POSITION: UTILITIES DIRECTOR
POSITION #: 91301
SALARY RANGE: NEGOTIATED
OPENING DATE: FEBRUARY 12, 2018
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Performs complex supervisory, administrative, and professional work in planning, organizing, directing, and supervising the Utilities Department, including environmental, water, sewer, and other utilities projects and programs. Works under the broad policy guidance and direction of the County Administrator. Exercises supervision over clerical, administrative, maintenance and professional staff as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Thorough knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods, and procedures used in public water supply and distribution systems, sewer collections systems.
- Extensive knowledge of modern techniques, methods, procedures and practices of public utilities.
- Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, County officials, and the general public.
- Prepares and documents budget requests; administers adopted budget in assigned area of responsibility.
- Ability to appraise county utility needs and to present findings and recommendations clearly and concisely, in oral and written form.
- Ability to supervise the work of technical and professional personnel in a manner conductive to full performance and high morale.
- Ability to plan, organize, and direct large scale and long range engineering programs. Coordinate water and wastewater supply issues with regional utilities and various state agencies (SWFWMD, FDEP, etc.).
- Ability to institute and direct constructive planning and research for the advancement of work and personnel standards.
- Ability to coordinate utility functions with schedule requirements of other departments.
- This is a Disaster Essential Position.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, or a closely related field.
- Six years professional civil engineering experience including at least two years utilities.
(A comparable amount of training, education, or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS:
Valid Florida Driver's license or ability to obtain one. Certified in water and waste water treatment Class “B” operation or the ability to obtain certification within six months.
(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)