Utilities Director (Readvertisement)

Charlotte County, FL


Join Charlotte County’s Team!

Located on Florida’s gulf coast, between Fort Myers and Sarasota, ours is a friendly, thriving community of more than 173,000 residents. Charlotte County’s government fosters community consensus and pledges accountability in the delivery of public services. The Utilities Director performs highly responsible professional, administrative and managerial work directing operations of water and wastewater collection and distribution systems.  Plans, directs, and coordinates the activities of a 200+ staff in the economical and efficient treatment and distribution of potable water; in the collection, treatment, and disposal of wastewater; and treatment and distribution of reclaimed water. Appraises the adequacy and efficiency of existing facilities for the distribution of water, for sanitary sewage and wastewater treatment, for the development of plans to meet probable future needs, the operation and maintenance of existing facilities, and the development of recommendations for changes in the regulatory structure and/or ordinances pertaining to the operation of other utility systems. Reviews and recommends annual budget projections, goals and objectives.  Work is performed under the general direction of the County Administrator or designee.  Solid management and technical skills are required and the ability to serve as spokesperson for the Utility before the Board of County Commissioners and numerous public organizations.


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Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering, public administration, business administration, environmental science, or related field and eight (8) years or more of progressively responsible utility system experience including considerable supervisory responsibility at a senior management level; or an equivalent combination of relevant training, education and experience.  Graduate degree and/or PE license preferred along with experience working effectively in a collective-bargaining environment. 


Salary Range: $76,169 - $125,673 DOQ.  The County offers an attractive benefits package.


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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply









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