NATURE OF WORK
This is responsible professional, administrative, legislative and regulatory work assisting in the operations of Water and Wastewater Services.
Work involves assisting the Water and Wastewater Services director in a wide range of administrative assignments. Position incumbent assists the director to ensure operational and administrative continuity and coordination among the divisions within the agency, as well as, serving as liaison for legislative and regulatory matters involving the agency.
Assignments are received from the director in the form of broad instructions or general program objectives. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment based on experience in developing courses of action and recommendations. Work is reviewed by the department director through conferences, reports, and observation of results obtained.
Assists the director in developing and implementing policies, procedures and programs; makes policy recommendations; develops program goals and objectives.
Assists in the coordination of departmental budgets, and other finance related activities; makes budgetary recommendations and assists in the preparation of the agency’s budget.
Plans, directs, and supervises the activities of professional and administrative staff.
Represents and assists the director at legislative, regulatory, community meetings and various activities.
Conducts studies and research to determine needs and support agency objectives.
Coordinates programs and projects for improvement and enhancement of services and staff.
Reviews existing organizational patterns, programs, work relationships, and staff utilization.
Recommends and implements organizational and administrative changes.
Attends conferences and public and professional meetings; confers with local, state, and federal officials, contractors, vendors, civic leaders, and the general public regarding departmental operations; addresses public groups.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of public administration with particular reference to county or municipal administration and management, as well as legislative and regulatory activities.
Considerable knowledge of County, State and Federal laws, ordinances, and regulations.
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting, auditing, budget, and management.
Considerable knowledge of research techniques, sources, and availability of information.
Ability to implement administrative procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying, and interpreting agency policies and procedures.
Ability to plan, direct, and supervise agency operations, activities, and staff.
Ability to analyze a variety of administrative, operational, and fiscal problems and to make sound recommendations for solutions.
Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions.
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 BrowardCounty'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, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in public or business administration, environmental, or related field; considerable progressively responsible experience in government management work, including supervisory in the experience aspects of the work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E04/06