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Water Resources Assistant Director

Date Posted
Employer Name
City of Mesa
Sector Name
Local Government
Career Level


Water Resources Assistant Director

($97,198 - $130,832 annually)


The fundamental funtion of this position is to direct a major functional area of the Water Resources Department and manage highly complex and multi-disciplinary activities, including special projects across division. You will be expected to exercise considerable independence in working with division heads and managers of other City departments on problems relating to water and wastewater activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Management and direction of the City’s water treatment plant and 3 wastewater treatment plants
    • Utility control room operations
    • Water and wastewater regulatory compliance
    • Industrial pretreatment
    • Backflow prevention
    • Water and wastewater engineering and planning
    • SCADA
    • Electrical controls and instrumentation
  • Oversee the strategic direction of the life cycle asset management program for all components of the water and water reclamation facilities and infrastructure from inception through retirement and replacement, which includes the long-range capital replacement schedules for assets
  • Oversee master planning for water and wastewater and preparation of O&M and 10-year CIP budgets for the workgroups supervised
  • Ensure that the right capital investments are made at the right time
  • Review plans for present and future programs and needs, including equipment and facility requirements
  • Review technical reports and budgets submitted by engineers and plant managers
  • Ensure operational efficiency, redundancy and resiliency of the equipment and personnel at the City’s water and wastewater treatment plants
  • Ensure the department provides high quality drinking water and treated effluent supplies in full compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Ensur that the water and wastewater treatment plants operate at the highest levels of efficiency while maintaining quality goals, redundancy and resiliency
  • Ensure the water distribution system operates at the highest level of efficiency while still maintaining water quality, water pressure and water age goals


Supervision is received from the Water Resources Department Director who reviews work through reports, meetings, and conferences regarding results achieved. Work assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative in making technical and managerial decisions of considerable difficulty. You wil perform a variety of professional engineering related and administrative tasks and oversee supervisors, technical workers and professional-level employees.


This classification has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position.

This class is FLSA exempt-executive.



Minimum Qualification(s) Required. 

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering or closely related engineering field
  • Extensive (5+ years) administrative and supervisory experience in water and/or wastewater municipal operations including experience in capital improvement project planning, life cycle asset management and supervising professional engineering staff
  • Must possess a valid Arizona driver's License by hire date
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) at the time of hire, with PE registration in Arizona within 6 months of hire
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related discipline is preferred


City of Mesa offers a competitive benefits package. A CITY OF MESA ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED.  Applications will be available as of the opening date of 3/15/13. Continuous recruitment effort. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we will review applications as they are receivedFirst review of applications will be 4/01/2013. For complete job description, requirements and online application form, please visit our web site at:www.mesaaz.gov/jobs.  


The City of Mesa respects, values and welcomes diversity in our workforce. To this end, we encourage all interested people to apply. EOE/AA

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