Fort Smith, AR - Deputy Utility Director for Operations

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Fort Smith, Arkansas Seeks Deputy Utility Director for Operations

Located on the Arkansas River at the Arkansas- Oklahoma border, scenic Fort Smith is where you can “expect the unexpected.” Fort Smith is the second largest city in the state and has a population approaching 90,000. This thriving community is a hub for commerce and boasts a diverse economy, a rich history, and a promising future. 

Fort Smith is seeking a Deputy Utility Director for Operations who will strategically manage the department’s operational goals and will work harmoniously with department managers to carry out the organization’s assigned duties. Under the general guidance of the Utilities Director, this position is responsible for assisting in the overall management, administration, and leadership of the Water Treatment Operation and Maintenance Program; Wastewater Treatment Operation and Maintenance Program; Environmental Quality Program; and the Building, Station, and Easement Maintenance Program. This position is also responsible for developing and administering plans, systems, and activities to support and promote the mission, values, vision, and strategies of the Utility Department. 

The chosen candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, environmental engineering, industrial engineering, business administration, or a related area with at least ten years of experience working with water and wastewater systems. A master’s degree is a plus. Five years of supervisory experience, including three years of administrative or managerial experience, is required. A Grade 4 Arkansas Water Treatment Operator License is required or the selected candidate must obtain the license within one year of employment. A Class 4 Arkansas Wastewater Treatment License is a plus. 

The starting salary range for this position is $63,668 - $97,739 annually, dependent on qualifications and experience.

For more information on this position contact:

Gary Holland, Sr. Vice President
Strategic Government Resources