Utilities and Environmental Services Director – Seminole County

invites applications for the position of:
Utilities and Environmental Services Director

SALARY: $41.01 – $60.10 Hourly
$85,300.80 – $125,000.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 04/06/17
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

Professional, administrative and managerial work responsible for directing a department to provide water, wastewater, solid waste and utility services to unincorporated Seminole County.

Note: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Develops, recommends, and implements operating policies, procedures, and programs to effect the efficient and effective operation and delivery of services. Makes recommendations that impact the budget.

Provides direction to and supervises the activities of all divisions within the Department, including water and sewer, billing, solid waste, and planning/engineering/inspections.

Exercises responsibility and authority for securing, developing and maintaining both financial and human resources necessary for a sound, proactive, professional utility services operation.

Plans and recommends to the County Manger short- and long-range goals and reports annually on the status of the Department’s progress in achieving its goals.

Prepares and presents the Department’s annual budget and ensures organizational adherence to the parameters of adopted budget.

Provides for the construction and continued operation of water, wastewater, and solid waste facilities to serve the citizens of Seminole County.

Organizes and administers the work effort of assigned divisions and activities.

Responds to citizen complaints, researching problems and formulating solutions and responses. Advises the County Manager as appropriate of relevant unresolved issues.

Additional Duties:

  • Supervises employees using or repairing heavy or complex machinery. Supervises employees developing, installing, or repairing technology systems.
  • Performs other related work as required.
  • In the event of an emergency, all employees are considered essential personnel and may be required to perform alternate duties.

Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Civil Engineering and/or Environmental Engineering and five (5) years progressively responsible professional level experience in the administration and supervision of a utility or solid waste business operation. Must be registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.

A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.


  • Extensive knowledge of the current practices and procedures of management and their application to the operation of a complex public organization.
  • Extensive knowledge of planning principles and practices applicable to public utilities programs and activities.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public sector budgeting and finance.
  • Ability to articulate a vision consistent with Board of County Commissioners and the community expectations.
  • Must be able to plan, organize, and direct effectively to carry out a mission and reach a vision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the County structure, other governmental agencies and public.
  • Pursuant to Florida Statutes, Chapter 112, incumbent must annually file “Form 1, Limited Financial Disclosure” in the County of their residence.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Drivers License.
  • All employees must attend Seminole County Required Trainings.

Department Specific trainings per position may be required.

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