Utility Manager- Public Works

$7,483 - $9,786 monthly
  • City of Tigard
  • Tigard, OR, USA
  • May 24, 2021
Full time Public Works Utilities

Job Description

SALARY:$7,298.50 - $9,781.25 Monthly

CLOSING DATE: Continuous 


The Public Works Department is looking for a Utility Manager to lead the Utilities Division. We are looking for an experienced, senior-level manager to work with a dedicated team in providing core services in our growing community. This position is one of several managers within the Public Works Department and directly oversees the maintenance and operations of the drinking water and sanitary and sewer conveyance system. 
Who We Are: 
The Public Works Department creates a foundation for a high quality of life in Tigard by protecting the health and safety of residents, visitors, and businesses. The Department designs, operate, and maintains the City's parks, water, sewer, transportation, and stormwater infrastructure and provides recreation services. We invite you to learn more about the Public Works Department. 
The City of Tigard values diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences. We are committed to building a workforce of diverse voices to impact decision making, drive growth, and better serve our community. We strongly encourage those wanting to work with and serve diverse populations to apply. 

Please review the Utility Operations Manager classification for additional details about this job.



In the next few years, this position will play an integral role within the department by: (This only describes a few of the interesting projects that this position would play a major role in as a department manager within the city.)

  • Helping to implement the city’s strategic plan related to resiliency, especially for core services vital to the community; 
  • Developing and implementing new water supply strategies through the city’s partners in water supply and water utility service; 
  • Implementing asset management practices and procedures related to utility assets, staff, and equipment while improving this process within the department; 
  • Providing lead support in implementing system improvements based on the Water System Master Plan adopted in October 2020.    

Other duties: 

  • The person selected will plan, organize, and oversee day-to-day activities and review the work of professional, technical, and admirative staff performing support work related to assigned programs and activities of the Utilities Division.  

  • Work closely with other Public Works Department managers to help facilitate the efficient delivery of services. 

  • Represent the City at various regional agencies and act as a liaison to multiple boards and agencies. 

  • Coordinate with the Community Development Department and the Engineering Division to review proposed private developments and ensure an efficient transition of infrastructure under operations and maintenance purview. 

  • Use their communication skills to discuss and solve technical topics with citizens, city council, committees, and non-engineering staff. 



Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework construction management, water or wastewater management, business or public administration, or a related field; AND 

  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in water system maintenance, construction, and operations or a related public works area; INCLUDING 

  • Three (3) years of supervisory, management, and/or administrative experience.


License and Certificates: 

  • Possession of a valid driver's license with satisfactory driving history

  • Level IV Water Distribution Operator Certification from the State of Oregon.  

  • Some knowledge and experience in water supply and treatment. 

  • Confined Space Entry Certification. 

  • Competent Person Certification. 

  • Standard First Aid Certificate issued by the American Red Cross. 

  • CPR Certification. 


Preferred Qualifications: 

Level II or higher Water Treatment Certification with Filtration Endorsement from the State of Oregon is preferred. 



Union Representation: Not applicable
Schedule: This position is 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) The hours are flexible between working hours of 7-6 p.m.  
How to apply: Please apply online. We do not accept applications that are emailed. Applications must be received by the Human Resources Division by closing time/date. This position is open until filled. First review date will be on May 31, 2021.  

The monthly salary range for this position is $7,483 - $9,786 per month. The starting pay assignment, based on an analysis of the successful candidate’s related experience and education in accordance with the City’s pay equity policy and the Oregon Equal Pay Act, would be 
no higher than $9,054 per month. 

IMPORTANT: In lieu of resumes and cover letters, The City of Tigard evaluates an applicant's work history and responses to supplemental questions. Please complete the application and answer the supplemental questions thoroughly to ensure our subject matter experts can appropriately evaluate your experience.
ATTENTION VETERANS: To receive veteran's preference, please upload your DD214/Separation documentation.