REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCES
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Water Resources Manager.
THIS POSTING WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF QUALIFIED APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED.
This is a senior-level supervisory position responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of county-wide water resources initiatives to address urban and natural systems needs with a focus on current and future conditions planning. Responsibilities include administration of water resources assessment, water conservation, and water policy and planning programs and extensive collaboration with local governments, water managers, and agency partners as part of integrated water resource management and multijurisdictional initiatives.
Program efforts employ advanced hydrologic models and climate change scenarios to guide planning decisions. Work involves direct coordination with the Division Director, supervision of program staff, review and preparation of technical documents, contract and budget management, staffing of boards and committees, and legislative support.
Implements water resources planning, management, protection, and conservation strategies.
Works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a professional or scientific field such as biology, ecology, environmental science, engineering, geology, hydrology or closely related field.
Requires six (6) years of experience in programs related to water quantity and quality, water resources planning or management including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Special Certifications and Licenses
Candidates with a Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Hydrology, Water Resources Engineering or a related field preferred.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.
Directs the preparation of computer modeling, technical hydrologic analysis, groundwater studies and long-range planning for alternative water supplies; researches the latest communication tools and technologies for the dissemination of hydrologic modeling analysis; receives, reviews and synthesizes technical plans, ordinances, regulations, programs from federal, state and regional agencies as needed to ensure consistency with the County-wide Integrated Water Resource Plan and current initiatives.
Develops policies, procedures, guidelines and priorities to meet established goals of the County's Integrated Water Resources Plan. Manages projects and programs in coordination with managers; directs planning, scheduling and coordination of program activities.
Oversees development, implementation and update of the County's Integrated Water Resources Plan including water management strategies, water resources assessments, policy coordination, outreach and education.
Coordinates regional water resource initiatives focused on sustainable and efficient water resource management, with consideration for drainage, flood protection, water supply and natural system needs, sensitive to water quality and quantity concerns.
Ensures the continued enhancement and robust application of the county's hydrologic models to support informed water resource management, planning and investment under current and future conditions.
Actively integrates climate science and climate change considerations across all aspects of program activities, with emphasis on addressing impacts of sea level rise and changes in precipitation.
Supports the county's resilience initiatives and efforts as a partner in the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact
Develops, maintains, and advances partnerships with local governments, academic institutions, water managers, the private sector, state and agency partners, at not-for-profits in furtherance of water resources initiatives, studies, and projects.
Prepares and manages operational and capital budgets; pursues funding opportunities and partnership; prepares grant proposals; procures services; manages grant funding and contract agreements.
Prepares program reports, and tracks performance. Produces agency correspondence, briefing documents, and presentations.
Assists the Division Director in all matters relating to water resources protection and compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
Provides outreach and responds to inquiries from public and government staff
Represents the County and presents at stakeholder meetings and technical workshops
Plans, directs and supervises the activities of staff. Plans section work programs and directs project goals, assigns tasks and oversees work efforts; provides supervision, development of annual performance evaluations and approves staff performance evaluations; provides service recognition and awards and bring opportunities for events, training or interests to staff; administers disciplinary actions if required; processes new hires.
Updates and tracks Quarterly Performance Measures and spreadsheets for the Water Policy Programs; annually updates water capital budgets and reserves forms and programs and tracks expenses, revenues and reserves.
Performs related work as assigned.
Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.
Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.
Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.
Emergency Management Responsibilities
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
County-wide Employee Responsibilities
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.
All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.