Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
  • 14-Jun-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Headquarters - W/WW Dept.
  • Fort Defiance, AZ, USA
  • 82,118.40
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits

This headquarters level position offers personally rewarding experiences by influencing the direction of challenging, dynamic, and developing operation, maintenance, and replacement programs for 93 public water systems serving 39,000 customers and 104 wastewater collection and treatment systems serving 14,000 customers throughout the Navajo Nation. The position is in a scenic location in the newly constructed NTUA headquarters office building, close to the historically rich Navajo Nation capital.


High School Diploma or GED Certificate.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering from an ABET accredited program with major course work in civil or environmental engineering.

Professional Engineers License or Engineering in Training certification is desired.

5 years of experience in Civil Engineering specific to water supply, water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, and wastewater disposal.

5 years supervisory experience required.

Valid Driver's License (subject to motor vehicle record review).


Improves staff effectiveness by counseling, training and recommending corrective action for employees; planning, delegating, monitoring, and appraising job tasks and results in a timely manner.

Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, time approval, hiring, training, orientation, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.

Develop measurable performance expectations for assigned staff according to department goals and objectives.

Analyzes and resolves work problems. Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.

Assigns staff daily duties and reviews and evaluates performance of workers. Follows up on status of projects and jobs.

Prepares special reports in response to internal and external requests in order to provide accessible data for reliable analysis, management review, research purposes and/or reporting requirements.

Oversees compliance with the rules, regulations, and policies of enforcement agencies.

Monitors and reports proposed federal, state, and local regulations affecting the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater facilities.

Achieves financial objectives by preparing and administering annual budget; presenting and justifying budget recommendations to appropriate personnel

Promotes employee safety awareness, safety meetings, and compliance with rules and regulations.

Assists with the application, reporting, and external program compliance with federal, state, and local grants and low interest loans for the funding of water and wastewater projects.

Assists with the departmental initiatives to improve effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues and goals that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of actions; implementing directives toward the establishment of district-wide planned maintenance programs.

Perform related water and wastewater systems engineering analysis, planning and design activities.

Reviews and approves proposed capital improvement designs to assure W/WW O&M within company abilities.

Creates and coordinates and/or oversees training programs supporting W/WW O&M and operator certification.

Prepares assessments, reports and recommendations related to planning of capital projects and operations and maintenance activities for management approval.

Oversees funding, planning and budgeting of capital projects for system improvements, renovations and upgrades, related to operations and maintenance of existing system.

Provides technical assistance to outages; Analyzes and provides recommendations for outage prevention management.

Prepares reports in response to management requests including data and system analysis, research purposes, and/or reporting requirements.

Oversees and manages the development and implementation of the water/wastewater operations and maintenance program companywide.

Liaison with regulatory agencies concerning compliance.

Performs project management that encompasses all phases of the projects, including preliminary planning, project meetings, design, construction activities, and provides scheduled and timelines. Performs monitoring, tracking and reporting on the projects to the management.

Prepares and reviews bid documents for construction of water and sewer line renovations, repairs, upgrades, and system management.

Works with district management and operations personnel in the performance of regulatory compliance.

Analyzes survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography and other topographical or geologic data to monitor system operations.

Computes load and grade requirements and material stress factors to determine design specifications for proposed projects.

Inspects project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specification and safety standards.

Directs construction, operations, and maintenance activities at project sites.

Directs and participates in surveying to lay out installations and establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction.

Estimates quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility.

Prepares or presents public reports, such as bid proposals, environmental impact statements, and property and right-of-way descriptions.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by: conducting research; attending seminars, educational workshops, classes, and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; and conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.

Performs other duties as assigned

Navajo Preference

Navajo Veteran Preference

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
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