Location: Fort Worth, TX

Assistant Transportation & Public Works Director - Stormwater Management Program

Salary: $115,089 - $160,000 annual compensation

Closing: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

The City of Fort Worth Transportation and Public Works (TPW) department is seeking a dynamic, outgoing, and visionary leader who is passionate about advancing the welfare and goals of the community by excellence in infrastructure asset management to serve as the Assistant Director responsible for the Stormwater Management Program (SWMP). The SWMP mission is to protect people and property from harmful stormwater runoff by optimizing the use of $50 million of annual Stormwater Utility Fee revenue and $97 million of revenue bond funding (5 year program) through highly effective strategic management of the following program elements:

  • Maintenance and repair of the City’s drainage system
  • Mitigation of flood and erosion hazards through a $15 - $25 million/year capital program (bonds and PayGo)
  • Warning the community of flood and erosion hazards
  • The review of private development plans for compliance with City drainage standards

The SWMP is the strategic hub for ensuring that program resources are strategically allocated across the above program elements consistent with their relative priorities and that there is effective internal coordination between these program elements and with other partners within and outside of the City organization. The services of these program elements are delivered by 20 SWMP employees, approximately 100 other City of Fort Worth employees under the operational control of other divisions within and outside of TPW, and numerous consultants and vendors.

Key current initiatives include:

  • Rapid development of the pipe rehabilitation program for the ~ 1000 miles of drainage pipe including condition assessment and criticality analysis to prioritize resource allocation
  • Firm up 10-year plan for mitigating road flood hazards at critical locations
  • Firm up 10-year plan for mitigating critical channel erosion hazards and maintaining channels to preclude future severe erosion
  • Successful completion of the 5-year revenue bond program
  • Complete roll-out of the non-FEMA flood risk area communication and regulatory initiatives

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of, and successful experience managing and leading, each of the program elements that comprise a comprehensive and well-integrated SWMP. Specific skills and experience that will have prepared a candidate to succeed in this position include:

  • At least five years of increasing responsibility in a comprehensive SWMP including 3 years in senior leadership
  • Success working with municipal, state, regional, federal, and private stakeholders
  • Experience in project/program management, capital program prioritization and planning, large and complex operational and capital budget management, and strategic asset management
  • Demonstrated leadership and proactive management of staff to develop clear and responsive program/project/initiative budgets and schedules and ensure on-time and within budget delivery
  • Success in working with elected officials and other key community, business, and governmental stakeholders to develop and advance common strategic objectives
  • Excellent public speaking, presentation, and analytical skills
  • Skill and experience developing and delivering clear and concise presentations to Boards, Chambers, Community Groups, governing bodies, committees, regarding complex and oftentimes sensitive issues
  • Masters Degree in water resources engineering, planning, business administration, construction management, public administration or a related field

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, planning, public administration, business administration, project/program management or a related field
  • Six (6) years responsible administrative/management experience related to stormwater program management
  • Four (4) years of supervisory experience
  • Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred certifications (experience will be considered in lieu of certifications): AICP, PE, or CFM

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