This position manages the daily operations of the Water and Sewer Department; serves as an intermediary to City Management, City Council, and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC); prepares and manages the Department’s budget; ensures compliance with applicable NPDES Permits; formulates long-range goals for the Utility; and manages the ordinances and develops policies pertaining to the operations and maintenance of the water and sewer systems.
This position reports to the Deputy City Manager.
Establishes and manages the Water and Sewer Utilities Department budget.
Manages the Water and Sewer Utilities, Engineering Division, including the City’s Water and Sewer policies, procedures, standards and specifications.
Ensures compliance with standards and regulations pertaining to the treatment and distribution of drinking water.
Manages the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems operations and maintenance, including elevated water storage tanks, and sanitary sewer pump stations.
Manages the maintenance division for the treatment plants and sanitary sewer pump stations.
Maintains water and sewer infrastructure inventory and prepares maintenance and/or replacement plans for those approaching the end of their service life.
Manages the Water and Sewer Utility Capital Improvements Plan.
Manages the Wholesale Water and Sewer Customer Agreements and metering devices.
Assesses the causes and implements treatments for the control of odors and corrosion in the City’s wastewater collection system.
Ensures that public inquiries and complaints are quickly addressed in a timely manner.
Ensures proper accounting of wastewater treatment plant (hydraulic and solids) loading allocations and associated reporting to SCDHEC.
Analyze operational process control procedures, maintenance procedures, and instituting changes when necessary to achieve full compliance with all regulatory agency requirements.
Maintain accurate inventory and operational records and prepare reports required by regulatory agencies.
Inspect facilities, evaluating O&M functions, review records and data, interview and select new personnel, and initiate and recommend new or improved methods or practices.
Ensure compliance with City, County, State, and Federal laws and policies as well as the internal policies and procedures.
Attend Council meetings as required.
Ensures staff is cohesive, working together to provide for these services.
Requires a South Carolina Professional Engineers (PE) License.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, related sciences or a combination of business degree with management experience over a technical organization including engineering team.
Must have and maintain a Class A Water Distribution System License.
Must have ten (10) years of dynamically responsible experience in water and sewer distribution management operations.
Personally demonstrates the priority of safety and creates an environment of safety-first culture.
Possess exemplary leadership, communications and team building skills.
Demonstrated experience in making sound financial, technical and management decisions.
Ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with co-workers, supervisors, agencies, the general public, and all other internal and external customers. Personally demonstrates appropriate customer service skills.
Proven decision-making abilities, affecting a major segment of the organization and the general public operating within in a dynamic environment.
Ability to lead team members building trust and maintaining a healthy work environment.
Coaching experience and demonstrated development of team members, managing performance and helping team members reach their full potential.
Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency situations and/or tight deadlines.
Internal Number: 75-1920
About The City of Rock Hill, SC
The City of Rock Hill, SC provides water to a primary population of over 74,000 in Rock Hill and an additional 30,000 in Fort Mill, Tega Cay, River Hills, the Catawba Indian Nation and other small private water suppliers. Through the operation of our water filter plant and installation, repair and replacement of water line infrastructure, Rock Hill Utilities provides drinking water that continues to exceed drinking water regulatory standards.
The City of Rock Hill provides sanitary sewer service to residential and commercial customers in the greater Rock Hill area. Our purpose is to provide quality sanitary sewer service to customers by insuring the integrity and reliability of the collection system and by effectively treating the community’s wastewater and producing clean water for discharge into the Catawba River.