NATURE OF WORK
This is highly responsible management, administrative, and technical work in planning and directing the automation, laboratory, sewer use ordinance compliance, inspection, and monitoring activities of the Water and Wastewater Services Division.
Work involves responsibility for the administration and direction of personnel in the Compliance and Monitoring, Information Technology Services, and Laboratory Services Sections. Compliance and Monitoring personnel are responsible for compliance and enforcement actions for the Pretreatment program and management and operation of the County Septage Receiving Facility. Information Technology Services personnel provide technical consultation, analysis, systems development and maintenance, automation infrastructure, telecommunications, end user technical and help-desk support, and computer operations. Laboratory Services personnel provide sample collection, testing and analysis of water and wastewater treatment processes and operate a state certified Laboratory.
Position incumbent is responsible to ensure cost effective and efficient services and support to all divisions and administration of Water and Wastewater Services and to the industrial business and septage hauling providers. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements. Work is performed independently with general supervision by the Director of Water and Wastewater Services. Performance is reviewed periodically through conference, written reports, and results.
Administers the strategic and administrative activities for the Compliance and Monitoring, Information Technology Services and Laboratory Services Sections.
Directs and supervises the operation of a centralized mid-size data center providing processing and technical support for myriad of utility application systems; directs through subordinates the planning, scheduling and coordination of automation activities for the utility; develops policies, procedures and priorities to meet established automation and operational goals.
Develops, implements and maintains strategic, fiscal and capital improvement plans for pretreatment programs, automation activities, and laboratory services.
Administers all computer hardware and software which includes maintaining contracts, preparing and monitoring computer resource expenditures and budget, providing resource manager approval for all computer based expenditures for the Division.
Authorizes feasibility studies and technical analyses designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of pretreatment programs, laboratory services, automation and telecommunication activities; reviews and approves results.
Develops, presents and maintains budget and financial plans concerning operation of the three sections and for acquisition of pretreatment materials, septage receiving facility equipment, laboratory testing and analysis equipment, automation equipment, software, or services.
Plans for and assures the acquisition, installation and operation of automated systems for all Divisions and Administration.
Makes decisions regarding hiring, discipline and promotion of subordinates; reviews performance reports prepared by subordinates and rates employee performance, consistent with County policy and Civil service Rules, and all other applicable rules and regulations.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of the principles of public and business administration.
Thorough knowledge of current developments in the field of information technology.
Thorough knowledge of all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements applicable to pretreatment programs, information technology, and laboratory practices in local government.
Thorough knowledge of the funding process in a municipal environment as related to budgeting, cost accounting, financial planning and management.
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of supervision, organization and administration.
Ability to plan, implement and coordinate technical and administrative programs.
Ability to express ideas 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 business administration, computer science, engineering or related field; six (6) years experience in managing a complex information technology organization to include engineering oriented applications and process control systems, 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 10/1999 R 04/2011