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Deputy Director of Utilities

Posted: 10/25/2020

Deputy Director of Utilities

Job Summary

Under broad supervision and direction from the Utilities Director, assists in the administration and coordination of all activities in the City of Villa Rica Utilities Division.

This is a management position that is responsible for overseeing the staff and daily operations of the Water Treatment Plant, two Wastewater Treatment Plants and Water Distribution and Sewer Collection Department including; installation and maintenance of sewage conveyance system and water distribution system; pump station operations; water and sewer system maintenance; and contract management for water purchase and sewer treatment.

Major Duties

  • Acts as the Department Director in the absence of the Utilities Director;
  • Oversees the activities of subordinates in the proper installation, repair, and maintenance of City's water and sewer infrastructure;
  • Assigns and schedules work tasks;
  • Checks and reviews work in progress;
  • Monitors safety regulations at work sites to protect city personnel, equipment and existing structures;
  • Schedules, assigns, inspects, and evaluates work of contractors;
  • Receives, reviews, and resolves citizen requests and/or complaints including meeting with residents to inspect and discuss problems;
  • Purchases goods and services as needed by the department in compliance with the City's Purchasing Policies;
  • Prepares various reports and keeps records regarding water and sewer activities;
  • Supervises staff, trains employees, evaluates performance, and manages performance issues;
  • Attends meetings dealing with water and wastewater;
  • Assists in the development and management of construction and maintenance specifications and schedules including capital improvement projects;
  • Aids in administration of the operating and capital budgets;
  • Assists in planning and organization of master plans, projects and contracts within the division;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of city and departmental operating policies, procedures, and rules.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal codes, policies, and procedures concerning water and sewer.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and safety precautions necessary to accomplish division objectives.
  • Advanced knowledge of modern methods, techniques, and equipment as applied to the design, construction, repair, and maintenance of public utilities.
  • Knowledge of NPDES permits, CCR requirements, EPD water quality rules, DOT permitting procedure, the Georgia Drinking Water Act, the Georgia Clean Water Act, and other local, state, and federal requirements related to water and sewer.
  • Knowledge of state and federal environmental policies and regulations.
  • Skill in planning, organizing, staffing, and directing the efficient and effective delivery of city services, programs, and functions through subordinate staff.
  • Ability to understand and interpret design drawings, construction specifications, and contract documents.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner in verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials, and the public.
  • Ability to direct the work of others, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and departments and general public.
  • Ability to lead, supervise, and schedule the work of subordinates to effectively and efficiently accomplish division objectives.
  • Ability to evaluate, analyze and solve problems and complaints regarding water and sewer lines.
  • Ability to tactfully and courteously handle customer questions and complaints.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to analyze complex organizational problems and to determine proper courses of actions.
  • Ability to use personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheets, and database software; motor vehicle; phone; fax and copy machine.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental health, civil engineering, or closely related field; and
  • A minimum of seven to ten years of progressively responsible supervisory experience;
  • Current State of Georgia Class I or II Water and Wastewater Operator Licenses;
  • Class I licenses are highly preferred;
  • Georgia State certification for Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection System Operator;
  • Valid Georgia driver's license, Class C



  • Medical Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Pension Plan all contributions are employer paid
  • Supplemental Retirement Plan (457b) with a 3% employer match
  • Employer paid Life Insurance and Long Term Disability
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accident and Critical Illness
  • Short Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • 12 Holidays per year
  • Villa Rica, GA, USA
  •  85,000
  •  Salary
  •  Full Time

 Benefits include Medical Coverage, Dental and Vision Coverage, Employer paid pension, long term disability and $50,000 in life insurance. Benefits also include a 457(b) plan with employer match, Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending accounts.

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