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Deputy Director, Public Utilities/Operations

Company: City of Hollywood (Interactive)
Location: Hollywood
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

The Position JOB SUMMARY:Under the general direction of the Director of Public Utilities, plans, organizes and directs all activities for Water Systems, Wastewater Systems, Stormwater, Laboratory and Industrial Pretreatment. Supervision is exercised over key subordinate personnel who in turn are responsible for operations, maintenance, waste collection, water distribution and support services. The employee must exercise extensive initiative and independent judgement in solving problems as they develop in order to maintain the continuous effective, efficient and safe operation of Utility Facilities. Work is performed with wide latitude in the use of independent judgement and selection of work methods and procedures subject to executive directive and review by the Director of Public Utilities and local, state and federal requirements pertaining to these activities. Work is also reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of the operational success of Utility Systems and achievement of objectives.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Insures that the following operations: Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection, Stormwater, Laboratory and Industrial Pretreatment are functioning in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Broward County Office of Natural Resource Protection.
  • Coordinates the daily activities of the Public Utilities Department Operational Divisions; establishes operational and administrative policies, confers with and advises staff on technical/administrative/personnel problems in their assigned areas.
  • Provides operational and administrative assistance to the Director; prepares operational budget and reviews capital improvement operating budget.
  • Handles grievances and discipline, reviews employee performance evaluations, interviews and makes recommendations regarding hiring of senior management and approves salary increases and promotions.
  • Works with the Director and senior management to assure: strategic planning and issues definition; to develop policies and procedures; to determine direction to be taken as related to timing and processes for plant expansion, organizational changes and system priorities.
  • Serves as a member of the City Negotiating Team for collective bargaining.
  • Effectively and positively represents the City in delivering and performing work with colleagues and clients, irrespective of gender, race, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, or sexual orientation.
  • Establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors and managers.
  • Performs related work as required for this position description only. The Requirements EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Required:Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in engineering, science or business administration; supplemented by ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in utility operations including at least five (5) years in a supervisory or administrative capacity, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.Additional education and experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
    • Knowledge of federal, state, county and municipal laws and regulations relating to water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment and collection, stormwater regulations and industrial pretreatment.
    • Knowledge of chemical and physical processes involved in the treatment of water and wastewater.
    • Knowledge of municipal organizations, programs and policies, union contract provisions and applicable safety rules and regulations.
    • Ability to write and present reports in a clear and concise manner.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors, regulatory agencies, officials and the general public.
    • Skills in negotiating with officials, regulators and other relevant parties.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors, managers and the public. The Examination Examination: Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: written examination, performance examination, education and experience evaluation, oral examination and/or other job related examinations.You will be notified of the time and place of your examination when you file or later by mail. A passing grade is required on each part of the process. Repeated participation in any examination for which the same test is used is limited to once every 6 months. Your examination results will be sent by email as soon as possible after the grading is completed.Final passing grades are used to determine a candidate's position on the eligibility list of successful candidates. Departments fill vacancies from this list. The top three names are considered for each vacancy unless otherwise modified. Those not appointed are returned to the eligibility list for further consideration in accordance with the Civil Service Ordinance. Your name will remain on a register for one year for open competitive examinations and two years for closed competitive except where labor contract conflicts.Your name may be removed from an eligibility list prior to one year according to Hollywood's Civil Service Ordinance or labor contracts. Your eligibility may be cancelled if you refuse a position or if you are not available for work. You are responsible for notifying the Employment Office, in writing, of any change in your address or telephone number.Special Accommodation and Communication Needs: The City of Hollywood provides necessary reasonable accommodation in the examination process upon request to persons with disabilities. Such requests must be made PRIOR to any scheduled examination.Veteran's Preference: An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers (DD214) and meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Florida Statues. Additional Information All successful applicants will be required to pass an extensive background which may include criminal history searches, driving history checks, credit report, courthouse searches, education verification, employment verification, professional license verification, or other search methods as deemed necessary for the position. In addition, the applicant will be required to undergo a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, prior to appointment. Employment of Relatives: The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees. Effective January 28, 2008, a relative may only be hired under the following additional conditions:
      • The relative must have competed in an appropriate examination process as determined by Human Resources and be placed on a civil service eligibility list;
      • The relative must be among the top three ranked candidates available on the certified eligibility list unless expanded by the Civil Service Board;
      • The Department or Office Director and the Director, Human Resources must demonstrate that it is in the best interests of the City of Hollywood to hire the relative of a public officer or employee. As of 12/15/2005 the City will require all newly hired employees to sign an affidavit affirming non-usage of tobacco or tobacco products within the last year prior to submission of application and will continue to be a non-user of tobacco products throughout employment with the City of Hollywood. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling . All applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, abilities, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression (except as limited by law, Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational disqualifications). The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer.
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