General Statement of Job

Professional, administrative, managerial and technical work responsible for managing various divisions of Environmental Services.  This position helps to ensure the highest quality water, wastewater, solid waste and utility services to unincorporated Seminole County.

Essential Functions

Note: These 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, recommends, and implements operating policies, procedures, and programs to effect the efficient and effective operation and delivery of services. Makes recommendations that impact the budget.

Provides direction to and supervises the activities of all other divisions within the Department, including water and sewer operations, billing, and solid waste divisions.

Assure regulatory compliance with state and Federal agencies. 

Exercises responsibility of developing and maintaining both financial and human resources necessary for a sound, proactive, professional utility services operation.

Plans and recommends to the Director short-and long-range goals and reports annually on the status of the Department’s progress in achieving its goals.

Assists in presenting the Department’s annual budget and ensures organizational adherence to the parameters of adopted budget.

Organizes and administers the work effort of assigned divisions and activities.

Responds to citizen complaints, researching problems and formulating solutions and responses.

Develop staff to understand work-related responsibilities to improve service, performance and assist in their professional development

Additional Duties:

Performs other related work as required.

In the event of an emergency, all employees are considered essential personnel and may be required to perform alternate duties.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and/or Environmental Engineering and fifteen (15) years progressively responsible professional level experience in the water, wastewater and/or solid waste utility field.

 Professional Engineer (P.E.) license issued by the State of Florida is required.

A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Additional Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Knowledge and understanding of Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations. 

Knowledge of the current practices and procedures of management and their application to the operation of a complex public organization. 

Knowledge of public utility industry safety practices and procedures.

Extensive knowledge of planning principles and practices applicable to public utilities programs and activities. 

Knowledge of the principles and practices of public sector budgeting and finance. 

All employees must attend Seminole County Required Trainings.

Department Specific trainings per position may be required. 

Working Conditions

The work environment is a general office setting. The incumbent performs most duties sitting at a desk, table or workstation. This position has regular exposure to radiant and electrical energy found in an office environment. Minimal walking, standing and stooping, and repetitive hand movement. Offsite work and field visits to water and wastewater treatment facilities as well as the landfill and central transfer station are routinely conducted. The incumbent should be able to lift over 20 pounds if necessary.