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City of North Las Vegas
North Las Vegas, NV, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
City of North Las Vegas
North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


The City of North Las Vegas is pleased to announce the recruitment and selection process for a Director of Utilities! This announcement provides background information about the organization, the requirements and expected qualifications for the position, and selection process information.


  • Submit a complete application - For your application to be considered, you MUST fully complete an online application, and answer ALL questions. Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this announcement and click "SUBMIT" at the end of your application.
  • Work Schedule - The schedule consists of Monday- Thursday, 8:00am to 6:00pm. This exempt position is not a remote position and requires in person attendance.
  • Pay considerations – The salary range for the position is $123,840 to $200,902. Starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience the candidate brings to the role. 



Under administrative direction of an Assistant City Manager, this position leads, plans, directs, and manages the administrative, technical, and professional activities and operations for the Department of Utilities. This includes planning, budget, operation, maintenance/ repair of both sewer and water services in accordance with local, state and federal mandated regulations for public safety and health, and performing related duties as required.

The Director is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for water and waste water needs of the City.
  • Evaluating efficiencies of service delivery, ensuring services are provided according to laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
  • Preparing and directing administration of departmental budget, including forecasting needs.
  • Representing the Department to other departments, senior management and outside agencies, including regional and state organizations, regional water utility entities on water resource management in the Las Vegas Valley and State of Nevada.
  • Directing designs of systems and facilities including oversight of the capital improvement program for the department.
  • Advising and providing assistance to City Executive Leadership Team (City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Council and other personnel) in matters of utility services and activities to provide information and make recommendations.
  • Selecting, training, motivating and evaluating team members.
  • Prepare and present reports and presentations.

Click here to view the full Job Description and Responsibilities for the Position



Located on the north side of the Las Vegas Valley, North Las Vegas is one of Nevada’s fastest growing cities. North Las Vegas is characterized by its friendly atmosphere, development opportunities, civic pride and responsive government. Located in Clark County, the 104 square-mile City is surrounded by majestic mountains, desert valleys and an underlying current of dynamic growth. Sunshine is enjoyed 86% of the year with an average daily temperature of 78 degrees. North Las Vegas has something for everyone including vacation, recreational, cultural and historical attractions. This is an exciting time in the history of North Las Vegas. North Las Vegas is a unique community to live, work and play!


The Utilities Department mission is to provide quality, cost effective utility services meeting the needs of our community. The Department is organized into five divisions:

Administration: The Administration Section of the Utilities Department is responsible for providing administrative support to all Divisions within the Department.

Business/Customer Service: The Business/Customer Service division ensures that the customer receives quality service while protecting and enhancing the revenues and assets of the City’s Utilities Department.

Finance Division: The Utilities Finance Division is responsible for customer billing, payment processing and oversees the department’s budget.

Operations: The Utilities Operations Division is responsible for providing safe and reliable water and sewer service to our customers. Operations staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Water Reclamation Facility (WRF): The WRF is staffed with highly trained personnel who operate and maintain the state-of-the-art facility using submerged membrane bioreactor technology to produce extremely clear reclaimable water.

Click here to view the Utilities Department Organizational Chart

Click here for more information about the Utilities Department


The Director can expect to partner and collaborate with the Utilities team members, Executive Leadership Team, internal and external customers, and other stakeholders on a wide variety of projects and initiatives. Some of the current opportunities and challenges include:

  • Garnet Valley (Apex) Water &  Wastewater Resources
  • Water Resource Planning & Capital Project Development
  • Preventive Maintenance Program Development
  • System Expansion of the Water Reclamation Facility


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in civil engineering preferred or closely related field.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible utilities related experience, preferably in a water and/or wastewater operation, including five years of administrative and supervisory experience as a Manager, Assistant Director or Director of Utilities with a minimum of twenty-five (25) subordinate staff.
  • Equivalency: A combination of formal education and directed related work experience may be considered.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Registered Professional Civil Engineer and State of Nevada license, preferred.
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license and maintain satisfactory motor vehicle record and ability to obtain appropriate Nevada state driver’s license within required time frame.

