Deputy Director Utilities Operations
Company: City of Boynton Beach
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Deputy Director Utilities Operations | City of Boynton Beach
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Purpose of Classification
The purpose of this classification is to manage, provide guidance,
and oversight for various programs and divisions of the Utilities
The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are
intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within
this classification. They are not listed in any order of
importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or
functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work
is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this
classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing
employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling,
disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals;
interviews candidates for employment and makes hiring
recommendations; coordinates training activities.
Coordinates department work activities; organizes and prioritizes
workload; makes work assignments; monitors status of work in
progress; inspects completed work; troubleshoots problem
Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws,
rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures
adherence to established safety procedures; initiates any actions
necessary to correct deviations or violations.
Consults with assigned staff to review work requirements, status of
work, and problems; assists with complex or problem situations;
provides direction, advice, and technical expertise.
Consults with director and other officials as needed to review
department activities, provide recommendations, resolve problems,
and receive advice/direction.
Coordinates work activities with those of other departments,
contractors, consultants, outside agencies, or others as
Performs administrative functions associated with department
operations; develops/implements long and short term plans, goals,
and objectives; develops, updates, and implements policies and
procedures; develops and implements departmental budget, including
annual budget and capital construction budgets; reviews/approves
payment requisitions, invoices, and payroll documents;
prepares/reviews regulatory reports and submits to appropriate
agencies; prepares agenda items for presentation to city
commission; coordinates emergency preparation, plans,
contingencies, and response to potential disasters.
Oversees operations and administration of plant operations,
maintenance, and water distribution; performs inspections of
project/work sites; manages and administers construction projects;
reviews, writes, and provides input on specifications for capital
expansion; reviews/comments on civil engineering plans for
development; reviews submittals and shop drawings; attends
construction meetings and reviews progress of projects; prepares
permit applications; participates in regulatory inspections.
Oversees operations and administration of storm water and
wastewater system construction/installation; performs inspections
of project/work sites; manages construction projects; coordinates
lift station design and rehabilitation; reviews plans for new
projects; develops project cost estimates.
Oversees plan review, permitting, inspection of new construction,
backflow prevention program, laboratory services, customer
relations/utility billing, computer system administration, and
system map development; reviews plans for utility improvement
projects; manages construction projects; monitors/tracks
development projects; prepares project construction schedules;
establishes procedures for inspections and implementation of new
Coordinates procurement of equipment and contracted services;
researches new products, systems, and materials; obtains pricing
from contractors and suppliers; prepares specifications for
materials, equipment, and services; writes, prepares, and reviews
bid documents/specifications; recommends award of contracts;
ensures contract compliance for all contracts and
Compiles or monitors various administrative and statistical data
pertaining to departmental operations; performs research as needed;
makes applicable calculations; analyzes data and identifies trends;
prepares or generates reports; maintains records.
Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, plant
operational reports, regulatory reports, change orders,
specifications, permit applications, budget documents, performance
appraisals, agenda items, or other documents.
Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, requisitions,
purchase orders, invoices, budget reports, equipment submittals,
payroll sheets, vehicle maintenance requests, accident reports,
operations reports, regulatory reports, production reports, quality
analysis reports, engineering reports, contract documents,
construction documents, civil engineering plans, electrical
drawings, blueprints, specifications, master plans, comprehensive
plans, union agreements, codes, regulations, standards, manuals,
maps, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews,
completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data;
utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, project
management, e-mail, or other software programs.
Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides
information, guidance, and assistance; takes and relays
Responds to complaints and questions related to department
operations; provides information, researches problems, and
initiates problem resolution.
Communicates with director, employees, other departments,
engineers, developers, contractors, consultants, inspectors,
regulatory agencies, vendors, customers, the public, outside
agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work
activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve
problems, or give/receive advice/direction.
Provides education and information to the community; meets with
homeowner groups and community organizations; communicates the city
commissions vision and mission; gives speeches and presentations;
prepares/distributes educational materials.
Attends city commission meetings or other meetings; serves on
committees as needed; gives speeches or presentations.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable
laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances
in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains
professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions
Performs the duties of director in his/her absence.
Operates a motor vehicle to conduct work activities.
Performs clerical tasks, which may include answering the telephone
and recording messages, sending/receiving faxed documents, or
Provides assistance or coverage to other employees as needed.
Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelors degree in civil or environmental
engineering, natural/physical science, or closely related field.
Five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes
utility plant operations, utility engineering, construction/design,
plan review, and administrative operations; or any equivalent
combination of education, training, and experience which provides
the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must
possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Professional
Engineering license. Must possess (or obtain within fourteen (14)
days of hire) and maintain a valid Florida drivers license.
Demonstrated knowledge of water, wastewater, stormwater and reuse
processes and equipment.
Demonstrated knowledge of the federal, state, and local
environmental regulations regarding water, wastewater, stormwater
and reuse systems.
Demonstrated understanding and utilization of financial data and
key performance indicators to support process performance.
Experience with and ability to ensure effective oversight and
compliance with regulatory and environmental guidelines and
Experience in developing and using hydraulic model.
Experience in designing water and wastewater SCADA systems
including the design, programming, and construction of the
Experience in job layout and execution.
Experience in construction management.
Experience in process engineering.
Experience in process and rotating equipment
Working knowledge of work management/database management systems
utilization and data analysis.
Experience in resource management.
Ability to be a positive role model and provide effective
Ability to effectively supervise assigned staff and to
expeditiously resolve employee issues and concerns.
Ability to successfully develop collaborative working relationships
with the department director and peers, and with other departments,
contractors, consultants, outside agencies, and all other
Ability to successfully manage large utility improvement and
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical
effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some
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