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Environmental Services Director
 
Type of Vacancy:Unclassified
 
Work Location:Dept of Environmental Services-General Administration
 
Starting Salary:39.1366 Hourly / $81,404 Annual
 
Pay Grade:2360
 
NOTE:
Excellent benefits with car allowance or take-home vehicle
 
Application Dates:Oct. 20 - Nov. 20, 2017
Application Times:Monday 12:00 pm - Monday 5 pm
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Mayor-President, this at-will position directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates all aspects of the East Baton Rouge Sewerage Commission (EBROSCO) and Sanitation Program. Work involves responsibility for the operation of the City-Parish Wastewater division including wastewater collection, conveyance, storage, and treatment systems, pretreatment and environmental programs, and laboratory services. Work also involves responsibility for the operation of the City-Parish Sanitation division including solid waste environmental functions, landfill management, and recycling programs. Duties include representation of the department in a variety of public forums (e.g. Metro Council meetings) and full management of the assigned services and related activities including financial and engineering planning, operation and maintenance, contract management, and customer service. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Directs all aspects of the East Baton Rouge Sewerage Commission (EBROSCO) including engineer planning and design, operations and maintenance, and finance and administration. Directs all aspects of the Sanitation Program including solid waste environmental functions, recycling programs, and landfill operations. Responsible for all environmental reporting including treatment plant National Pollutant Discharge System (NPDES) permits, pretreatment program, and any other compliance related reporting. Oversees waste reduction and solid waste contracts and preparation of bid specifications. Directs the development of recommendations for wastewater rates, fees, adjustments, and charges. Develops policies and procedures for response to routine storm events, hurricanes, flooding, and other crisis events. Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the assigned service areas, programs, and operations. Recommends and administers policies and procedures. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; plans, develops, and implements methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and promote the most efficient use of labor and material. Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work plans of direct reporting managers and support staff; assigns responsibility for work activities, projects, and programs; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems. Negotiates contracts and coordinates at a high level with consultants regarding major projects and activities. Oversees and directs the development and administration of the annual budget including the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies. Oversees and participates in providing customer service to internal and external customers by responding to and resolving escalated sensitive inquiries and complaints; negotiates sensitive and controversial issues. Appears in a variety of public settings to represent the department, including Metro Council meetings, public hearings, public outreach programs, and before various boards and courts to testify in appeals and other legal actions. Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in wastewater and solid waste technology. Plans, monitors, and evaluates the performance of assigned managers and staff; establishes performance requirements and personal development targets; provides feedback to recognize performance or coaching for performance improvement and development; takes disciplinary action, up to and including termination, to address performance deficiencies.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles and practices of wastewater collection, conveyance, storage, and treatment systems. Knowledge of City-Parish ordinances and regulations regarding the disposal of solid waste. Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws related to EBROSCO. Knowledge of procedures and equipment used in the collection and disposal of waste. Knowledge of principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration. Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering and construction, particularly as applied to wastewater engineering and compliance programs. Knowledge of the modern developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding professional engineering. Knowledge of all types of construction, materials, methods, and stages of construction. Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, policies, and procedures, especially as related to EBROSCO. Knowledge of the Clean Water Act, especially NPDES permits. Knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Knowledge in providing effective performance feedback and conducting performance appraisals. Ability to oversee and manage comprehensive wastewater and sanitation programs. Ability to organize, supervise, and coordinate the work of subordinate personnel performing varied wastewater and sanitation functions. Ability to negotiate agreements and contracts. Ability to read and accurately interpret plans, specifications, and blueprints. Ability to manage public works projects. Ability to prepare and administer program budgets, including capital budgets. Ability to review and determine the validity of time and cost estimates. Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service technology methods and techniques. Ability to analyze complex operational and administrative problems, evaluate alternatives, and recommend and/or implement effective courses of action. Ability to lead the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and management controls. Ability to select, motivate, and evaluate staff and provide for their training and development. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and customers by building trust, establishing partnerships, and developing collaborative problem solving approaches. Ability to represent the City-Parish to the public. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to prepare clear and concise records, reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Ability to make decisions recognizing established precedents and practices, and to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting new problems. Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative within general policy guidelines. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City-Parish officials and managers, representatives from other government entities, engineers, architects, vendors, and contractors.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Section 5:04 of the Plan of Government: Shall (i) have received a college degree (which must include the completion of engineering courses, or business management courses, or public administration management courses) from an accredited four (4) year college or university, and (ii) have at least ten (10) years of relevant administrative/management experience.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Position may require possession of a license to practice professional engineering as issued by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
JOB CODE:330080
 
APPLICATION NOTE
Resumes accepted apply 10/23/17 to 11/20/17. Resumes may be mailed or emailed to: Department of Human Resources Attention: Environmental Services Director Resume P.O. Box 1471, Baton Rouge, LA 70821 ESDIRECTOR@BRGOV.COM