Posting Date:  01/05/2021
Job Title:  Asset Manager
Salary:  $81,229.44 – $98,970.24 annually
Entity:  City of Bremerton
Closing Date:  Open until filled, first review February 1, 2021


Under general direction of the Director of Financial Services establishes and manages the City of Bremerton’s Asset Management Program for all City assets; the program goal is to use data to make informed decisions related to maintenance and replacement of critical and expensive infrastructure to optimize performance, minimize costs, and make appropriate investments to meet all current and future needs.

The Asset Manager will lead an interdepartmental team tasked to plan, develop, implement and maintain the City’s Asset Management Program. Implementation will be strategic and initially focused on the City’s utilities.

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Primary Duties

REPRESENTATIVE ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Note – this list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.)

• Develop and lead the Asset Management Program.
• Introduce and promote the use of asset management concepts and best practices in a strategic and practical manner across the organization.
• Develop, plan and program an asset management implementation strategy using a Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP).
• Develop and implement asset management strategies and tools for strategic infrastructure and program decision-making using system specific Asset Management Plans (AMPs).
• Work with City staff, Elected Officials and consider public input to develop an Asset Management Policy that establishes levels of service and prioritization for critical assets, operations, maintenance and other functions within the organization.
• Review and recommend assets to be managed within the Asset Management Program.
• Create and maintain the Asset Inventory Hierarchy.
• Provide support on the City’s budget, capital improvement program, long-range financial plan utility rate and general facilities charge (GFC) studies and other related financial analysis.
• Coordinate training and provide advice and support to others related to asset management principles and approaches. Recommend and oversee Asset Management training, conduct or facilitate workshops and lead the effort to select the appropriate software solution that aligns with the City’s needs.
• Coordinate the development, documentation and maintenance of asset inventories, conditions, rating methodologies, levels of service and performance measures, risk scoring criteria, maintenance strategies, repair/replacement models, financial forecasts and work plans associated with all asset classes.
• Identify areas for efficiency improvements and coordinate development of implementation plans.
• Identify and develop business process improvement, control and productivity measures.
• Analyze customer needs to design tools, systems, and procedures to solve business problems.
• Research, evaluate, and recommend emerging technologies related to asset management.
• Create end and maintain end user documentation.
• Prepare and make presentations at all levels within the organization.

Other Duties
– Regular attendance is an essential requirement
– Performs related work as assigned and/or required


Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the individual with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be five years of related experience and a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, engineering or related field. Experience leading projects independently and acting in a lead role on projects is required. The successful applicant must be technically proficient as it relates to asset management concepts and principles and be able to demonstrate their commitment to community and teamwork.

A Valid Washington State Driver’s License is required and must be obtained prior to date of appointment or another date set by the City.

• Experience in water and wastewater systems and asset management certification are desirable.

Knowledge of:
• Leadership competencies including organizational agility and building effective teams.
• Project management processes, tools, and techniques .
• GIS knowledge and experience with ESRI products .

Skill in:
• Translating technical information so that it is easily understood by non-technical personnel.
• Effective verbal and written communication using tact, patience, and courtesy.

Ability to
• Possess a positive attitude with strong listening and interpersonal skills.
• Create and maintain clear and concise user documentation, training materials, and training classes.
• Translate technical information to be easily understood by non-technical personnel.
• Work independently with minimal supervision.
• Organize and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines.
• Prepare and present effective oral communications for professional and general public use.
• Frequently interact respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups, including operations and maintenance personnel, elected officials and the public.
• Develop and maintain positive and productive relationships and achieve results.

Contact Information

Debbie Klinefelter, HR Analyst I
(360) 473-5348


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