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  • Director of Utilities

    Garrett County Government
    Job Description
    The Director of Utilities is responsible for the County’s wastewater and water functions, including collections, treatment, maintenance and oversight of treatment plant contract operations. Responsible for departmental staffing, budget development and administration; assistance with and advising county management on long range planning for facilities and system capacity and technical compliance needs.  Prepares and monitors the operating and capital budget and assists in administering and monitoring capital projects.  The Director supervises professional, sub-professional, technical, and administrative personnel and motivates them to reach their optimum production level.
    1. Performs administrative functions; maintaining accurate records; preparing written reports and correspondence and developing processes, policy and procedures.
    2. Monitors and interprets regulations and industry advancements.
    3. Reviews and analyzes data to maximize operational efficiency and regulatory compliance, proposes and implements process changes, ensures that regulatory reports are prepared and submitted, as required.
    4. Manages and directs the activities of assigned staff; coordinates, prioritizes and assigns task and projects; tracks and reviews work progress and activities;
    5. Performs supervisory duties over division managers, including but not limited to employee recruitment, selection, training, counseling, evaluating and discipline.
    6. Develop, update and maintain departmental five-year Capital Improvement Program.
    7. Communicates effectively and facilitates cooperative working relationships with Utilities Department employees, other County departments, and other internal and external stakeholders.
    8. Prepares and monitors budget activities.
    9. Other duties may be assigned.


    Knowledge of the principles and practices and requirements related to water supply and sanitary sewer systems..  Ability to initiate, plan, coordinate, and direct public utility projects and activities ranging from routine operations to those of a broad technical nature; to review contractual specifications and to review job estimates; to review the plans and specifications of contractors for engineering sufficiency; to prepare and clearly present, both orally and in writing, detailed reports and recommendations.  Ability to plan, manage, and supervise personnel, funds, and materials involved in operation and maintenance of public works facilities.
    • High School Diploma
    • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field: electrical, mechanical, civil engineering or facilities management or Public Administration is preferred
    • Ten (10) years of experience with water and/or wastewater utility systems operations and maintenance required
      • ?Five (5) years of this experience must have involved systems appropriate to local government operations
    • Five (5) years of management/supervisory experience with water and/or wastewater utility systems required
    • State water and/or wastewater operator certification is desirable
    • A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications
    Qualified interested persons should submit a Garrett County Government Employment Application along with a resume to Garrett County Human Resources, 203 S. Fourth Street, Room 206, Oakland, MD 21550.  Deadline for application is February 27, 2020 at 4:30PM. Applications and job descriptions are available at https://www.garrettcounty.org/hr/job-position-openings  EOE
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