SALARY:               $99,334.56--$123,608.37, Annually,  (DOE&Q)
OPENING DATE: 03/19/2019
CLOSING DATE: Continuous until filled

To manage, supervise and coordinate the activities of the Utility Operations Department including laboratory analysis, potable water treatment, wastewater treatment, utility maintenance, utility engineering, solid waste collection and disposal; to coordinate Utility Operations activities with other City divisions and departments; and to provide complex staff assistance to the City Manager.

Essential and other important duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manage, supervise, and coordinate goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures necessary to provide the services of the Utility Operations Department; develop new or modified systems, policies and procedures.

Manage, supervise and participate in the preparation, development and evaluation of highly technical studies, reports and analyses related to the Utility Operations maintenance construction services and activities; develop and implement technical methods and systems, and analyze and evaluate results.

Develop and administer the Department's budget; direct the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approved expenditures.

Plan, organize and direct, through subordinate personnel, a program of water line maintenance and repair work including such things as relocating lines and replacing water lines.

Organize and direct, through subordinate personnel, a program of sewer line maintenance and repair work including such things as cave­ in repair, line cleaning, replacement of sewer lines, and sewage pump station operation and maintenance.

Plan, organize and direct a program of utility engineering services to include, drafting, plan preparation, inspection, and other related tasks.

Plan, organize and recommend the improvement of plant facilities through equipment acquisition and new construction; analyze and recommend construction projects; administer construction estimates and engineering invoices.

Ensure that the City is in compliance with all current raw water, potable water, solid waste, and wastewater discharge requirements established by regional, State and
Federal regulatory agencies; interpret policies and procedures established by regulatory agencies.

Provide technical assistance to, and assist, in coordinating the activities of consulting for the department's facilities including treatment plants, pumping stations, sewer lines, water lines, and landfill construction projects and equipment.

Make critical decisions to resolve emergency conditions resulting from potable water and wastewater treatment systems' malfunctions, and solid waste collection or disposal interruptions.

Review plant and laboratory reports and direct system adjustments of processing methods to improve facilities efficiencies.

Respond to and resolve the most sensitive for information, complaints, and concerns from City council, the public and regulating agencies.

Recommend appointment of, train, motivate and evaluate staff, monitor employee performance, prepare and present employee performance reviews, and coordinate or provide staff training.

Serve as a member of the City's management team; provide information and recommendations regarding operations; assist in decisions related to all facets of municipal government.

Perform relates duties assigned by the City Manager

Coordinate the Department's maintenance activities with other City departments, division, and other non-City agencies.

Approve progress payments to contractors providing services to the City.

Monitor and supervise the investigation and response to citizen complaints.


Knowledge of:
Theory and practice of modern potable water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection, pumping and treatment, and solid waste collection and disposal.

Principles and practices of engineering as related to the design and operation of water and wastewater treatment systems and solid waste collection and landfill facilities.

Chemistry, biology, and bacteriology

Chemical, physical and biological processes involved in potable water purification, waste water treatment, and solid waste management.

Occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary in work, including industrial wastes and their treatment.

Applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations.

Ability to:
Plan, organize, assign and schedule a variety of technical, operational and maintenance programs.

Develop and administer sound Department policies.

Develop and administer a departmental budget.

Analyze, interpret, summarize and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner.

Interpret applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Prepare and submit s variety of reports, studies and correspondence on technical and administrative matters.

Work with consulting engineers and contractors; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training Guidelines: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way would be:

Seven years increasingly responsible Utility Operations administration experience working with municipal water, wastewater and solid waste systems.

Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, and additional training in public administration and related areas through college courses or continuing educational courses.

License or Certificate
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate Texas driver's license.

Possession of a Texas Registered Professional Engineer's license, or made reciprocal within 6 months of employment.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class A Wastewater Treatment Certificate issued by the State of Texas, a plus.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class A Surface Water Treatment Certificate issued by the State of Texas, a plus.
Attn:  Hiring Manager
P.O. Box 1089
 Port Arthur, Texas 77641-1089
The City of Port Arthur is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Department: Utility Operations
This is a management position
This is a full time position
Requisition Number: #19-020

Subscribe to be notified of new jobs

Personal Information


Other Information