Director of Tucson Water – Tucson, AZ

Client: City of Tucson, Arizona
Position: Director of Tucson Water
Closing Date: March 14, 2022

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The City of Tucson, Arizona is recruiting nationally for a highly experienced professional to manage its Water Utilities. The Director of Tucson Water will oversee a 568-person operation providing potable and reclaimed water service to about 750,000 people in southern Arizona. The City of Tucson is recognized as a progressive community with an industry-leading water conservation ethic, state-of-the-art infrastructure assessment and rehabilitation program, and resilient water supply portfolio that provides water reliability to a desert region. This key executive position has oversite for protecting the public’s health by providing high-quality drinking water and safely reusing wastewater in a cost-competitive manner while continuously improving customer service and planning for future needs. The ideal candidate will be a business-minded individual who is entrepreneurial in spirit with strong leadership skills and a proven track record of building a strong vision and then delivering sustainable quality results. This at-will position is a key member of the City Manager’s Executive Leadership Team and reports directly to an Assistant City Manager. The Director of Tucson Water provides day-to-day management for a Department with an adopted FY 2022 budget of over $295 million, including Operating, Capital, and Debt Service expenditures. The utility has a rolling five-year Capital Improvement Program of over $390 million and maintains strong revenue bond ratings from the major rating agencies (S&P = AA Stable; Moody’s = AA2 Stable; Fitch = AA Stable).

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years of related executive experience, which includes progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience. Please review online brochure regarding vaccination requirement.

The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary with an excellent executive benefit package that considers the candidate’s track record of career success.

To be considered, candidates should apply by March 14, 2022. This position is open until filled; however, candidates are encouraged to apply early in the process for optimal consideration. Email compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and six professional references to Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Robert Burg, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900.

This recruitment will incorporate existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Arizona. Information presented to the City of Tucson for consideration may be made available to the public, in accordance with public disclosure/open records laws.