The essential function of the position within the organization is to oversee and direct operations of the Water Department. The position is responsible for staff supervision, long-range planning, developing policy and procedures, preparing budgets, and evaluating, documenting, and reporting on events and activities to senior management and elected or appointed officials. The position formulates long-range goals for the organization; develops policy and position papers and negotiates with City Administrator and/or elected officials.
This position’s primary duties are:
- Supervises staff including establishing staffing standards, organizing, recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and recommending termination.
- Interacts with the general public to resolve issues/complaints and develop more efficient methods of performing/completing departmental tasks. Maintains satisfactory public relations through courteous and prompt attention to complaints.
- Prioritizes and assigns staff to construction, treatment and repair work, reviewing completed work orders and preparing reports, enforcing safety procedures and practices and planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the department.
- Consults with engineers on issues pertaining to the technical aspects of water and wastewater system installations to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Assures that operations and procedures of the department comply with federal and state occupational health and safety regulations.
- Develops, presents, and implements departmental budgets; oversees and approves departmental expenditures; prepares specifications for purchase of equipment and vehicles.
- Develops policies and procedures in consultation with senior management to ensure efficient and economical departmental operations; ensures promulgation of policies and procedures to all staff levels and evaluates results to ensure compliance and identify deficiencies.
- Oversees administrative matters such as preparing special reports for presentation to the Board, developing and administering training, or providing for staff technical or professional growth.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration, or a closely related field. Must have at least six years of related experience. Must have knowledge of:
- Modern methods, materials, and practices related to the operation, construction and maintenance of water plant and distribution systems and sewage treatment collection systems facilities.
- The occupational hazards of work to be accomplished and supervised and the necessary safety precautions needed.
- State and federal laws governing labor practices, water and wastewater operations.
Please submit an application and/or resume in an envelope marked “Water & Sewer Director” to:
City of Sevierville
Attn: Human Resources
P. O. Box 5500
Sevierville, TN 37864-5500
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The City of Sevierville is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or handicap in its programs or activities pursuant to Public Law 93-112 or 101-336.
The City of Sevierville does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin in federal or state-sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d.)