Water Resources Director

City of Savannah | Savannah, GA

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Posted Date 3/23/2020

Salary: $109,500 - $130,000, DOE, DOQ

The City of Savannah, Georgia is inviting applications for the position. Savannah is the oldest city in the state of Georgia established in 1733 on the Savannah River. The estimated population of Savannah is approximately 146,000 residents. As America’s first planned city, Savannah boasts historic architecture, luxurious parks and a government culture that aims to build upon its early success in providing superior planning, infrastructure and services for its citizens and visitors. In addition to its assets as a city, Savannah offers great weather, nearby beaches, and a tradition of hospitality and cultural offerings. Savannah is home to a vibrant arts and cultural scene that plays host to over 200 festivals each year focused on a variety of themes including music, food and film. Savannah has a diverse economy consisting of manufacturing, one of the fastest growing seaports in the nation, tourism, regional medical services and the military. Retail and service businesses are also important factors. Educational opportunities abound in Savannah, including a public-school system that has pursued an aggressive building-improvements program, a multitude of private schools, and four distinct colleges. Savannah gets superior marks in the field of higher education with the institutions of Savannah State University, Georgia Southern University, South University and the Savannah College of Art and Design.

The Water Resources Director will be a professional who is a dedicated team player that can quickly gain the confidence of the Department and Community. The Director is responsible for the daily operations of the 333 full-time employees in diverse and complex operations and capital programs related to Wastewater Treatment, Storm water conveyance, Water distribution and Water Sewer conveyance, Industrial Pretreatment, Fats Oils & Grease Programs, Sewer Televising and Inspections, and a Wastewater Laboratory. This position is responsible for implementing comprehensive water resources for the city; and overseeing projects to ensure compliance and guiding the vision of the Water Resources Department.

As a member of the City Manager’s Leadership Team, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to embrace change and lead the department. The successful candidate will be expected to establish credibility and consistency in delivery of water resources services, and provide leadership to the professionally credentialed staff.

Other important qualifications include:
• Bachelor’s Degree required in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Hydrology & Water Management, Environmental Engineering or related field; Master’s Degree preferred; with six (6) years of experience in upper level management; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Certified Professional Engineer (PE) is desired, but not required.
• Ability to obtain Georgia Class I Wastewater Treatment Operator License within eighteen (18) months.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Salary for this position will be established commensurate with experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. Starting salary is expected to be in the range of $109,500 - $130,000 with a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement options and negotiable relocation expenses.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references, and salary history not later than 5:00 pm (ET) April 17, 2020 to: Lisa Ward, Senior Vice-President, The Mercer Group, Inc. Lisaward912@gmail.com. Any questions please call 706-983-9326. The dates for the interview process have not been established but is expected to be not later than May 20, 2020. It is expected that the new Director will be on the job no later than 3-4 weeks after selection.

Application Deadline:

Apr 17 2020

Alan Reddish, Senior Vice-President, The Mercer Group, Inc.
107 Indigo Lane, Athens, GA 30606
Cell: 706-614-4961
Additional information: http://www.mercergroupinc.com

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