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City of Phoenix

Assistant Water Services Director - Finance

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Description

ABOUT THIS POSITION

The Water Services Department seeks an experienced water industry professional to fill an Assistant Water Services Director vacancy. Reporting to the Water Services Director, this executive level position directs multiple major functional areas of the department through the supervision of Deputy Water Services Directors responsible for utility financial management as well as budget, supply logistics, and technical functions, and process improvement related to water and wastewater plants, systems and facilities. The position is also responsible for interacting with other City departments, and representing the City when working with other governmental and outside agencies. Work assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative in making technical and managerial decisions of considerable difficulty. The Water Services Department has an annual operating budget of approximately $300 million, a 5 year capital improvement budget of $2.5 billion, and employs nearly 1,500 employees.

This recruitment may be used by any department for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list.

RECRUITMENT DATES

First review of applications will occur the week of April 8, 2019. Recruitment will remain open until we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.

SALARY

Up to $156,125 annually. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The City contributes 8.5% of salary into 457/401(a) plans with no matching required. $5,220/annual car allowance and $1,200/annual cell phone allowance.

A comprehensive Executive benefits package is offered which includes:

A traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, HSA; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days. For more details, visit: Executive Benefits

QUALIFICATIONS – Desired qualifications include a minimum of:

  • Five years of professional-level experience in a financial, technical, or operations capacity engaged in water or wastewater systems.
  • Three years of experience supervising professional staff.
  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, business, or public administration or a related field.
  • The City job description can be found here
  • In general, City of Phoenix residency is required within 24 months after the date of hire for newly hired executives, however exceptions apply for current employees. For more details, visit: https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/who-apply/residency.

Only the highest qualified applicants will be placed on the eligible-for-hire list.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online at https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/current-jobs/ by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list.

During the online application process, please be advised that you will need to provide responses to the following open-ended questions (the system allows copying/pasting into the answer fields):

  • List related job titles and employers of current/previous jobs.
  • Indicate the number, level, and classification of employees you have supervised on an ongoing basis.
  • For current/previous employers, indicate the size of each organization including the approximate operating budget and FTE.
  • In approximately 100 words or fewer, describe your professional-level experience in a financial, technical, or operations capacity engaged in water or wastewater systems.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address. A comprehensive reference check will be conducted on the top finalists. The information submitted is subject to public disclosure if requested.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

City of Phoenix employees commit to Work Smart, Be Kind, Spend Wisely.

City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS – Desired qualifications include a minimum of:

  • Five years of professional-level experience in a financial, technical, or operations capacity engaged in water or wastewater systems.
  • Three years of experience supervising professional staff.
  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, business, or public administration or a related field.
  • The City job description can be found here
  • In general, City of Phoenix residency is required within 24 months after the date of hire for newly hired executives, however exceptions apply for current employees. For more details, visit: https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/who-apply/residency.
  • Only the highest qualified applicants will be placed on the eligible-for-hire list.
Job Information
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona, 85003, United States
  • Job ID:
    48489025
  • Posted:
    May 17, 2019
  • Position Title:
    Assistant Water Services Director - Finance
  • Company Name:
    City of Phoenix
  • Job Function:
    Financial
  • Entry Level:
    No
  • Job Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Duration:
    Indefinite
  • Min Education:
    BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience:
    5-7 Years
  • Required Travel:
    None
  • Salary:
    $91,832.00 - $156,125.00 (Yearly Salary)

About City of Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. With 1,626,078 people (as of 2017), Phoenix is the fifth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.

Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, which in turn is a part of the Salt River Valley. The metropolitan area is the 12th largest by population in the United States, with approximately 4.73 million people as of 2017. In addition, Phoenix is the seat of Maricopa County, and at 517.9 square miles (1,341 km2), it is the largest city in the state, more than twice the size of Tucson and one of the largest cities in the United States.

Settled in 1867 as an agricultural community near the confluence of the Salt and Gila Rivers, Phoenix incorporated as a city in 1881. It became the capital of Arizona in 1889. Located in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix has a hot desert climate. Despite this, its canal system led to a thriving farming community, many of the original crops remaining important parts of the Phoenix economy for decades, such as alfalfa, cotton, citrus, and hay (which was important for the cattle industry). Cotton, cattle, citrus, climate, and copper were known locally as the "Five C's" of Phoenix's economy. These industries remained the driving forces of the city until after World War II, when high-tech companies began to move into the valley and air conditioning made Phoenix's hot summers more bearable.

The city averaged a four percent annual population growth rate over a 40-year period from the mid-1960s to the mid-2000s. This growth rate slowed during the Great Recession of 2007–09, and has rebounded slowly. Phoenix is the cultural center of the Valley of the Sun, as well as the entire state.

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