Sanitary and Surface Water Management Division Manager

City of Hillsboro | Hillsboro, OR

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Posted Date 7/15/2021

The Sanitary and Surface Water Management Division Manager is a key member of the Public Works Department’s Senior Leadership Team. This position acts as a strategic partner working closely with the other members of the team to ensure agency, department, and division goals are met. The Sanitary and Surface Water Management Division Manager plans and oversees the staff, processes, functions, and budgeting for Sanitary Sewer and Surface Water Management. Leadership responsibilities include supervising staff which includes conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training for professional development; and implementing hiring, and potential discipline and termination procedures. The successful candidate should be a champion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and actively model behaviors that support diverse employees and people of historically marginalized backgrounds.

Salary: $98,404 - $119,724 (depending upon qualifications)

Our ideal candidate is:

Professional, collaborative proactive, forward thinking leader with excellent communication and customer service skills.

Interested in leading the ongoing development of an organizational culture that promotes the importance of diversity, openness, trust, safety, transparency, collaborative problem solving, managing with data, incremental continuous improvement; with an emphasis on coaching and mentoring to intentionally practice: teaching, questioning, listening, suspending assumptions, supporting and encouraging, observing, empowering, appreciating and inspiring staff.

Experienced in Sanitary and Storm Water Management infrastructure and operations, asset management, master planning, public involvement/engagement, and budgeting is essential.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provides management of the development, operation, and maintenance of the sanitary sewer and surface water management program.

Supervises staff which involves prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.

Manages and oversees the activities of the Division including the development and administration of programs, projects and functions.

Develops, implements, and ensures adherence to Citywide and Department policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.

Performs administrative oversight of agreements, contracts, grants, and/or regulatory compliance issues.

Responds to requests for information and provides subject-matter-expert guidance to other departments, consumers, businesses, the general public, and/or outside agencies.

Provides City representation and liaison services for a variety of meetings, advisory groups, boards, committees, agencies, councils, and/or other related groups.

Administers and monitors the Division budget including allocating resources and approving expenditures.

Manages records and information in any format in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, and City policies and records retention schedules.

Coordinates with Clean Water Services District (CWS) and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on current and future NPDES and MS4 permits;

Coordinates with CWS and DEQ on the development of concept and master plans;

Is responsible for rules, regulations, design and construction standards, and all sanitary sewer and surface water management personnel.

The work is performed under the supervision and direction of an assigned supervisor, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Supervision is exercised over assigned engineering support personnel.

General Statement of Duties

The principal function of an employee in this class is to plan and oversee the activities of professionals and para-professionals and is responsible for staff, process, function, and budgeting for their designated program or division. Responsibilities include supervising technical support and professional staff; providing advanced technical support on complex issues; providing staff support to Boards, Committees, Commissions, Executive City Management, and City Council; serves on special committees; serves as liaison for intergovernmental issues and joint ventures; develops policies and procedures; oversees studies and projects; manages and oversees compliance with applicable codes, regulations, and standards. Incumbents supervise staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training; and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Acceptable Experience and Training

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Science, Business Administration, or closely related field; and 5 years of related experience including 2 years of supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.


Valid Driver’s License and a safe driving record.

Licensing as a Professional Engineer is preferred but not required of the position.

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Local Government
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