The City of Bellevue Utilities Department is seeking an experienced Assistant Director to lead its Resource Management and Customer Service Division. The Assistant Director is a member of the Bellevue Utilities executive team and co-leads the department in achieving its strategic, operational, and financial goals. This position oversees an annual operating budget of $190 million and is responsible for ensuring the department exercises fiscal stewardship, is positioned for long-term sustainability, customers are provided a high level of service, and technology systems are in place to support the successful operations of the department.
The Assistant Director collaborates with the Utilities Director, two Deputy Directors, and the Engineering Division and Operations and Maintenance Division Assistant Directors to plan, develop, and implement programs to achieve strategic outcomes. This position contributes to the development of department policies and recommends policy options for department and city management, and city council. Additionally, the Assistant Director oversees the development and implementation of the department’s biennial operating and capital budgets and rates and provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range financial plans.
The Assistant Director embodies Bellevue’s core values and embraces the City’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate actively contributes to the organizational health of Bellevue Utilities and supports the department’s positive culture. The Assistant Director brings their own set of diverse experiences that add value and perspective while complementing and supporting a highly effective and engaged team. They employ a leadership style that invites participation, supports collaboration, and gathers input from their talented Resource Management and Customer Service team.
Eight or more years of progressively responsible leadership and financial management experience is required. Experience with a public utility or public works environment is essential. Prior experience leading large teams is required. Strong customer service coupled with leadership experience in utility billing and rate structures is ideal.
A bachelor's degree in business, finance, or related field is required. A master’s degree is preferred. Any combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.
Compensation and Benefits
The full salary range for the Assistant Director, Financial and Resource Management is $123,084 - $169,907 and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate. The City of Bellevue provides a generous benefits package. Learn more about the options and employee-based benefits here.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at jobs.crelate.com. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. The position will be open until filled with a first review of applications beginning Monday, December 4, 2023.