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Section Manager 2 – Sr. Stormwater Maintenance Manager (Public Works)
ID 3719
Pay Range Salary Range: $87,276.80 - $139,651.20
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Working Title: Sr. Stormwater Maintenance Manager (Public Works)

Location: 22211 U.S. Highway 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765

Open Until Filled

Join our APWA accredited team in protecting Pinellas County citizens and businesses from flooding and improve our water resources. As the Sr. Stormwater Maintenance Manager, you will lead our teams in the maintenance and operations of the County’s stormwater infrastructure in Right-of-Ways, easements, and other lands through Pinellas County. As part of the Pinellas County Public Works team you will help advance our vision to be Florida’s leading public works agency in operational sustainability, enhanced quality of life, and effective stewardship of our infrastructure and natural environment.

Pinellas County’s Stormwater Operations Section is made up of an outstanding team of approximately 75 employees who maintain an intricate stormwater system comprised of 880 miles of pipe, 313 miles of open conveyance and 812 permitted facilities throughout unincorporated Pinellas County. The Stormwater Operations Section is tasked with investigating citizen requests concerning the County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), asset mapping, operating and maintaining the County’s open and closed conveyance systems and attenuation and treatment facilities, street sweeping, stockpile operation, and emergency response to flooding, roadway blockages, or damage.  This position manages and coordinates the day-to-day operations of the section; works with upper level management on critical issues and organizational policies; makes important procedural and operational recommendations to management to ensure maximum management efficiency and develops the operating budget. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Stormwater and Vegetation Division Director.

Pinellas County Government strives to be an employer of choice. We offer an excellent benefits package to our employees including competitive pay, health insurance and tuition reimbursement, to name just a few. Our vision is to provide a workplace where our employees are proud of their work serving Pinellas County citizens. To learn more about our wide variety of benefits, see: http://www.pinellascounty.org/hr/whatweoffer/default.htm.

Relocation assistance may be offered in the form of travel assistance including airfare, hotel, and transportation to and from for the interview process.

For more detailed information about this opportunity, Pinellas County Government and the local area, download our Sr. Stormwater Maintenance Manager brochure.

Position Specific Requirements

Experience - progressively responsible technical, professional, and administrative experience in managing stormwater maintenance and operations to include stormwater infrastructure management, regulatory compliance, community services, contract management, long-term planning and strong leadership that includes formal supervisory training (1 year of team leadership or supervisory experience).

  • Expertise in directly overseeing stormwater field operation crews and the maintenance of stormwater systems.
  • Knowledge of MS4 operation and maintenance and permit requirements.
  • Knowledge of stormwater facility design and maintenance (ponds and exfiltration systems).
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance expertise.
  • Ability to complete programmatic analysis to assess efficiencies, cost benefit, and other evaluations as assigned.

Education - degree in business administration, project management, engineering, environmental management, accounting or related field.

  • 7 years of experience as described above; or
  • Associate degree as described above, and 5 years of experience as described above; or
  • Bachelor’s degree as described above, and 3 years of experience as described above; or
  • Master’s degree as described above and, 1 year of experience as described above.

Additional Requirements

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid State of Florida Driver's License upon hire with eligibility based upon evaluation of a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) driving report.
  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.

Highly Desirable

  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in physical, natural, or biological science, environmental science, engineering, or related field.
  • Five years of management and supervisory experience over large teams including supervisor and leadership training.
  • General understanding of engineering principles as they relate to stormwater systems.
  • General knowledge of SWFWMD permitting and compliance.
  • Knowledge of NPDES permitting.
  • Working knowledge of environmental practices and natural systems.
  • Experience in work/asset management systems.
  • Knowledge of street sweeping best practices.
  • Stormwater, Erosion and Sedimentation Control inspector certification (obtain w/in 6 months of hire).
  • Emergency response experience (i.e., have storm response experience and FEMA ICS training).
  • Must have the ability to present information to diverse audiences including citizens and technical audiences.
  • Temporary Traffic Control certification.

Illustrative Tasks

  • Manages the stormwater operations staff through demonstrating strong leadership, effective communication and deep practical first-hand knowledge as it relates to stormwater operations.
  • Develops solutions to operational and community stormwater issues.
  • Prepares budgets, schedules, quality standards and policies for meeting service level expectations.
  • Prepares and/or reviews contracts, manage contractors.
  • Interprets studies, reports and design plans.
  • Trains, motivates, empowers subordinates while holding all accountable to meet performance objectives.
  • Performs inspections, prepare permit applications.
  • Maintains communication and good working relationships with municipal peers and regulatory agencies.
  • Interacts with citizens in a tactful, informative manner.
  • Prepares correspondence and recommendations for resolving issues.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of/proficiency with computers and familiarity with various asset management software.
  • Skill in internal and external communication; gathering information, answering queries and maintain good working relationships.
  • Ability to speak effectively before both internal and external groups.
  • Ability to prepare or read, analyze and interpret rules/regulations, contract documents, and reports.
  • Ability to make sound decisions based on established procedures and resolve issues in a professional manner.
  • Ability to analyze situations quickly and determine proper course of action in the event of an emergency.

 

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Below is a preview of the supplemental questions you will have to answer during the application process.

What is your minimum starting salary requirement?

Of the following, which statement matches your education and work experience?

Experience - progressively responsible technical, professional, and administrative experience in managing stormwater maintenance and operations to include stormwater infrastructure management, regulatory compliance, community services, contract management, long-term planning and strong leadership that includes formal supervisory training (1 year of team leadership or supervisory experience).
•    Expertise in directly overseeing stormwater field operation crews and the maintenance of stormwater systems.
•    Knowledge of MS4 operation and maintenance and permit requirements.
•    Knowledge of stormwater facility design and maintenance (ponds and exfiltration systems).
•    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance expertise.
•    Ability to complete programmatic analysis to assess efficiencies, cost benefit, and other evaluations as assigned.

Education - degree in business administration, project management, engineering, environmental management, accounting or related field.

1 = I possess at least 7 years of experience as described above.
2 = I possess an Associate degree as described above and at least 5 years of experience as described above.
3 = I possess a Bachelor’s degree as described above and at least 3 years of experience as described above.
4 = I possess a Master’s degree as described above and at least 1 year of experience as described above.
5 = None of the above.

Please explain your selection above in terms of your education and years of professional experience. Please confirm if you have experience in all areas listed above.

The selected candidate will be required to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods special, emergency, and/or disaster situations. Are you willing and able to fulfill these requirements?
No
Yes

This position requires possession and maintenance of a State of Florida Driver’s License upon hire.  Are you willing and able to fulfill these requirements?
No
Yes

What is the largest budget you have had a primary responsibility for developing and managing and what was it for?

How many years have you been responsible for supervising a group in a stormwater maintenance and operations environment?

How large have your teams been and what kind of work do/did they perform?

What leadership style has been most effective for you?

What experience do you have in overseeing emergency response activities and developing solutions to overcome field obstacles, for with stormwater systems?

Given your understanding of this position, please describe why you would consider yourself a strong candidate for the role?

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