Applications accepted from:All Persons Interested


Workdays & Hours:Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Subject to change

The Deputy Assistant Director will lead and manage the employees and activities within the Distribution System Maintenance and Operations Section of the Drinking Water Operations Branch. More specifically, the Deputy Assistant Director will oversee Water Service Request Investigations; Leak Detection Support; Valve Operations Support; repairs of mains, service lines, fire hydrants and valves, Preventative Maintenance Programs, and other projects and programs as required. The Deputy Assistant Director will contribute directly to the level of service provided to customers by analyzing metrics and developing strategies for process improvement. This position requires excellent technical, communication and coordination skills, and the ability to work closely with internal and external stakeholders.

Day to day task may include:

  • Meet with staff and leadership to ensure shared objectives and teamwork.
  • Develop strategic goals, define objectives, and measure performance of staff.
  • Establish policies, procedures, and program management criteria.
  • Research, review and analyze data.
  • Coordinate complex activities and implement effective and timely solutions to issues.
  • Develop, monitor, review and approve expenditures that are in line with the approved budgets.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests from within and outside the organization.

The position is physically comfortable; the individual has some discretion about walking, standing, etc.

This is a Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier 1 Level.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field.

Seven years of progressively more complex/responsible administrative experience are required, with at least three of the years in a supervisory capacity.

A Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a field closely related to the work being performed may be substituted for two years of experience.

Valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2).


Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of seven years' experience in the operations and maintenance of water utilities and demonstrated success in personnel management. Preference will be given to candidate's who hold advanced degrees and licenses.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.


None; however, the Department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 30

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: .

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, with specific instructions, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.

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