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Water and Waste Management Division Manager
at Maricopa County
- Position Overview
The Water and Waste Management Division Manager provides guidance and leadership for multiple regulatory programs, including water supply, wastewater treatment, waste transport and aquatic health and safety, that apply Maricopa County and State-delegated ordinances, statutes and rules for plan review, construction approval and operation of facilities to protect the health, safety, and environment of the citizens of Maricopa County.
- Position Qualifications
Minimum education and/or experience:
Bachelor's degree in a work related engineering discipline such as, but not limited to, civil, chemical, environmental, or mechanical engineering and a minimum of seven (7) years of engineering experience that includes experience in engineering project management and two (2) years of experience in a lead or supervisory capacity.
Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration, OR by the technical board of another state, with the ability to obtain Arizona Registration within six (6) months of employment. Must have or have the ability to obtain a valid Arizona Driver's license at time of hire.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Principles, practices, techniques and local, state, and federal regulations associated with the assigned area of engineering specialization.
- Practices and techniques of personnel management, organizational management, budgeting and employee supervision.
- Computer networks and specialized applications used in assigned engineering area.
- Occupational safety and health rules and regulations.
- Operating computers and the Microsoft Office suite.
- Developing and presenting proposals to management, stakeholders, and staff.
- Facilitating discussions with management, stakeholders, and staff to explain technical rules and their impact on all affected parties.
- Analyze complex issues and make logical recommendations based on findings.
- Inspect completed and in progress work for completeness and compliance with specifications, standards, safety and adherence to sound engineering practices and related criteria.
- Present facts, state and opinions clearly and concisely, to explain, persuade, negotiate and defend positions taken by the Department.
- Develop or revise work priorities and schedules, methods, policies, procedures and specifications to carry out work objectives more efficiently, safely and cost effectively, and ensure accomplishment of Department goals and compliance with local/state/federal requirements.
- Lead others and work cooperatively in a team environment.
- Remain customer focused and work collaboratively.
- Effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
Preferred education and/or experience:
Experience with design, construction, operation and regulation of onsite wastewater systems; drinking water production, treatment and distribution facilities; wastewater collection and treatment facilities. Experience with continuous improvement efforts and in the design and implementation of operational solutions. Experience in writing standard procedures based on government regulations, codes and employer policies.
Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements:
Specialized technical training and certification related to the water, wastewater and aquatic health and safety such as Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) operator certifications Grades 1, 2, 3, or 4; Certified Pool Operator (CPO). Training in management or supervision.
Travel to and from job related locations during the course of a scheduled workday, subject to County policies regarding the use of County vehicles and/or private vehicles used on County business. May be required to inspect water processing plants and property of various terrains by walking and climbing during various climate conditions. May be exposed to temperatures above 90 degrees and below 40 degrees; must be able to lift 30 pounds or less floor to waist and waist to shoulder and carry 30 pounds or less a distance of 50 feet; must be able to push or pull 30 pounds or less a distance of 50 feet. Must have manual dexterity of hands and body to operate office equipment; Must be able to manage frequent interruptions, time pressures, high work volumes, multiple and complicated tasks, unscheduled tasks, team-oriented activities, prompt decision-making and interaction with others; Work in close physical proximity with others; Must constantly maintain concentration, accuracy, ethical behavior and a professional demeanor.
- Essential Job Tasks
- Supervises and evaluates the work of Engineering Supervisors and other professional staff; effectively recommends personnel actions related to selection, disciplinary procedures, performance, leaves of absence, work schedules and assignments, and administers personnel and related policies and procedures.
- Reviews, develops, motivates and mentors staff to achieve objectives and improve performance.
- Prepares and monitors the Division's operating budget.
- Provides consultation for internal and external customers in technical areas assigned; assists staff in timely solutions to technical problems; conducts project site visits to evaluate problems and develop solutions.
- Performs technical and administrative work in the supervision and management of design manuals and standards; production of technically detailed plans; testing, documentation, and assessment or acceptance of products, and management and direction of consultants.
- Applies engineering knowledge in technical transportation areas such as evaluating the impact of new technology and regulations.
- Supervises the application of environmental requirements and processes to meet state and federal requirements for projects.
- Represents assigned department at various meetings with other government agencies and the public.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Selection Procedure
The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.
Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.