The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District, a political subdivision of the State of Ohio located at 1181 Ohltown-McDonald Road, Mineral Ridge, Ohio 44440 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief Engineer. Accepting applications until July 30, 2021.

Job Summary:

 The Chief Engineer is the superintendent of all works and improvements of the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District who reports to the District’s Board of Directors. The duties include oversight of management, operations and maintenance of a Class IV water treatment facility presently pumping 24 mgd with a capacity of 60 mgd. This position manages a staff of fifty-three (53) or more employees. The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District provides water to its member cities of Youngstown and Niles and by contract to McDonald, who resell the water to approximately 220,000 end users. Conventional lime-soda softening of surface water is implemented with distribution and storage for the two member cities.


  • A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience as a Registered Professional Engineer (PE).

  • A minimum of four (4) years in a management capacity, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • A professional engineer’s license is required.

  • Experience in the water industry is desirable.

  • Knowledge of civil, hydraulic, and environmental engineering methods and practices is preferred.

  • Experience with budget preparation and monitoring, development of capital improvement plans, purchasing and financial transactions and preparation of reports.

  • Experience with project management on major water utility projects.

  • An Ohio EPA Class IV or Class III Water Supply Operator Certification is preferred, but not required.


Letters of application & a resume may be sent to: or via U.S. mail to: Personnel, The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District, P.O. Box 4119, Youngstown, OH 44515. Please include current salary with your resume. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONFIDENTIAL.