Lecanto, Florida (Citrus County)


Job TitleUtility Planning and Engineering Division DirectorReports ToWater Resources Director
Class Code5850Pay Grade | Range310$78,998.40 – $114,955.62
Dept. | DivisionWater Resources | Utility Planning and EngineeringPay Status☒ FT☐ PT☐ Casual
Dept. Number9000FLSA Status☒ Exempt☐ Non-Exempt


Performs highly responsible professional administrative and managerial work in assisting the Water Resources Director in the implementation and successful delivery, startup, and commissioning of Capital Improvement Projects for Citrus County Utilities.  Supervises and manages Water Resources engineering staff, project managers, consultant engineers, technical, field, and office personnel. 


All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an emergency. During an emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location, and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.  Emergency response duties may also include driving and/or operating a county vehicle or equipment and employees must obey all safety policies, and roadway rules and laws.


  • Drives and/or operates a county vehicle or equipment and must obey all safety policies, and roadway rules and laws.
  • Supervises, plans, and coordinates work of assigned staff.  Reviews and evaluates employee performance and may complete performance evaluations.  May counsel staff and initiates commendations or disciplinary action when appropriate.
  • Assists the Water Resources Director in the planning, organizing and direction of all Capital Improvement Program (CIP) activities in the Water Resources department, with an emphasis on program administration and project delivery. 
  • Provides recommendations and assistance in carrying out policies and regulations relating to the department’s services.
  • Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of staff involved in engineering, planning, design, and infrastructure management for Water Resources department.
  • Prepares long range plans and assists with developing five-year CIP.  Provides updates for the Utility element of the County Comprehensive Plan, as needed.
  • Directs the necessary interdepartmental work on right-of-way and easement acquisition projects.
  • Manages capital improvement program and construction projects for the department.  Assists in the design, upgrading and construction of water/wastewater facilities.  Works with other divisions to identify projects, develop project scopes and estimates project costs.
  • Meets with capital project teams, including contractors, consultants, and staff members to discuss progress and work products.  Monitors and inspects capital improvement projects to ensure compliance with contract specifications. 
  • Coordinates and directs Geographic Resources and Community Planning (GRCP) mapping of County utilities through the Geographical Information System (GIS).
  • Oversees and coordinates work performed by contracted service providers including professional engineers.  Provides input into selection criteria for consultants and contractors conducting water and wastewater projects.  Reviews and develops requests for proposals (RFP) and requests for bids, recommends selection of consultants.
  • Manages the collection, analysis, and presentation of facts for use in community presentations and requests for information.
  • Represents the County at public meetings and workshops.
  • Represents the Water Resources department at interdepartmental and intergovernmental meetings.
  • Identifies and pursues grant and cooperative funding sources.
  • Provides peer review and approval of Engineering Design documents.
  • Communicates timely and provides accurate information to the public through correspondence and telephone calls.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  1. Education, Training, and Experience
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
  3. Six (6) years’ experience of a highly responsible nature in Civil Engineering dealing directly with design, construction, and operation of water, wastewater, and reclaimed utilities. 
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registration, Skills
  • Valid Florida Driver License (or must obtain within 30 days of establishing residency in Florida), or valid Florida Identification Card is acceptable only for positions not required to drive a county vehicle.
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Florida.
  • Ability to analyze complex and diverse issues and prioritize multiple tasks and competing demands to optimize use of staff and other resources. 
  • Skilled in negotiations, policy implementation, project management and employee relations and the handling of detailed situations. 
  • Extensive knowledge, including Professional Engineering experiences of the principles and practices of administration, operations, and management as applied to water, wastewater, and reclaimed utilities.
  • Ability to present information clearly and effectively to audience and make oral presentations before large groups of people.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear, confident manner using proper grammar.
  • Ability to plan and direct the work of engineers, technicians, contractors, and clerical personnel. 
  • Knowledge of contract and project management. 
  • Ability to read and interpret complex studies and/or engineering reports and plans. 
  • Must have or be able to obtain within 90 days certification in FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses:
    • IS-100.c: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
    • IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents
    • IS-700.b: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
    • IS-800.c: National Response Framework, an Introduction
  • Must have or be able to obtain within 6 months certification in FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses:
    • ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
  • ADA Statement

A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • Drug-Free Workplace

Citrus County, Florida Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.

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