Characteristics and Traits

The ideal candidate will meet the minimum qualifications for the position and will have a passion for providing efficient, effective, innovative and superior customer service to our citizens. The candidate will possess strong business acumen, demonstrated leadership, vision and strategic planning/execution ability, and will have a mentoring, collaborative and communicative approach to the team. Ideal candidates must:

  • Be current on the issues facing the utility service delivery.
  • Have a record of fostering teamwork in the workplace, with an approachable management style that encourages creativity and innovation.
  • Have diplomacy and strong presentation experience, with the ability to effectively communicate with boards and council; and understand the nuances of board and council relations, such as what issues to communicate and how to do so in an informative manner, providing well-developed recommendations when appropriate.
  • Have experience with explaining complex industry issues to lay persons.
  • Be a critical thinker with strong decision-making skills with the ability to astutely analyze situations, data and other technical information to provide recommendations to council and staff.
  • Have a passion for strategic planning as well as succession planning, with the ability to see the department’s future challenges and plan accordingly; candidates must also know when to raise emerging issues.
  • Possess extremely well-developed active listening and communication skills with the ability to give engaging public presentations as well as ensure that internal communications are effective and keep team members apprised of organizational initiatives.
  • Exhibit integrity, respect for others, and a commitment to fostering a transparent, open, inclusive, and equitable work environment and organization, with a collaborative approach and a genuine desire to connect with stakeholders.
  • Possess the ability to provide strong and effective leadership and guidance on emerging issues and challenges.
  • Have an appreciation for information technology and the role it plays in the delivery of utility services, and be committed to utilizing technology to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible.
  • Have strong decision-making skills with the ability to analyze issues and provide City Council with recommendations that reflect the City’s goals and values.


The selection process will begin with a screening of the application/resume. The best qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the assessment process. The selection process may include (dates to be determined):

  • Phone/Virtual Screen (By invitation only - Most qualified candidates only)
  • Oral Board with Presentation (Top candidates from phone screen only)
  • Selection Interview (Top candidates from oral board)

This process may be modified to include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards.

Appointment may be subject to the successful and timely completion of a post offer pre-employment background investigation and medical/physical examination, including a drug/alcohol test.



The salary range for the position is $123,840 to $200,902. Starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience the candidate brings to the role. 

Work Week

Employees enjoy a four day work week, 9 hour work day, and 36 hour work week, Monday through Thursday.


  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance bundle with choice of HMO or PPO buy-up plan options. A medical opt-out stipend of $450 monthly is available with proof of other insurance.
  • Employer-paid Basic Term Life Insurance with double-indemnity for AD&D
  • Employee Assistance Program

Time Off Banks

Annual Leave (Vacation/PTO)

  • 36 hours/1 week available upon hire
  • 3 weeks per year - Years 1-5
  • 4 weeks per year - Years 6-11
  • 5 weeks per year - Years 11-15
  • 5 ½ weeks per year - Years 16+


  • 13 paid holidays per year

Floating Holiday

  • 9 hours on the employee’s birthday

Emergency Leave

  • 27 hours first year, 9 hours annually with max 135 hours

Sick Leave

  • 3 weeks per year

 Annual Retention Bank – Up to 6+ years (Use / Sell Back in a Calendar Year)

  • 1st year of service = 50 hours
  • 2nd year of service = 100 hours
  • 3rd year of service = 125 hours
  • 4th year of service = 150 hours
  • 5th year of service = 175 hours
  • 6th year of service = 200 hours


  • Pension Plan - Employer-paid contributions into the Public Employees’ Retirement System of NVPERS
  • Contribution Rate is 29.75% - Fully vested after 5 years with NVPERS
  • No Social Security tax on wages

Voluntary Benefits

  • 457(b) / 401(a) Deferred Compensation Plan (Pre-tax)
    • Employer Match Deferred Compensation Plan up to 3% of the employee’s base salary, will be matched 100% and will be immediately vested.
  • Roth 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan Account (Post-tax)
    • You pay taxes on the portion of your salary that goes into the Roth 457(b).  Withdrawals of contributions and earnings can be tax free during retirement if certain conditions are met
  • Supplemental Term Life and Whole Life Insurance
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Legal and Identity-Theft/Credit Protection

Employee Wellness

  • Annual wellness stipend reimbursement up to $2,000 within qualifying categories
  • On-site gym access for all City employees
  • Discount partner sites exclusively for CNLV Employees
  • Infant at work program

Friendly City Culture

  • Prioritizes healthy work-life-family balance
  • Fun employee activities (Family Carnival, Golden Knights/Raiders Days, Employee Appreciation Day, etc.)
  • Volunteer and service programs
  • Training and growth opportunities

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68234582
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Company Name For Job: City of North Las Vegas
  • Position Title: Director of Utilities
  • Industry: Government/Regulatory Agency
  • Job Function: Civil - Environmental,
    Civil - Industrial,
    Civil - Project Management,
    Civil - Water / Wastewater,
    Civil Engineering,
    Engineering Management,
    Environmental - Codes and Standards,
    Environmental - Wastewater,
    Environmental Engineering,
    Hydrology - Water Quality,
    Project Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Salary: $123,840.00 - $200,902.00 (Yearly Salary)

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