Utilities Plant Operations Manager

  • 300 Austin Ave, Waco, Texas
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Engineering Utilities

Job Description

Primary Duties

Under general supervision, assists with planning, organizing and managing the daily operations of the Waco Water Utility Services Department (WUSD); evaluates operations and develops recommendations for additional programs and improvements to existing programs.

Essential Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assists with planning, managing, reviewing and evaluating operations and maintenance of water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, lift stations, and water storage facilities; develops plans for new programs and improvements to existing programs to improve efficiency, regulatory compliance and safety; assists with capital improvement project recommendations, priorities and project management.
• Manages staff, assigns duties and responsibilities and meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload, technical and safety issues.
• Manages the developer and economic development requests for information and services.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
• Supports the Deputy Director with emergency situations; project reviews; Street/Utility projects; and overall management of the Water Utility Services.
• May be required to respond after hours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City-wide emergency.
• Driving is essential.

  • City policies and procedures.
  • Maintenance and repair standards for distribution, collection and equipment.
  • State and Federal regulations governing municipal utilities and the treatment and transmission of water/wastewater; including Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) standards.
  • Geography, roads and landmarks of City and surrounding areas.

  • Analyzing W/WW maintenance issues, evaluating alternatives and developing recommendations.
  • Interpreting and applying technical standards and federal and state rules and regulations.
  • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority and coaching to improve staff performance.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies.
  • Using a personal computer and specialized software applications.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Business, Public Administration Construction or a related field and five years' experience in W/WW management; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. A total of thirteen years of work experience is required to substitute for all education. Five of those work experience years must be as manager of a water or wastewater plant
  • Must possess a valid Class C Texas Driver's License.
  • Class A Water and a Class A Wastewater license from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) are required; according to the needs of the City, additional training and certifications may be required.

Physical Demands

Medium work:
  • Requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently and/or a up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Major activities performed under normal office conditions
EEO Statement
The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

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Job Address

300 Austin Ave, Waco, Texas 76701 United States View Map