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Water Distribution Manager job in Denton

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Organization:  City of Denton
Job Category:  Water and Sewers
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Texas (TX)
City:  Denton
Salary and Benefits:  Depends on Qualifications

Responsible for supervising the day to day operations and maintenance of untreated and finished water distribution systems, connections and repairs, valve exercising program, fire hydrant maintenance and line installation and replacement program

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervises personnel in operational activities to include staffing, training, performance assessments, and scheduling for continuous field coverage to include vacation, sick, and other business away from the service center
  • Monitors daily operations of water distribution maintenance and line replacement program
  • Develops departmental operating procedures and performance measurement standards, serves as a contact person for defining and distributing policies and procedures
  • Ensures efficient use of water distribution equipment by monitoring its use and researching new methods to update on current methods and make improvements to the process
  • Conducts performance appraisals, approves leaves, recommends promotions, demotion, transfers and reclassification of employees within the division
  • Prepares the divisional budget and capital improvement program
  • Trains and insures the current and proper safety procedures are utilized; also identifies and implements training needed for employees technical development
  • Formulates safety guidelines with other managers and enforces adherence to safety procedures
  • Communicates with other departments or external contractors or developers on utility projects or new connections
  • Prepares division management and productivity reports and studies
  • Interprets applicable Federal, State and local ordinances and regulations and assures division compliance
  • Provides technical advice and assistance to field personnel and contractors
  • Assists with engineering plans and specifications review for water distribution system capital Improvements projects
  • Participates with city staff in the development review process for new subdivision and building permits that require water distribution system extensions and/or taps and connections to the existing water distribution system
  • Coordinates and inspects the repair, maintenance, connections to, and replacement of water distribution system infrastructure
  • Assigns job duties for division staff and monitors and evaluates job performance
  • Utilizes computer to write memos, operating procedures, and record keeping activities
  • Interfaces with public on questions concerning the quality of water, water distribution issues, and scheduling new taps or construction of new water lines
  • Investigates and responds to customer complaints.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Ten years experience in water distribution, three years of which is in a managerial or supervisory role
  • Must currently hold a Grade “B” Water Distribution Certificate from the TCEQ


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field
  • Six years of utility construction and maintenance experience, three years of which is in a managerial or supervisory role
  • Must currently hold or be able to obtain a Grade “B” Water Distribution Certificate from the TCEQ within 18 months of employment


  • Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customers
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance
  • Knowledge and skill in the operation of basic office software

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must have a valid Class “C” Driver’s License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class “C” driver’s license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance within 30 days of hire per state law)
  • Must pass a drug test, driver’s license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check
  • Must pass a physical examination
  • Must be able to work outside of normal business hours when requested or required

To apply for this position please visit www.dentonjobs.com.

Applicants must satisfy all conditions of employment as outlined in the position announcement.
All applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen prior to employment.
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