The City of Fresno is the largest city in the San Joaquin Valley and the fifth largest city in California, with a population of 520,000. Located in the geographical center of California, Fresno offers many sights from fertile agricultural fields, an abundance of lakes, and the snowy Sierra Nevada mountain range. Fresno also features a diverse selection of dining, shopping, farmers markets, vibrant arts and culture, wineries, as well as a variety of attractions. With 300 days of sunshine a year, the Mediterranean climate in Fresno is the source of its agricultural productivity, and allows year-round recreational activities including sailing, snow and water skiing, fishing, backpacking, and golfing. With so much to see and do, Fresno is truly California’s year-round playground.
The Director of Public Utilities directs the various operations of the Public Utilities Department. The incumbent exercises considerable judgment and discretion in the administration and direction of the department and its operations. The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the operation, maintenance, long-range planning and fiscal management of the City’s utilities. This is an unclassified position in which the incumbent serves at the will of the City Manager. In addition, the Director acts as technical advisor to the City Manager and City Council and attends meetings of the City Council, boards, commissions, and committees relevant to public utilities. The Director is responsible for the preparation and administration of the Department’s annual operating and capital budgets and works with the City Manager regarding current and anticipated City and departmental needs.
A background that includes a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, public administration, environmental science or a closely related field, and five years of progressively responsible administrative experience overseeing a large public utility or equivalent operation is required. This position also requires the possession of a valid California Driver’s License. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by April 16, 2018.
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Additional Salary Information: The annual salary for this position is up to $187,584 dependent upon qualifications.
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