This position is responsible for supervising the engineering and construction operations of the Stormwater Management Department. This includes personnel management, engineering, design, permitting, construction management, inspection, procurement, and accounting for all stormwater infrastructure projects.
Essential Functions: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
Manages and directs all engineering and construction operations, personnel, consultants, and contractors.
Supervises and facilitates planning, procurement, contract administration, surveying, engineering, plan review, permitting, easement acquisition, construction, project management and inspection activities.
Develops and manages divisional budgets, and maintains accurate accounting records; reviews and approves purchase orders, contracts, invoices, and payments.
Develops and implements ordinances, policies, and programs which improve regulatory compliance and departmental sustainability and efficiency.
Develops and implements ordinances, policies, and programs which protect public safety, infrastructure, property, and the environment through better stormwater management.
Ensures compliance with local, State, and Federal regulations, including the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Erosion and Sedimentation Act, Georgia Safe Dams Act, and regulations imposed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Coordinates activities with other County departments, outside agencies, stakeholder groups, etc.
Prepares technical and advisory information for citizen committees, homeowner associations, Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Board of Commissioners, regulators, etc.
Attends, participates, and presents in various meetings, including after-hour meetings.
Assists with the hiring and training of new employees, and supervises, evaluates, and makes disciplinary recommendations regarding existing employees.
The employee in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of County and departmental policies and procedures.
Knowledge of local, State, and Federal regulations pertaining to stormwater management and environmental protection.
Knowledge of engineering, permitting, construction, and maintenance of stormwater infrastructure and best management practices (BMPs).
Knowledge of management, planning, fiscal, and organizational performance concepts, principles and techniques.
Knowledge of principles and practice of effective supervision.
Knowledge of principles and practices of financial oversight.
Knowledge of quality improvement processes.
Knowledge of project management practices.
Skill in using independent judgment and discretion.
Skill in cost accounting.
Skill in developing organizational goals and objectives.
Skill in prioritizing, scheduling, and delegating assignments.
Skill in analyzing, interpreting and preparing reports.
Skill in reading, analyzing, and interpreting construction plans, surveys and legal descriptions.
Ability to operate modern office equipment.
Ability to prepare & deliver meaningful public presentations.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to sit, stand, walk, carry, pull, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.
Ability to use tools requiring some dexterity.
Most work is performed in an office; however, some field work is also performed. The employee is required to move around construction sites and over rough terrain. The employee must have a high degree of personal safety consciousness.
- Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or another appropriate field.
- Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the design, permitting, and construction of stormwater infrastructure, public works management, or other closely related experience.
- OR have a combination of education, training and work experience that is equivalent to #1 and #2 above that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.
- State of Georgia Professional Engineer (PE) registration.
- Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) Introduction to Design Seminar (Level II) and Advanced Fundamentals (Level 1B) certifications.
- Master’s Degree in civil engineering or another appropriate field.