The City of Topeka is seeking qualified candidates for a Deputy Director of Utilities. This position is responsible for assisting the Director of Utilities with the overall administration, development, planning, directing and coordinating activities for the Utilities Department.
The Utilities Department consists of the Operations Division, which is comprised of Water Distribution, Water Treatment Plant, and Water Pollution Control; the Business and Customer Services Division, which is comprised of Business Services/Accounting and Customer Services/Meter, Billing and Call Center; SCADA and Instrumentation; the Asset Management Division and the Utility Engineering Division, which includes Inspections. The Deputy Director of Utilities will also be assigned special projects for the Department and tasked with carrying out the Department's strategic plan. The Deputy Director of Utilities may act as the Utilities Director in the absence of the Director.
Primary duties include:
Assists with the planning, organizing, and directing of the Utility Engineering Division to ensure that the goals of the Department are fulfilled.
Reviews work practices and develops Department and Utility Engineering Division policies to ensure consistent standards of practices and ensures compliance with the terms and conditions of labor contracts, City Code and the Personnel Rules and Regulations.
Directs activities of subordinate personnel including managers who oversee the Asset Management section.
Prepares budget estimates based on anticipated needs of the Department.
Communicates the Department's agenda, budget information, and current events to staff on a regular basis.
Performs review of project plans and makes design modifications to Utilities construction projects. Assists in establishing priority of infrastructure replacement program.
Researches and prepares special projects, including draft policies and procedures, for the Department.
Provides assistance in developing the department's Capital Improvement Program, including project selection.
Works with outside agencies, consultants and other city departments to coordinate and implement Utilities projects, programs, and polices. Reviews Federal, State, and Local requirements to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Minimum qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in engineering, management, or other closely related field. Must have five years of civil engineering experience preferably in water; wastewater and/or stormwater engineering, two years of utility management and two years of supervisory experience required.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and city insurable driving record, Kansas driver's license required within six months of hire date.
About City of Topeka (KS)
As the municipal government for the capital city of Kansas and located 60 miles west of KCMO on I-70, Topeka offers cultural amenities to rival big cities. Topekans revel in outdoor activities, excellent healthcare facilities, technologically advanced education, a diverse population and a below-average cost of living...making Topeka one of the most livable cities in the Midwest.