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Assistant Director (Business Services Branch) job in Houston

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Job Ref:  PN# 11198
Organization:  City of Houston- Public Works and Engineering
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Texas (TX)
City:  Houston
Post Code:  77002
Salary and Benefits:  $111,436.00 - $127,504.00
07/19/2013

The City of Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering (PWE) invites interest and applications from highly qualified individuals for the position of Assistant Director for Business Services Branch in the Department’s Public Utilities Division.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT AND DIVISION

The City of Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering provides many services that directly affect the daily lives of those who live and/or work in Houston. Six divisions deliver the Department’s key products and services that include streets, drainage, traffic controls, drinking water production and distribution, waste water collection and treatment, new and replacement infrastructure, developmental services and utility customer account services. PWE is staffed with a highly trained, diverse workforce of approximately 3,900 employees and has an annual budget of $1.2 billion.

The Public Utilities Division produces and delivers drinking water and collects and treats waste water for the 2.1 million citizens of the city of Houston. The Water and Waste Water systems provide services over 640 square miles within the city limits and for other customers, both retail and wholesale, in the surrounding areas.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under the guidance of the Deputy Director and in close collaboration with the division’s executive leadership, the Assistant Director for the Business Services Branch will lead and direct the division’s financial analysis, budgeting, procurement services, employee training and certification classes, and warehouse inventory control and distribution. Further, this position is responsible for maintenance operations services including crew dispatch, repair investigation and restoration services, and geographic information system (GIS) technical services to the operating branches in the Public Utilities Division.

The Assistant Director will work closely with the department’s financial division, the Resource Management Division, to coordinate financial planning and operations, and for performance reporting and consolidation. The incumbent will serve as Chief of Staff for the Division and liaison to other divisions, departments, government agencies and the public.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or a closely related field and seven (7) years of progressive professional experience closely related to the activities of the division, with at least three (3) of the years in a supervisory/managerial capacity. A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a field closely related to the activities of the division may be substituted for two (2) years of experience. A valid Texas Driver’s License and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2) is required.

To apply for this position and view the job description; visit our website at www.houstontx.gov/jobs.

TO APPLY, PLEASE GO TO WWW.HOUSTONTX.GOV/JOBS

FOR APPLICATION STATUS INQUIRIES OR SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, PLEASE CALL GINGER COOPER AT:

832.393-6013 (Phone)

832.393.6042 (Fax)

Ginger.Cooper@houstontx.gov

ABOUT HOUSTON 

Houston today is the 4th largest city in the United States and enjoys a multi-cultural diversity of over 100 ethnic groups and cultures.  It has the largest medical center in the world and is second only to New York City for its Theater District.  The city boasts more than 500 cultural, visual and performing arts organizations as well as all professional sports teams.  There are more than 40 colleges, universities and educational institutions offering higher education options.

 



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