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Position: DIRECTOR OF WATER & SEWER UTILITIES (JOB NO. 75-1920)
Pay Grade: 129  Salary: $104,133 - $130,000 / ANNUALLY
Position Type: Full Time
Close Date: Until Filled
Minimum Training & Experience

Requires a Bachelor's Degree in engineering or related sciences. Requires seven (7) years of engineering experience in water treatment and distribution, and/or wastewater treatment and collection, with five (5) years minimum supervisory experience. Prefer ten (10) years of dynamically responsible experience in water and sewer utilities operations management. Prefer five (5) years of experience working with the SCDHEC. 

Must possess a South Carolina Professional Engineers (PE) License.

It is preferred for the position to hold one or more and/or work toward obtaining the following South Carolina licenses.

• Water Distribution System Operator License (Class ‘A’ preferred)

• Water Treatment Plant Operator (Class ‘A’ preferred)

• Biological Wastewater Treatment Operator (Class ‘A’ preferred)

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in making sound financial, technical and management decisions.

• Coaching knowledge, experience and demonstrated development of team members, managing performance and helping team members reach their full potential.

• Possess exemplary leadership, communications and team building skills.

• Skilled and adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency situations and/or tight deadlines.

• Proven decision-making abilities, affecting a major segment of the organization and the general public operating within in a dynamic environment.

• Ability to personally demonstrate the priority of safety and create an environment of safety-first culture.

• Ability to lead team members, build trust and maintain a healthy work environment.

• Ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with co-workers, supervisors, agencies, the general public, and all other internal and external customers. Personally demonstrates appropriate customer service skills.

Specific Duties

• Establishes and manages the Water and Sewer Utilities Department budget.

• Manages the Water and Sewer Utilities, Engineering Division, including the City’s Water and Sewer policies, procedures, standards and specifications.

• Ensures compliance with standards and regulations pertaining to the treatment and distribution of drinking water.

• Ensures compliance with applicable National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) Permits to include solids (i.e., screenings, sludge, and/or biosolids) disposal pertaining to the water and wastewater treatment works.

• Manages the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems operations and maintenance, including elevated water storage tanks, and sanitary sewer pump stations.

• Manages the maintenance division for the treatment plants and sanitary sewer pump stations.

• Maintains water and sewer infrastructure inventory and prepares maintenance and/or replacement plans for those approaching the end of their service life.

• Manages the Water and Sewer Utilities Capital Improvements Plan.

• Manages and plans the extensions and/or expansions of the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems.

• Manages the Wholesale Water and Sewer Customer Agreements and associated metering devices.

• Assesses the causes and implements treatments for the control of odors and corrosion in the City’s wastewater collection system.

• Ensures that public inquiries and complaints are quickly addressed in a timely manner.

• Ensures proper accounting of wastewater treatment plant (hydraulic and solids) loading allocations and associated reporting to SCDHEC.

• Aids development plan reviews pertaining to the water and wastewater systems.

• Analyze operational process control procedures, maintenance procedures, and instituting changes when necessary to achieve full compliance with all regulatory agency requirements.

• Maintain accurate inventory and operational records and prepare reports required by regulatory and bond agencies.

• Inspect facilities, evaluating O&M functions, review records and data, interview and select new personnel, and initiate and recommend new or improved methods or practices.

• Ensure compliance with City, County, State, and Federal laws and policies as well as the internal policies and procedures.

• Attend Council meetings and make presentations as required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 
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