Class Code:NA088

NATURAL RESOURCES SECTION MANAGER

General Description

Administrative, professional and technical environmental work administering the provisions of environmental ordinances, as well as managing natural resource enhancement and protection efforts.

Works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

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 professional environmental staff in the analysis and review of environmental studies and applications prepared by consultants and/or contractors; manages the review and evaluation of routine and complex environmental license applications for consistency with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.

Liaisons with federal and state agencies concerning environmental issues; coordinates programs with other County agencies and municipalities; manages the scheduling, assigning and supervising of environmental projects; directs and coordinates environmental data collection, evaluation and interpretation.

Develops manuals, guidelines and procedures for implementing environmental resource programs; manages Compliance Sampling Program, to ensure requirements are being met using techniques and practices.

Manages environmental projects to include purchasing, developing scope, and reviewing consultant activities and reports associated with regulatory requirements.

Manages Storage Tank System (STS) Program to ensure requirements are being met for storage tank, wellfield, and hazmat permits; reviews STS inspection reports, facilitates in-house compliance inspections, and conducts in-house STS training.

Communicates with regulatory officials in order to mitigate compliance issues with local/state/federal drinking water, wastewater, storage tank, and air management programs.

Reviews analytical data and ensuring it's validity by checking procedures, calibrations, calculations and associated Quality Control data; writes and reviews Standard Operating Procedures.

Manages Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS): correcting errors, generating precision and accuracy data, designing reports, system administration.

Provides lead responsibility for acquiring/renewing/modifying consumptive use permits for WWS (Water and Wastewater Services); coordinates permit limiting conditions and reporting requirements with the WWS Compliance Monitoring Program and ensures permit compliance.

Reviews and makes recommendations on water-related proposed laws, rules, codes, and regulations.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

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

Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of electronic office equipment within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

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 science, biology, ecology, natural resources management or closely related field.

Requires four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in natural resource protection work appropriate to area of assignment including two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses

None.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The 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.