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Stormwater Manager - Engineering Services - Position #829

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$65,000 Annually, Vehicle and Cell phone allowance
  • Posted Date:06/29/2017

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POSITION SUMMARY
The incumbent will provide direct support to the Division Director and manage, supervise, and participate in all aspects of the Stormwater Utility. The Stormwater Utility is an enterprise fund dedicated to stormwater management issues throughout a defined service district area.

The incumbent is responsible for maintaining the Stormwater Utility billing database to accurately reflect property ownership as well as the amount of impervious surface on each improved property in the
Stormwater Utility Service area.

The incumbent is responsible for managing the Stormwater Utility fund, as well as overall management of a variety of stormwater infrastructure projects. Management includes, but is not limited to proper appropriation of funds to prioritized stormwater utility infrastructure projects as well ensuring that all projects are constructed properly and function as designed

Management of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit and other state mandated permits to ensure compliance is also required.

The work of this position is typically performed within an office and in the field with the incumbent intermittently sitting, standing, walking, stooping, occasionally lifting light (less than 25 pounds) or heavy (more than 25 pounds) objects, using tools that require a high degree of manual dexterity, and climbing ladders.

Work may be performed in an office and at field sites where the employee may be exposed to inclement weather, dirt, dust, machinery with moving parts, and traffic.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering and possession of or ability to obtain a Professional Engineer (PE) license within 12 months is preferred. A combination of education and experience may substitute for the years of education and experience.

Five to ten years of related experience, with five years supervisory experience preferred. Possession of a valid driver's license and car insurance.

NATURE AND SCOPE
This position reports to the Director of Engineering. The Director assigns some work and provides general guidelines. The employee is expected to work independently in determining the projected scope and organizing work so that goals are reached and deadlines are met. Work is occasionally spot-checked for propriety of results. Technical completeness will be reviewed by the supervisor.

Directs all aspects of maintaining the Stormwater Utility billing database. This includes but is not limited to ensuring accurate reflection of property ownership, the amount of impervious surface on each improved property in the Stormwater Utility Service, ensuring all updates are performed adequately, coordinating with consulting firms and Information Technology to ensure proper programming.

Directs the inspection, design, construction, and operation of a variety of storm water infrastructure projects and ensure they are properly constructed and function as designed. Successful performance assures that road, drainage, and other projects are properly constructed and function as designed. In addition, the incumbent shall ensure that uniform enforcement of all applicable regulations is applied in order to ensure compliance.

Directs negotiation of property acquisition and easements where necessary. The incumbent is familiar with property rights and transactions and has above average communication skills that will enable the negotiation of property acquisition and easements. The incumbent is familiar with standard methods of road construction, stormwater infrastructure construction and utilities installation.

Direct development and maintenance of GIS inventory for Stormwater infrastructure. This includes working with the Information Technology Division and the GIS Coordinator to ensure databases are complete and current.

Guidelines include the use and application of fundamentals of hydrology and hydraulic engineering and adherence to construction contracts, plans, and specifications.

Contacts are typically with co-workers, outside engineers, surveyors, contractors, elected officials, department directors, utility personnel, and the general public. Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and motivate personnel.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
Provides management oversight of the Stormwater Department.

Sets policies and directs technical review of designs, drawings and plans for public and private construction projects to ensure compliance, accuracy and suitability with respect to established professional engineering design parameters.

Sets policies and directs development and implementation of the County Stormwater Management Program which includes a master plan for storm water infrastructure construction and maintenance as well as programs to reduce pollutants in stormwater run-off from commercial and residential areas, control of illicit and improper discharges to the municipal storm sewer system, monitor and control stormwater pollutants from industrial discharges, and control water quality impacts from construction sites.

Directs all aspects of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit and other state mandated permits.

Maintains knowledge about the specific permit conditions and ensures that all conditions such as sampling, analysis, field monitoring, and program implementation remain in compliance.

Reviews computation of engineering calculations for design features.

Coordinates processes for review and/or acquisition of necessary environmental and non-environmental
permits required by various government agencies or utility companies.

Coordinates meetings with affected property owners, concerned citizens and other interested parties with respect to planned storm water infrastructure projects.

Assists the Director as required.

Provides technical guidance and training on computer use within the department.

Serves as a resource to other departments and county divisions with respect to erosion and sediment control, storm water management, or other issues.

Performs other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles and theories of civil and or environmental engineering, including hydraulics and hydrology and soil mechanics.

Knowledge and ability to apply industry standards and county codes and regulations that are not completely applicable to the work and that require adaptation, modification, or deviation.

Knowledge and ability to apply the modern principles and practices of the engineering field to which the position is assigned.

Knowledge of the principles, policies and practices of contract administration so as to prepare contract documents within the scope of the work.

Knowledge of regulations and specifications for storm water infrastructure including pipe systems, manholes, junction boxes, detention and retention ponds, sediment ponds, stream bank stabilization methods and procedures, as well as other techniques used in storm water infrastructure development and maintenance.

Skill in oral and written communications.

Skill in management and supervision.

Ability to work effectively with co-workers and county employees.

Ability to work effectively with citizens and elected officials.

Ability to prepare written reports.

Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department.

Ability to use a variety of computer software and applications.

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering and possession of or ability to obtain a Professional Engineer (PE) license within 12 months is preferred. A combination of education and experience may substitute for the years of education and experience.

Five to ten years of related experience, with five years supervisory experience preferred. Possession of a valid driver's license and car insurance.

Email:   mbartles@columbiacountyga.gov
Fax:     (706) 868-3301













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