DEFINITION: Under the direction of the General Manager of Public Works & Natural Resources, plan, organize and supervise the Environmental Services Division which, includes all City environmental / sustainability programs, potable water and wastewater quality control including laboratory analysis, , storm drainage, industrial/commercial pretreatment, solid waste/recycling education & outreach and related managerial functions. Responsible for compliance with all pertinent local, State, and Federal water quality laws, rules and regulations as they apply to each of the department services.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the Environmental Services Division in accordance with the Department and City vision, planning, and customer needs. Evaluate and prepare reports and strategies to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of Division operation practices. Identify and recommend improvements for evaluation by the General Manager and Department leadership team. Evaluate and implement actions to create a work culture throughout the Division focused on excellence and accountability for results. Plan, organize, and provide overall management-level direction for the water quality laboratory, stormwater quality program, industrial pretreatment program, and environmental and manage the implementation of the City sustainability plan and programs pertaining to public works, water/wastewater utilities and solid waste operations. Ensure compliance with related State, Federal and local regulatory requirements. Recruit, hire, train, develop, guide and mentor employees to help them meet performance expectations in a manner consistent with City values. Provide general and technical supervision of personnel directly or through subordinate supervisors. Evaluate performance and recommend/implement appropriate personnel action. Participate in and oversee the selection process. Manage staff and resources to optimize services and overall Division performance. Oversee and prioritize capital needs within the Division including short and long range planning and projects and programs. Develop and implement short and long range planning studies concerning Division services. Develop and administer the Division budget. Control or supervise the requisition of supplies, materials and equipment for the Division. Manage or oversee all state and federal permits associated with the potable water, wastewater treatment operations, water and sewer distribution systems and stormwater quality including permit acquisition, compliance and renewal activities. Manage and direct the Division’s provision of technical support for potable water and wastewater treatment operations and maintenance. Prepare, review, and submit periodic reports regarding stream, potable water, and wastewater quality treatment; approve effluent limitations related to industrial pretreatment. Direct Division’s technical assistance to water and wastewater operations in the areas of process control and laboratory support. Interact with water and wastewater operations to assess needs and provide support services. Provide technical support to assist in coordinating engineering and construction activities associated with treatment plant projects, including review of plans and specifications, analysis of laboratory and operational information, advising on equipment and process selection. Make critical decisions to resolve regulatory or environmental problems related to stream quality, potable water, stormwater and wastewater treatment. Develop and oversee the annual work plan for the Environmental Services Division of the Public Works and Natural Resources Department. Serve as project manager on major projects. Assume responsibility for project quality, scheduling, and finances. Ensure that all safety regulations and City safety policies are communicated, understood and adhered to by staff. Practice an inclusive supervisory style with people from a variety of backgrounds, ethnic or racial groups, age groups, personality styles and genders. Build alliances, foster effective teamwork and build constructive relationships within and between individuals and other work groups. Coordinate activities with other City departments, divisions, outside agencies, the public and contractors. Demonstrate behavior that sets a positive example for integrity, fiscal responsibility and professionalism. Resolve the most difficult and pervasive customer issues. Evaluate operations and customer services and make appropriate adjustments. Attend City Council and other board and commission meetings and make effective presentations as needed. Represent the City in interdepartmental, inter-agency, community, and professional meetings and working committees as required. Prepare, review and submit a variety of reports, correspondence, memoranda, and other communications. Performs essential duties and additional tasks in a manner which enhances City Attributes.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is generally performed in a standard office environment. Requires light lifting and carrying (up to 15 pounds), occasional pulling, pushing, bending/stooping, twisting, kneeling, squatting. Requires occasional walking (1/2 hour increments), standing (1 hour increments) and sitting (up to 3 hour increments). Requires frequent reaching, use of fingers, use of hands, hearing, speaking, writing, and use of computer. May require occasional out-of-town and/or overnight travel. Requires occasional nontraditional work hours. Requires reading of documents and confidentiality of work.
QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a closely related field. At least six to eight years of increasingly responsible and professional level and supervisory experience in the administration of potable water, wastewater treatment operations and storm drainage, including tertiary treatment and industrial pretreatment processes. A Master’s degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering or related field is desired. Special Qualifications: Spanish bilingual desired, but not required.
Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation, criminal background check and substance screening.
DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Department, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501, this position is Open Until Filled. The online application process is available for this position on our website at www.longmontcolorado.gov/jobs. For more information call (303) 651-8609.
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Longmont is a diverse, multicultural and receptive city, one in which it's easy for people to make connections and to thrive as part of the community. As home to many customs and cultures, it's easy for residents and visitors to find fellowship with others of similar backgrounds and to explore and join in traditions that are new or foreign. The many nonprofit, civic and cultural organizations of Longmont welcome new people to become involved, and there is opportunity to find others with whom to share almost any interest.