Utilities Director

  • Town of Pecos City
  • 115 W 3rd St, Hr, Pecos, Texas
  • Apr 06, 2021
Full Time Public Works Management
  • Salary: 80-100k USD
  • Salary Top: 100k
  • Phone: 4324452421
  • Apply By: Jul 05, 2021


Do you have public utilities experience? Do you want to make a real impact and build a career?

Then we are looking for you. The Town of Pecos City has an amazing opportunity for the right individual.

We are looking for a Utilities Director who wants to be a real leader and help shape this growing city.

Do you want to work in a place that Forbes named number two on its list of fastest growing small towns in America?

Job Description

To manage, supervise and coordinate the activities of the Water Operations Department including laboratory analysis, potable water treatment, wastewater treatment, maintenance, utility engineering, solid waste collection and disposal; to coordinate water Operations activities with other divisions and departments; and to provide complex analysis for improvements.

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 Water 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 related tasks.

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 Organization 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 stakeholders and regulating agencies.

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 organization’s senior management team; provide information and recommendations regarding operations; assist in decisions related to all facets of the organization’s operations.

Monitor and supervise the investigation and response to any and all internal and external complaints.


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 management.

Occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary in work, including industrial wastes and their treatment.

Applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations.

Ability to:

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.

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:

Job Requirements

Required Experience:

Seven years increasingly responsible Utility Operations administration experience working with water, wastewater and solid waste systems.

Required Training:

Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, and additional training in administration and related areas through college courses or continuing educational courses.

Required License or Certificate

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate Texas driver's license.

Possession of a Class A or B Wastewater Treatment Certificate issued by the State of Texas, REQUIRED

Possession of Class A or B Surface Water Treatment Certificate issued by the State of Texas,


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Job Address

115 W 3rd St, Hr, Pecos, Texas 79772 United States View Map