Offering quality of life features with a very low cost of living, Fort Smith is a major city with a small-town character. Located on the Arkansas River at the Arkansas--Oklahoma border, scenic Fort Smith is where you can “expect the unexpected.” Fort Smith is the second-largest city in the state with a population approaching 90,000. This thriving community is a hub for commerce and boasts a diverse economy, a rich history, and a promising future.
Fort Smith is seeking a Deputy Director for Water and Sewer Maintenance who is an innovative, dedicated manager and self-motivated leader who can maintain a collaborative and supportive work environment in the department. Under the general guidance of the Utilities Director, this position is responsible for assisting in the overall management, administration, and leadership of the Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance Program, Sewer Collection System Operation and Maintenance Program, and Sewer Collection System Construction Program. The Deputy Director will strategically manage the department’s operational goals and will work harmoniously with department managers to carry out the organization’s assigned duties.
The chosen candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, business administration, or a related area, with at least 10 years of experience working with water and wastewater line management. A master’s degree is a plus. Five years of supervisory experience, including three years of administrative or managerial experience, is required. A Grade 4 Arkansas Water Distribution Operator License is required, or the selected candidate must obtain the license within one year of employment. The starting salary is up to $95,867 with growth potential to $115,000.
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