Assistant Program Manager (Water Services)

DC Water
Washington, DC, United States
Position Type: 
Experience Level: 
0-2 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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·       Provides daily planning, administration, and management of the specific area of responsibility.

·       Provides engineering and technical assistance to operational Department Directors and managers.  Provides expert technical guidance and assistance on water, sewer, or wastewater treatment plant systems design and construction matters.

·       Develops and updates Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

·       Develops strategies to meet process objectives.

·       Performs routine technical and administrative functions including attending DC Water and/or departmental policy meetings and prepares status reports for Authority management.

·       Prepares preliminary budget justifications for specific area of responsibility.

·       Prepares and monitors branch budget and expenses.

·       Identifies type and scope of work and develops work specifications, interfaces with vendors, contractors and consultants to direct, coordinate, inspect and accept work; identifies and resolves problems associated with contract work; recommends modifications to contract scope of work and/or enforcement of contract language.

·       Performs other related duties and projects as assigned at the discretion of the immediate supervisor of the operational department assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:   Supervises teams, contractors, consultants, programs and projects, as needed.

Key Working Relationships:   Interacts with employees within the Authority, from District/Federal agencies, vendors of equipment and services, and representatives from private industry.


The minimum qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary for an individual to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable amounts of training are provided.

·         Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited college or university and 2 to 4 years of progressive experience in civil design and/or construction coupled with project management experience.

·         Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification preferred.

·         Working knowledge of managing environmental programs.  Skill in applying engineering practices and principles.

·         Well-developed management skills including effective delegation of work and performance management.

·         Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

·         Utilizes personal computer and maintains a working knowledge of applicable software programs (i.e. spreadsheets, scheduling 

software, word processing, e-mail, etc.).


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Subject to indoor and/or outdoor environmental conditions that include exposure to extreme cold and/or extreme hot temperatures.

·         Subject to atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system or skin such as fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases or poor ventilation, or to exposure to oils or other chemicals on construction sites and at plant locations.