hartford | Chief Operating Officer (Internal Candidates Only) in Hartford, CT

Chief Operating Officer (Internal Candidates Only)

  • The Metropolitan District Commission
  • $108,540.00 - 160,190.00 / Year *
  • Hartford, CT 06183
  • Full-Time
save job button



The purpose of this classification is to manage the extensive resources in complex processing operations and maintenance. Work involves directing maintenance, operations, utility services, command center, engineering, water pollution control, water treatment and supply, environment health and safety and patrol. Work involves developing strategic plans, goals and objectives; directing department operations and programs through subordinate managers and staff; evaluating effectiveness and implementing corrective changes; directing budget development and the use of resources; and advising the Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Commissioners (Board) and other District managers on issues pertaining to administrative departments. Works under the general direction of the Chief Executive Officer.

Essential Functions:

Directs the planning goals, objectives and operations of maintenance, operations, utility services, water pollution control, water treatment and supply, environment health and safety and patrol. . Directs operating departments expenditures with fund allocations and approves fund transfers for Finance Department and Board of Finance consideration. Supervises subordinate managerial and staff employees.

Analyzes information on assigned departments effectiveness and efficiency. Identifies best business practices and modifies operating policies and procedures. Recommends District administrative and governing policies. Advises Chief Executive Officer and Chief Administrative Officer on various operational issues.

Analyzes management issues and problems and prepares recommendations and reports. Assures safe work practices and compliance with regulatory and government mandates.

Directs the development of the operating and capital budget development of operating departments and presents budget requests to the Board of Finance. Directs assigned departments expenditures with fund allocations and approves fund transfers for Finance Department and Board of Finance consideration.

Coordinates District goals, objectives, and activities as a chief officer of the District. Coordinates with assigned District departments and executives of government agencies, municipalities, contractors, and community organizations. Represents the District in meetings, public events and media conferences. Directs the processing of public inquiries and complaints.

Advises the Board, Bureau and committees on items relating to the operating departments.

Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in civil, mechanical, electrical or environmental engineering with Master's level course work in the field; Master's degree preferred; supplemented by a minimum ten (10) years' progressively responsible experience that includes utility plant or public works experience, including four (4) at the senior management level; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this classification.

Relevant education, experience, skills, managerial/supervisory ability, and performance aptitudes as reflected in the position's job specification. The MDC seeks to enhance the diversity of its workforce. People of color, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The selected candidate will undergo an internal background check.

EOE/AA/M/F/D/V


Associated topics: administrative officer, administrative staff, administrative support, assist, document, front office, operation, operations director, records management, staff


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.