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Deputy Director of Utilities

at City of Delray Beach, Florida

Pay: $36.25 to $58/hour
$36.25 - $58
Posted: 3/21/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2736787

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Description

**Salary can be commensurate with qualifications and experience**

Veterans' Preference Applies

EEO Statement
The City of Delray Beach does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability, marital status, family status or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services
The City of Delray Beach is a Non-Tobacco Workplace. The City will not consider applicants who have used tobacco or nicotine products for a period of at least three months prior to application for employment. The definition of "tobacco or nicotine products" includes but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipes, snuff, e-cigarettes and nicotine patches or gum.

This is executive level management work to assist with direction of GIS, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection, and Utilities Maintenance functions within the Utilities Department.  Responsible for establishing and monitoring the City's Utilities capital improvement plan(s), water resources plans or other utilities related plans  for compliance with the City's Comprehensive Plan; monitoring and/or reviewing development plans for utilities concurrency with the City's water supply plan; working with division managers in cost effectively maximizing productivity of their operations and maintenance programs; and managing utility personnel, budgets and capital improvement projects. Work is performed under the general direction of the Utilities Department Director.

Essential Job Duties

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Establish standard, plan, schedule and work with division managers and support personnel to maximize safety, productivity and cost efficiency of utilities' operations and maintenance programs
  • Establish and monitor the City's Utilities Capital Improvement Plan for compliance with the City's Comprehensive Plan; make recommendations on plan amendments, prepare supporting documentation and presentations
  • Provide direction and assistance to managers on employee issues requiring conflict resolution and issues requiring disciplinary actions
  • Development, modification, and/or recommendations for departmental policies and procedures, work flows, processes and metrics
  • Provide direction and leadership to managers on policies and procedures
  • Manage utilities personnel, budget and capital improvement projects
  • Develop, manage, make recommendations, and/or implement various utilities initiatives such as a water resources plan, drought management plan, 10-year facilities work plan, flushing plan, compliance plans, hydraulic modeling and unidirectional flushing, grants, alternative water supply studies, water treatment improvements, other planning and operational improvements
  • Review and manage budgets; oversee and provide guidance on operating budgets ; develop summary spreadsheets, briefings, presentations and more
  • May review or assist in review in development plans for utility concurrency
  • May review material and service requisitions.
  • Respond to citizen complaints, issues, media inquiries and/or develop press releases as assigned.
  • Prepare Commission agenda items
  • Prepare technical memos, briefings, presentations, spreadsheets for utilities related projects, issues,
  • Fosters positive employee relations and employee morale on a City-wide basis.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil, Environmental, Chemical or Sanitary Engineering or a related field. 
  • Six (6) years professional or administrative experience in the operation and direction of a municipal utilities system. 
  • Valid Florida Driver's License and clean driving record. 
  • Knowledge of water treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection. 

Knowledge and demonstrated ability to manage second and third echelon supervisors and ability to make difficult decisions and to provide effective leadership. Ability to interpret plans and technical specifications and the ability to effectively plan and schedule work.  Ability to communicate by preparing written reports and by public presentations.  Skill in management and technical knowledge to deal with contrac­tors and sanitary/civil engineers.  Ability to manage and prioritize routine, specialized and complex assignments and problems utilizing knowledge acquired through prior education, training, and experience. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.  Ability to adapt to an evolving and continually improving environment.  Requires demonstrated ability to utilize personal computer and office software such as MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point, and electronic mail. 
The abilities expected of all employees include being able to respond to supervision, guidance and direction of superiors in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies, be appropriately groomed and attired so as to present a professional image in accordance with the organization's mission, goals, and policies; report for work promptly and properly prepared at the time and place required by the assignment or orders; notify the appropriate supervisor of intended absences in accordance with stated rules; conform with standards and rules regarding use of accrued time; demonstrate a polite, helpful and courteous manner when engaged in any activity with the public; operate and care for equipment to manufacturer's specifications and/or within the specified parameters; demonstrate an understanding, consideration, and respect of cultural, religious, and gender differences when interacting with the public and colleagues.
A comparable combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position, may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Supplemental Information

Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.   Works inside in an office environment
SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests might be required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement with the employer, and requirements of the job change.