Deputy Director

Job title: Deputy Director


Job description: The City of Eureka Springs is seeking a Deputy Director of Public Works


The role of the Deputy Director is to assist the Director of Public Works in the planning, directing, supervising, and coordinating of departmental functions and operational activities; to assist in the monitoring and preparation of operating and capital improvement budgets and management of personnel assigned to the department; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the director


Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in planning, directing, supervising, and coordinating departmental operations; oversee and participate in the development of departmental strategic planning; assign work activities, projects, and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Appear before the City Council, Council Committees, boards, commissions, and numerous civic organizations representing the Department.
  • Manage billing and administrative aspects of public works billing, communication, and scheduling.
  • Assist with the preparation of operating and capital improvement budgets and control of expenditures, including the preparation of long-term maintenance management models.
  • Supervise and assist subordinate supervisors in the operations and maintenance of City infrastructure, particularly water, wastewater, and storm drainage systems; establish long-range plans and goals, including strategic planning for the utility enterprise funds and issues dealing with environmental regulations.
  • Participate in recommending the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; recommend employee terminations.
  • Coordinate Department activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the Public Works Director; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Work across departmental lines to ensure long-term infrastructure needs of the city are met.
  • Establish performance expectations and evaluate performance of subordinate personnel.
  • Prepare a variety of correspondence including general and special reports.
  • May serve as the Public Works Director, as required.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Plays key role in the City’s utility billing software implementation. Works closely with City management to develop, document, and implement workflows that will maximize efficiencies gained with the system.


  • Principles of supervision, training, management and public works administration.
  • Principles of budget preparation and expenditure control.
  • Principles and practices of public administration labor relations and public personnel management.
  • Principles and practices as applied to the field of operating and maintaining the city infrastructure.
  • Technical, legal, and financial issues related to the conduct of municipal public works program.
  • Strategic planning and environmental regulations for municipal utilities.
  • Department of Health Services drinking water regulations.
  • National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) permitting and compliance.
  • Methods of preparing designs, plans, specifications, estimates, reports and recommendations relating to proposed public works projects. Procedures, materials, equipment and methods used in all areas of public works activities

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Public Works


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Possession of an appropriate, valid Arkansas driver’s license.
  • Possession of certification in water distribution, water treatment, and/or arboriculture is highly desirable.

o Maintain a class three Arkansas distribution license

o Maintain a class four Arkansas wastewater license

o Maintain a class C Arkansas solid waste license

o Three years of experience in utility or construction management

o Proficient in Microsoft Office

o Associates Degree in Environmental Science

o Ability and desire to acquire required certifications within a set time frame


  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment medical examination, including a drug screen, fingerprint, background check, and reference check.
  • Must be able to provide proof us U.S. citizenship or legal right to work in the United States.

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Location: Eureka Springs, AR

Job date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:55:12 GMT

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