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Watershed Director I - Director of Administration (Office of Water Treatment and Reclamation) at City of Atlanta, GA

Watershed Director I - Director of Administration (Office of Water Treatment and Reclamation)

City of Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA (On Site) Full-Time
Posting expires: November 29, 2022

Salary commensurate with experience

At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean and helps maintain, build and improve our City's infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life.

Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

Description - External

Here at the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Building Inspectors keep our Citizens safe. Our Public Works Staff keep our City clean and help to maintain, build, and improve our City's infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life. Our Engineers help to keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating, and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you're seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

General Description and Classification Standards

Manages the overall administrative functions of the Department of Watershed Management Office of Water Treatment and Reclamation (OWTR), including program implementation, and business operations. Areas of responsibility include budgetary, procurement and certain personnel management functions. Position manages a primary function of the Office and recommends operating policy and procedure subject to the Deputy Commissioner's approval. This level would be expected to manage either a varied array of professionals and/or managers. This is not a routine promotional level and the specific justification for classification at this level must be documented.

Supervision Received

May work independently or part of a team of directors and managers that meet to discuss issues related to budgets, staff, policy, and operations. Direction received is very general and focuses on strategic objectives and is typically collaborative in nature. This is a policy-making level of management and would be considered "upper middle" management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

* Provides direct management responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the following functional areas of budgeting, data management, procurement, personnel management, payroll, and stakeholder relations.
* Manages the invoicing for the Department's Office of Water Treatment and Reclamation which includes invoice processing for goods and services contracts, formal contracts, utilities, and certain inter-jurisdictional expenses.
* Assists in the management of certain payroll processing activities for the City's water and sanitary sewer system operating groups.
* Evaluates and advises on the short-term and long-term financial health and viability of the Office of Water Treatment and Reclamation; provides assurance related to the delivery of financial-related information to the Deputy Commissioner.
* Assists in the implementation and administration of certain personnel support functions (e.g. succession planning).
* Provides positive leadership, working harmoniously with others in the Department and other organizations, and ensuring that the day-to-day activities.
* Ensures the responsible division has all the necessary resources required to successfully complete job assignments to include financial and administrative related areas which enables the Office of Water Treatment and Reclamation to fulfill its mission to deliver potable water or waste water services to our customers 365 days a year.
* Coordinates with the Deputy Commissioner and Directors to prepare OWTR's annual budget submission and detailed financial plan to the Office of Financial Administration; duties include budget formulation and execution, approving all budget adjustments and budget transfers, developing the plan assumptions, and ensuring that the annual budget is in sync with the strategic financial plan.
* Provides leadership and direction to group managers and oversees project goals. Develops project strategies, implementation plan, project scope and milestones, oversees procurement and contract administration.

Decision Making

This position generally required to provide input regarding decisions that impacts a defined area within OWTR. Such issues may be related to policy/procedure, strategy, budget, and/or compliance. May commit department to action. Establishes organization strategy and policy within required legislative or executive limitations.

Leadership Provided

Provides guidance to a varied group of Managers and Supervisors or may directly supervise a staff of professionals and team leaders engaged in an organization-wide or policy-advisory activity. Guidance should typically be general in nature and focus on objectives, end results, and policies.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

* Strong Computer and Software (Microsoft) Skills; very strong administrative and managerial skills; inter-personal and team working skills; skilled in communicating verbally and written.
* Ability to develop relationships and partnerships; ability to write clear and concise policy documents; ability to read, understand, and prepare open records request from the law department and periodic responses; ability to effectively negotiate resolutions of conflicts among citizens, neighbors, elected official, and staff, as well as efficiently manage a government office open to the public; ability to interact effectively with various personality styles and with upper departmental management or elected officials .

Qualifications - External

Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

* Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Engineering, Construction Management, Business, Management, Public Administration, or related field. (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the bachelor's degree on an exception basis)
* 7 years of related work experience to include experience in finance; administration and procurement, with at least 3 years of leadership experience.

Preferred Education& Experience

* Master's degree in Engineering, Business, Management or Public Administration. (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the master's degree on an exception basis)
* 10 years of relevant work experience to include experiences in finance; administration and procurement with at least 5 years of leadership experience.

Licensures and Certifications

None required.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

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