Director of Operations

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
St. Louis, Missouri

Description

As a member of the senior management team and under the general supervision of the Executive Director, responsible for the management and coordination of all activities associated with the operation of the various collection systems, treatment facilities and related activities of the District.


Examples of Duties:

  • Essential Functions: Provide leadership and management for operation and maintenance of the District's infrastructure including combined, sanitary and stormwater collection systems, pump stations, and treatment plants; ensure that efficiency is emphasized and maintained throughout the department such that operations and maintenance costs are optimized; Assure that effective asset management methods are utilized for all District infrastructure assets; lead the department to assure that excellent customer service is maintained in the various divisions; Assure that compliance with all environmental regulations associated with District operations are achieved; assure that each division's work practices are performed utilizing appropriate work safety and risk management procedures; Lead labor relations with District unions including the periodic "meet and confer" for memorandums of understanding. coordinate operations activities with other Departments; establish and monitor department policies and procedures; prepare, monitor and manage the department budget to assure efficient use of District funds; establish and maintain communication with employees, various stakeholders and their related organizations; respond to stakeholders regarding inquiries into complaints or general information; respond to the media regarding operations activities; assure that the District's operations and maintenance records are properly maintained; participates in strategic planning for the entire District, offering an operations perspective to the process; understands the District's industry, its relationships with federal, state and local governmental bodies, and the stakeholders' expectations for District performance.
  • Additional Responsibilities: Perform related work as required or delegated by Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Training and Experience: Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and ten years of progressively responsible engineering and operational experience, with at least five years of management or supervisory experience.
  • Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Extensive skills in leading, motivating and communicating with a department of over 600 employees; extensive skill in driving for excellent performance through planning and directing the work of others; extensive skill in maintaining effective working relationships with employees, officials, contractors, consultants, union representatives, and the general public; considerable skill in both prepared and extemporaneous public speaking on District matters; extensive management and technical knowledge of combined, sanitary and stormwater collection systems, pump stations, and wastewater treatment plant operations; considerable knowledge of pertinent environmental regulations effecting the District; considerable knowledge of asset management methods utilized in water utilities: thorough knowledge of the District's rules, regulations and operational procedures; thorough knowledge of labor relations methods; considerable skill in preparing technical reports and public presentations.

Additional Information:

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri or eligible to attain license within one year of appointment.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license issued by the state in which the employee resides.
  • Pursuant to MSD's "Substance Abuse Policy and Procedures," this position has been designated as safety sensitive and candidate must pass a Non-D.O.T. Drug Test for this position. Employees occupying this position are not subject to Federal (D.O.T.) Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations.
  • Employees of MSD must have a proficient or higher overall rating on last review.