Director, Watershed Protection Department

Consultation has concluded

This position has been filled.

Originally called the Drainage Utility, the Watershed Protection Department was established in 1991 to manage the City’s creeks, drainage systems and water quality programs. The mission of the Department is to reduce the impact of flooding, erosion and water pollution on our community to protect lives, property and the environment.

A tremendous career opportunity awaits an inclusive, talented and accomplished candidate to join the City of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department as their new Director. Under the direction of an Assistant City Manager, the Director is responsible for planning, directing, and providing leadership for the operations of the Watershed Protection Department by directing the activities of personnel involved in managing the City’s creeks, drainage systems, and water quality programs.

Before we identify which candidates should be invited to interview, we would appreciate your input on the key characteristics that the next Watershed Protector Director must have to be successful.

This position has been filled.

Originally called the Drainage Utility, the Watershed Protection Department was established in 1991 to manage the City’s creeks, drainage systems and water quality programs. The mission of the Department is to reduce the impact of flooding, erosion and water pollution on our community to protect lives, property and the environment.

A tremendous career opportunity awaits an inclusive, talented and accomplished candidate to join the City of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department as their new Director. Under the direction of an Assistant City Manager, the Director is responsible for planning, directing, and providing leadership for the operations of the Watershed Protection Department by directing the activities of personnel involved in managing the City’s creeks, drainage systems, and water quality programs.

Before we identify which candidates should be invited to interview, we would appreciate your input on the key characteristics that the next Watershed Protector Director must have to be successful.

  • This survey will be used to identify the key characteristics of the City’s next Watershed Protection Director. The information obtained in this survey will be used by ACM Rey Arellano, the hiring manager, to determine which candidates he would like to bring forward to interview.

    Click "Complete Form" below to begin survey. Please note, this survey will remain open until June 14, 2019.


    This survey will be used to identify the key characteristics of the City’s next Watershed Protection Director. The information obtained in this survey will be used by ACM Rey Arellano, the hiring manager, to determine which candidates he would like to bring forward to interview.

    Click "Complete Form" below to begin survey. Please note, this survey will remain open until June 14, 2019.


    Consultation has concluded