Public Utilities Director

Gates County
February 24, 2022
PO BOX 148, Gatesville, NC
Billing Address
PO BOX 148, Gatesvile, NC 27938
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Public Utilities Director – Performs difficult professional, technical, and administrative work planning, organizing, and directing the public utilities operations for the County.

            An employee in this class plans, organizes and directs the work of employees engaged in utility operations and services. The employee provides technical advice and assistance to the County Manager and the Board in the long range planning, construction, improvement, capacity management, environmental compliance, citizen and intergovernmental relations, and maintenance of water, wastewater and environmental resources. Work includes serving as Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) of the well system, distribution system, collection system, spray irrigation system, and cross control/backflow prevention systems. Overall scope also includes handling citizen issues, capital and operating budget management and personnel administration of the department. The employee represents the county to a wide variety of citizens, developers, other local officials, state and federal regulatory officials, etc. Work is performed independently and in coordination with the County Manager and other county officials. Work is performed under the general administrative direction of the County Manager and is evaluated by review of reports, conference and acceptance of the community


Annual Salary Range $ 55,470 – 85,979



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, environmental science, public administration, or related field, and experience in a responsible management position in utilities or public management field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience