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Water Resources Department Director job in Mesa

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Organization:  City of Mesa
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Arizona (AZ)
City:  Mesa
Post Code:  85201
Salary and Benefits:  $129,750 - $174,637 annually

The City of Mesa is a great place to work! Most City of Mesa employees work a Monday through Thursday, 4-10 schedule. In addition to competitive salaries, compressed work weeks and flexible schedules, the City’s current benefits package includes 10 paid holidays; 1½ personal days (16 hours); 9½+ vacation days (96 hours for the first two years and 144 hours after two years); 9½ days sick leave (96 hours which converts to vacation after banking 1,040 hours); potential for tuition reimbursement of up to $7,896 plus allowances for continuing education; deferred compensation contributions of ½ of 1% of participants’ salaries; competitive benefit premiums and contributions; a defined benefit retirement plan through the Arizona State retirement system with pre-tax employee contributions and service purchase options after 5 years for previous government or military service; long-term disability plans through ASRS and optional short term disability plans; and life insurance equal at least to employees’ salaries.

Water Resources Department Director

($129,750 - $174,637 annually)

We will rely on your superior leadership abilities to plan, organize and direct activities of the Water Resources Department. You will be responsible for long-range planning, preparing reports and maintaining records relating to the department. You will also be responsible for identification, implementation and success of a continuous improvement and increased productivity program within the department and direct or conduct special studies related to operations of the department. Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Act as a representative of the City at professional organization meetings, with other utilities, with representatives of county, state and federal regulatory agencies and with local businesses to administer the operations and improvements for the departmentNegotiate with outside partiesWork with legislators and regulatory agencies (such as the Department of Water Resources and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality [ADEQ]) for the purpose of developing polices and implementing strategic plansProvide direction and planning for water and sewer serviceProvide long-range planning and oversee operations, maintenance, repair and budget preparation for all of the City's water supply, treatment, distribution, metering, wastewater collection, water reclamation and irrigation systemsSpecialize in policy development and planning in the water and wastewater area

The position reports directly to the Deputy City Manager through meetings, conferences, and reports regarding problems encountered and overall results achieved.

This class is FLSA exempt-executive.


Minimum Qualification(s) Required.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil, Environmental or Sanitary Engineering, Public or Business Administration or related field7-9 years of progressively responsible senior-level management experience in a public mid- to large-size organization and/or utility systemMust possess a valid Arizona driver's license by hire dateGraduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Business or Public Administration and registration as a Professional Engineer are preferred

City of Mesa offers a competitive benefits package. A CITY OF MESA ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. Applications will be available as of the opening date of 09/06/13. First review of applications on Thursday, 10/03/2013. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we will review applications as they are received. For complete job description, requirements and online application form, please visit our web site at: www.mesaaz.gov/jobs.

The City of Mesa respects, values and welcomes diversity in our workforce. To this end, we encourage all interested people to apply. EOE/AAE

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