Director of Public Utilities for the City of DeSoto, TX

  • City of DeSoto, Texas
  • DeSoto, Texas
  • Jul 09, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Planning and Development Public Works Sanitation and Solid Waste Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: Anticipated salary range: $108, 317 to $134,678 (DOE) with outstanding benefits USD Annually
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Phone: 214-842-6478
  • Apply By: Jul 31, 2020


The City of DeSoto, Texas Invites Director of Public Utilities Applicants

Anticipated salary range: $108, 317 to $134,678 (DOE) with outstanding benefits

Located in the southwest corner of Dallas County, Texas, DeSoto offers fine housing, friendly neighborhoods, great parks, restaurants, and shopping. The City of DeSoto is one of the oldest settlements in North Texas. Located 15 miles south of downtown Dallas. The City is a progressive community with a small-town feel, rich in diversity and the cultural arts.  DeSoto has a Home Rule Charter, with a Council-Manager form of government led by a seven-person City Council. Citizens elect all Council Members, who must reside in the district they represent. The mayor represents the city as a whole and is not required to live in a particular district. Council members serve three-year overlapping terms. The City of DeSoto is a full-service municipal organization that relies on more than (428 Full-Time Equivalent employees) to deliver services to internal and external customers through various departments such as Development Services, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Information Technology, Library Municipal Court, Parks and Recreation, Police, Public Utilities, City Administration.

Job Description

Employees describe the City of DeSoto as an organization that is open, innovative, team-oriented, and responsive to both internal and external customers. DeSoto and three neighboring cities established the Best Southwest regional partnership to provide higher quality, more cost-effective services to their citizens. Collaborative projects include animal services, emergency communications, inmate/jail services, emergency management services, and training and development activities. The Director of Public Utilities reports to the Deputy City Manager and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the 29-member department. He or she leads and provides management supervision to two divisions, the Utility Billing Division and the Water and Wastewater Maintenance Division, serving 17,500 accounts throughout the City.  If you are a public utilities leader, who offers a record of accomplishments, service excellence, competence, and unquestionable dedication to the field. This may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Job Requirements

Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Public Administration, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university and a minimum of seven (7) years of utilities experience (or a closely related field) at the assistant director or director level required.  Possession or eligibility to possess a Professional Engineer (P.E.) license in the State of Texas or possession of a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Class “A” Water Operator Certificate is desirable.

Special Instructions

To apply for this outstanding career opportunity, or to learn more about this opportunity, click on the following link: This position will remain posted on our site until filled. However, we encourage interested and eligible individuals to complete and submit all applications before the first review date, which is Friday, July 31, 2020. Following the first review date, we may invite a selected few applicants to participate in virtual or in-person interviews after a review of references, background, and academic verifications with the applicant’s authorization. For more information, contact Edward Williams at or 214-842-6478

Additional Information

The City of DeSoto, Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Under The Texas Open Records Act, information from your application, resume or related materials may be subject to disclosure or release to the public at any time during the process.  Baker Tilly Public Sector Executive Recruiters will endeavor to maintain confidentiality of all applicant information as long as possible and to the extent allowable by local or state laws.

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DeSoto, Texas 75115 United States View Map