Assistant Water Services Director - Wastewater

Water Environment Federation   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Energy & Utilities


5 - 7 years

Posted 41 days ago

This job is no longer available.


The Water Services Department seeks an experienced water industry professional to fill an Assistant Water Services Director vacancy. Reporting to the Water Services Director, this executive level position directs multiple major functional areas of the department through the supervision of Deputy Water Services Directors responsible for the engineering, operation, and maintenance of the City’s Wastewater utility, which includes two large wastewater treatment plants, 5,000 miles of sewer lines, major interceptors that serve multiple cities, and around 20 lift stations. The position is also responsible for interacting with other City departments, and representing the City when working with media and other governmental and outside agencies. Work assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative in making technical and managerial decisions of considerable difficulty. The Water Services Department has an annual operating budget of over $300 million, a 5-year capital improvement budget of $2.6 billion, and employs over 1,400 employees.


First review of applications will occur the week of April 1, 2019. This recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.

QUALIFICATIONS – Desired qualifications include a minimum of:

  • Five years of professional-level experience in a technical or operations capacity engaged in Water or Wastewater systems.
  • Three years of experience supervising professional staff.
  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, business, or public administration or a related field.
  • For the current vacancy, a degree in an engineering field and a professional engineering license are very strongly preferred.