This is technical and managerial work supporting the division manager by providing a broad scope of services related to water distribution and metering operations. This position is responsible for providing technical direction to field staff who install, operate, repair and replace water distribution lines and metering facilities, as well as assisting with budget preparation and monitoring, productivity analysis, and personnel management. Work is directed and reviewed through the establishment of goals and subsequent evaluation of progress toward goal attainment.
Examples of Work Performed:
Direct employees in the installation, operation, repair and replacement of water transmission mains, service lines, valves, meters and fire hydrants.
Identify, prioritize and oversee water distribution and metering system projects.
Provide data and operational analyses as needed to support the division manager.
Support the collection and analysis of metered data.
Plan, delegate, and evaluate the work of technical, administrative and clerical support staff providing a variety of services.
Complete evaluations, administer policy and discipline, and provide guidance to subordinate personnel.
Coordinate special projects.
Report unusual problems to the Division Manager.
Completion of work assignments may require the operation of a vehicle.
These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive.
Other related duties may be assigned as needed.
Requirements of Work:
Working knowledge and principles and practices of civil engineering.
Ability to read and interpret construction plans.
Knowledge of accepted managerial practices in the public sphere.
Skill in research and analysis, writing reports, and preparing cost estimates.
Ability to use a computer to access, interpret, record and analyze information, share files and communicate with others.
Knowledge of electronic spreadsheet development, using basic mathematical and descriptive statistical operations.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, employees of other Divisions and Departments, representatives of other organizations, and the public
Ability to traverse uneven terrain, climb steps or ladders, and tolerate airborne environmental nuisances associated with construction sites
Ability to work outdoors when inclement weather conditions exist.
May require the ability to acquire and maintain a Kansas driver's license.
An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Required Experience and Training:
Graduation from a four-year college with a degree in civil engineering, business or public administration, or a related field. Engineering, managerial and/or administrative experience in a municipal environment preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal record check.
Internal Number: 2473164
About City of Wichita
The department of Public Works & Utilities' mission is to provide world-class infrastructure and environmental health programs. The Public Works & Utilities department manages multiple infrastructure systems, asset groups, and environmental compliance activities. It is the City's largest department with 858 positions, an annual operating budget of $255 million, and nearly $1.7 billion in Capital Improvement Program projects, through 2025. There are 12 funds and 24 division budgets that support annual activities. The utilities section manages approximately 5,000 miles of water and wastewater distribution and collection lines, provides drinking water and wastewater service to nearly half a million people, and delivers and treats and average of 18 billion gallons of water each year. In November 2017, Wichita City Council voted to optimize the Water and Sewer Utilities through a City-led approach to “Utilities Optimization – Phase II”. The objective of Phase II will be to identify and implement efficiencies in water and sewer operations that will lead to savings. With a focus on preventive maintenance, Phase II will allow the City to take a more proactive approach to asset manag...ement.Faced with more than an estimated $1 Billion in deferred maintenance, Public Works & Utilities is looking for operational savings in order to allow for more aggressive capital investment. Over the last several years, the City has worked to replace aged water and sewer lines and is now focusing on the water and wastewater treatment plants. With a single water treatment plant that has aged past its useful life and new regulations facing wastewater treatment, the City continues to look for innovative and efficient capital investment strategies.