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Division Manager, Water & Sewer

City of Union City


Listing Summary

POSITION TITLE: Division Manager, Water & Sewer

DEPARTMENT: Public Services

FLSA STATUS: Fulltime - Exempt

At Union City, we are guided by our mission and vision, to proudly promote community growth with municipal services and programs, and to make bold, visionary plans to push toward the future. We do this by having the right people in the right place and by creating a culture of service and execution. Make a difference where it counts by joining our team!

As part of our team, members benefit from alternative work schedules, in-house training programs, clearly defined career paths, on-going development opportunities, and a competitive benefits package, just to name a few.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To support the vision, mission and guiding principles of the City. Adhere to appropriate City operating procedures, benefit rules, employment, and safety policies/practices; 
  • While performing any procedures, all associates and contract personnel must abide by applicable Safety, Health, and Environmental rules and guidelines. The use of appropriate personal protective equipment is required;
  • Responsible for strategizing, planning, organizing, reviewing, designing, and evaluating of the overall operations and development of the Water Division including: administration, budget, construction, renovation, replacement, preventive maintenance, and repair of new and existing water systems, wastewater systems, and equipment;
  • Manage the development and implementation of Water Division goals, objectives, policies and priorities; Evaluate the Water Division needs and formulate short and long term plans to meet the needs;
  • Provide management, administration, organizational leadership, and team building; plan, assign, supervise, train and evaluate the work of professional, technical and administrative support staff; assign duties and plan work of others; delegate authority and responsibility, and schedule program work on a long-term basis; establish standards and priorities and ensure they are maintained by others;approve selection of new employees, employee transfer/promotion, discipline, termination, performance evaluations, and personnel actions;
  • Direct, plan, and evaluate water and sewer system capital improvement projects; Implement programs to rehabilitate infrastructure based on schedule and budget for critical infrastructure; Document the rehabilitation performed in an asset management program and its beneficial effects of I/I on the sewer system where applicable;
  • Manage the City’s hydraulic model, the rainfall monitoring program, and capacity certification program to monitor and certify wastewater capacity for proposed developments;
  • Monitor and oversee department operations to assure that services delivered are of high standard and in compliance with statutory applicable laws, rules, codes,regulations, and applicable standards established by federal, state, and local laws; Assist in the study and standardization of departmental policies and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations;
  • Become familiarized with the City’s utility assets to establish and maintain effective public relations in a complex environment involving technical and non-technical personnel; respond to inquiries from internal and external customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the professional community; respond to, analyze and resolve difficult inquiries or complaints;
  • Assist the Director in preparing and documenting budget requests; administer adopted budget in assigned area of responsibility;
  • Determine applicable codes, regulations, and requirements for assigned projects;
  • Oversee the preparation of engineering plans and specifications, bidding, competency of contractors and vendors, and the selection criteria for public contracts administered or managed by the Public Services Department;
  • Oversee project management for the construction of assigned Public Services projects; Oversee assigned projects to ensure contractor compliance with scope, schedule, and budget;
  • Monitor and prepare all reports to ensure the City is in compliance with the provisions of the Georgia Safe Drinking Water Act to operate a public community water system;
  • Ensure the accuracy of the City’s utility mapping by maintaining, updating, and collecting field data for the City’s water and sewer system mapping;
  • Supervise, trains, develops, and evaluates maintenance activities by subordinate staff;
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings and activities in order to maintain a high level of competence in the latest trends and techniques in the public services industry;

JOB SCOPE

Work involves the responsibility for short range and long range planning, survey, design and inspection of water & wastewater utilities projects. The employee delegates day-to-day activities to supervisory staff, but performs unusual tasks which require a high degree of skill and technical knowledge personally. The employee exercises independent judgment and discretion on all technical matters within the department subject to guidelines set by the Mayor and Council and the City Manager. Employee reports to the Public Services Director for review of work and evaluation of performance.

COMMUNICATIONS/CUSTOMER CONTACT

Contacts are across the entire City community and in a leadership capacity.  Community contact is a critical component of success in developing good will and support of City programs and initiatives.

COMPETENCIES/SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING PREFERRED:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field;
  • Three to five years of professional engineering experience preferred;
  • Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform essential duties of the job such as those listed above;

Special Requirements

  • Must possess a valid Georgia's driver license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment,
  • Must possess current State of Georgia Water Distribution Operator License or have the ability obtain within 12 months of hire;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have knowledge of NPDES permits, CCR requirements, EPD water quality rules, Georgia Drinking Water Act, the Georgia Clean Water Act, and other local, state, and federal requirements related to water and sewer;
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting Public Services activities;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public;
  • Ability to conduct necessary technical research and compile comprehensive reports;

Equipment and Applications

  • Strong computer, applications, handheld devices, and software skills;
  • Designated software applications;

JOB CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job the associate is:

  • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.
  • Occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.
  • The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate

For prompt consideration, send resumes to humanresources@unioncityga.org

Listing ends on:

3/22/2021