An employee in this class plans, organizes and directs the work of employees and contractors engaged in solid waste management utility operations, facilities management and construction, vehicle maintenance and acquisition, water distribution and wastewater collection and related line construction and operations; solid waste management, and stormwater management. The employee provides technical advice and assistance to the County Manager and the Board in the long-range planning, construction, improvement, capacity management, environmental compliance, citizen and intergovernmental relations, and maintenance of water and environmental resources. The employee is responsible for administrative oversight of such programs through delegated responsibilities of individual departmental supervisors and their staffs. Work also involves serving as in-house engineering consultant to County staff. Work includes contract management, project management, handling citizen issues, and budget and personnel administration of the department. The employee represents the County to a wide variety of citizens, developers, state and federal regulatory officials, etc. Work is performed independently and in conjunction with the Deputy County Manager and county officials. Work is performed under the general direction of the Deputy County Manager and is evaluated by review of reports, conference and acceptance by the community.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field. Significant experience in management, civil engineering design and program management in municipal or county engineering, public works, solid waste, waste water, building maintenance, billing operations or water or environmental
resources field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Licensed as a Professional Civil Engineer in North Carolina, preferred.