This is a highly responsible administrative, supervisory and technical position directing the operations of the Utility Services Department which is comprised of the Water Systems and Wastewater Divisions. Work involves responsibility for the planning, fiscal management, organization, and coordination of major activities within these two divisions. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Assistant County Manager and reviewed through conferences and reports.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Evaluates the short and long range needs of the community regarding the services provided by the Water Systems and Wastewater Divisions, defining new or upgraded facilities necessary to accommodate these needs.
Review of designs and construction plans prepared by consulting engineers.
Evaluates the fiscal needs of each division and develops rate structures or other financial plans to accomplish the goals of the department and plans to meet those needs.
Evaluates the fiscal requirements necessary to attain the above goals and prepare a financial strategy to generate adequate revenues.
Identifies sources of grant funding or low interest loans (e.g. State Revolving Fund) for major projects and prepares appropriate applications for these funding sources.
Makes technical evaluations and provides comments on facility plans and/or equipment proposed for the department.
Reviews plans and specifications and other technical information provided by the consulting engineer.
Prepares budget estimates of receipts and expenditures.
Provides oversight of and general direction to the Water Systems and Wastewater Division Managers.
Prepares budget estimates of receipts and expenditures
Regular reliable full time attendance as scheduled.
The employer may add to or change duties at any time and as determined by the County and its leaders to best ensure that the public is served through the work of the Department.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or related area.
Ten (10) years’ experience in the operation and maintenance of water and/or wastewater systems, of comparable size, with at least five (5) years of which must have been in a responsible supervisory capacity.
Florida Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration as issued by the State of Florida Board of Professional Engineers is highly desirable.
Must maintain good interpersonal and communication skills to deal with public.
Must be able to speak, write, and comprehend English language.
A comparable amount of training and/or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS:
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Florida driver license upon offer of employment with a driving record acceptable to the County Driving Policy and insurance program.