Located on the Arkansas River at the Arkansas- Oklahoma border, scenic Fort Smith is where you can “expect the unexpected.” Covering just over 65 square miles, the City sits at the crossroads of Interstates 40 and 49 and US Highways 64 and 71 in Sebastian County. 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.
The City seeks an innovative, dedicated manager and self-motivated leader to serve as the new Utilities Director. Under the direction of the City Administrator, the Utilities Director manages a team of personnel and resources to efficiently and reliably provide high quality potable water and effective wastewater treatment, along with a high level of customer service and compliance with federal and state regulations. The Director also serves as the Emergency Action Plan Coordinator for two dams. Duties include emergency planning, training, and implementation utilizing resources from all levels of government.
The chosen candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related area, with at least 10 years of experience working with water and wastewater systems. The candidate is preferred to be a registered Professional Engineer in Arkansas with a Class IV water license or should have the ability to acquire each. Experience with federal consent decrees is preferred but not required.
The starting salary is up to $113,780, which includes a car allowance, depending on education and experience.
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