Water Resources Utility Director

City of Lexington | Lexington, NC

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Posted Date 6/11/2018

Seeking a highly skilled, collaborative and visionary water resources leader to protect the public’s health by providing high-quality water and safely disposing of wastewater in a cost-competitive manner; while continuously planning for future capital needs and enhancing customer service. Professional manages $10 million public utility system including water and wastewater treatment facilities, compost facility, package plant effluent reuse, and distribution and collection systems.

Attributes of ideal candidate:  excellent leadership skills; exceptional self-motivation and accountability; effective listener who seeks input from relevant parties, realistically assesses plans and consistently communicates; articulate with ability to communicate persuasively about complex, costly and sometimes controversial issues; experienced project manager astute to spearhead major initiatives and projects in a fast-paced and demanding business climate; ability to deal with others in a collaborative and honest manner to foster positive and trusting working relationships; technological aptitude to significantly advance public utility operations in light of current customer expectations; and a lifelong learner who maintains knowledge of trends, regulatory compliance and initiatives regionally and nationally. Excellent opportunity to play a key contributing role in the future vision of a dynamic, progressive organization.

Successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, public administration or closely related field from an accredited university; with extensive experience in the operation of water and wastewater facilities. Grade A Water certificate and Grade IV Wastewater certificate, as issued by the State of NC desired or attainable. Driver’s license valid in the State of NC and good driving record required.

Salary range $74,030 - $120,306, with expected hiring range up to $107,410. Salary commensurate with qualifications, plus excellent benefits including acceptance of qualified transferred sick leave from other NC governmental entities and leave accrual rates based upon approved aggregate years of NC government qualified service. Preference given to applications received by June 27, 2018 but position open until filled. Submit City of Lexington Employment Application, letter of interest and resume to jobs@lexingtonnc.gov. Job information, application and benefit information available at www.lexingtonnc.gov. The City of Lexington is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

For questions, please contact City of Lexington, NC Human Resources Department at 336-248-3955.     

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Address28 West Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292