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Assistant Director (Storm Water) - Public Works

City of San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
$125,412.04 - $200,659.16 + Executive car allowance + Benefits
Closing date
Oct 29, 2022

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Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Infrastructure
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Division / Department Head
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To view a recruitment brochure for the Assistant Director (Storm Water) position please visit:

The first resume review date will take place on Friday, October 28th. Please apply prior to the resume review date and submit your application as soon as possible to ensure you are considered for this position.

For consideration please apply as soon as possible by sending your resume and cover letter to:

The salary range for the position is $125,412.04 - $200,659.16. An expected salary for an ideal candidate would be in the range of $135,000 - $180,000. Salary is commensurate with experience.

City of San Antonio

The City of San Antonio is the Nation’s 7th largest city and is home to more than 1.5 million residents. Located in South Central Texas, approximately 140 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, San Antonio offers its residents one of the most attractive and affordable lifestyles in the country. Residents enjoy one of the lowest tax rates in the State as well as a plentiful supply of high-quality housing and low utility rates. The economy of San Antonio is an excellent mix of business services, manufacturing, health care, communications, corporate and regional offices, government, and the convention and tourism industry. San Antonio is rich in recreational and cultural opportunities and is home to the San Antonio Spurs.

City of Government

San Antonio has a Council-Manager form of government with an eleven-member City Council. Councilmembers are elected by District, while the Mayor is elected at-large. The term of office for the Mayor and all members of the City are two-year terms, for not more than four (4) full terms of office. The City Council appoints the City Manager, who appoints all officials in executive positions except for the City Clerk, City Internal Auditor, Presiding Judge, and Municipal Judges.

The City of San Antonio has been recognized for its high level of professional management by the ICMA and National Civic League, amongst others. The City’s financial policies and strong financial management have been recognized by the three major rating agencies.  San Antonio holds ‘AAA’ general bond rating from Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s and ‘AA+’ from Fitch.  The Fiscal Year 2023 adopted operating budget is $3.4 billion for about 13,500 employees across nearly 43 departments.  The budget invests in San Antonio’s ongoing economic recovery giving funds back to taxpayers through property tax relief and CPS Energy credits.  The Budget also invests in the retention and recruitment of City employees and making the greatest investments ever in infrastructure and facilities.

The Public Works Department

The Public Works Department is committed to meeting the needs of residents by building and maintaining the infrastructure that is vital to our City.  The department provides services such as pothole repairs, traffic signal maintenance, ensuring proper storm drainage, street markings and signage. The department also plans through the City’s 5-year rolling Infrastructure Management Program (IMP). Through the $154 million FY 2023 IMP the department will improve roads, alleys, drainage, and sidewalks over the course of the next five years.

On May 6, 2022, citizens of San Antonio approved a $1,200,000,000 General Obligation (GO) Bond Program consisting of six propositions totaling $1.2 billion.  The 2022-2027 GO Bond Program is the largest in the City’s history.  The program is 41% larger than the 2017 GO Bond Program with $150.0 million towards Affordable Housing, $100.5 million dedicated to improving F-Streets and $103.4 million towards increasing Linear Greenway Trails.  These projects impact the lives of residents in every part of our City and are vital to keeping up with our growth. Public Works focuses on ensuring all bond projects are delivered to the community utilizing the most efficient and effective methods. Public Works also oversees the management of the former 2017-2022 Bond Program and other City capital projects from the design stage through construction. The Public Works Department is committed to ensuring that all projects are delivered with quality, on time and on budget.

The Position

Under general administrative direction, is responsible for performing complex administrative and managerial duties as a Public Works’ Executive Team member. The Assistant Public Works Director of Stormwater plans, directs, manages, and oversees the Stormwater division, which is responsible for maintaining all City owned drainage infrastructure (open channels, storm drains, and drainage outlets) and ensuring compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit. Including oversight of other responsibilities consisting of implementing the Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP), channel maintenance and repair, structural control and repair, storm sewer system maintenance and repair, street sweeping and managing the Stormwater Utility Rate and Storm Water drainage capital improvement projects. Provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Public Works. Represents the Director and the Public Works Department before the city council, boards, committees, special interest groups, utility and outside agencies related to storm water and other capital programs. Exercises direct supervision over staff.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

Assists in assuming full management responsibility for all stormwater department services and activities of the Public Works Department; assists with delivering programs and capital projects. Assist in managing storm water department services and activities, including supervising Division Heads and their functions related to operations and project delivery. Assists in managing the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; establishes, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; and allocates resources accordingly. Assists in monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; and assists in directing the implementation of changes. Assists in acting as official departmental representative to other City departments, City Manager's Office, elected officials and outside agencies; explains, justifies, and defends department programs, policies, and activities; and negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant, and controversial issues. Assists in selecting, motivating, and evaluating department staff; provides or coordinates training and works with employees to correct deficiencies; and assists in implementing and administering disciplinary and termination procedures. Assists in planning, directing, and coordinating, through subordinate-level staff, the department work plan; meet with management staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; and reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures. Assists in managing and participating in the development and administration of the department budget; estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; assists in directing the monitoring and approval of expenditures; and requires the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments as necessary. Assists in coordinating departmental activities with other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provides staff assistance to the City Manager, Assistant City Managers, and City Council; and assists in preparing and presenting staff reports and other necessary communications. Responding to and resolving sensitive inquiries and complaints from internal and external sources. Assists in reviewing and signing all higher-level department communication, including ordinances and contracts. Attends City Council meetings and takes necessary action regarding Council agenda items. Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required. Education &


Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited college, university, or engineering school approved by the Texas State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. They will also have  eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in public works or capital improvements, including three (3) years of administrative or supervisory responsibility. Candidates must also possess a valid Professional Engineer License (PE).

The most highly qualified candidates for consideration will be selected based on a combination of education, career experience, and accomplishments that best fits the needs of the City of San Antonio.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a results-driven leader with experience leading technical staff in completing storm water public works and capital improvement projects. They must ideally have experience overseeing or having familiarity with operating and engineering staff and associated processes. They must possess the ability to multi-task and are able to analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine the proper course of action or alternatives.

Ideal candidates must also possess strong leadership characteristics and will need to engage, inspire, and mentor assigned staff and other City employees. Clearly and concisely communicate messages and presentations skillfully and effectively to the stakeholders, elected officials, employees and staff, and other stakeholders are critical to be successful in this position.


The salary range for the position is $125,412.04 - $200,659.16. An expected salary for an ideal candidate would be in the range of $135,000 - $180,000. Salary is commensurate with experience. The City offers generous benefits and retirement including annual and personal leave, monthly car allowance, deferred compensation plans, relocation/moving expenses and participation in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS).

How to Apply

If you are interested in this  opportunity, please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to:  

The first resume review date will take place on October 28th. Please apply prior to the resume review date and submit your application as soon as possible to ensure you are considered for this position. This position is open until filled. Upon receipt, resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by the City of San Antonio’s Executive Recruiter.

For additional information please contact:

Jeff Baldwin, Executive Recruiter

City of San Antonio

Human Resources Department

San Antonio, TX 78283

Phone: (210) 207-7939

Please note: Under the Texas Public Information Act, information from your resume may be subject to public disclosure.

The City of San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


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