City of Haines City
  • Utilities
  • Haines City, FL, USA
  • 61,306.64 to 86,342.87
  • Salary
  • Full Time

***Position open until filled***

The City of Haines City is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants for all positions equally without regard to their race, sex, age, color, religion, creed, national origin, veteran status or any other legally protected status. The City of Haines City is a Drug-Free Workplace. Applicants who successfully complete the initial screening process will be required to complete a pre-employment drug screen and physical. Police Department applicants will also be required to take a Polygraph Examination. All information provided by an applicant will be verified for truthfulness and accuracy if a conditional offer of employment is made. Applications and other submitted documents are consider public record.


Manages the general operations of the Utilities Department consisting of the Water, Wastewater and Utilities Maintenance Operations of the City. Manages Department activities through the development and oversight of program design and implementation, contract management, polices and directives, budgets, and goals and objectives to ensure the integrity of the water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, and water reclamation processes of the City.


  1. Manages the Water Division through planning, design, construction and maintenance of water treatment and distribution systems. Responsible to ensure regulatory compliance in the treatment and distribution of potable water to the general public.
  2. Manages and oversees the Wastewater Division through planning, design, construction and maintenance of the wastewater treatment and collection systems. Responsible to ensure regulatory compliance in the collection and treatment of wastewater in efficient and safe processes.
  3. Manages and oversees the Utilities Maintenance Division to ensure reliable operation of the collection and distribution system.
  4. Manages the preparation and administration of the Utility Department's annual budget. Responsible for forecasting expenditures necessary and required to complete Departmental projects; the procurement of goods and services; and Personnel costs related to selection, training and development. Manages the selection and retention of Department Personnel, to include training and development initiatives.
  5. Provides staff assistance to the Utilities Director by preparing and presenting department and project related reports during Staff, City Commission, Finance Advisory Board and other City related meetings. Fills in for the Utilities Director when he/she is absent.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Required knowledge and experience is normally obtained through the completion of an advanced education from an accredited educational institution of higher learning resulting in a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Public Administration, Chemistry or related field, and at least seven (7) years of management and project work related experience in Water or Wastewater, or related field are required. Five (5) years supervisory experience is required.
  • Government work related experience and a State certification or license in Water Treatment or Distribution and/or Wastewater Collection and Treatment are required.
  • Work requires the ability to read letters, memos, contracts, professional and industry literature, and spreadsheets and other job related analysis.
  • Work requires the ability to write letters, memos, and contracts.
  • Work requires the ability to understand and develop computer models for cost analysis and compose financial and budgetary reports.
  • Work requires substantial independent judgment and decision-making.
  • Must be able to monitor and assess operations, workload, projects, and staff performance.
  • Work is widely varied, involving analyzing and evaluating many complex and significant variables.
  • Organization-wide policies, procedures, or precedents may be developed and/or recommended.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Should be competent in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point software, and familiarity with SCADA.
  • Must be able to research, compile and analyze data, and then present findings to the City Commission and City Manager in an acceptable format.
  • Ability to learn and remain up-to-date on applicable Federal, State and City regulations, best practices and policies affecting department activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, other Federal, State and local governmental representatives, contractors, consultants, vendors, media and the general public is essential.


  • Must possess a valid Florida Class E driver's license.
  • Must pass applicable pre-employment testing and background and credit checks.


This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

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