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Storm Water Division Manager

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
City of Wichita
Physical Address
455 N Main
Wichita, KS 67202
Job Description

The City of Wichita Public Works and Utilities department is the largest public utility in the State of Kansas.

If you are interested in a leadership role that functions within a larger team, where you get to think and lead as a business owner, running a division that is critical to all citizens, then we would be interested in learning more about you. This position will require someone to think critically, be a problem solver, have strong business acumen, and be a stellar communicator, in writing, speaking and presentation. In addition we are seeking someone who can think critically but also be very innovative and forward-thinking in their approach and have the managerial skills to bring others along.

We are seeking a dedicated, dynamic and visionary leader that exemplifies our core values for the position of Storm Water Division Manager.

This position leads a fully integrated Stormwater Utility and regional flood control operation. The Division Manager is responsible for directing maintenance, repairs, asset management, capital investment planning, and utility engineering. The asset system includes nearly 1,000 miles of stormwater piping and associated pump stations, as well as the Wichita Valley Center Floodway, which is a landmark levee system providing flood protection to more than 200,000 people in the affected area.

The Division Manager leads 57 employees and is responsible for a $12 million annual operating budget and a $28 million capital improvement budget. The division also leads a joint City/County flood control program to mitigate regional flooding. Expectations are for high quality services tailored to the unique operating needs of this division.

This is one of 13 positions on the division management team of the Department of Public Works & Utilities. The ideal candidate will approach the position as a business owner, being strategic in long-term planning and short-term implementation to improve service levels. Candidates should have a history of strong leadership and a record of innovation.

Examples of Work Performed:

•Plans and assigns work to supervisors who maintain and repair the City’s storm water drainage pipes and pump stations, as well as the structures in the Wichita-Valley Center Floodway.
•Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
•Provides information to senior management, colleagues, subordinates and citizens.
•Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting schedules, setting performance standards, monitoring performance and providing feedback.

Requirements of Work:

The qualified candidate will have experience in a flood control system and the management and maintenance of the compliance and regulations required. This is also a public-facing position that will require the ability to deliver information at an individual or group situation as needed. This may include but is not limited to….•Knowledge of storm water operations and engineering.
•Knowledge of principles and practices of comprehensive planning.
•Knowledge of Capital project funding including how to qualify for and acquire additional local, state and federal resources.
•Understanding of storm water infrastructure design and management.
•Knowledge of all facets of floodplain management.
•Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
•Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
•Knowledge of advanced principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
•Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State and local laws, ordinances, statues, and regulations.
•Ability to develop, implement and administer goals, objectives and procedures for providing effective and efficient services for the City.
•Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, employees of other departments, representatives of other organizations, and the public.
•Ability to analyze data to inform operational decisions and report findings.
•Knowledge of research methods and statistical analysis.
•Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
•Ability to effectively communicate in writing, in person, one-on-one and in group settings.
•Proficiency in Microsoft programs and asset management software.
•Ability to acquire and maintain a valid Kansas driver’s license.
•An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Knowledge of storm water operations and engineering

Required Experience and Training:

A bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of five (5) years is required at the Senior management level, preferably in storm water or environmental positions, ten (10) years’ preferred. A current Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred. Certified Floodplain Manager Certification is preferred, or will be expected to be earned after hire. Experience in supervision of others at the operational level required. An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, including drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a background investigation.

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