This position plans, organizes, and directs the functions of the Water & Sewer Department including all aspects and operations of drinking water and sanitary sewer. Work involves planning, directing and supervising personnel, ensuring the timely and efficient completion of projects, and the completion of the annual budget for the Department. The Water & Sewer Director is also responsible for determining major Department policies, planning long-term programs, and making strategic and, at times, difficult administrative decisions. Work is performed under the general supervision of the City Manager. Will work in collaboration with the Public Works Department as needed.
Plans, directs, and supervises City Water & Sewer employees engaged in water filtration and distribution, collection and disposal of sanitary sewer waste, engineering activities, and maintenance as related to all aspects of the water & sewer industry;
Schedules, assigns, inspects, and evaluates work; instructs and trains in correct methods and procedures; monitors work on a daily basis; reviews and evaluates employee performance;
Ensures that work is performed in compliance with state laws, permits and regulations;
Conducts regular inspections of the City’s water & sewer infrastructure and plans and schedules needed repairs, upgrades, and/or maintenance, manages Capital Improvement Program;
Reviews and approves all residential, commercial and industrial development plans, inspects construction sites for compliance with UDC regulations;
Inspects work in-progress and ensures the timely and efficient completion of assigned Water & Sewer projects, conducts re-inspections to ensure proper completion of repairs and maintenance; coordinates activities with other departments and agencies;
Develops and implements work schedules, methods, practices, policies and procedures to enhance the operation of the department;
Ensures employees comply with City and departmental policies, procedures, and safety rules; provides safety training to employees; ensures Water & Sewer buildings are clean, organized, and in workable order;
Is on call for emergencies; supervises and conducts street clean up efforts after accidents/storms, or other emergencies;
Receives, reviews and investigates citizen complaints/requests; meets with citizens to inspect and/or discuss problems; resolves complaints/requests and schedules needed repairs, construction, or maintenance related to Water & Sewer;
Prepares and submits annual departmental operating budget to City Manager based on analysis of projected needs and resources; reviews, approves and monitors expenditures within approved budget;
Serves as final purchasing agent for the department, including preparing all specifications for equipment and materials used by the department;
Interviews applicants for Department positions; reviews and appropriately acts on various personnel actions including hiring, promoting and disciplining;
Operates City vehicles in the performance of duties;
Regularly attends scheduled meetings of the City Council and other necessary
meetings; provides information and recommendations to the Mayor and Council through the City Manager and suggests specific developmental code revisions when deemed in the best interest of the City.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required by the Position:
Knowledge of management concepts, principles, and practices of civil engineering and Water & Sewer administration;
Knowledge of modern methods, techniques, and equipment as applied to the design, construction, repair, and maintenance of Water & Sewer;
Knowledge of City and departmental policies and procedures;
Knowledge of supervisory practices;
Knowledge of the geography of the City;
Knowledge of safety procedures in Water & Sewer operations;
Knowledge of State and Federal environmental policies and regulations;
Skills in understanding and interpreting design drawings, construction specifications, and contract documents;
Skills in planning, directing, and supervising the work of subordinate personnel;
Ability to be available for emergency calls on a 24-hour basis;
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate reports and records;
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Federal, State, and City agencies, City employees, City officials and the general public;
Ability to work in a variety of extreme weather conditions;
Ability to participate in the development of long-term plans and programs related to the City and the Water & Sewer Department.
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field; Master’s Degree preferred and P.E. Certification required; minimum of twelve (12) years of increasingly responsible experience in Water & Sewer, including at least five (5) years of supervisory and management experience; Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) Level 1B Certification required; possession of or ability to obtain a valid State of Georgia driver’s license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR); equivalent combination of education and experience.
Formed in 1870 by a citizenry of 16 families, the name East Point was derived from being located at the opposite end of the former Atlanta & West Point Railroad from West Point, Georgia. The City of was charted in 1887 and is comprised of an ethnically diverse community. Between 2010 and 2014, the overall population grew 5.3%. With over 35,000 residents, and more than 17,000 households, it is the ...fifth largest city in Fulton county.
Conveniently located just five minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and 10 minutes from downtown Atlanta, East Point is home to the Camp Creek Marketplace, Camp Creek Business Center, South Meadow Business Park, and several Fortune 500 Companies. The city is primed for the future with its strong economic development team in tow, including an Economic Development Specialist and the East Point Main Street Association (EPMSA). EPMSA has been integral in helping develop the City’s crown jewel – the Historic Downtown District. The District was designed to create a central gathering place of pride and heritage, while strengthening the tax base, promoting tourism, and increasing public and private investments.