Published date: March 27, 2024

Director of Public Utilities and Maintenance Position

             The City of Wheeler is seeking a collaborative and forward-thinking leader with a strong character and a passion for public works to serve as its Director of Public Utilities and Maintenance. The City of Wheeler operates as a Type A General Law city governed by an elected Mayor and five City Councilmen form of government, strategically located within the Panhandle region, approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes east of Amarillo. This position offers a unique opportunity to lead the city’s essential public utilities and maintenance operations, ensuring the provision of high-quality services to the community.

The Director of Public Utilities and Maintenance under the direction of the City Council will direct the operations and administration of the Public Works department. The Director shall establish departmental policies, procedures and regulations, as well as assist in necessary budgeting and oversight of employees engaged in the operation and maintenance of the City’s Public Works infrastructure assets and facilities. Additional responsibilities include coordinating design and construction of City infrastructure projects; ensuring both public and private construction plans are compliant with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; and representing the City’s interests in plans, programs, and major projects in discussion and coordination with City leaders, the public, civil engineers, consultants, contractors, neighboring communities, and other governmental agencies. Under general supervision, coordinates all functions related to the city’s public works divisions including streets, solid waste collection and disposal, water, wastewater, gas, and fleet maintenance.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering, or a related field as well as a minimum of five years of experience in a municipal public works position or related experience. Candidates must also have or be able to obtain a Texas driver’s license and a TCEQ Class “C” Water Distribution Operator License. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the responsibilities of the position may be considered.

The City of Wheeler offers a competitive salary range of $55,000 to $65,000, commensurate with experience, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, insurance, a city-supplied vehicle, and relocation assistance if needed. The Panhandle Regional Planning Commission is assisting the City with this search process. A full job description can be found at To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume with references, salary history, and requirements to Alex Guerrero, LGS Director, Panhandle Regional Planning Council, 415 SW 8th, Amarillo, Texas 79105, or email the full document package to For inquiries or questions, please contact Alex Guerrero at 806-372-3381 or via email at The application deadline is open until the position is filled.


The City of Wheeler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. Applicants selected as finalists for this position will be subject to a comprehensive background check.

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