Monday , 12 November 2018


The City of Stoughton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Utilities Director. Known for its Norwegian heritage, the City of Stoughton (population 13,134), is located on the scenic Yahara River, and is just minutes away from the state capitol of Madison, Wisconsin.

The purpose of this position is to supervise and direct wastewater, water, and electric operations; prepare and monitor budgets, plans, and goals; develop policies and procedures; implement operations study recommendations; maintain utility service quality standards; coordinate various construction and development programs; ensure compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, and other local, State, and Federal mandates.

The ability to provide direction to the Utilities Division staff regarding engineering studies, utilities safety programs, CAD and SCADA implementation, well abandonment and well head protection programs, and other programs. Provide information, assistance, and coordinate activities with other divisions, consultants, auditors, regulatory agencies, customers, etc. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering is preferred, or a Bachelor’s degree in Business, or related field. A minimum of ten years of utilities experience, including management and supervisory experience preferred. Must have or obtain, within one year, DNR Grade 1-GD Waterworks Operator License or certification designated as Operator in Training and have or obtain, within four years, DNR Wastewater Operator License or certification designated as Operator in Training. Previous business development experience preferred but not required.

Must also have proven knowledge of principles of supervision and management, including participative management; ability to supervise the work of departmental staff including; coordinating, assigning, monitoring, and evaluating work. Ability to positively motivate employees and create a team oriented, effective, and efficient work environment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Mayor, City Council members, department heads, staff, and the public.

This is a full-time, exempt position. The salary range for this position is $103,064 – $136,115 annually, with an excellent benefits package.

Employment applications and position descriptions are available at

All applicants must complete an application for employment along with a resume and cover letter. Resumes are welcome, but must be accompanied by a completed application form. Submit Application, cover letter and resume online or to the City of Stoughton Human Resources and Risk Management Department by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2018.

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