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  • Director, Water & Sewer System

    ACEC Georgia
    Job Description
    Job Summary Consults with County Manager, Deputy County Manager, Chief Financial Officer, County Commissioners and other officials to review department operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations; attends meetings of Commissioners, responds to questions/requests, and provides information; meets with other government agencies as needed. Develops and implements long and short-term strategic plans, goals, and objectives for the department; evaluates efficiency and effectiveness of division operations, methods, procedures, and use of resources; implements improvements as needed. Coordinates projects and work activities with those of other departments, utility companies, consultants, contractors, other government agencies, outside agencies, or others as needed; works with multiple-county study groups on common issues. Communicates with state/federal officials, environmental agencies, County Attorney, other departments, employees, contractors, developers, engineers, 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. Directs operations involving provision of water/sewer services to the community; reviews water production reports, laboratory reports, and other records to ensure proper quantity and quality of water services; monitors existing sewer service use and capacity; oversees contracts for water plant operation and maintenance; monitors water purchases from city. Develops, submits, and implements departmental budget; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; develops projections relating to future water demand, system capacities, and related data. Responds to complaints and questions related to department operations, activities, and issues; provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution, except for normal customer service questions associated with billing and collections. Directs and issues final orders related to the implementation of the County’s Industrial Pretreatment Ordinance to maintain compliance with Federal and State requirements. Oversees the implementation of the County’s Sewer Use Ordinance including the editing, adding, removing, of ordinances to protect customers and the environment including limited enforcement. Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals; interviews and selects new employees. Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise. Ensures compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations. Leads the department in ensuring compliance with all safety and health requirement; develops safety policies essential to the department; ensures all new departmental employees are trained on safety policies prior to commencing duties; ensures all departmental staff are trained annually on departmental safety policies ensuring safety standards are consistently followed; maintains safe and healthy working conditions ensuring minimal injury, accidents, liabilities and waste of materials within the department. Plans and coordinates large multi-million dollar capital projects for provision of water/sewer services; studies/analyzes financial impact of new projects and changes to existing system; evaluates bids; oversees large capital improvement and inspection projects; oversees acquisition of right-of-way and easement property for projects; monitors status reports and oversees construction progress. Communicates or meets with developers and engineers to discuss projects and related issues; provides technical information and assistance to developers, engineers, staff members, customers, the public or other individuals. Oversees and coordinates activities of consulting firms providing services to the department; evaluates technical reports from consultants to aid in decision-making on water/sewer system. Oversees the development and monitoring of the rate structure for the billing of utility services; monitors water/sewer charges of other municipalities. Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; monitors new environmental regulations for potential impact on water/wastewater system; maintains an awareness of new practices, methods, trends, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate. Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, annual reports, bid specifications, standards, technical studies/reports, cost estimates, budget documents, statistical analyses, performance evaluations, presentation materials, agenda requests, policies, procedures, or other documents. Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, status reports, water production/maintenance reports, water graphs, sewer graphs, laboratory reports, contracts, cost estimates, budget reports, invoices, time sheets, leave requests, overtime reports, job applications, agendas, meeting minutes, easement surveys, engineering plans/drawings, specifications, master water/sewer plans, maps, manuals, ordinances, regulations, standards, policies, procedures, catalogs, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate. Serves as a county liaison and professional utility manager on local or regional study groups or advisory groups ( Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders Group (ACFS)). Attends meetings serves on committees and makes public speeches or presentations as needed. Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, e-mail, Internet, or other computer programs. Performs administrative tasks; writes work orders; prepares technical and operational reports; approves purchases and invoices; reviews/approves time sheets, payroll documents, and leave requests; assists in the calculation of sewer tap fees. Oversees inventory of department vehicles, equipment, tools, parts, and supplies; ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; initiates orders for new/replacement materials; prepares equipment specifications; coordinates necessary repair/maintenance activities. Responds to emergency situations on a twenty-four-hour basis. Serves as a member of the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Authority. Performs other related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field from an accredited college or university; supplemented by six (6) years previous experience and/or training that includes progressively responsible water utility system administration, water distribution/collection systems, budget administration, and management; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in related field desired. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license with appropriate endorsement. Please apply online at www.Forsythco.com under the Employment Opportunities tab.