Public Utilities Director

June 21, 2022
PO Box 646, Halifax, NC
Billing Address
PO Box 38, Halifax NC 27839
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The person in this position will be responsible for planning, managing, and operating the county- wide water system and wastewater system. Some of the major functions of this position include prepare the annual budget which includes proposed rates and fees; prepare solid waste grant requests; work with the consulting engineer regarding enhancements to the water, wastewater, and solid waste infrastructure. Make recommendations regarding policy development and interpret utility policy to the public; Ensure the public utilities department is in compliance with OSHA, EPA, NCDENR and other government agencies rules and regulations. Oversee billing and collection procedures and system operation and maintenance; Project long term planning for the department and set priorities and completion dates. This position also assists and advises the County Manager, Management Team, and departmental officials on public utility related matters.


The hiring range for this position is $61,450 – $77,807. Halifax County provides a comprehensive employee benefits package, including membership in the N.C. Local Government Employees’ Retirement System.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in sanitary or civil engineering or related field and administrative progressively responsible experience in the management of a public utility system. Desired qualifications: Public Utilities and/or Solid Waste experience working in a Local Government agency. Halifax County requires each department head reside within the county borders by the completion of their nine-month probationary period.

Special Requirements

An official completed Halifax County Application for Employment (HR-1107), cover letter outlining related qualifications and resume of educational and professional experience are required to fully evaluate your qualifications for this position. The completed application and supplemental materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on or before the closing date; postmarks will not be accepted. All portions on the application, as they relate to your background, must be fully completed. Applications may not refer to a resume or other enclosed documents (i.e. “see resume” or “see attached”), nor will these items be accepted in lieu of a completed application. We will be unable to consider incomplete submissions for this position. Unofficial transcripts (e.g. student copies) are acceptable for application purposes. If selected for employment, official transcripts will be required. A criminal background check will be required prior to hiring.

Submit Materials To:
Dia H. Denton, County Manager
Halifax County Manager’s Office
10 North King Street (Historic Courthouse)
Post Office Box 38
Halifax, North Carolina 27839-0038


Halifax County is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug test will be required of this position with the results being received (negative) prior to the first day of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will employ only those individuals who are U.S. citizens or legal aliens authorized to maintain employment in the United States.