Under limited supervision, performs complex professional, technical, and administrative work coordinating and supervising operations of the City’s Utility Division, inclusive of water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, reclaimed water treatment and distribution, and other related areas. This position reports to the Public Works Director and participates in the City’s senior management team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Directs and coordinates the technical and administrative activities of the Water and Wastewater Utilities to ensure safe, efficient, and continuous operations.
Plans, evaluates, and implements policies, programs, and operations through division supervisors, including operating procedures, personnel policies, and training and safety programs.
Coordinates work activities with other city programs and projects; and evaluates work activities through review of work plans, reports, and inspections.
Assists in preparation and review of the division’s annual and capital improvement projects budgets.
Ensures all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements pertaining to the Utility Division are accurately and timely met; represents the City and effectively communicates with regulators for all permitting and compliance issues.
Responsible for various personnel matters including recruitment, discipline, training and development, performance appraisals, and labor relations.
Prepares and reviews professional reports and technical and statistical data received from or directed to local, state, federal, and private agencies.
Recommends and/or oversees procurement of utility equipment and supplies.
Reviews plans and inspects projects before approval of utility construction and connections by developers.
Provides professional advice and makes recommendations regarding utility improvements, new and additional facilities, and technical operational matters.
Prepares, coordinates, and reviews City Commission agenda items, memos, reports, and presentations.
Works effectively with a variety of staff, other governmental representatives, and the public; deals tactfully and courteously with the public and maintain composure in difficult and stressful situations.
Represents the City and participates in appropriate local, regional, professional, and civic organizations and meetings.
Assists in preparation for, response to, and recovery from, the impacts of a wide variety of disasters or emergency situations and may be temporarily assigned to other duties, locations, and shifts.
Meets attendance requirements.
Promotes positive customer service environment internally and externally.
Performs other job related functions as assigned.
Provides immediate supervision and oversight of division engineers and supervisors and coordinates other supervisory tasks including interviewing and training employees; assigning and directing work; appraising performance; disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; reviewing and approving time sheets.
Supervises work products and conducts field inspections as necessary.
Education and/or Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field is required. Completion of college level courses in Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant operations, environmental statistics, hydraulics, water resources, environmental planning and management, stream sanitation, and environmental chemistry is preferred. Eight (8) years relevant experience, three (3) of which must have been management experience in a municipal water and wastewater utility. Licenses in State of Florida water and/or wastewater treatment plant operators is preferred. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.
Licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of Florida, or ability to obtain licensure within six months of employment.
Thorough knowledge of operating principles and practices, as applied to the maintenance, operation, and construction of municipal water and wastewater facilities, including knowledge of the engineering, chemical, and bacteriological principles and practices related to water supply and wastewater treatment operations.
Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of public utilities work.
Knowledge of public finance administration and budget process, including financing sources and programs available through state and federal agencies related to municipal utility facilities.
Proficient in Microsoft Office products with knowledge or ability to learn computer software necessary for department functions.
Ability to plan, organize, staff, direct, control, and evaluate water and wastewater utility operations, personnel, and related programs.
Ability to evaluate and diagnose problem areas and to make judgments and effective decisions.
Ability to establish effective relationships with employees, elected officials, and the general public.
Ability to do technical research, write clear and concise reports, and deliver effective presentations.
Ability to work independently and exercise considerable independent judgment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully meet the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to meet job demands under some stressful and prolonged situations.
Ability to access and inspect utility physical plant, facilities, and equipment.
Ability to work long hours under adverse weather conditions as needed and during emergencies.
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.
The noise level in the work environment is usually
Field and plant visits involve occasional exposure to environments typical to those associated with sanitary sewer systems to include solid, liquid, and gaseous forms of domestic and industrial waste streams which may also exhibit periodic septic characteristics.
Occasional tasks involve field work to be reviewed in excavation work areas and near high traffic roadways. Awareness of proper work excavation and traffic control standards are necessary for safe performance of work.
Work is occasionally performed in plant and remote areas; on equipment housed in deep and high structures; and with exposure to electrical components and high rotation speed mechanical equipment.
Additional Salary Information: Please note: salary $65,987 - $119,196, with a hiring range anticipated between $100,000 - $110,00,
depending on qualifications.
About City of Ormond Beach
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The City of Ormond Beach truly fosters a sense of community where people can live, work, and play in an idyllic environment. Our workforce is dedicated to meeting and exceeding the expectation of our citizens and visitors.
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