Directory at West Jackson County Utility District



JOB TITLE: Director


The Director shall administer, manage and direct the affairs and business of the District, subject to policies, control and direction of the Board of Commissioners in accordance with federal, state and local standards and regulations, and in a matter which protects and preserves public health and the environment.

I. Primary Duties

  • Ensure compliance with District ordinances and policies and all State and Federal laws.
  • Manage safe and efficient operations of the District to ensure a sustainable enterprise.
  • Manage the financial affairs of the District to ensure a sustainable enterprise.
  • Each fiscal year prepares annual budget to ensure adequate funding for operations, capital improvements, repairs and maintenance.
  • Annually, present budget to the Board for review and approval.
  • Manage budget expenditures to ensure sufficiency of funds.
  • Capital planning including implementation and updates to a capital improvement plan
  • Prepare complex reports, studies and correspondence for the expansion and improvement of water and wastewater facilities and systems. Implement appropriate corrective action.
  • Develop, recommend, implement, and update District ordinances and policies which benefit and protect the District and its customers.
  • Ensures customer complaints and inquiries are resolved quickly and effectively.
  • Recommends and implements programs for enhancing the public image of the District.
  • Represent the District before public meetings and groups.
  • Represent the District in matters involving Federal, State and Local agencies.
  • Represent WJCUD in regard to customer claims and insurance claims adjusters.
  • Responsible for annual employee evaluations.
  • Develop and update the District’s Emergency Response Plan and, in case of emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.), implement and manage the District emergency response plan.
  • Annually update the District’s security self-assessment plan.
  • Coordinate legal matters with the Board Attorney.
  • Report, when necessary, to Board of Commissioners

II.  Supplemental Duties

  • Develop, recommend, implement and update standard operating procedures to economize operations, repairs and maintenance of facilities.
  • Solicit equipment and construction bids in accordance with state and federal procurement guidelines.
  • Coordinate and attends bid openings.
  • Evaluate all bids and engineer’s recommendations for construction contracts.
  • Supervise the review of plans and specifications proposed for new developments in the District.
  • Ensure proper and accurate metering of customer accounts.
  • Conduct studies and oversee the implementation of mandated environmental reports such as water audits, leak detection, backflow cross connection and water quality reports.
  • Ensure proper and accurate reporting of sanitary sewer overflows.
  • Ensure vendor accounts are properly established and maintained.
  • Ensure “on call” schedules for maintenance are adequately manned.


  1. Knowledge of all phases of managing water production, storage, treatment, and transmission; and wastewater collection to include expansion of systems, permitting, repair, maintenance, and
  2. Knowledge of state and federal regulatory standards and rules and regulations pertaining to permitting, operating and maintaining water and wastewater
  3. Knowledge and familiarity of water & sewer infrastructure grant funding and loan opportunities.
  4. Knowledge of management practices and techniques to achieve cost savings and to maximize production and efficiency of personnel and
  5. Knowledge of systems and facilities repair and construction
  6. Knowledge of safety practices.
  7. Proficient in MS Office applications with extensive experience with MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
  8. Skill in maximizing personnel and equipment
  9. Skill in communicating with others, both orally and in writing. Skill in short-term and long- range utilities planning.
  10. Ability to quickly organize and manage personnel and equipment resources in all
  11. Ability to work independently and to use good judgment in all
  12. Ability to interact with city employees, elected officials, the news media, and the
  13. Ability to motivate employees to optimize safety and
  14. Ability to identify equipment and personnel problems and to implement appropriate corrective action quickly and efficiently.
  15. Ability to read, understand and comprehend complex engineering drawings, plans and specifications.
  16. Ability to develop written standard operating procedures and
  17. Ability to make management decisions quickly, appropriately and
  18. Ability to use a computer, calculator, copier and
  19. Must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  20. Must be able to attend and successfully complete supervision skills enhancement.
  21. Must be available to respond to the maintenance and operations emergencies at any time.
  22. Must be clean and neat in appearance and present a positive image to customers.
  23. Must be able to communicate effectively, one-on-one, with customers.
  24. Must be insurable on WJCUD’s auto insurance policy.
  25. Maintain a phone for emergency contact.
  26. Must have ability to be bonded.

REPORTS: Board of Commissioners

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited university with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Sanitary or Environmental Engineering, or a Business or Public Administration.   A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the maintenance, repair and operation of a water/wastewater utility including a minimum of seven (7) years of supervisory experience. Professional Engineer (PE) licensure preferred, but not required.

ADA Compliance:

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to use both hands and all fingers for climbing, walking, bending and crawling. Driving and the operation of a vehicle to provide transportation between job sites is a requirement.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to community both orally and in writing. Good near vision in both eyes and the ability to hear clearly without a hearing aid is necessary at the plants.

Environmental Conditions:   Essential functions are performed inside and alone.

Marginal/Secondary Job Functions:

-Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Board of Commissioners.

“West Jackson County Utility District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.” In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer

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