Posting expires: Open until filled
Salary range: Commensurate with experience
City of Atlanta
Department of Watershed Management
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, Digital
Transformation; and Safety and Security.
Watershed Director II
Office of Linear Infrastructure Operations
$82,300 - $137,100
Number of Vacancies
Deputy Commissioner (OLIO)
Full or Part Time
Hours per week
(If Part Time)
Regular or Temporary
Position End Date
Monday – Friday; weekend hours, emergency
calls will be required as needed;
14th Street NE; primary location
General Description and
Manages the division responsible
for providing technical support to the sewer collection system and water
distribution system operating divisions. Responsible for the administration and
management of linear infrastructure-related capital projects, including
program implementation, and business operations. Areas of responsibility
include planning and evaluation, policy and program development, operations
technical support, personnel and fiscal management, and public relations. This
is a high level of strategic and operations management, reporting to the Deputy Commissioner of Linear Infrastructure Operations (OLIO). Position manages a primary function of the department and recommends operating policies
and procedures subject to department’s executive approval. This
level would be expected to manage a varied array of professionals, managers and
line level staff. This is NOT a routine promotional level position and
the specific justification for classification at this level must be documented.
May work independently or part of a team of directors and 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.
Essential Duties &
Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this
position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.
- Provide technical support
to the operating divisions within the Office of Linear Infrastructure
Operations to promote operational efficiency through management of special
projects, engineering support and regulatory compliance assistance.
- Assist in the direct
management responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Sewer
Collection and Water Distribution Divisions of the Office of Linear
- Manages the annual
service contracts for the Office of Linear Infrastructure Operations which
includes the formal contracts, goods and services, and
inter-jurisdictional expenses. Approves payroll for the distribution
- Manage the Department’s
utility protection group and the office’s plan review, permitting and
records management groups.
- Administers approved
operations and maintenance budget for division.
- Develops policies and
writes rules and regulations for responsible division; interfaces
with the Mayor's office, City Council, and other departments for policy
and technical issues; Resolves technical issues and make final
determination regarding the application of Federal, State, and local
- Assists in the oversight
and management of the operation of
the City's Water Distribution operations and maintenance crews which support
the piping network conveys potable water throughout the City of Atlanta
and its adjacent parts of Fulton County.
- Ensures both, the
short-term and long-term financial health and viability of the
division; provides assurance related to the delivery of
financial-related information to internal management, City Council, Bond
Rating Agencies, and the department's bondholders; provides financial
leadership and oversight of the department's annual financial
- Ensures the City is in
compliance with all state, federal, local & regional policies, laws
and regulations pertaining to water conservation.
- Provides positive
leadership, working harmoniously with others in the Department and other
organizations, and ensuring that the day-to-day activities.
- Ensures the responsible
division has all the necessary resources required to successfully complete
job assignments to include financial, human and administrative
related areas which enables the City to fulfill its mission to deliver safe
potable water services and collect and convey sewerage for the City’s
customers 365 days a year.
- Directs and prepares the
annual budget submission and detailed financial plan; duties include
budget formulation and execution, approving all budget adjustments and
budget transfers, developing the plan assumptions, and ensuring that the
annual budget is in sync with the strategic financial plan.
- Provides leadership and
direction to group managers and oversees project goals. Develops project
strategies, implementation plans, project scopes and milestones.
- Prepares a variety of
program, administrative, or office forms, reports, documents, and
This position generally required
to provide input regarding decisions that impacts a defined area within
the Department of Watershed Management's Offices and Divisions. Such issues may
be related to policy/procedure, strategy, budget, and/or technical. May commit office
to action. Establishes organization strategy and policy within required
legislative or executive limitations.
Provides guidance to a varied group of Managers and
Supervisors or may directly supervise a staff of professionals and team leaders
engaged in an organization-wide or policy-advisory activity. Guidance should
typically be general in nature and focus on objectives, end results, and
Knowledge, Skills &
Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge,
skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It
is not an exhaustive list.
- Extensive knowledge of
technical terminology; extensive knowledge of water and sewer infrastructure
to include installation, repair and maintenance
operations, construction projects - administrative or field;
knowledge of engineering, water, procurement, hydraulics, and geotechnical
processes and terminology; knowledge of legal requirements of water
conservation laws & ordinances; thorough knowledge of the principles
and practices of water resource management and watershed science;
knowledge of grant writing and grant management.
- Strong Computer and
Software (Microsoft) Skills; very strong administrative and
managerial skills; inter-personal and team working skills; skilled in
communicating verbally and written.
- Ability to develop
relationships and partnerships; ability to write clear and concise
technical documents; ability to read, understand, and prepare legal
documents; ability to operate city vehicles: sedan, and pickup truck;
ability to effectively negotiate resolutions of conflicts among citizens,
neighbors, elected official, and staff, as well as efficiently manage a
government office open to the public; ability to interact effectively with
various personality styles and with upper departmental management or
elected officials; ability to read and interpret construction drawings;
ability to interpret laws, regulations and guidelines; ability to utilize
Microsoft suites, Computerized Maintenance Management
System (CMMS) software programs and project
management software programs.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships
with a diversified group of people under trying and stress-producing
- Ability to communicate in a courteous, professional
manner to reflect a positive image of the Office of Linear Infrastructure
Operations to its internal & external customers and the general
- Ability to research, interpret,
explain, and correctly apply policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the bachelor’s degree on an exception basis)
- A Professional Engineer’s license (experience in Civil or Environmental Engineering preferred)
- 10 years of design, construction, and/or project management experience associated with water systems
- 7 years of related work experience to include experience in the municipal government sector, with at least 3 years of leadership experience.
Preferred Education & Experience
- Master's degree in Engineering, Business, Management or Public Administration.
- 10 years of relevant work experience to include experiences in the municipal government sector with at least 5 years of leadership experience.
- Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the master’s degree on an exception basis.
Licensures and Certifications
- Professional Engineer’s license in Civil or Environmental Engineering (Required).
- Water Distribution Operator’s License (Required).
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment
Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.
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