Division Director of Stormwater & Vegetation

Pinellas County | Clearwater, FL

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Posted Date 2/15/2019
Description

This highly professional position oversees over 175 staff and several sections within the Stormwater & Vegetation Division of the Public Works Department. The Division is responsible for the management of the County's stormwater infrastructure, right-of-ways, easements and other lands through stormwater best management practices, urban forestry and landscape services, and vegetation management, including: Planning and implementation of capital projects to reduce flooding, restore floodplain function, and improve the quality of surface waters and wildlife habitat. Oversight of watershed management and asset management plan development, oversight of the County-wide Mosquito Control program, review of site plans, right-of-way use permits, petitions to vacate, and board of adjustment cases within the unincorporated area of the County, planning for the acquisition and disposition of property to best serve current/future surface water management needs, support of other divisions within the Public Works Department and other County Departments, assurance that all division services are aligned with the County's strategic plan located at http://www.pinellascounty.org/strategicplan and associated performance metrics and associated performance metrics.

The Pinellas County Public Works department earned in 2018 the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) accreditation designation.

APWA accreditation is a recognition that the Pinellas County Public Works department complies with best management practices set forth in the APWA Public Works Management Practices manual. It also formally confirms that the Public Works Department follows the concept of continuous improvement and has conducted an in-depth self-assessment of its policies, procedures and practices and has consolidated them in a central location.

At the time of accreditation, Pinellas County was only the 12th agency (4th County) in Florida and 140th in North America to achieve this special status. Achieving APWA accreditation aligns with the County's mission to provide progressive public policy, superior public service, courteous public contact, judicious exercise of authority and responsible management of public resources to meet the needs and concerns of citizens today and tomorrow.

The following video provides more information regarding this accreditation: https://youtu.be/v_SRqlaPFs0.

Position Specific Requirements

7 years of progressively responsible technical, professional, and administrative functions in stormwater infrastructure, vegetation management, environmental management, mosquito control or urban forestry that includes formal project management and 1 year of supervisory experience; orAssociate's degree and at least 5 years experience of progressively responsible technical, professional, and administrative functions in stormwater infrastructure, vegetation management, project management, environmental management, mosquito control or urban forestry that includes formal project management and 1 year of supervisory experience; orBachelor's degree and at least 3 5 years experience of progressively responsible technical, professional, and administrative functions in stormwater infrastructure, vegetation management, project management, environmental management, mosquito control or urban forestry that includes formal project management and 1 year of supervisory experience; or Master's degree and at least 1 year experience of progressively responsible technical, professional, and administrative functions in stormwater infrastructure, vegetation management, project management, environmental management, mosquito control or urban forestry that includes formal project management and 1 year of supervisory experience; orDoctoral degree and experience in progressively responsible technical, professional, and administrative functions in stormwater infrastructure, vegetation management, project management, environmental management, mosquito control, or urban forestry that includes formal project management experience and 1 year of supervisory experience; or An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Additional Requirements

Valid Florida Driver's License at time of hire. Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.

Highly Desirable

Certification/Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.8 or more years of management experience in a public works or similar environment, including capital planning, operations, and maintenance of stormwater infrastructure, NPDES, and other associated functions.8 or more years experience supervising a multi-disciplinary department of 30 or more staff.8 or more years of experience in the development and implementation of capital improvement and operating budgets.Experience in the principles and practices of asset management specifically the standards set forth in ISO 55000.Certified Public Manager Designation or other leadership development training and certification.Demonstrated experience and performance in a reactive, response driven and highly-accountable environment.

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

Supervises the oversight of staff within the division performing both technical and operational functions.Perform annual budget development, budget execution, and accountability.Provides supervisory guidance and oversight of recommendations, presentations, and reports.Provides supervisory guidance and oversight of supervisors and subordinates in project and/or program development.Establishes goals, objectives, and performance metrics for subordinate supervisors and for all programs within the division.Delivers capital projects to reduce flooding, restore floodplain function, and improve the quality of surface waters and wildlife habitat.Develops watershed management and asset management plans.Oversees County-wide Mosquito Control program.Administers the floodplain management program.Reviews site plans, right-of-way use permits, petitions to vacate, and board of adjustment cases within the unincorporated area of the County.Plans for the acquisition and disposition of property to best serve current/future surface water management needs.Supports other divisions within the Public Works Department and other County Departments.Assures that all division services are aligned with the County's strategic plan located at http://www.pinellascounty.org/strategicplan and associated performance metrics.Performs related work as assigned or required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge and understanding of the Division programs being supervised, including capital planning, watershed planning, operation and maintenance of stormwater infrastructure, floodplain management, mosquito control, vegetation management, landscape services, and Urban Forestry.Knowledge and understanding of applicable stormwater and environmental regulations and progressive practices.Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of asset management as set forth in ISO 55000.Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of public and business administration, as applied in a large organization.Knowledge of budget and accounting principles, practices and procedures, as applied in a large organization.Skill in advanced leadership techniques and practices to evaluate and determine individual and organizational goals and objectives, maximizing effectiveness of individuals and organizational work units through staff selection and assignments.Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, and to make effective presentations to a variety of groups.

Salary: $92,976.00 - $140,878.40

Apply by: March 8, 2019

To apply visit: https://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=PCG&cws=47&rid=2724

EOE/AA/ADA/DFW/VP

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members 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
Manager

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