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Director Watershed Management


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Director of Watershed Management 





Responsible for directing the operations of stormwater, water production and distribution and wastewater collection and treatment.




  • Develops, implements and monitors short- and long-range plans, goals, and objectives;
  • Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the performance of staff.
  • Prepares annual budget and monitors performance measures against it.
  • Coordinates the city’s compliance with federal, state and local regulations related to water, wastewater, and stormwater.
  • Oversees the operations of the regional water system; oversees the operation, maintenance and regulatory compliance of the Spalding County water system.
  • Oversees the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment and wastewater collection system, including ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
  • Oversees the construction and design of all projects related to water, wastewater, and stormwater.
  • Ensures compliance with MS4 NPDES Phase II permits, drinking water operation and withdrawal permits, and wastewater NPDES and plant permits.
  • Represents the city in discussions and negotiations with federal, state and local agencies.
  • Develops annual and long-range work programs to provide for the repair, maintenance and construction of stormwater management system
  • Develops capital improvement plans for water, wastewater, and stormwater. Inspects, tests and regulates construction and maintenance methods, techniques and materials to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Makes recommendations to the City Commission concerning new or revised ordinances.
  • Writes reports and statistical support data relating to department activities and projects.
  • Oversees stormwater utilities administration, operations, and maintenance; oversees compliance with environmental regulations and standards, including those related to erosion and sedimentation control, water quality monitoring, forest management and city watersheds.
  • Consults with deputy directors in the development of training programs and safety rules and regulations.
  • Works with the general public and organizations to answer questions and provide technical information.
  • Performs related duties.




  • Knowledge of professional engineering theory, principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of the methods and practices involved in the design, operation, construction and maintenance of water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and stormwater systems.
  • Knowledge of city and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulatory standards.
  • Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.
  • Skill in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the work of personnel.
  • Skill in planning and supervising the activities of several divisions performing diversified functions.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Skill in the interpretation and analysis of data and in the preparation of related reports.




The City Manager assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.




Guidelines include federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations; design specifications; land use plans; the state water plan; permit requirements; and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.




  • The work consists of varied management and supervisory duties. The variety of tasks to be managed and strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to direct the city’s public works and utilities operations. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of those operations.




  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, elected and appointed officials, engineers, architects, industry and business representatives, wholesale customers, attorneys, contractors, vendors, customers, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to motivate or influence persons; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters.




  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, uses tools requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
  • The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.




This position has direct supervision over Deputy Director Water-Wastewater (1), and Storm-water Deputy Director (1)




  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in field.  Masters, preferred.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require a minimum of ten years of related experience.

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