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Deputy Director Utilities Operations

Company: City Of Boynton Beach FL
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Purpose of Classification

The purpose of this classification is to manage, provide guidance, and oversight for various programs and divisions of the Utilities Department.

Essential Functions

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 situations.

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 needed.

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 development.

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 specifications.

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 messages.

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 commission's 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 as appropriate.


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 copying documents.

Provides assistance or coverage to other employees as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's 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 driver's license.

Supplemental Information


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 regulations.

Experience in developing and using hydraulic model.

Experience in designing water and wastewater SCADA systems including the design, programming, and construction of the system.

Experience in job layout and execution.

Experience in construction management.

Experience in process engineering.

Experience in process and rotating equipment operation/troubleshooting.

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 leadership.

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 stakeholders.

Ability to successfully manage large utility improvement and construction projects.


Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements: Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances.

The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.

Keywords: City Of Boynton Beach FL, Boynton Beach , Deputy Director Utilities Operations, Other , Boynton Beach, Florida

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