The Administration Division of the Public Utilities Department consists of several key personnel including:
Director of Public Utilities
The Director of Utilities is responsible for administrative work directing the operation of both water and wastewater systems. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Developing plans to meet and serve future residential and commercial growth
- Preparation and implementation of the departmental budget
- Responding to public complaints and requests
- Preparing reports for city council, federal and state agencies
- Preparing professional services contracts as required
- Has knowledge of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) rules and regulations concerning personnel, design, constructions, and permits parameters
Assistant Director of Utilities
The Assistant Director of Utilities is responsible for administrative, technical and managerial work of all the divisions within the department. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Implements and manages multiple projects including capital improvement projects
- Attend plat review and pre-construction meetings
- Plans, schedules, and directs the operation and maintenance of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems
- Monitors customer’s complaints to determine the occurrence of conditions requiring immediate and/or special attention
Water Plant Supervisor
Duties include insuring the water treatment plant operates in accordance with applicable regulations and permit requirements and to ensure safe and efficient operation of machines and equipment, facilitate flow and treatment of water, and monitor effectiveness of treatment. The duties described below are indicative of what the Water Plant Supervisor may be asked to perform; other duties may be assigned:
- Provide continuous and effective operation of the City’s water plant(s) by:
- Insuring scheduled maintenance and repairs are completed in according to operating manuals.
- Inspecting, diagnosing and repairing pumps, motors, etc.
- Insuring elevated storage tanks are maintained.
- Collecting samples and performing tests.
The Distribution Foreman is responsible for the supervision of the work in the maintenance, repairs, and construction of water and sanitary sewer infrastructure system. The Distribution Foreman is also responsible in coordinating and assigning work crews to specific jobs and assists working crew as a “working” foreman, when necessary. The duties are as follows:
- Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible for water maintenance and distribution as well as maintenance of the sanitary sewer collection system;
- Supervises the work of crews engaged in installing, cleaning, moving, replacing, or repairing water mains, hydrants, valves, and service lines of various sizes;
- Checks periodically on work in progress of private contractors;
- Establish schedules and methods for providing water maintenance services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly
Meter Reader Supervisor
The Meter Reader Supervisor is responsible for a variety of tasks in establishing schedules and methods for providing water meter operations and services. Participates in the development of goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and work activities, and ensures compliance of established policies and procedures. The Meter Reader Supervisor is under the general supervision of the Distribution Supervisor. The duties include but are not limited to:
- Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible for water meter reading operations;
- Assigns account numbers to new water connections,
- Works closely with the Billing Department concerning customer complaints and delinquent accounts;
- Handles incoming service orders,
- Trains and supervises personnel in the reading and recording of water meters.
- Schedules work of staff and assigns meter readers to various routes;
- Completes daily work orders;
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings.
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for routine advanced secretarial work in clerical supporting the department head in connection with the operations of the office. The primary duties include:
- Manage and maintain executive’s schedule;
- Prepares invoices, reports, memorandums, letters, financial statements, and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation software;
- Reads and analyzes incoming memorandums, submissions, and reports, in order to determine their significance and plan their distribution;
- Operates office equipment such as fax machines, copiers, scanners, telephones, radio system, and uses computers for spreadsheets, word processing, database management, and other applications;
- Processes personnel payroll, sick/annual leave for the department;
- Open, sort, distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and e-mail;
- Files and retrieves corporate documents, records, and reports;