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Utilities Division Manager job in City of Yuma

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Organization:  City of Yuma
Job Category:  Other
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Arizona (AZ)
City:  City of Yuma
Post Code:  85364
Salary and Benefits:  $56,086.00 and Benefits

This position is for the Water / Wastewater Treatment Division. This position is open until filled with a first review date of October 21, 2013

Under limited supervision, plans and manages a specified Utilities Division consisting of Water and/or Wastewater (W/WW) operating plants, water distribution or wastewater collection systems, customer services programs projects and special assignments; assures Division's compliance to state and Federal environmental regulations, and City policies, procedures and goals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Manages program activities and functions in a specified Utilities Division to assure the protection of the health and safety of the citizens and the environment, and the Division's compliance with State and Federal environmental and water quality laws and regulations, and City policies and standards.Plans, manages, reviews and evaluates the specified Utilities Division operations, projects and programs; based on assignment identifies future needs, and develops improvement plans.Directs operations and programs, evaluates trends, anticipates problems, and develops solutions.Plans and manages the activities of professional, technical and supervisory staff; plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; trains and coaches staff; monitors work, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance.Plans, schedules, prioritizes and assures effective communication of Utilities Division activities and projects within specified scope to assure accomplishment of goals and objectives; plans staffing assignments to assure operational effectiveness; reviews the work of assigned staff to assure the work quality and timely completion of assigned duties and responsibilities.Provides leadership, direction and guidance in Utilities Division operations and procedures; assures effective communication of trends, issues and regulatory compliance actions.Develops and administers Division budgets and controls expenditures; evaluate departmental functions and programs with the assigned division to assure cost effective operation and environmental compliance; develops detailed and summary reports.Exercises independent judgment within broad policy guidelines; evaluates and analyzes operational and technical issues and policies; evaluates progress toward achieving department goals and project objectives; evaluates staffing levels, resource availability, system efficiency, and service demands; allocates and prioritizes resources to maximize operational effectiveness.Monitors operations, manages costs, and manages technical projects to increase efficiency and effectiveness of services; writes technical reports and statistical summaries, and assures compliance with all reporting requirements for state and Federal agencies.Interfaces with and serves as the Department’s representative in meetings with various Federal and State regulatory agencies regarding a variety of water and wastewater programs including compliance with all new and existing related environmental requirements.With assigned Division administers new and existing environmental permits relative to all phases of water and wastewater programs; evaluates the impact of new and proposed environmental regulations on the City’s water and wastewater programs; evaluates programs and develops methods, process changes, program modifications and other relevant solutions to meet new or changed requirements.Responds to critical incidents and emergency situations, and takes command when appropriate, and according to City protocol; coordinates plans and resolves issues with other state and regional agencies; explains and interprets programs, policies, and activities.Supports the relationship between the City of Yuma and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; promotes the City goals and priorities, and complies with all City policies and procedures.Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology Business or Public Administration, or related field; AND five years of management experience in a large municipal water/wastewater programs; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge of:

City organization, operations, policies and procedures. Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including performance management, personnel rules, accounting, budgeting, procurement, and contract management. Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources. Federal and State and local codes and regulations governing water and wastewater operations and emergency response. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety rules and requirements for W/WW systems. Principles and practices for managing water & wastewater operations and projects. Principles and practices of managing municipal infrastructure development and maintenance. Principles and methods of maintenance and repair for water & waste water systems and equipment. Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient W/WW programs depending on assignment may include biosolids or residual handling and disposal, industrial waste pretreatment, compliance laboratory testing, cross connection control, system evaluation, sanitary defects and disinfection. Principles and practices of advanced information technology associated with water and wastewater programs and operations.

Skill in:

Managing and coordinating the City’s W/WW operations.Interpreting and applying technical standards and procedures, Federal and state rules and regulations, and City code, City Utility Regulations, policies and procedures.Developing and administering plans, budgets, policies, and procedures.Managing professional and supervisory level staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.Analyzing problems, resolving disputes and grievances, and developing effective solutions.Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.Interpreting technical instructions and analyzing complex variables.Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials, and representatives from other local, state and Federal agencies.Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.Preparing, reviewing and presenting management reports.Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

A valid Arizona State Driver’s License is required. Based on assignment a Grade 4 Certification in Water Distribution, Treatment, Wastewater Collections or Wastewater Treatment from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is required. Certifications in multiple ADEQ categories are preferred; additional technical training and certifications may be required, including Federal Emergency Management Agency (NIMS) training.

Work is performed in a standard office environment and City facilities. May occasionally be required to bend, reach, stoop, and lift objects; may be exposed to dangerous chemicals and equipment.


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