Utilities Director

Company: Pueblo of Santa Ana
Date Posted: June 20, 2018
Job Description:



Duties & Responsibilities:

Develops departmental plans, strategies, goals
and objectives in accordance with the Pueblo’s strategic plan.

Establishes, implements and communicates departmental
and operational goals, objectives, policies and procedures.

Improves staff effectiveness by counseling,
training, mentoring, and recommending disciplinary action for employees;
planning, delegating, monitoring, and appraising job tasks and results in a timely

Leads by example.

Hosts regular staff meetings to ensure
communication between personnel and departmental-related activities.

Manages project related consultants and contractors;
ensures the most cost effective and reliable system improvements and expansions.

Develops and updates cost of service rates, ensuring
sufficient revenue for daily operations, capital expansion, replacement, and

Manages the treatment of drinking water and
wastewater to meet or exceed the quality required by the Pueblo and in
accordance with established federal rules and regulations.

Ensures all systems are operated and
maintained at the highest system reliability factor.

Works effectively with the Santa Ana Utilities
Commission regarding current and future projects, short and long term planning
efforts, infrastructure condition, facility operation, inspection and testing
results, budgets, and coordination with Pueblo governmental agencies and

Collaborates with other Pueblo departments, engineering
firms, contractors, attorneys, fire and rescue, government agencies, and
developers to provide the Pueblo with the highest quality of services possible.

Achieves financial objectives by preparing the
annual budget and proposal, inclusive of operational plans and objectives;
recommending staffing and expenditures.

Develops, implements, and enforces safety
programs and procedures to promote a safe environment and minimize safety
hazards and work related injuries.

Secures additional funding and grant monies for
continuation and expansion of departmental services. 

Contributes to department’s effectiveness by
identifying short-term and long-range issues and goals that must be addressed;
providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending
options and courses of actions; implementing directives.

Keeps Governor and other departments informed
of status of Utilities Department activities by attending meetings and
submitting reports. 

Maintains professional and technical knowledge
by conducting research, attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and
conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks;
participating in professional societies; conferring with representatives of
contracting agencies and related organizations.

Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes
related results as required.

other duties as required.




Bachelor’s Degree in Civil
Engineering, Public Administration, Hydrology or related field plus seven years
work experience in utility maintenance and operations is required; or
equivalent combination of education and experience. Utility experience on
Native American lands is preferred. Certification in Level 4 Water and
Wastewater Operations is required.
Must be able to successfully pass a
pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation including a
motor vehicle check.  Must possess and
maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license.