NATURE OF WORK
This is highly responsible administrative and technical work in managing the Water and Wastewater Operations Division.
Work involves responsibility for the administration and direction of a regional water supply network, including the operation and maintenance of water treatment plants and distribution systems; and for the operation and maintenance of a regional wastewater treatment facility and wastewater collection, transmission and disposal systems. Position incumbent is responsible for the implementation of a regionalized program for water and wastewater transmission, treatment and disposal. Employee in this class exercises considerable independent judgement in formulating recommendations concerning water and wastewater treatment facilities in order to meet service demands in an environmentally sound manner. Work includes planning, coordinating and providing direction to subordinate section managers and technical staff throughout the division. Work is performed independently with general supervision by the Director of Water and Wastewater Services. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences, written reports, and evaluation of results.
Directs the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment facilities.
Directs, through subordinates, the planning, scheduling and coordination of a regional water supply network and wastewater treatment program; develops policies, objectives, procedures and priorities to meet established goals.
Develops, recommends and implements organizational policies, procedures and service objectives.
Develops, implements and maintains strategic, fiscal and capital improvement programs for the division; identifies long- range water supply and wastewater system needs.
Prepares and monitors division budget, and prepares special reports as required.
Attends conferences and public and professional meetings; acts as liaison to state, federal and municipal agencies and private firms.
Ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of all federal, state and local regulatory requirements pertaining to water and wastewater systems.
Thorough knowledge of the principles, standard methods and practices of the operation and maintenance of water supply, wastewater, collection and distribution systems.
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of supervision, organization, management and administration.
Considerable knowledge of fiscal activities in a municipal environment as related to budgeting, cost accounting, financial planning and management.
Ability to evaluate plans and designs of physical facilities relating to water and wastewater systems.
Ability to plan, direct and supervise division operations and activities.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to 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.
Ability to 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.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in civil or environmental engineering, business or public administration, or related field; six (6) years experience in the administration and management of regional water and wastewater treatment facilities including four (4) years high-level supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Financial Disclosure Required: Yes
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E 09/1997 R 04/2011