Located just 25 miles from Fort Worth, Granbury, Texas, is a community ideally situated on the edge of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It covers 14 square miles with room for growth. For the past three consecutive years, Granbury has been selected as the Best Historic Small Town in America. Granbury, population 11,424, is the county seat for Hood County, population 64,222.
The City of Granbury is seeking a competent, confident, and diplomatic leader to serve as its next Public Works Director. The ideal candidate will have the extensive knowledge required to maintain and operate desalination water treatment plants, as well as wastewater plants. Experience with MBR (Membrane Bioreactor Filter) plants and the ability to interpret and apply all TCEQ water and wastewater rules and regulations is required. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in public administration, with excellent oral and written communication skills. They will be able to plan and direct public works activities, including the direction and coordination of the work of technical and professional personnel. The chosen Director will be able to establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, consultants, other department heads and agencies, contractors, and the public.
The chosen Public Works Director will be able to work with team members at all levels, both internal and external, and advocate for department needs while working well with other departments. The ideal candidate will be organized, have knowledge in finance and budgeting and be a servant leader who is fair and balanced with good people skills. They will also be a collaborator who excels in directing and communicating with employees and stakeholders. The new Director will hold others accountable, maintain the spirit of teamwork and cooperation that’s already in place, possess common sense and tact, and embody a servant leadership style of management.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Engineering, or a related field and 10 years of related experience with progressively increasing responsibilities, including at least four years of administrative and supervisory experience. A Class A certification in water and wastewater issued by TCEQ is preferred. Project Manager Certification is also preferred. Requires a valid Texas Driver’s License and driving record that must meet or surpass guidelines as set by the City. Previous experience as a Public Works Director in a comparably sized city or Assistant Director experience in a larger community is preferred, as is experience in a community that has well water, surface water, and desalination facilities. Experience in Capital Projects development, funding, and implementation, and experience with SCADA systems is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
The pay range for this position is $115,914 - $173,871.
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