Class Code:EA084

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND PERMITTING

General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to assist in directing the County's water engineering and licensing, aquatic and wetland resources, tree preservation and abuse, and air quality regulatory programs.

This class works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Manages and oversees local, state and federal programs related to the Clean Air Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act, designed to reduce and/or prevent air and water pollution which would cause serious health effects.

Manages delegated Federal and State programs as well as local programs overseeing the cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination and the monitoring of air quality.

Prepares and administers the related county budgets; negotiates multi-million dollar contracts and task assignments with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).

Provides continuous interpretation of county, state and federal regulations to ensure continuity for staff and for proper even-handed treatment of clients; meets with state, federal and local agencies, consultants, lawyers, and the public.

Performs other tasks as assigned by the Division Director; serves as Director Designee for certain tasks; manages the Division at certain times when the Division Director is on leave; monitors and comments on proposed legislation that may impact the programs.

Supervises staff; assigns projects to staff or instructs direct reports to assign projects to their subordinates; prepares performance evaluations for direct reports and reviews performance evaluations for all other subordinates.

Periodically reviews programs progress to ensure that contractual obligations are met; prescribes actions that will result in meeting those contractual obligations or achieving goals in a timely manner.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

None.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in environmental sciences, chemistry, geology, hydrology, engineering, or closely related field; Master's degree preferred.

Requires six (6) years of experience in environment program development and management in the fields of environmental licensing and permitting, air pollution, pollution remediation, enforcement and/or environmental monitoring; including two (2) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses

None.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.