The City of Amarillo sits at the crossroads of America, almost equidistant from both coasts, with a population of 199,000 residents and covering 100 square miles. Amarillo is the 14th largest city in Texas in terms of population. Amarillo is the regional center for emergency management and homeland security coordination, hospitals, medical facilities, higher education, shopping, and entertainment for the 26 counties of the upper Panhandle of Texas and communities in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and southern portions of Kansas and Colorado.
The Water Utilities Department operates and maintains the City of Amarillo’s potable water system and wastewater system. The Water Utilities Department is considered an Enterprise Fund which is a separate operation of the City funded only from water and sewer sales and wastewater collection charges. The Director of Utilities, under the general supervision of the Assistant City Manager for Development Services, is responsible for duties involved in all aspects of utilities dealing with financing, budgeting, personnel, short- and long-term planning, public relations, property acquisition, and operational control.
The ideal candidate will have proven technical skills and a thorough understanding of regulatory compliance. The selected candidate must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field and a minimum of ten years of experience in water and sewer utility, with at least five years in a management position. Registration as a professional engineer in Texas or applicable Texas Commission on Environmental Quality licensing is preferred. A valid Texas driver’s license - or the ability to acquire one within 90 days - is required.
For more information on this position contact: Larry Gilley, Senior Vice President, Executive Recruitment Strategic Government Resources LarryGilley@GovernmentResource.com
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