Public Utilities Department Director

Chatham County
September 28, 2021
PO Box 1809, Pittsboro, NC
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PO Box 1809, Pittsboro, NC 27312
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Position is responsible for the organizing and directing of operations, maintenance, and growth planning of capital projects, utility system expansion, water and wastewater plants and distribution system.  Chatham County is a fast-growing community that values cooperative regional relationships and innovative and forward thinking. As a key member of the County Leadership Team, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to embrace change and help guide the County through significant growth and will be expected to act as a change agent who can articulate a common vision, establish credibility and consistency in delivery of services, and motivate others to embrace changes within their department. This position reports directly to the County Manager.


Salary range of $83,000-$117,789 with a comprehensive benefits package. Salary for this position will be established commensurate with experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. 


Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental science, or public administration with a significant experience in utility management and supervision or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Professional Engineer (PE) designation preferred. 


Address to send application to: 

Chatham County Human Resources

PO Box 1809, Pittsboro, NC  27312

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