Utilities Manager

The city of Portland is looking for a Utilities Manager to manage its Natural Gas, Water and Wastewater operations and be responsible for the acquisition of natural gas supplies for present and future use; negotiating gas supply and disposition contracts, for maintaining and developing gas rates as well as the proper operation, maintenance, reporting, collection, treatment, distribution and/or disposal of water and wastewater.


Directs personnel in accordance with department policies and applicable laws including interviewing, hiring, training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; corrective action, performance counseling and problem resolution. Responsible for adherence to OSHA/TOSHA regulations; and acts as Chairman of the Safety Committee.


A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Industrial Management, Political Science,Civil Engineering or related field is required; AND eight+ years of work experience at a senior level in a combination of Public Works, Utilities operation and Management; AND combined 5+ years of experience in water treatment, water distribution, wastewater treatment, wastewater collections, natural gas operator qualifications, and OSHA. Prefer certifications in Water Treatment; Wastewater Treatment; Water Distribution System Operator; Wastewater Collections System Operator; and Natural Gas Operator Qualifications

How Do I Apply?

An application and job description may be obtained from the receptionist at Portland City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Online application is also available on our website at https://cityofportlandtn.gov/business/employment.

Completed applications along with resumes may be submitted:

  • paper copy in person to the City Hall Receptionist,
  • faxed to 615-325-1481
  • or mailed to:
    • Portland City Hall
      Attention: Human Resources
      100 South Russell Street
      Portland, Tennessee 37148
  • or, submitted using the online application link

All applications including online submissions must meet the Deadline to Apply criteria, any application received after the deadline to apply will not be considered.

The City of Portland is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position: Utilities Manager

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Employment Type
Public Works
Beginning of employment
Immediately upon passing pre-employment background screen, post-offer/pre-work drug screen and physical.
Duration of employment
Full Time
Date posted
August 3, 2018
Deadline to Apply
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