Watershed Director I - Site Development

  • CITY OF ATLANTA, GA
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience USD

Job Description

Posting Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with experience

At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean and helps maintain, build and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life.

Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

The Department of Watershed Management is a regional public water and wastewater utility serving 1.2 million people each day. The Department’s core services include treatment and distribution of safe drinking water; collection and treatment of wastewater to a high standard; management of watersheds within the City of Atlanta; and customer care and billing services for 164,000 accounts. The Department’s vision of being a leader in innovation, service and value is supported by eight strategic priorities including: Service Delivery, Infrastructure Reliability, Workforce Development, Operational Efficiency, Financial Resilience, Compliance, Smart Utility Transformation; and Safety, Security and Emergency Management.

General Description and Classification Standards

Manages the overall administration and management of the City's Watershed, including program implementation, fundraising/grant writing, and business operations. Areas of responsibility include planning and evaluation, policy and program development, personnel and fiscal management, and public relations. This is a high level of strategic and operations management, reporting to a top department executive or a department deputy. Position manages a primary function of the department and recommends operating policy and procedure subject to department executive approval. This position would be expected to manage a varied array of professionals and manager. This is NOT a routine promotional level and the specific justification for classification at this level must be documented.

Supervision Received

May work independently or part of a team of managers that meet to discuss issues related to budgets, staff, policy, and operations. Direction received is very general and focuses on strategic objectives and is typically collaborative in nature. This is a policy-making level of management and would be considered "upper middle" management.

Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

Master's degree in Business, Management or Public Administration. (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the master’s degree on an exception basis)

5 years of work experience in environmental engineering, municipal government sector, or water / wastewater plant operations with at least 3 years of experience as a manager, supervisor, team leader, etc.

Preferred Education & Experience

Master's degree in Business, Management or Public Administration. (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the master’s degree on an exception basis) and 7 years of work experience in environmental engineering, municipal government sector, or water / wastewater plant operations with at least 3 years of experience as a manager, supervisor, team leader, etc.

Licensures and Certifications

Professional Engineer License required for Site Development. Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) Level II Certification. Must be obtained within 6 months.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job. Standard Office Environment. Must be physically able to maneuver full size sets of engineering drawings. City of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Address

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