Director of Utility Operations
Company: City of Port Arthur Texas
Location: Port Arthur
Posted on: April 3, 2021
Director of Utility Operations (Port Arthur, TX) SALARY:
OPENING DATE: 03/19/2019
CLOSING DATE:--Continuous until filled
To manage, supervise and coordinate the activities of the Utility
Operations Department including laboratory analysis, potable water
treatment, wastewater treatment, utility maintenance, utility
engineering, solid waste collection and disposal; to coordinate
Utility Operations activities with other City divisions and
departments; and to provide complex staff assistance to the City
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES - Essential and
other important duties and responsibilities may include, but are
not limited to, the following:
Manage, supervise, and coordinate goals and objectives as well as
policies and procedures necessary to provide the services of the
Utility Operations Department; develop new or modified systems,
policies and procedures.
Manage, supervise and participate in the preparation, development
and evaluation of highly technical studies, reports and analyses
related to the Utility Operations maintenance construction services
and activities; develop and implement technical methods and
systems, and analyze and evaluate results.
Develop and administer the Department's budget; direct the forecast
of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies;
monitor and approved expenditures.
Plan, organize and direct, through subordinate personnel, a program
of water line maintenance and repair work including such things as
relocating lines and replacing water lines.
Organize and direct, through subordinate personnel, a program of
sewer line maintenance and repair work including such things as
cave-- in repair, line cleaning, replacement of sewer lines, and
sewage pump station operation and maintenance .
Plan, organize and direct a program of utility engineering services
to include, drafting, plan preparation, inspection, and other
Plan, organize and recommend the improvement of plant facilities
through equipment acquisition and new construction; analyze and
recommend construction projects; administer construction estimates
and engineering invoices.
Ensure that the City is in compliance with all current raw water,
potable water, solid waste, and wastewater discharge requirements
established by regional, State and
Federal regulatory agencies; interpret policies and procedures
established by regulatory agencies.
Provide technical assistance to, and assist, in coordinating the
activities of consulting for the department's facilities including
treatment plants, pumping stations, sewer lines, water lines, and
landfill construction projects and equipment .
Make critical decisions to resolve emergency conditions resulting
from potable water and wastewater treatment systems' malfunctions,
and solid waste collection or disposal interruptions.
Review plant and laboratory reports and direct system adjustments
of processing methods to improve facilities efficiencies.
Respond to and resolve the most sensitive for information,
complaints, and concerns from City council, the public and
Recommend appointment of, train, motivate and evaluate staff,
monitor employee performance, prepare and present employee
performance reviews, and coordinate or provide staff training.
Serve as a member of the City's management team; provide
information and recommendations regarding operations; assist in
decisions related to all facets of municipal government.
Perform relates duties assigned by the City Manager
Coordinate the Department's maintenance activities with other City
departments, division, and other non-City agencies .
Approve progress payments to contractors providing services to the
Monitor and supervise the investigation and response to citizen
Theory and practice of modern potable water treatment and
distribution, wastewater collection, pumping and treatment, and
solid waste collection and disposal.
Principles and practices of engineering as related to the design
and operation of water and wastewater treatment systems and solid
waste collection and landfill facilities.
Chemistry, biology, and bacteriology
Chemical, physical and biological processes involved in potable
water purification, waste water treatment, and solid waste
Occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary in work,
including industrial wastes and their treatment.
Applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations .
Plan, organize, assign and schedule a variety of technical,
operational and maintenance programs.
Develop and administer sound Department policies.
Develop and administer a departmental budget.
Analyze, interpret, summarize and present administrative and
technical information and data in an effective manner.
Interpret applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Prepare and submit s variety of reports, studies and correspondence
on technical and administrative matters.
Work with consulting engineers and contractors; communicate
effectively, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those
contacted in the course of work .
Experience and Training Guidelines: Any combination of experience
and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and
abilities is qualifying. A typical way would be:
Seven years increasingly responsible Utility Operations
administration experience working with municipal water, wastewater
and solid waste systems .
Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university
with major course work in civil engineering, and additional
training in public administration and related areas through college
courses or continuing educational courses .
License or Certificate
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate Texas driver's
Possession of a Texas Registered Professional Engineer's license,
or made reciprocal within 6 months of employment.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class A Wastewater Treatment
Certificate issued by the State of Texas, a plus.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class A Surface Water
Treatment Certificate issued by the State of Texas, a plus. CITY OF
Attn: Hiring Manager
P.O. Box 1089
--Port Arthur, Texas 77641-1089
The City of Port Arthur is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Department: Utility Operations
This is a management position
This is a full time position
Requisition Number: #19-020
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pass a mandatory drug test? Yes No * Are you at least 18 years of
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