Assistant to the Utilities Director

Pinellas County Utilities | Clearwater, FL

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Posted Date 9/23/2019

Salary: $83,761 - $126,900

Pinellas County Utilities is seeking a leader with a passion for public service that can solve problems and accomplish goals in a fast paced, dynamic environment. The candidate selected for this position will serve as the Assistant to the Utilities Director of an award-winning water resources organization. In the pursuit of enabling our community to thrive with clean water done right every time, the successful candidate will spearhead multiple strategic and administrative initiatives aimed to implement value-driven programs while fostering a culture of inclusion and innovation. The successful candidate will be adept at comprehending technical data and information while being able to interpret and effectively communicate meaning to diverse audiences. The position will report to the Director of Utilities.

Position Specific Qualifications

Experience - progressively responsible experience with professional and business administrative functions including budget development, staff management and project management within a technical industry that includes formal supervisory training or 1 year of team leadership or supervisory experience.

6 years of experience as described above.
Associate’s degree in business administration, engineering or related field and 4 years of experience as described above.
Bachelor’s degree as described above and 2 years of experience as described above.
Master’s degree and 1 year of experience as described above.
Additional Requirements

Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.

Highly Desirable

Experience with the implementation of lean six sigma principles for process improvement. Experience with strategic planning for large organizations.
Proven leadership and management experience.

Illustrative Tasks (These are examples and are not all inclusive.)

Provides recommendations, presentations, and reports on a variety of utility programs and functions to internal staff, Board of County Commissioners and inter-agency organizations.
Manages, supports, and guides supervisors and subordinates in project development;
Assists with the development of general policies in consultation with the Division Directors and managers for maximum utilization of manpower and equipment services;
Assists in the submission of the operating budget for the divisions within the department;
Establishes goals and objectives for subordinates;
Assist in the development of regular staff meetings;
Recruits and hires for new programming or staff vacancies as needed;
Develops, manages, and negotiates agreements;
Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to understand and analyze technical and complex data, interpret and condense the information and communicate the results concisely and accurately.
Ability to lead diverse teams through identifying stakeholders, establishing goals and expectations, and building relationships.
Ability to work under deadlines, continuously reprioritize tasks and activities, adapt to changing demands.
Capable of working through systems, using software and tools to manage projects and programs.
Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of public and business administration, as applied in the Utilities Department.
Knowledge of budget and accounting principles, practices and procedures, as applied in the Plant Operations Division.
Skilled in advanced leadership techniques and practices to evaluate and determine organizational goals and objectives, maximizing effectiveness of organizational work units through staff selection and assignments for the Utilities Department
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, and to make effective presentations to a variety of groups.
Ability to interact effectively, establishing good working relationships with staff, other county organizations, agencies, state officials, consultants, contractors, and the public.
Ability to apply computer applications and software.
Ability to plan, supervise and coordinate technical and administrative programs.
Ability to plan and direct the work of a large staff of professional and support employees and maintain effective working relationships with the staff, other departments, and the public.
Ability to address civic organizations or other public or private groups on subjects relative to department projects.

Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment by the state and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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