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Deputy Director, Water Resources Department

Rockdale County

Posted: Aug. 14, 2018

End Date: Oct. 14, 2018

Job Summary

This position is a fast track to the Director of Water Resources position responsible for planning and administering the operational and engineering plans of Rockdale Water Resources.  Work involves administrative responsibility for operations, maintenance, and engineering activities of the department and personnel in accordance.  Departmental activities and personnel assignments.  Work is performed in accordance with the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, Georgia Safe Dams Program, River Basin Management Act and County ordinances.  These guidelines require sound judgment and interpretation in application.  Work requires analysis, management, and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties.  Work requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of guidelines, policies, standards, and precedents. 

Essential Functions

Essential FunctionsThese are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Develops, implements, and manages programs, operational policies and procedures together with planning and exercising supervision over operating divisions for water and wastewater activities and personnel. 

Prepares the annual operating budget.

Serves as the acting Director as authorized or required. 

Developing long and short-range plans of the department. 

Provides contract management oversight for divisions that include the duties of operation and capital budget development, employee task performance, and regulatory permit compliance.  

Corresponds with State officials on water and wastewater issues and ensures State requirements are met for compliance, determining and implementing changes for improved performance of the system.

Investigates complaints received from the general public against the assigned divisions or against employees of the department and ensures that corrective action is taken.

Attends Commission and Authority meetings, and other meetings.

Evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of work being done in the assigned divisions. 

Oversees and provides guidance of the department’s engineering programs for all water systems with the express purpose of the engineering programs being that of providing capital improvement/development, asset evaluation, and maintenance. 

Evaluates, measures, reports and maintains, and improves the department’s operating efficiency and effectiveness. 

Provides project management for complex water and wastewater programs and represents the department on local, state and regional planning committees.

 Present presentations as required to public or governmental officials.

Additional Duties:

Employees in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the maintenance and operation of water and wastewater systems. 

Knowledge of laws and regulations regarding the Safe Drinking Act, Clean Water Act, Georgia Safe Dams Program, River Basin Management Act and County Ordinances. 

Knowledge of materials, equipment procedures, unit operations, and methods used in water and wastewater related activities. 

Knowledge of system load forecasting, Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and the United States Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) water quality maintenance, wetlands and reporting requirements. 

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 developing organizational goals and objectives. 

Skill in prioritizing and scheduling assignments. 

Skill in operating modern office equipment. 

Skill in analyzing, interpreting and preparing reports and data. 

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. 

Ability to plan, organize, and supervise others. 

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. 

Ability to give and carry out written and verbal instructions. 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret journals, financial reports, and legal documents. 

Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 

Working Conditions 

Work is typically performed in an office but duties may require work inside water or wastewater facilities or within the water or wastewater distribution and collection service area. 

Benefits Offered

  • Four (4) weeks of PTO (paid time off during the 1st year of hire)
  • Eleven (11) Paid holiday plus One (1) Personal Holiday Annually
  • Immediate participation in Matching Defined Benefit Retirement Plan and 58 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Paid Basic Life, AD&D and Dependent Life Insurance
  • County Vehicle

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related technical discipline. 
  1. Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in water/wastewater utility management, including at least two (2) years of experience at a supervisory level. 


 ‚ÄčState of Georgia certification(s) as a Water Treatment or Distribution Operator and Wastewater Treatment Collections System Operator. 

  1. State of Georgia Professional Engineer (PE) license.