Job Listing Overview

Butler County (est. pop. 390,357), a vibrant community located in southwest Ohio, is seeking a Water and Sewer Director. With the County’s picturesque setting, rolling hills, and fertile farmland, Butler County offers an array of experiences and activities for all. Residents and visitors are drawn to the allure of the nearby Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, while art lovers find delight in the remarkable collections at the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum. For those with a passion for culinary exploration, Butler County beckons with a diverse array of restaurants and eateries.

Reporting to the County Administrator, the Water and Sewer Director will plan, organize, develop, control, promote, review and evaluate all Departmental goals and objectives under policies established by the Board of County Commissioners and public law; research, survey, and analyze information, materials and programs to provide technical information and advice in Department decision making; plan for system growth by anticipating demand on Department facilities and services; develop new policies and programs; review project progress and interpret policies and regulations; negotiate, prepare, review and recommend contracts to the Board of County Commissioners; and review recommendations from subordinate employees and take appropriate action.

The starting salary for this position will be dependent on qualifications and experience. The County offers a comprehensive and valuable benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), and voluntary benefits including deferred compensation and life, disability, and critical illness insurance.

Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, business or public administration, or related field, and significant work experience which evidences a comprehensive knowledge of and ability to effectively manage a public water, wastewater, and solid waste utility operation, or any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to the minimum qualifications. Candidates may distinguish themselves with a master’s degree. The successful candidate must possess a valid State of Ohio vehicle operator’s license.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume online by visiting our website

This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than February 7, 2024. For more information, please contact Yolanda Howze at or 312-240-3401.

Butler County, Ohio, is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).