Performs a variety of managerial and professional duties related to planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the overall operations of the city water services division, including budgeting, scheduling, forecasting, and policy and rate structure development, etc.
Provides general guidance and direction to section managers, i.e., Water Supply, Transmission & Distribution, Conservation, Engineering, and Resource Planning. Provides close to general supervision to Administrative staff, i.e., Administrative Assistant, Administrative Secretary, and Contract Administrator.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (A position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties that may be found in a position of this class).
Oversees and manages staff in day-to-day operations, including budgeting and planning functions of the water utility service area.
Oversees the preparation, adoption and enforcement of water use ordinances; acts as staff liaison to the utilities governance body, i.e., Public Utilities Committee, City Council, Finance Committee, and Water Conservation Committee.
Provides input and analysis for developing water management policy and practice; implements policy upon approval.
Recommends policy to the city council, based on cost of service and rate structure analysis; participates in the selection of professional services providers in relation to water system capital improvements.
Manages and coordinates the efforts toward adoption of a water master plan and long range water supply plan for the city; coordinates with federal, state and local government entities on matters of regulation, long term planning and service boundaries.
Coordinates efforts with other City departments and state authorities on issues related to water rights.
Coordinates the enforcement of water conservation ordinances.
Conducts evaluations of subordinate performance; makes recommendations affecting employment status, i.e., selection, advancement, discipline and termination.
Performs a variety of administrative functions as required for the efficient operation of the division
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from college with Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental engineering, planning, law, or related field;
Six (6) years of professional work experience in the management of, or as a consultant to, a publicly owned water or wastewater utility serving no less than 20,000 customers;
An equivalent combination of education and experience
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Extensive knowledge of public utilities principles and practices including the preparation and implementation of operations budgets in excess of $5 million per annum.
Skill in effective communication and interpersonal relations. Skill in the use of computer keyboard in the creation of technical documents and reports.
Ability to present to plan, assign, direct, coordinate and review the work of technical and non-technical personnel; present information, goals, and plans concisely; establish effective working relationships with associates, subordinates, elected officials and the public.
Work is performed in an office setting with occasional travel and field work. Attendance at evening meetings and irregular work hours may be required.