Responsible for the overall administration and management of the City's Stormwater Program, including planning and implementation of stormwater projects, compliance with regulatory permits, inspection programs, enforcement actions, business operations and all regulatory reporting. program implementation, compliance and inspection and enforcement. Areas of responsibility include planning and evaluation, policy and program development, personnel and fiscal management, and public relations.
This is the highest level of strategic and/or operations management reporting to a top department executive or a department deputy. Position manages a primary function of the department and recommends high level policy and procedure subject to department, mayoral, and/or Council approval. This level would be expected to manage either a varied array of professionals and manager or a group of professionals in a City-wide administrative or operations function. This is NOT a routine promotional level and the specific justification for classification at this level must be documented.
May work independently or as part of a team of managers that meet to discuss issues related to budgets, staff, policy, and operations. Direction received is very general and focuses on strategic objectives and is typically collaborative in nature. This is a policy-making level of management and would be considered "upper middle" management.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.
Provides direct management responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the following functional areas;
Develops policy and write rules, regulations, and ordinances for the stormwater program in the City of Atlanta; interfaces with the Mayor's office, City Council, and other departments for policy and technical issues; Resolves technical issues and make final determination regarding the application of Federal, State, and local requirements for the stormwater program.
Ensures the City is in compliance with all state, federal, local & regional policies, laws and regulations pertaining to stormwater management. Develops and maintains the City's Stormwater Management Plan.
Provides positive leadership, working harmoniously with others in the Department and other organizations, and ensuring that the day-to-day activities.
Manages the Stormwater Management program including strategic planning, implementing department initiatives, producing the budget, managing the staff, and overseeing program processes.
Ensures the department has all the necessary resources required to successfully complete job assignments in financial, human and administrative related areas which enables the City to fulfill it's mission to manage stormwater services for its customers 365 days a year.
Provides leadership and direction to group managers and oversee project goals. Develops project strategies, implementation plan, project scope and milestones.
This position is generally required to provide input regarding decisions that impact any area within the watershed's divisions and offices. Such issues may be related to policy/procedure, strategy, budget, and/or technical. May commit department to action. Establishes organization strategy and policy within required legislative or executive limitations.
Provides guidance to a varied group of Managers and Supervisors or may directly supervise a staff of professionals and team leaders engaged in an organization-wide or policy-advisory activity. Guidance should typically be general in nature and focus on objectives, end results, and policies.
Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesThis is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.
Extensive knowledge of stormwater management and associated programs, technical terminology; extensive knowledge of design of green infrastructure and construction projects, administrative activities or field operations; knowledge of engineering, procurement, hydraulics, and geotechnical processes and terminology; knowledge of legal requirements of stormwater laws & ordinances; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of stormwater management and watershed science; knowledge of grant writing and grant management.
Strong Computer and Software (Microsoft) Skills; very strong administrative and managerial skills; inter-personal and team working skills; skilled in communicating verbally and in writing.
Ability to be decisive; ability to develop relationships and partnerships; ability to write clear and concise technical documents; ability to read, understand, and prepare legal documents; ability to operate city vehicles: sedan, 14-passenger van, and pick up truck; ability to effectively negotiate resolution of conflicts among citizens, neighbors, elected official, and staff, as well as efficiently manage a government office open to the public; ability to interact effectively with various personality styles and with upper departmental management or elected officials; ability to read and interpret construction drawings; ability to interpret laws, regulations and guidelines; ability to utilize Microsoft office suite and project management programs.
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment
Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.
City of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.
Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience
Bachelor of Science in Engineering or an Environmental Science.
10 years' of experience in water resource or civil engineering, or municipal government sector.
5 years' of experience as a manager, supervisor, team leader, etc.
Preferred Education & Experience
Master's degree or PHD in associated field or previous experience as a stormwater director for a municipality or utility.
15 years' of work experience in water resources engineering, municipal government sector.
20 years' of experience as a manager, supervisor, tam leader etc.
Licensures and Certifications
P.E. License preferred.
Applicable Stormwater Management Certification
Internal Number: R7264/POS55304
About City of Atlanta - Department of Watershed Management
City of Atlanta
Department of Watershed Management
The Department of Watershed Management is a regional public water and wastewater utility serving 1.2 million people each day. The Department’s core services include treatment and distribution of safe drinking water; collection and treatment of wastewater to a high standard; management of watersheds within the City of Atlanta; and customer care and billing services for 164,000 accounts. The Department’s vision of being a leader in innovation, service and value is supported by eight strategic priorities including: Service Delivery, Infrastructure Reliability, Workforce Development, Operational Efficiency, Financial Resilience, Compliance, Digital Transformation; and Safety and Security.