The Chief Engineer and General Manager plans, directs, organizes, coordinates, and evaluates the overall activities of the Flood Control District which includes: design, construction, inspection, operation, and maintenance of flood control projects, floodplain use permitting, flood hazard studies, flood warning, oversight of the Flood Control District annual budget (approximately $100M) and other related activities.
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Minimum education and/or experience: Bachelor's degree in Civil or Hydraulic Engineering or a closely related field and ten (10) years increasingly responsible engineering experience with five (5) years management experience. Professional level engineering experience may substitute for the education on a year for year basis.
Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements: Registered in the State of Arizona as a Professional Civil Engineer, or the ability to obtain registration within six (6) months of employment.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of:
Applicable State and federal laws.
Technical principles and practices in planning, design, and construction of flood control structures.
Industry best practices and trends.
Flood control, surveying, mapping, and hydrology techniques.
Research techniques, methods, and procedures.
Budget preparation, monitoring, and analysis
Grant and contract acquisition as well as project financing options
Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, and the management of employees through multiple levels of supervision.
Principles and practices, at the executive level, of developing teams, motivating employees, and leading and managing in a team environment.
Data sampling and statistical analysis techniques.
Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals, at all levels of responsibility and means.
Developing, improving, and implementing processes and polices.
Preparing comprehensive technical reports, narratives, correspondence, and presentations for executive management, public officials, investigative bodies, employees, and County residents.
Coordinate departmental services with County departments and other agencies.
Supervise, train, mentor, and evaluate the work of staff.
Interpret and apply applicable statutes, regulations, and policies.
Work with all levels of management, employees, and residents.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing
Work independently, exercise judgment, resolve complicated and sensitive issues, and make sound decisions and recommendations.
Establish and meet operational standards, goals, and objectives for the department.
Preferred education and/or experience: Master's degree in related field. Additional years management experience. Experience preparing and administering an operating budget.
The Flood Control District of Maricopa County (District) was formed nearly 60 years ago to address flooding throughout the county. Even though Maricopa County is in a desert, floods occur due to the unique character of the desert and two distinct rainy seasons - the summer monsoon and the winter frontal rains. In fact, some portion of Maricopa County usually experiences flooding each year. Althoug...h the District has made great progress over the years, work remains to be done as the county continues to be one of the fastest growing in the United States. Unprecedented growth has resulted in development beyond the large flood controlstructures built during the 1960s and 1970s. The District has an annual budget of approximately $100 million – 2/3 for capital improvement projects, 1/3 for O&M and administration. This position oversees approximately 175 direct employees and indirectly another 50 support staff in other departments.