Director of Water Utilities

City of Arlington, TX | Arlington, TX

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Posted Date 1/24/2024

The City of Arlington (est. pop. 400,000), the nation’s 48th largest city, the seventh largest city in Texas, and the eighth most diverse city in the nation, is seeking a knowledgeable and proven water utilities executive to serve as the Director of Water Utilities. Recently ranked as the 13th Safest Large City in the U.S., Arlington is a community where civic organizations, businesses, and government work together to ensure the community retains its hometown identity, high quality of life and natural beauty.

The city is home to top attractions like AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys), Globe Life Field (home of the Texas Rangers), and many other family-friendly attractions. Arlington has a growing corporate presence with D.R. Horton, Six Flags headquarters, General Motors, and Texas Health Resources. Renowned institutions include the University of Texas at Arlington and Tarrant County College Southeast, as well as diverse independent school districts, and charter, private, and parochial schools.

Reporting to the Deputy City Manager, the Director oversees day-to-day operations for the city's water utility system. Responsibilities include managing water treatment plants, distribution systems, and storage facilities, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations, preparing, and monitoring the utility budget, and leading a team in long-range planning and capital improvement projects. Additionally, the role involves negotiating contracts, responding to emergencies, and keeping city leadership informed of challenges and outcomes.

Qualified applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, or a related field, and at least seven (7) years of progressively increasing mandates and professional experience in water and wastewater utilities administration and supervision; possession of a TCEQ Class A Public Water System Operator License, or the ability to secure a Class “A” Public Water System Operator License within six (6) months of employment required.  Licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas preferred. TCEQ may award individual license from another state, territory, or country on a case-by-case basis.

The City of Arlington offers a market competitive total rewards package that includes a base salary in the $185,000 - $200,000 (DOQ) and a comprehensive benefit package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Account, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life with AD&D, Accident, Critical Illness, Virtual Health, Longevity Pay, Employee Assistance Program, 401(k), 457(b), Tuition Reimbursement, and membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

This position is open until filled; however, the first review of applications will begin on February 12, 2024. We invite qualified professionals to apply at:

For more information, contact or (214) 842-6478.

Salary185,000.00 - 200,000.00 Annual
Job Category
Local Government
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