This position is being reposted. Those applicants who previously applied for this position remain under consideration and need not reapply.
Leads and supervises a section of Professional Engineers, Engineer Interns, Engineering Specialists and technical support staff in the review of post-permit compliance requirements associated with Environmental Resource Permits (ERPs) and the Enforcement of current District rules and statutes in accordance with new or established criteria, accepted hydrologic and stormwater hydrology principles, and routine or complex stormwater activities. Provides technical advice to other District units and external organizations, as a representative of the District. Requires knowledge of advanced stormwater hydrology, ERP rules and regulations, applied mathematics and experience in the use of state of-the-art computer hardware and software.
Incumbent supervises, assigns, tracks, directs and monitors work activities of assigned staff and provides coaching and mentoring initiatives to enhance the staff's technical development and career plans. Ensures staff's performance objectives and evaluation is clearly established with meaningful measurable criteria, setting standards for performance that are aligned to support the Regulatory Division work plan, and identifies areas of needed improvement with corresponding developmental activities. Incumbent must possess strong and effective communication skills and provide direct support to the Environmental Section Administrator and Bureau Chief. Due to the District's response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role.
Job duties include daily interaction and coordination with direct counterparts and staff members within the Environmental Resource and Water Use Bureaus. The position is required to offer consistent guidance not only to direct reports and District staff, but to members of the regulated community with interpretation of rules as they pertain to compliance with post-permit requirements, construction completion certifications (CCCs), and resolution of enforcement cases.
Ability to assign, delegate, analyze and prioritize workload to ensure that District metrics are achieved and maintained, and to effectively respond to special requests including unplanned situations. Ability to monitor and measure staff accomplishments by quantifying workload complexity, and ability to evaluate, change and create workflow processes. Proficiency in the use of software and creation of reporting tools to manage and prioritize workload, create and evaluate workflow, and provide weekly updates to the Engineering and Environmental Section Administrators, the Bureau Chief, the Division Director and the Service Centers. Incumbent consistently demonstrates a blend of technical expertise and leadership effectiveness to direct reports. Leadership effectiveness includes knowledge of HR policies and practices, the ability to attract, retain, motivate, and reward staff, and the appropriate alignment of staff's expertise to complete work in the most effective and efficient manner.
Incumbent must be able to guide permittees and offer rule-based interpretations when evaluating post-permit compliance requirements and/or resolving enforcement cases. The position supervises engineers working on the evaluation of post-permit engineering submittals, particularly CCCs, and staff working on enforcement actions taken against permittees that are out of compliance and for activities conducted without permits. Enforcement responsibilities require applicants to be familiar with the District regulatory program in order to properly direct course of actions on requests for enforcement from field staff and other District employees, issuance of notices enforcement action, and follow-up on such notices, including issuance of settlement letters, drafting of consent agreements, ensuring payment of penalties and permit issuance for those projects lacking permits, and coordination with permitting, Natural Resource Management (NRM) and CUP compliance staff to ensure that deliverables are met.
Incumbent supervises, directs and monitors work activities of assigned staff and provides coaching and mentoring initiatives to enhance the staff's technical development and career plans. Ensures staff's performance objectives and evaluation is clearly established with meaningful measurable criteria, setting standards for performance that are aligned to support the Regulation Division work plan, and identifies areas of needed improvement with corresponding developmental activities. Incumbent must possess strong and effective communication skills and provide direct support to the Engineering and Natural Resources Section Administrators and the Bureau Chief.
Incumbent must be proficient in utilizing maps, reading construction plans and specifications, interpreting engineering and environmental reports as well as water resource computer programs/models output reports; and experience in communicating effectively with other engineering professionals, environmental scientists, attorneys, construction professionals, developers, agriculturists, civil engineers, and with others involved with the District's regulatory program.
Applicants must be familiar with pertinent Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code, with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and with District rules that direct the ERP and the CUP programs.
Employment Guidelines Typically has a Bachelor’s degree from an ABET/EAC accredited program in Agricultural, Civil, or Environmental Engineering, or a related engineering field and eight (8) years of qualifying experience, including two (2) years of experience supervising an engineering staff, or assisting the manager in leading an engineering department.
Licenses Registration as a Florida Professional Engineer (P.E.) is required.
Valid State of Florida driver’s license.
Physical Requirements/ Working Environment Due to the District's response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role.
Please refer to Job Reference: 2671BR for more information about the requirements for this position, and to submit an application.
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