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Posted Date 5/16/2023

Starting Salary: $85K with $4K increase Oct 1. Benefits: FRS retirement, 100% of premium for individual health insurance, add'l competitive fringe benefits.

The City of Holly Hill, a small city between Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach in Volusia County, Florida is looking for a Deputy Public Works Director / Utilities Manager.  This position will be directly responsible for providing the management oversight of the City's utilities, which include a Water Treatment Plant & distribution system and a Wastewater Treatment facility and Sewer collection systems. 

This position has the potential to become the City's next Public Works Director upon retirement of the existing director in the coming 2.5 years.  The City offers a competitive benefit package, including the Florida Retirement System and the City pays 100% of premium for individual health insurance. A starting salary of $85K is anticipated for the candidate with the desired education & experience.  In addition, a pay increase of $4,160 has been authorized for October 1st, 2023. 


Professional and supervisory work of Utility operations, maintenance and construction functions of the Public Works Department utilities. Under the general direction of the Public Works Director, is responsible for assisting in the planning, development, and organization of all phases of Public Works utilities. Work includes daily conferences with supervisors, correspondence with concerned citizen(s), resolution of problems, and oversight of safety and personnel programs.


  1. Prepares annual, monthly, and weekly work assignments; confers with field supervisors regarding work assignments, crew availability, material and/or equipment needs; recommends improvements in working conditions and use of equipment in order to increase productivity and work crew effectiveness; schedules special and emergency projects; works with field supervisors and crews to ensure a positive work environment and good morale.
  2. Assigns, directs, and evaluates work of field crews, technical and mechanical staff; maintains personnel records and completes employee performance evaluations; conducts orientations; conducts continuing training program(s); oversees safety program.
  3. Responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and monitoring the right-of-way use within the City; reviews and approves right-of-way permit applications.
  4. Responsible for managing maintenance and construction contracts.
  5. Responds to inquiries from City manager, County and State personnel, and concerned citizens whether in person, by telephone, or by correspondence; coordinates activities with other departments as required; makes periodic on-site inspection of work in progress or work completed.
  6. Participates in emergency management during crisis, natural disasters, storm events and other emergencies as needed; responsible for serving as an essential personnel staff member during emergency operations, including pre and post event activities; reviews, maintains and implements the departmental emergency plan.
  7. Responsible for management, monitoring, and reporting to various agencies to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  8. Assists Director to plan, review and supervise departmental policies, department budget, programs, projects, contracts, and operations; reviews purchase requests and makes recommendations to Director.
  9. Manages and supervises ongoing Public Works projects; assists Director with development and implementation of capital improvement plan and projects.
  10. Acts in the absence of the Director; represents the Public Works Department at meetings.
  11. Performs other duties as may be assigned.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.)



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Engineering Technology.
  • Minimum of five years of experience managing and supervising operational functions and construction projects for a municipal or county Public Works department or division.
  • Strong civil engineering background is preferred. Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) preferred.


  • A Professional Engineer License is preferred but not required.
  • Must possess valid Florida Driver’s License.
  • Water Distribution and / or Water Treatment Licenses desirable.
  • Waste Water Treatment License desirable.

 (A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)


  • Knowledge of methods, practices, and concepts of civil engineering.
  • Ability to plan direct and coordinate a wide range of public works utilities systems and activities.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards as well as safety precautions of the work place.
  • Knowledge of practices, policies, and procedures for supervision of field crews, technical, and mechanical support staff.
  • Knowledge of practices, policies, and procedures for supervision of water treatment plant and distribution systems.
  • Knowledge of practices, policies, and procedures for supervision of waste water treatment facility, lift stations, and collection systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret manuals, blueprints, maps, legal documents and engineering plans.
  • Ability to prepare written reports and keep records.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of others.
  • Ability to train and instruct others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city staff, subordinates, county and state personnel, contractors, and citizens.
  • Computer experience using various software programs to include WORD and EXCEL.
  • Knowledge of the equipment, tools and supplies required to accomplish all operations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


  • Vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception with or without correction
  • Frequently required to speak and listen
  • Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from computer systems, file cabinets and secure storage areas.
  • Medium (up to approximately 44 lbs.) lifting / carrying ability
  • Ability to sit, stand, use hands to touch, handle, grasp, or operate objects, controls or tools; stoop, kneel or crouch.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability).


Work is performed in an inside office environment, but also includes work outdoors and may be exposed to loud noises and adverse weather.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability).

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Local Government
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