Assistant Director

Kitsap County, WA

The Assistant Director for the Utilities Division of the Public Works Department leads the administration and management of the Sewer Utility, Solid Waste Programs and Stormwater Utility. The Utilities include a workforce of approximately 150 full-time budgeted positions augmented by seasonal extra-help delivering a diverse set of services for the people of Kitsap County. Responsible for the proper planning, budgeting, and execution of over $70M in annual operations funding, plus the execution of $20-40M in the annual Capital Improvement Program.

The Assistant Director is responsible to ensure the three utilities operate and deliver services in accordance with multiple Federal and State permit requirements and regulations. Responsible also for managing the revenue, expenditures, forecasting and rate setting for the separate utilities in order to ensure fund balances, operating capital and infrastructure improvements can be sustained. Provides oversight of development review for utility infrastructure that will connect into the County system in order to ensure it meets County standards. Provides utility representation on various state, regional, and local committees and before community groups. Serves as the key liaison with the Board of Commissioners on related utility matters.

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in civil engineering, environmental engineering, public administration or closely related field;
- Ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in engineering, planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of public or private utility infrastructure and facilities; and
- Three years of managerial experience.
- Any equivalent combination and experience of education that provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the work.

Preferred Qualifications include:
- Master's Degree in related field;
- Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington; or reciprocity from another state and the ability to secure WA State PE within six months;
- Experience with the financial management of utility or public agency operations, including budgeting, expenditures, purchasing, contracting and rate setting highly desirable.

The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.

Prior to employment, the successful candidate must:
- Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university or business school, if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
- Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting.
- Authorize and complete a criminal background check. Information received is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.

Driving Requirements:
The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy of a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County prior to employment. The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy. This position is categorized as:
- Category 1 Driver: operates County-owned vehicle, and
- Category 2: Driver may operate a personal vehicle as an essential function for official County business. Any employee using a personal vehicle on official County business shall be required to maintain auto liability insurance, in addition to having a valid driver's license.

The annual salary for this position ranges from $117,822.00 - $166,479.42. This position offers medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a pension retirement, and other voluntary benefits.
$117,822.00 - $166,479.42

Type of Job
Full Time

Closing Date
(open until filled)