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Water Quality Services Division Director
position (Director, Sciences) is now posted and open until 3:00 p.m. MT on June 9:

POSITION TITLE:  Director, Sciences   (Full-Time Regular) (Unclassified Management)
REQUISITION #:  req7113
DEPARTMENT:  Ut Water Quality Services Div
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Unclassified Management View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Full-Time Regular
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:   $113,812.00 - 189,687.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
ANNUAL ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE:   $120,000.00 - 149,000.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS:  Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 6/9/2023


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Water Quality Services Division Director (Director, Sciences):

Job Summary

The City of Fort Collins is seeking a Director, Sciences, to join our Utilities Water Quality Services Division. This is a full-time salaried position with the City with an anticipated hiring salary range of $120,000-$149,000 a year. As the Director, Sciences, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the Utilities Watershed Program, drinking water and wastewater laboratories and Quality Assurance Program. Responsibilities of this position include managing Division budgets and training programs, fostering team and leadership development, driving process improvements, and providing project management for various Water Utilities initiatives. This position presents an excellent opportunity for professional growth and advancement in the exciting field of technical water sciences and Utilities management. This position is ideal for a candidate with five years of progressively responsible management experience in the fields of water quality, laboratory management or watershed sciences; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. We are looking for someone with a passion for water quality and community service who can bring strong leadership and program management skills to the City. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

  • Oversees the provision of water quality services to the Utility and City organization.
  • Directs and manages staff within the Division.
  • Assists Deputy Director in developing strategic plans and budgets
  • Prepares and implements operating and capital budgets for the Division.
    • Manages and directs all activities of the Utilities laboratories and watershed programs.
    • Coordinates water quality functions across the Utility to meet organizational goals
    • Coordinates the Utilities water quality committee
    • Serves as a key partner with other Divisions to meet water quality goals.
    • Communicates water quality information within the organization, to governing boards, and to the community.
    • Develops and administers Division budgets
    • Manages procurement processes for the Division.

Management Responsibilities


City Competencies

  • Demonstrated cultural competence to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of diverse identities, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong learning orientation. Leverages all resources and is creative in ways of learning for self to continue adapting to changing issues and trends.
  • A desire and ability to understand the diverse needs of internal and external customers, and to create experiences and deliver services that exceed their expectations.
  • A desire and ability to utilize digital tools for organizational information, individual, and teamwork.
  • Experience building teams and implementing practices to lead others well in an inclusive, high-performance organization. Skill in integrating and synthesizing others’ viewpoints to build alignment of diverse perspectives to achieve results.
  • Capable of creating conditions of emotional safety and demonstrates self-awareness and regulation in responding to others.
  • Capable of systems thinking to see interdependent relationships and recognize multiple causes and effects of community issues, to predict or anticipate the consequences of policy decisions, and to community and organizational resources.
  • Strong ability to assess alternatives in terms of their financial, revenue, social, environmental, and strategic advantages and disadvantages and propose solutions.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge of laboratory methods, instrumentation, and quality control requirements for analytical laboratories.
  • In-depth knowledge of watershed management principles.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to city and utilities operations.
  • Advanced ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to provide clear and effective verbal, written and graphic communication.
  • Ability to operate software for word processing, to prepare graphics, perform statistical analyses, manipulate data and develop complex spreadsheets.
  • Ability to effectively manage and supervise people.

Required Education

Minimum  College degree or equivalent work experience. Some positions may require functionally related certification or advanced degrees.
Preferred  Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable.

Experience Requirements

  • Five (5) years progressively responsible management experience in the field of water quality; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. The City may consider an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

Certifications/Licenses/Specialized Training

  • Valid Driver's License

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Director, Sciences

The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities.  Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use:
Because the possession and use of marijuana, whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body.  The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy.

The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation (including perceived sexual orientation), gender identity and expression, disability, age 40 years or older, pregnancy or related condition, genetic information, and, in certain specific circumstances, marriage to a coworker or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


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Job Information

  • Job ID: 69505760
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
  • Company Name For Job: City of Fort Collins Utilities
  • Position Title: Director, Sciences (Water Quality Services Division Director)
  • Job Function: Senior Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $113,812.00 - $189,687.00 (Yearly Salary)

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