This is a professional executive level position requiring advanced knowledge, experience and management skills to assist with direction of water treatment plant operation, water distribution, wastewater collection and reclaimed water system within the Water Department. Responsible for supervising, establishing and monitoring; working with division managers in cost effectively maximizing productivity of their operations and maintenance programs. Work involves responsibility for long- and short-term programs, planning with considerable authority delegated to operations and division managers for implementation of technical and administrative activities. Management skills and sound judgement in decision making is required. Work is performed under the general direction of the Water Department Director.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
(The duties listed below are the normal duties and responsibilities of this position. The omission of specific statements related to the duties and responsibilities of this position does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or reasonable within the scope of the position.)
Direct division managers and support personnel to maximize safety, productivity and cost efficiency of utilities’ operations and maintenance programs.
Responsible for making procedural and operation recommendations to the Director. Plan and prepare supporting documentation and presentations.
Provide long range planning and policy development for the Department.
Analyze Department’s budget and recommend adjustments.
Provide direction and leadership to division managers on policies and procedures
Stays abreast of technology trends, issues and development. Identify and provide training to staff and to other departments as necessary.
Maintain up to date knowledge of existing and emerging requirements from local/state/federal regulations and mandates related to the Utility Department’s operations.
Review material and service requisitions.
Work collaboratively with internal partners of the Water Department.
Maintain effective working relationship with the City’s Department Heads, elected officials, other government agencies and the public.
Respond to citizen complaints, issues, and media inquiries.
Fosters positive employee relations and employee morale on a City-wide basis.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in engineering, science or business administration; supplemented by ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in utility operations including at least six (6) years in a supervisory or administrative capacity, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Additional education and experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements.
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license with satisfactory driving record held throughout employment.
Master’s degree in Business, Public Administration or Science preferred.
Florida water/wastewater license Class A preferred. Must be obtained within 6 months of hire/transfer.
Knowledge of water treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection.
Knowledge and demonstrated ability to manage second and third echelon supervisors and ability to make difficult decisions and to provide effective leadership.
Ability to interpret plans and technical specifications and the ability to effectively plan and schedule work.
Ability to communicate by preparing written reports and by public presentations to small or large audiences.
Ability to effectively evaluate current and future capital improvement needs.
Skill in management and technical knowledge to deal with contractors and sanitary/civil engineers.
Ability to manage and prioritize routine, specialized and complex assignments and problems utilizing knowledge acquired through prior education, training, and experience.
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
Ability to adapt to an evolving and continually improving environment.
Ability to manage and prioritize routine specialized and complex assignments and problems utilizing knowledge acquired through prior education, training and experience.
Ability to plan, assign, instruct, review and evaluate work assignments of technical and professional staff.
Requires demonstrated ability to utilize personal computer and office software such as MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point, and electronic mail.
Must have the following physical abilities to be able to perform the essential functions of the position: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, fingering, grasping, handling, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, visual acuity, hearing, speaking, mental acuity, talking, repetitive motion, standing, stooping, and walking. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum requirements may be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to, evaluation of education, training and experience; oral interview(s); background investigation; reference checks; medical evaluation; controlled substance screening. Preference will be given to certain veterans, spouses of veterans, or unmarried widows/widowers of veteran. Proof of veterans' eligibility must be provided at time of application EOE M/F/D/V. Applicants with disabilities who desire special accommodation MUST notify the Human Resources Department at the time of application.
About City of North Miami Beach
Serving over 170,000 water customers in Northern Miami-Dade County, NMB Water, owned and operated by the City of North Miami Beach, is dedicated to managing its natural resources, protecting and preserving the environment for future generations and providing reliable high quality water and related services to its customers.