Utility Engineering Director
Pasco County, FL - New Port Richey, FL

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Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $74,000.00*
Salary Range for this Position: $74,000.00- $120,301.00
*+ up to 15% depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

Current Pasco County Employees - Please refer to the Career Service Manual for starting salary information.

General Description:

Pasco County has enjoyed over three decades of sound fiscal stewardship under a trusted administration and senior management team. As these leaders, many with 30+ years of service, are now retiring, Pasco County is entering into an era of building on this solid foundation through innovative strategies, continuous process improvement, and a focus on performance excellence. We are looking for the next generation of leaders who believe that business as usual is just not good enough.

Supervisory and technical work with administrative responsibility for management of the County’s utility system engineering activities and related programs.

Highly responsible administrative and engineering work supervising a staff of engineers, technicians, inspectors, consultants, and clerical personnel engaged in new service commitments; utility service planning; infrastructure design; contract services and procurement; facility and regulatory permitting, Infrastructure construction, and asset and system records management for Pasco County’s utilities systems.

Essential Job Functions:

Supervises, plans, and directs engineering program activities of the Utilities Services Branch. Directs the planning, design, procurement, and construction for the Utilities Services Branch Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Supervises the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) delegated program for construction permitting of water distribution and wastewater collection system improvements.

Solicits, reviews, and prepares consultants' contracts for all engineering services. Maintains standards for design and construction of all utility infrastructure. Supervises the asset-mapping and records keeping activities for all utility infrastructure. Represents the Utilities Service Branch at public meetings and workshops. Prepares division and CIP budgets. Evaluates subordinate personnel. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge in field of civil/environmental engineering for public water, wastewater, reclaimed water, and solid waste utility systems. Knowledge of modern engineering practices and procedures as they apply to these public utility systems. Knowledge of modern developments, regulations, current literature, and sources of information in the area of public utilities and environmental engineering. Ability to plan and direct the work of engineers, consultants, contractors, technicians, and clerical personnel. Ability to give technical and professional review to a wide variety and large volume of engineering projects, design documents, including permits, plans, specifications, and related documents. Ability to present clear and concise reports, orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the County Commissioners, County employees, business partners, other governmental agencies, and the public, often in stressful situations. Ability to set a vision for the future. Ability to build a strong leadership team that is capable of implementing the vision and goals of the County. Ability to analyze and solve administrative problems. Ability to prepare and analyze operating procedures and administrative reports. Ability to represent the County in public speaking events. Must be an effective change agent driven to inspire and implement change with excellent customer service, leadership, and communication skills. Ability to maintain an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountability. Ability to anticipate work to be done and initiates proper and acceptable direction for completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.

Minimum Requirements:

PHYSICAL SKILLS:
Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, writing, hearing, and vision skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering. Ten years experience in the water/wastewater engineering field. One of more of the following certifications is preferred: Florida Sterling Examiner, Baldrige Examiner, or Kaizen.

A comparable amount of directly related experience MAY be substituted at the County’s discretion for the minimum educational requirements if candidates are not available that fully meet the minimum requirements of the position as posted.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Current registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida required.
Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must become a Pasco County resident within one year.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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