The City of Racine, Wisconsin (pop. 76,000) is seeking a Water Utility Director. Racine lies at the heart of the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor in southeastern Wisconsin, approximately 60 miles north of Chicago and 30 miles south of Milwaukee. The City is home to over 76,000, making it the state’s fifth largest city. This diverse community enjoys a thriving lakefront and downtown area with multiple opportunities for recreational and cultural activities.
The Water Utility Director reports to the Mayor of Racine and the Water Works Commission. The Director is responsible for budgeting, planning, service delivery, management, and performance of the water utility. The Water Utility Director provides recommendations for strategic and financial planning. At times, this may include securing revenue bond financing or State Revolving Fund loans to pay for capital improvements. The position directly oversees four staff: chief of operations, chief engineer, administrative manager, and an administrative assistant. General supervision is exercised over the Utilities’ 57 employees. The Water Utility Director oversees personnel management including fostering better union/association relations.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, with a Master’s degree preferred, in civil engineering, environmental engineering, water resources, business administration, or related area from an accredited college or university with at least 10 years’ experience in water or wastewater engineering or municipal utility administration or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. A Registered Professional Engineer is required.
The starting salary for this position will be $116,773 – $164,856, depending on qualifications. Competitive benefits package and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System are included. City residency is preferred. Relocation assistance negotiable.
Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at: https://bakertilly.recruitmenthome.com/postings/2853.
This position is open until filled; however, the first review of resumes occurs on July 19, 2021. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in the brochure. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at Anne.Lewis@bakertilly.com or by calling 703-923-8214.
The City of Racine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.