Assistant Water Services Director

City of Phoenix | Phoenix, AZ

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Posted Date 3/08/2019

The Water Services Department seeks an experienced water industry professional to fill an Assistant Water Services Director vacancy. Reporting to the Water Services Director, this executive level position directs multiple major functional areas of the department through the supervision of Deputy Water Services Directors responsible for the engineering, operation, and maintenance of the City’s Wastewater utility, which includes two large wastewater treatment plants, 5,000 miles of sewer lines, major interceptors that serve multiple cities, and around 20 lift stations. The position is also responsible for interacting with other City departments, and representing the City when working with media and other governmental and outside agencies. Work assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative in making technical and managerial decisions of considerable difficulty. The Water Services Department has an annual operating budget of over $300 million, a 5-year capital improvement budget of $2.6 billion, and employs over 1,400 employees.


First review of applications will occur the week of April 1, 2019. This recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.

QUALIFICATIONS – Desired qualifications include a minimum of:

Five years of professional-level experience in a technical or operations capacity engaged in Water or Wastewater systems.Three years of experience supervising professional staff.Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, business, or public administration or a related field.For the current vacancy, a degree in an engineering field and a professional engineering license are very strongly preferred.The City job description: general, City of Phoenix residency is required within 24 months after the date of hire for newly hired executives, however exceptions apply for current employees. For more details, visit:

Only the highest qualified applicants will be placed on the eligible-for-hire list and be considered for interview.


Apply online at by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list.

During the online application process, please be advised that you will need to provide responses to the following open-ended questions (the system allows copying/pasting into the answer fields):

List related job titles and employers of current/previous jobs.In your most recent (or most related position), indicate the number, level, and classification of employees you have supervised on an ongoing basis. If over 10 employees, you may summarize types of staff.For current/previous employers, indicate the size of each organization including the approximate operating budget, FTE, and MGD capacity if applicable.In approximately 100 words or fewer, describe your professional-level experience in engineering (or in a financial, technical, or operations capacity engaged in water or wastewater systems).

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address. A comprehensive reference check will be conducted on the top finalists. The information submitted is subject to public disclosure if requested.


All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.Other important information related to employment with the City of Phoenix can be found at you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our HR Connection Center at (602) 495-5700.

City of Phoenix employees commit to Work Smart, Be Kind, Spend Wisely. City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

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