The City of Springfield's Department of Environmental Services is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Director. Applicants should have strong technical and leadership skills and must enjoy collaborating with team members on a variety of projects.
The Department of Environmental Services is responsible for providing effective and efficient management of wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste for the visitors and citizens of Springfield. This mission requires us to maintain critical infrastructure around the clock, manage multi-million dollar facilities, and interact daily with the citizens we serve. The Assistant Director assists the Director with managing the daily operation of the Wastewater Utility, the Integrated Solid Waste Management Program, as well as the City's Phase I MS4 Stormwater program.
With over 1200 miles of sanitary sewer infrastructure and two award-winning treatment plants, Springfield is widely recognized as one of the most innovative wastewater utilities in the country. The department is working to implement a $200 Million Sanitary Sewer Overflow Control Plan and is looking for strong leadership to execute this plan.
In addition, the department is responsible for maintaining compliance with the City's municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) stormwater permit. The City's stormwater program is regarded as one of the premiere stormwater programs in the state and works to protect and improve water quality through watershed analysis and implementation of stormwater control measures.
The department also manages the Integrated Solid Waste Management System for the region. This enterprise system operates a landfill, recycling collection sites, yard waste recycling center, household chemical collection center, and a community education program.
With more than 440,000 people in the metro area, Springfield, Missouri is where the rolling hills of the Ozarks plateau form a surprisingly modern and green city. A "big, small town," Springfield offers a great blend of fascinating attractions, historical treasures, sports excitement and cultural and leisure activities in a welcoming environment. The city offers 102 parks, including a linear trail system that integrates with the city's growing on-street bike route system; an airport; an art museum; a zoo; the Springfield Lasers professional tennis team; the Springfield Cardinals minor-league baseball team and is home to Bass Pro Shops, Missouri State University, Drury and Evangel universities and the Assemblies of God USA. To learn more about Springfield, visit http://www.liveinspringfieldmo.com.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering or a related Engineering discipline;
Four years of progressively responsible professional supervisory experience.
A Master's Degree in a specialized field relative to assigned program area.
If operating a motor vehicle for the purpose of completing job duties, must possess a valid Missouri Motor Vehicle Operator's License;
Licensure as a registered Professional Engineer (PE) is required; must possess Missouri PE licensure within 18 months.
About City of Springfield
The City of Springfield offers diverse and challenging employment opportunities to people interested in careers in public service that make a difference and have an impact on the community. Positions offer qualified applicants a variety of opportunities to develop careers in their areas of interest and improve their community.
The City of Springfield, Missouri is currently home to 160,000 citizens. The City Government has 23 different Department with approximately 2,000 City employees working for the citizens of Springfield. The Public Works and Environmental Services Departments work within 80 square miles which includes landfill, wastewater treatment plants, roads, bridges and waterways, just to name a few.
Public Works constructs and maintains the infrastructure of the City to satisfy community needs by providing engineering services, a safe transportation system, effective stormwater management, and public buildings and grounds. The Department of Public Works is an accredited agency by the American Public Works Association. Public Works is responsible for street design, construction, and maintenance. It has also partnered with the Missouri Department of Transportation to ...implement a cooperative computerized traffic signal system to improve Springfield's street capacity.
Environmental Services focuses on environmental quality in all areas to ensure all city government actions are performed in an environmentally responsible manner. Springfield's wastewater services protect water quality, safeguard public health and support future development in the community and are also important to the environmental and economic health of the State of Missouri because of the significant water-related recreation and tourism in the Springfield area. In addition to the services provided, Environmental Services is also dedicated to improve the long-term quality of life in our community by empowering our citizens through education, promotion, and modeling of sustainable practices.
Springfield's Landfill receives 200,000 tons of trash a year and generates 3.2MW of electricity which is used to power 2,000 homes from methane gas. The City contains 1,200 miles of sewer pipe and receives 13 billion gallons of wastewater which is treated at the NW and SW Wastewater Treatment Plants. Street Operations maintains 1,935 miles of city street, 575 miles of sidewalks, 64 miles of on-street bike routes, and 35,500 traffic signs.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability and Vet:
The City of Springfield is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment. Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment. We are committed to diversity and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug testing is required.