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Environmental Services Deputy Director

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11286211
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
This is a professional and administrative position charged with the managing, planning, coordinating, and maintaining the Solid Waste and Utilities Department to protect public health and comply with regulatory and environmental requirements. This position is responsible for assisting the Environmental Services Director with the capital improvement program, maintaining and evaluating various components and systems of the existing infrastructure and leading the County in the design of long term solutions for the County-wide solid waste operations and utilities systems. This position must respond to the Environmental Services Director, citizens, elected officials and County Administration. This is an Emergency Essential position that is required to respond as directed during local state of emergency. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following statements describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed if such duties are needed for the effective and efficient management.. Work is performed under the direction of the  Administrator and performance is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, evaluation of departmental accomplishments and the efficiency and effectiveness of the results obtained. Acts as the director as needed in the absence of the director. Supervises employees, including conducting performance evaluations, interviewing prospective employees, and making recommendations to the director related to promotions, hiring and discipline. Assists with the directing of staff, contractors and other interested parties for  Solid Waste and Utilities renovations, expansions, acquisitions, and construction projects. Assists in the preparation, review, and administration of yearly and long-range operational budget plans to ensure optimum efficiency and effective use of revenues. Periodically reviews rate structure as well as water and sewer bonds and budgetary needs and makes recommendations to the Administration. Locates, researches, and negotiates with private and public sector entities for the acquisition of water distribution and wastewater collection and treatment facilities. Aids in the development of strategic plans to address the expanding demand for solid waste operations. Oversees construction of water distribution and wastewater collection and treatment facilities. Helps with the negotiations, development and maintaining of agreements associated to the solid waste operations as well as with private sector developers to establish criteria and standards for water distribution and wastewater collection and treatment. Supports in the development of short and long-range goals, objectives, and strategies to meet future demand of solid waste and water and sewer systems infrastructure. Coordinates and participates in the design and construction of solid waste and water and sewer facilities, including reviewing and recommending proposals developed by engineers, architects, attorneys and contractors. Directs activities of employees, resolving problems and maintaining motivation. Interprets and prepares statistical, technical, and facility reports to identify short and longterm plans for operation and maintenance of solid waste functions. Establishes and maintains effective and positive relationships with the community. Attends conferences, public/community meetings, board or professional meetings as may be directed or necessary. Assists in the preparation and presentation of various reports.

 

 
Required Qualifications :

 EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS 

Education and Experience Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering required with a minimum of eight to ten years progressively knowledgeable and responsible position in public works operations with Five (5) years minimum experience as a supervisor.. Licenses Valid Florida Driver License. Professional Engineer (P.E.) license required in the state of Florida or have a PE license in another state and have the ability to acquire it within 12 months of employment. 

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