The Department of Watershed Management is a regional public water and wastewater utility serving 1.2 million people each day. The Department’s core services include treatment and distribution of safe drinking water; collection and treatment of wastewater to a high standard; management of watersheds within the City of Atlanta; and customer care and billing services for 164,000 accounts. The Department’s vision of being a leader in innovation, service and value is supported by eight strategic priorities including: Service Delivery, Infrastructure Reliability, Workforce Development, Operational Efficiency, Financial Resilience, Compliance, Smart Utility Transformation; and Safety, Security and Emergency Management.
Number of Vacancies
Hours per week
(If Part Time)
Regular or Temporary
Monday – Friday; weekend hours will be required as needed; serves as Duty Officer for the Department on rotation
Atlanta, GA 30303
General SummaryThe Assistant Commissioner reports to and is responsible for supporting the Commissioner in the implementation of Department’s vision, mission and strategic business plans. The Assistant Commissioner is also responsible for facilitating the Commissioner’s direction, providing strategic leadership and supervision to the Operations Branch of the organization including the Offices of Engineering Services, Water Treatment and Reclamation, Watershed Protection, and Linear Infrastructure Operations.
The Assistant Commissioner also has as direct reports the Office of Innovation, Office of Safety, Security and Emergency Management, Office of Asset Accountability Management and the Department’s Clean Water Atlanta Program.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Public Administration, Business/Fiscal Management or related discipline8+ years of experience at the executive level of a water utility or similar organization that is large and complex3+ years of direct management experienceSignificant experience managing operations (e.g. water production, resource recovery, pipeline engineering and maintenance, etc.) at a water utility or similar organizationAdvanced degree preferredDemonstrated experience building and maintaining key stakeholder relationshipsDemonstrated ability to establish productive, innovative work environments