broad knowledge of public administration and finance. The candidate must be a strong leader, skilled in management practice and methods, have supervisory skills, communication skills, and the ability to make decisions and act independently within laws and policies of the District.
The General Manager must be able to prepare an annual budget, make recommendations to the Board for final expenditures and insure the solvent fiscal operational needs of the District. Capabilities to negotiate loans, grants, determination of permit needs, and negotiate cost effective contracts with chemical and operational equipment suppliers will be needed.
General Manager must be proficient with the use of computers, various software, internet applications, and complete understanding of SCADA operations. A familiarity of office operations, utility billing, word processing, and accounting is necessary.
The General Manager must be willing to keep up with State and Federal requirements that effect the operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater systems by attending (and completing) continuing education seminars and conferences as they relate to compliance, safety, inter-local contracts, and regulatory involvement of the District’s water and wastewater systems.
Additional Salary Information: Graduated paid vacation package, paid sick leave and personal leave, paid holiday schedule, insurance payment will be given as designated by the Board, and Company truck provided.
About Lake Egypt Water District
The Lake Egypt Water District is a committed entity working to provide safe high-quality water and wastewater services to the community and surrounding area near Lake of Egypt located in Southern IL. This District regularly serves approximately 4,400 homes and businesses, and potable water to five satellite public water systems located immediately south of the City of Marion, IL.