Water Production Superintendent

City of Denton | Denton, TX

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Posted Date 12/14/2018

The purpose of this job is to manage the operations and maintenance of the Water Production division, which includes multiple facilities and programs.

Essential Functions 

  • Extensive knowledge of water treatment plant operations for surface water systems, water distribution, and water rights
  • Excellent leadership skills and a proven track record of conveying organizational vision and delivering quality results
  • Ability to maintain a workplace that promotes teamwork, fosters accountability, and helps take a talented City Workforce to the next performance level
  • Must be able to implement and management capital projects within a large municipal organization that is fast paced and demanding
  • Must have highly developed problem solving, technical, performance management, presentation, and media skills.
  • Must have an ability to identify best practices, research and promote emerging technologies, and promote innovation.
  • Performs supervisory duties over managers, which includes employee recruitment, selection, training, counseling, evaluating, discipline, and termination
  • Ensures managers motivate employees to highest level of performance, conducts subordinates annual performance reviews, and reviews subordinate manager's appraisals of employees.
  • Develops agenda items for the Public Utilities Board, Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council; attends Public Utility Board meetings and presents information as needed
  • Develops, executes, and evaluates strategic short-range and long-range plans to address division needs.
  • Analyzes data to determine opportunities for process improvements, program effectiveness and accomplishment of defined benchmarks and goals.
  • Provides technical advice and assistance to internal and external customers.
  • Prepares and monitors annual budgets, including planning, approving expenditures, administering resources, and communicating internally & externally.
  • Develops, implements, and tracks progress for short and long term capital improvements programs needed to meet current and future community needs.
  • Ability to write specifications for requests for proposal (RFPs), requests for quotes (RFQs), and requests for qualifications (RFQs), evaluate bid proposals, and recommend or approve contractor selections.
  • Develops, reviews, revises, and approves procedures and specifications for plant operations, field or laboratory operations, equipment and technical instruments, analytical testing procedures, quality control programs, and safety / training programs.
  • Interprets and ensures compliance with applicable policies, procedures, ordinances and federal/state regulations.
  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance.

Additional Duties: 

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, or Business.
  • 6 years progressively responsible experience related to the activities of the division, four (4) years of which must be in a supervisory or management capacity.
  • Substantial experience managing staff, projects, capital planning, forecasting, and budgets
  • Class "A" Water License issued by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) or the ability to obtain one within two (2) years from employment. Certificates need to be renewed every 3 years.
  • The State of Texas mandates the licenses, certifications or registration mentioned above, for this job.


  • Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job

Salary: $80,514 to $107,084 Annually

Job Category
Local Government
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