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Assistant Director (Wastewater Operations Branch) job in Houston

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Job Ref:  PN# 11197
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:  $112,476.00 - $128,544.00
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 in the Wasterwater Operations Branch in the Public Utilities Division.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

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 an APWA accredited public works agency that 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 Wastewater 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/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under the guidance of senior executive management, the Assistant Director will lead and direct employees in the operations of Houston’s wastewater systems to ensure compliance with all federal and state regulatory requirements. The Assistant Director is responsible for managing a highly technical operational function of the Public Works and Engineering Department, is responsible for developing and managing the section’s budget, personnel administration, and policy definition, adoption, and interpretation. The successful candidate will possess the diplomacy and assertiveness to maintain effective working relations, to manage the branch’s public relations matters and to respond to the needs of the public, administration, City Council and executive management in a timely and professional manner.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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

Preference will be given to applicants with the following abilities: Previous experience with planning infrastructure replacement due to remaining asset life expectancy, prior experience in reducing the environmental impact of SSOs, and more than ten (10) years of experience in managing Wastewater facilities of similar size as Houston's. Professional Engineers license a plus.

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@832.393.6013

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.

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

 





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