City of Garland, TX

Water/Wastewater Administrator

1 week ago
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Wastewater Collection
Job Family
USD $69,867.00/Yr.
USD $90,834.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time
Job Code Category
Water Utilities

Position Summary

Responsible for assisting in overseeing and directing the City’s entire water transmission and distribution system and wastewater collection system.

Essential Job Functions


  1. Manage operations and supervision in Water Distribution, Metering Services, Construction, Sewer Maintenance and Repair, Inflow & Infiltration, Inspections, and Administration. Provide guidance on hydrologic issues
  2. Direct work force in procedures that comply with state and federal regulations, ordinances and laws.
  3. Develop policy and procedures for water/wastewater operations.
  4. Interpret data to ensure uninterrupted service to all water/wastewater customers.
  5. Manage, prepare and review Water Capital Improvement Program and Annual Operating Budget. Assists with reports to City Council. Assist with water resources management programs with North Texas Municipal Water District.
  6. Review, maintain and adjust policies for the Skill Based Pay System and act as assessor for program requirements. Write, coordinate and execute departmental policies and procedures with Human Resources for 70+ employees.
  7. Manage response to customer inquires with appropriate actions, coordinate customer claims for property damage with Risk Management.
  8. Develop and implement asset management and long term planning for improvements to the Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Systems.
  9. Coordinate with other City departments to include completed projects in the City’s master records. Meet with service providers and vendors to evaluate new products and materials.
  10. Coordinates with other departments by reviewing plans for site permit applications, and attend pre-construction meetings.
  11. Assigns, evaluates and supervises performance of subordinate staff. Resolve significant work issues involving employees. Interview/hire candidates, develop job descriptions.
  12. Coordinate staff and consultants needed for complex analyses and engineering feasibility studies
  13. Review and analyze the effect of new federal or state legislation on city water plans, facilities and programs.


Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field of study
  • 8-10 years experience in water distribution, wastewater collection or similar field
  • 2 - 4 years management experience
  • Licensed Professional Engineer

Skills & Abilities:


  • Extensive knowledge of Water Distribution and Wastewater Collections Operations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry materials for replacement of existing infrastructure
  • Comprehensive knowledge of safety work zone and construction procedures
  • Skill in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook)
  • Appropriate National Incident Management System certification

Licenses & Certifications

Valid Class C Texas driver's license
TCEQ Class B Water Distribution License, or the ability to obtain within 2 years.
TCEQ Type III Wastewater Collections License, or the ability to obtain within 2 years.
TCEQ Customer Service Inspection License, or the ability to obtain within 2 years

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in a typical office environment; with occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.


Customer Focus
Decision Making/Judgment
Managing Performance
Managing for Results
Organizational Savvy
Strategic Thinking/Management

Minimum Education & Work Experience

Four-year college degree
8 years related experience
2 years management experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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