The following position is being reposted on today's Career Opportunity Listing and is available to internal/ external applicants. Those applicants who previously applied for this position remain under consideration and need not reapply.
Leads and supervises a section of Professional Engineers, Engineer Interns, Engineering Specialists and technical support staff in the review of Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) applications in accordance with new or established criteria, accepted hydrologic and surface water hydrology principles, and routine or complex surface water activities; provides technical advice to other South Florida Water Management District units and external organizations, as representative of the District.
Requires knowledge of advanced surface water hydrology, ERP rules and regulations, applied mathematics and experience in the use of state of-the-art computer hardware and software. Incumbent must be proficient in utilizing maps, reading construction plans and specifications, interpreting engineering and environmental reports as well as water resource computer programs/models output reports; and experience in communicating effectively with other engineering professionals, environmental scientists, attorneys, construction professionals, developers, agriculturists, civil engineers, and with others involved with the District's regulatory program. Job duties include daily interaction and coordination with direct counterparts and staff members within the natural resources, consumptive use and post permit-compliance sections.
Experience in analyzing complex ERP applications and skillfully preparing the necessary written and oral reports commensurate with the complexity of the applications. Ability to reprioritize workloads to effectively respond to special requests and/or unplanned situations; and ability to evaluate and change workflows/process. Incumbent consistently demonstrates a blend of technical expertise and leadership effectiveness to direct reports, as well as to all staff within the Regulation Division. Leadership effectiveness includes strong knowledge of HR policies/practices, the ability to attract/retain/motivate/reward staff, and the appropriate alignment of staff's expertise/credentials to achieve the section's work products in the most effective and efficient manner.
Incumbent supervises, directs and monitors work activities of assigned staff and provides coaching and mentoring initiatives to enhance the staff's technical development and career plans. Ensures staff's performance objectives and evaluation is clearly established with meaningful criteria, setting standards for performance that are aligned to support the section's work plan, and identifies areas of needed improvement with corresponding developmental activities. Incumbent ensures staff keeps abreast of industry trends and developments and has access to the appropriate training sessions to develop/enhance technical competence. Incumbent ensures staff meets all licensure and professional certification requirements for their job and keeps status current as applicable. Keeps abreast of discipline specific technology/software changes and makes recommendations to department managers for purchases.
In addition, job duties include preparing realistic budget projections and monitoring activities within the Engineering permitting section to ensure operating decisions are made in conformance with budget limitations- controlling costs through economical utilization of personnel, equipment and resources. Job duties include prompt replies to pre-application and/or resolution meeting requests with the general public and/or members or the regulated community ensuring active participation and appropriate representation is offered.
Incumbents must promote harmony, teamwork and professionalism through dynamic leadership, building positive working relationships with the Regulated community and other District units. Incumbent must possess strong and effective communication skills and provide direct support to the Regulatory Division Director, Assistant Division Director, Bureau Chief, and Section Administrators. Incumbent must also coordinate with the Section Administrators, Section Leaders, and Supervisors in the Service Centers.
Worksite: West Palm Beach Headquarters. Occasional daily and overnight travel required to the Orlando, Okeechobee, and Ft. Myers Service Centers.
Typically has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or related engineering field.
At least 10+ years of qualifying experience, including 4 years of supervisory experience.
Registration as a Florida Professional Engineer (P.E.) is required.
Valid State of Florida Driver's License.
Physical Requirements/ Working Environment: Due to the District's response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role.
We encourage you to get to know us better. For more information about our organization, current job opportunities and to apply online, please visit www.sfwmd.gov/careers. Job Reference: 2584BR. SFWMD offers competitive wages and benefits. EOE.