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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:Y7356

UTILITIES SUPERINTENDENT

NATURE OF WORK

This is highly responsible and technical administrative and supervisory work in the Office of Environmental Services or Office of Integrated Waste Management.

Work involves direct responsibility for the 24-hour operation and maintenance of a large water or wastewater treatment or solid waste system to insure customer needs are met while protecting public health and the environment. Position incumbent coordinates, plans, and directs the operation and maintenance of the system to ensure efficient operation and compliance with the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and all applicable federal, state and local regulatory requirements. Supervision is exercised over subordinate managers and supervisors. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment within established policies and procedures. Work is reviewed by an administrative superior through conferences, reports, and observation of results obtained.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Administers the operation and maintenance of a large water, wastewater, or solid waste system through the direction of subordinate personnel.

Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure area of responsibility is in compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Assists and performs long-range strategic planning to ensure the future needs of the customers are met, while protecting public health and the environment.

Directs and plans the corrective and preventive maintenance aspects of the system which may include large scale industrial electronic/electrical process controls.

Manages subordinate supervisors engaged in the maintenance and operation of the system.

Ensures that facility activities are in compliance with all federal, state and local requirements.

Administers the preparation and submittal of operations and maintenance records and reports for the system.

Conducts routine staff meetings and training programs for staff.

Confers with county officials, regulatory officials, contractors, civic leaders and the general public regarding system maintenance and operations.

Prepares budget for area of responsibility.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of the operating principles and practices and the maintenance requirements of the equipment and machinery utilized in the assigned facility.

Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in the work.

Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, methods, equipment and procedures of the mechanical maintenance trades.

Considerable knowledge of all federal, state and local regulatory requirements applicable to area of assignment.

Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying, and interpreting policies and procedures.

Ability to plan, assign and supervise, and motivate the work of subordinates.

Ability to prepare clear and concise oral and written reports.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in civil or environmental engineering, biology, chemistry, environmental science, bacteriology or related field; thorough experience in managing the operation and maintenance of water or wastewater treatment or solid waste systems, including experience in the high-level supervisory aspects of the work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Work Locations: Water Supply Division, Wastewater Management Division, Solid Waste Operations Division
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E1/91 R1/92


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