Bangor City Hall
73 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401


Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Departments > Human Resources > Assistant Director of Water Quality Management

The City of Bangor has a wonderful professional opportunity available in our Water Quality Management Department for the right candidate to fill our Assistant Director opening.  The Assistant Director of Water Quality Management is responsible for assisting in the administration and management of all planning, operations, and directing the work and personnel of the Water Quality Management Department.



Assists the Director in the administration and management of water quality operations for the City of Bangor and Towns of Hampden and Hermon by facilitating activities and communication between divisions within the Department; and other departments of the City such as Engineering, GIS, and Public Works.

Ensures compliance with the Departments regulatory permits and enforcement orders.

Maintains daily communications with Department and Division Heads regarding daily/weekly activities, maintenance planning and personnel management, offers technical assistance as needed.

Ensures execution of the Department’s Safety Program.

Conducts and reviews equipment cost analysis; evaluates and recommends equipment replacements.

Coordinates Public Education and Outreach efforts for the Department.

Monitors and evaluates regulatory activities at both the state and federal level; will assist Director in developing comments and participating in stakeholder groups.

Assists the Director, as directed, in the:

-        Supervision of personnel

-        Preparation of annual budgets and capital plans

-        Development of standard operating procedures

-        Development and submission of bid proposals

-        Planning of maintenance and repairs

-        Representation of Water Quality Management at City Committee and Council meetings, conferences, civic and/or community groups

-        Response to requests for information or complaints from elected

        officials, other City staff and the public.

-        Assistance to the City’s Stormwater Department

-        Provision of technical support to the City’s Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator


In addition, the incumbent may be assigned tasks related to the:

-         Provision of technical advice to other City departments or outside agencies and organizations

-         Technical assistance to businesses or commercial developers as related to water quality issues

-         Preparation of public presentations, statements and media releases when serving as the water quality spokesperson

Performs duties related to any aspects of the above, as required.



Possession of a Grade V State of Maine Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator license, or the ability to obtain within two years from date of hire. Possession of Grade II NEWEA Wastewater Laboratory Analyst Certification, or the ability to obtain within one year. Possession of Grade IV NEWEA Collection Systems Certification, or the ability to obtain within one year. Possession of NASCO Pipeline Assessment Certification, or the ability to obtain within two years. 7 years of related wastewater and collection system operations and management experience preferred; or a combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Knowledge in the areas of water quality management, operations and maintenance, including broad knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.

The City expects the professional in this position to be respectful of all employees and exhibit an approach to leadership that is consistent with building positive morale and being a good role model in the workplace.  

Ability to analyze and interpret a wide variety of data and information, drawing appropriate references and conclusions.

Ability to direct operations and personnel consistent with state and federal regulations, City policies and procedures, and sound personnel practices.

Ability to express thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise and effective manner, both orally and in writing.

Working knowledge of the principles and techniques of service quotes/proposals, budgeting, and business negotiations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, Department personnel, customers and users, federal and state officials, as well as any other individuals doing business with the Department.

Must demonstrate proficient computer skills, including a variety of databases, spreadsheets and tablet-based applications.

Ability to travel for business functions.

Successful completion of background check.

This position will provide a supporting role to the Sewer Division. Strong collection system experience preferred, including construction, CCTV and jetting.


The pay range for this position is $74,178 to $99,684 annually, commensurate with experience and education.  This position also includes a comprehensive benefits package:

- Paid time off for vacation and sick leave

- 13 Paid holidays annually

- Health insurance with low deductible options and up to 80% paid for by the employer.  Vision, dental, life, and supplemental insurance plans also available.

- 401(a) retirement plan with generous employer contribution

- Paid long term disability


Interested candidates must complete a City application, available at: City of Bangor - Application for Employment (Page 1 of 7) ( .  Questions can be directed to  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Interviews may be scheduled as applications are received.  We appreciate your interest in employment with the City of Bangor and time in applying!