2276m-Deputy Director of Utilities -- Water / Wastewater

Ft Myers, Florida, United States

Posted on 03/10/2020

Position Details




Natural Resources / Utility - Water & Sewage


Operations Management

Job Level:

Director Management (Director/Head of Organization)


Bachelor's Degree


125,000 - 140,000 plus Comprehensive Benefits Package, including pension / retirement and Relocation Assistance

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Oversee and direct a community water and wastewater utility that provides award-winning service to over 300,000 customers in SW Florida. Responsible for planning, managing and monitoring performance through effective utilization of technologically sophisticated and progressive approaches to service delivery while formulating long-range goals for the organization, developing policy and building strategic partnerships with senior county management. Location: Fort Myers FL


• Overall responsibility for planning, managing and monitoring department performance, including a $64M annual operating budget and 278 employees
• Manages, directs and provides oversight and quality control review of the Division’s Capital Improvement Program, including its involvement in the Utilities’ 10-year, $420M allocation for System CIP projects substantially related to plant and distribution system expansions and improvements to accommodate anticipated population growth in the County over the next decade
• Evaluates and recommends improvements to existing programs and proposes new initiatives, as needed, for efficiency, safety and compliance


• Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or similar, required
• 4+ years of Water Wastewater Utility experience required; preferably within a governmental / municipal agency
• Self-directed, solutions driven, collaborative problem solver with prior supervisory or management experience
• Diverse knowledge base of water and wastewater industry
• Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to take initiative and use critical thinking to make decisions
• Ability to set long-range vision and excel in business operations
• Strong collaborative and communication skills with the ability to build consensus and influence stakeholders
• Empowers and trusts assigned management team to handle day to day operations
• Focuses on high-level directives and initiatives while maintaining visibility with staff at all levels
• Results driven, focusing on customer service and productivity goals of the department and organization
• Ability to recognize and understand public and political influences
• Will be flexible and adaptable to a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
• Business driven leadership, utilized across team management, operations, and budgetary / fiscal fields
• Experience with regulatory agencies, knowledge of plant and field operations and disaster response is a plus


Company Brief:
Municipal Water Wastewater utility serving over 300,000 customers in Southwest Florida


2276m-Deputy Director of Utilities -- Water / Wastewater
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This position is being offered through Management Recruiters of Bonita Springs, Inc., who proudly supports Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment. We are committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply. Unable to sponsor or transfer H1 visas at this time.


Key Words:
Water Wastewater public utilities operations planning capital projects water treatment municipal regulatory compliance performance SW Florida MPA MBA FGUA Engineer PE