Deputy Director - Operations & Maintenance

City of Englewood | Englewood, CO

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Posted Date 7/16/2019

Responsible for driving overall South Platte Water Renewal Partners (SPWRP) success through the administration of the Operations & Maintenance Division and serves as part of the Executive Leadership Team.

Duties and Responsibilities


The listed examples of work are not intended to be all-inclusive. They may be modified with additions, deletions, or changes as necessary.
Essential Executive Leadership Team Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for serving as part of the Executive Leadership Team that is responsible for:
  • Developing, communicating, and aligning around organization strategy
  • Developing and communicating business case justifications to City Council and Supervisory Committee for gaining endorsement and authorization of critical activities.
  • Building and Maintaining Integrative relationships with City of Englewood and City of Littleton.
  • Driving continuous organization and business group performance improvement
  • Establishing and Maintaining integrative partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Empowering staff to innovate and produce solutions across the organization
  • Facilitating organization-wide critical competency development and training.
Essential Business Group Duties & Responsibilities 
Responsible for directing all functions of the Operations & Maintenance Division including wastewater treatment Operations, Facilities Maintenance wastewater process maintenance, bio solids hauling, O&M planning.  Each listed element to be aligned with the vision, mission and values of the City of Englewood and City of Littleton.  Supervises, coaches, and mentors the Operations and Maintenance staff in the development, implementation and administration of related programs.  Responsibilities include:
  • Building and maintaining collaborative partnerships with Engineering, Business Solutions, and Environmental Programs Divisions.
  • Attracting and selecting the best talent to meet current and future business group needs.
  • Developing, implementing, and sustaining industry best practices in wastewater operations and maintenance.
  • Evaluating, pre-planning, and communicating critical O&M project interfaces
  • Empowering staff to execute tasks and monitoring and supporting their performance
  • Providing training and competency development programs for O&M staff.
  • Developing, prioritizing, communicating, and monitoring O&M budget.  Make necessary adjustments to balance costs and risks when deviations occur.
  • Approving expenditures; maintaining records; and preparing both operational performance and financial reports. 
  • Responding to public relations issues and staff inquiries, concerns, and complaints in a timely and effective manner; responding to requests from regulatory agencies. 
  • Ensuring safety programs, policies, and procedures are understood and followed by all O&M personnel.
  • Attending and participating in professional group meetings; staying abreast of new trends and innovations related to the wastewater O&M.
  • Reviewing and approving bids within established authority limits for plant chemicals, supplies, and other contractual services.
  • Monitoring and approving equipment purchases; assisting staff in developing specifications and standard operating procedures, as necessary. 
  • Coordinating and monitoring the work of external contractors and ensure compliance with specifications and standards, for effective and safe facility operations.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Performs other duties as assigned and required.


Education and Experience

Education:     Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Business or Engineering or related field; Advanced degree in one of these fields desired.  Formal leadership and business administration training desired.

Work Experience:    Minimum of 10 years' increasingly responsible experience in Water or Wastewater Utility Operations & Maintenance. Minimum of 2 years' of supervisory experience in operations & maintenance.
Certifications and/or Licensures:    Colorado Wastewater Operator "A" certificate desired.
Required Driver's License: Valid Colorado driver's license and a clear or acceptable MVR
An equivalent combination of education, training and relevant job experience may be substituted

Other Information


  • Strong written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate, establish and maintain effective work relationships with council, staff, developers, contractors, citizens and outside agencies. 
  • Strong interpersonal, consultant, training, facilitation and analytical skills, consistent principle based judgement, organizational skills, a strategic thinker and have demonstrated professional credibility. 
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of water and wastewater capital project design, budgeting and project management, civil engineering, surveying, construction inspection and coordination.
  • Ability to effectively manage capital projects from planning through design and construction.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to make appropriate independent decisions and provide solutions to complex problems.
  • Ability to conduct on-site project evaluations and travel to meetings/conferences either within or outside SPWRP.
  • Advanced knowledge and ability to read and understand contract documents, drawings and specifications.
  • Strong public presentation and excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be a well-organized, decisive, self-directed, intelligent and articulate team player who can relate to all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to apply SPWRP standards and policies to the management of capital projects.


Excellent benefits package includes personal leave, annual leave, short term disability, paid holidays, long term disability, and employee assistance program. Also includes options for medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, retirement, organizational training, employee recognition program and Englewood Recreation Center membership.

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Local Government
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