The purpose of this class within the organization is to provide leadership and direction in all aspects of the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants.
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.
Assists the Division Director in developing and implementing division policies, procedures and programs; makes policy recommendations; develops program goals and objectives; plans, directs and supervises the activities of professional, administrative and technical personnel.
Reviews and makes recommendations concerning electrical, mechanical and other designs for water and wastewater facility expansion or modification; assists and advises the Division Director on various aspects of environmental operations projects and programs.
Maintains liaison with all relevant federal, state, county and municipal agencies; attends meetings and hearings, and represents the Division at public functions; coordinates Division budget, purchasing, personnel and record-keeping activities; prepares special reports as required.
Serves as Acting Director in the absence of the Director; inspects facilities to assure proper operation including safety issues; attends and plans meetings with subordinates to identify issues and plan corrective action.
Attends meetings with superiors to share information and receive input; meets with outside agencies to address issues and concerns regarding services provided; provides telephone support to customers with regard to water quality complaints.
Assists in long term planning for future construction projects; reviews project plans and specifications; plans and implements budget.
Provides direction with regard to employee issues and emergency management; ensures security for facilities and employees as well as the public safety concerning water and wastewater issues.
Reviews all new projects in the design phase and negotiates/exchanges ideas, information and opinions for design or specification modifications with engineers to improve ease of operation or repair of proposed improvements.
Researches and proposes new improvements to engineers to replace worn equipment and/or improve plant efficiency.
Performs related work as assigned.
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.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil or environmental engineering, business or public administration or closely related field; Master's degree preferred.
Requires four (4) years progressively responsible experience in the administration and management of a large water or wastewater systems including some experience in the supervisory aspects of the work or closely related experience.
Special Certifications and Licenses
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.