About the Position We are looking for an experienced engineer to be part of our team!
You will partner with developers, engineering consultants, treatment plant operators, city leaders, regulatory agencies, and others in the planning, design, construction, and operation of a wide range of water and wastewater facilities across Maricopa County. You will be the leader for a program/section that conducts engineering plan reviews and ensures operational compliance for subdivision infrastructure, drinking, and wastewater treatment facilities.
About The Environmental Services Department For more than 60 years, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department has been working with our community to ensure a safe and healthy environment. Maintaining a healthy environment improves the quality of life and seeks to prevent exposure to mosquito-borne diseases and hazardous substances in food, water, and soil. Our department utilizes education and innovative methods to protect more than 4 million residents of Maricopa County and its visitors.
Essential Job Tasks
Plans, assigns, prioritizes, evaluates, and reviews the work of program/section staff including registered professional engineers, registered sanitarians, other professionals, subordinate supervisors, and support staff for consistency, accuracy, timeliness, conformance to policy/rules, and for technical merit.
Work includes permitting, licensing, inspection, and investigation of water, wastewater, and solid waste facilities and related operations in accordance with subdivision, water quality, aquifer protection, and design/construction/health-related codes and regulations.
Oversees the preparation and submission of timely reports and maintenance of records. Creates and oversees the budget for the assigned unit.
Manages complex and high profile projects, assignments, and research. Develops, implements, and interprets policies, procedures, and programs for engineering aspects of environmental issues related to permitting, control, analysis, design, review, and evaluation of water, wastewater, and solid waste infrastructure and operations.
Enforces the submittal and approval of discharge authorizations, final verifications, and approvals for and of construction of all water, sewer, and reclaimed sewer projects to ensure that projects are in accordance with technical specifications and applicable codes.
Provides technical expertise to section through plan review, on-site inspections throughout the County, an annual audit of the City of Phoenix sub-delegation, and other related work. Assures final verification approvals for and construction of all, water, sewer, and reclaimed sewer projects as per relevance to the work unit.
Resolves complaints submitted by staff or the public by conducting or delegating investigations; advises and educates the public on environmental issues, regulations, safety, policies, and compliance matters.
Participates and may present technical environmental information to public agencies and/or the public.
Communicates, interprets, and keeps current on changes in environmental regulations and legislation. Serves as a representative to federal, state, regional, and local municipalities and groups to coordinate environmental activities, negotiate, inform and confer; participates at technical meetings, public hearings, and other forums. Collaborates with other divisions, other County departments, and state regulatory agencies.
Informs division manager of critical and potentially controversial or political program issues. Participates in budget development, monitoring, and adherence.
Identifies and implements process improvement initiatives to improve customer and employee satisfaction.
May serve as division level manager when assigned and/or supervise subordinate supervisory staff.
We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications.
Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, or a related engineering field.
Six (6) years of experience in infrastructure engineering reviews and approvals including work experience in engineering project management.
Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Arizona Driver's license at the time of hire.
Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration; OR by the technical board of another state, with the ability to obtain Arizona Registration within six (6) months of employment.
Our Preferred Candidate has
One (1) year of supervisory experience overseeing professional engineering staff.
Ten (10) years of water, wastewater, and solid waste facility and system design, regulatory, and compliance management experience.
Experience in the design, review, permitting, and/or regulation of water/wastewater/solid waste systems.
Experience with Automated Permit Tracking Systems.
Internal Number: 880ENGPGRMGR121119
About Maricopa County
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF MARICOPA COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES:
For more than 60 years, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department has been working with our community to ensure a safe and healthy environment. Maintaining a healthy environment improves quality of life and seeks to prevent exposure to mosquito- borne diseases and hazardous substances in food, water, and soil. Using education and innovative methods to protect the more than 4 million residents of Maricopa County and its visitors, our Environmental Health professionals take proactive steps to:•Regulate the food safety in eating and drinking establishments
•Work with stakeholders to keep our water supply free from contamination (including monitoring drinking water systems, inspecting aquatic health and safety, reviewing water & sewer plans)
•Manage septic systems
•Safeguard waste disposal
•Regulate stormwater quality
•Manage centers and facilities for certain recyclable and waste items; and
•Provide surveillance/enforcement activities to help minimize vector borne health risks.