This position is a senior management level class. Performs professional engineering, technical, budgetary, analytical, supervisory, and administrative duties involved in assisting the Development Services Director; and performs technical and supervisory work involved in planning and managing all activities of the Division of Environmental Quality/Waste Disposal Services of the Department of Development Services.
Work is performed under general direction of the Development Services Director. The employee is expected to exercise initiative and independent judgment in planning and organizing work, completing assignments, and exercise technical supervision of subordinates as required. Work is reviewed through conferences and results achieved.
The employee is expected to exercise technical and functional supervision over a staff of professional and technical subordinates as assigned by the Development Services Director.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Establishes and maintains an extensive working relationship with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
- Plans, organizes, and manages all activities and duties of the Division of Environmental Quality/Waste Disposal Services.
- Responsible for the oversight of the Onsite Waste Water Treatment System Permitting Program for Onsite wastewater treatment systems up to 24,000 Gallons per day capacity as delegated to Mohave County by the State of Arizona through the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
- Responsible for the oversight and Contract Management for Permitting, Design Review and issuance of Approval to Construct for Potable Water Distribution and Waste Water Collection systems as delegated to Mohave County by the State of Arizona through the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
- Responsible for oversight, evaluation, and review of all Sewer and Potable Water System Construction Quality Control and Quality Assurance Testing Data and Inspections required for the issuance of Approval of Construction as required for the administration of Mohave County’s delegation agreement with the State of Arizona through the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
- Manages Inspection staff in daily activities including issuance of permits, review of applications and the processing of appeals.
- Supervises and Conducts technical reviews of permit applications to determine compliance with applicable rules for wastewater systems and issues construction authorizations/discharge and other authorizations and approvals as may be applicable under the active delegation agreement with the State of Arizona through the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
- Inspects studies, analyzes and formulates proposals dealing with development and implementation of the current and any subsequent delegation agreement with the State of Arizona through the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
- Manages all permitting and inspection activities of the Division of Environmental Quality/Waste Disposal Services.
- Contract Management, Environmental Permitting Oversight, and Development for Mohave County Owned Sanitary Landfills.
- Manages Contract Administration and Site Development for the Mohave County Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.
- Performs and supervises County Owned Landfill site inspections and determines operational compliance with the approved operations plan, operations contract documents, as well as all applicable Federal and State Laws governing the operations and development of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.
- Administers the County’s Suspect Waste Program, reviews laboratory analysis results, and makes determinations of waste acceptance at County Owned Landfills.
- Administers and Supervises the Mohave County Household Hazardous Waste Program, manages events, assures compliance with applicable disposal, recycling, and transportation rules, regulations, and requirements.
- Manages the waste tire collection and disposal program for the County owned waste tire collection sites.
- Manages and Implements the Division Capital Improvement Plan.
- Trains staff and subordinates in Departmental Policies and Procedures as well as inspection techniques, requirements, and standards.
- Answer questions from the public and staff regarding delegated programs.
- Represents the Division at local and state regulatory and organizational meetings.
- Reviews Division projects for compliance with regulations, economic benefit and other technical matters and recommends to the Development Services Director, those projects meeting the criteria for inclusion into the Five-Year Capital Improvement Program.
- Responds to complaints, inquiries, and provides information concerning Divisional Administration, Permitting, and Solid Waste.
- Designs and supervises improvement projects and master planning at the County Owned Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and/or other Solid Waste related projects with staff or consultants.
- Performs contract administration for the delivery of planning, design, and construction services.
- Assists in development and analysis of cost data, engineering proposals and alternatives, and division operating budgets.
- Formulates and implements goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
- Interprets, explains, and verifies compliance with federal, state, county and city laws, rules and regulations governing County Wastewater and Solid Waste activities and permitting.
- Performs complex analytical work, designing, developing, and reviewing proposals, plans, shop drawings, cost estimates, contractor requests, reports, and other submittals, ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes, regulations, standards and specifications for Municipal Solid Waste Landfill projects.
- Prepares Request for Proposals (RFP’s) and Request for Qualifications (RFQ’s), analyzes and evaluates the scope and cost of contractor and consultant submittals, interviews, recommends selection, assists in negotiating contractual agreements and prepares final contract and award recommendations for consultants, construction, and maintenance.
- Completes performance plans and evaluations; recommends disciplinary actions; may make hiring recommendations.
- Represents the Development Services Director in dealings with other governmental jurisdictions, other County Departments and Divisions, the general public, contractors and consulting engineers regarding Division projects.
- Attends meetings and conferences.
- Coordinates continuing education programs for staff.
- Other Job Specific related work as required.
SECONDARY JOB FUNCTIONS
- Review work of peers and subordinates for accuracy and completeness.
- Respond to inquiries of the general public, other departments and jurisdictions by phone and in the office or field.
- Assist in the recruitment, selection and hiring process for positions of Technicians, Inspectors and others as requested.
- Performs related work as required.
- Performs special assignments as requested.
- Exercise regular and predictable attendance and punctuality in accordance with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures.
REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
- A Bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering, or related field.
- Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in engineering design or construction engineering management, or Municipal Solid Waste Sanitary Landfill operations and contract management.
- Licensed as Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona OR having the qualifications and ability to obtain licensing within six months of appointment.
- OR an equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered in meeting the minimum qualifications.
SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENT
- Must be licensed as a Professional Civil Engineer and be registered in the State of Arizona within six (6) months of appointment to the position.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license for operation of motor vehicles on Arizona roads at the start of employment and maintain said license while employed in this position.
- Provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the County.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Modern methods, principles and practices of environmental engineering and construction with emphasis on Municipal Solid Waste Landfills, Potable Water systems, and Wastewater collection and treatment systems.
- Federal, state, and local technical, administrative, and legal requirements pertaining to Municipal Solid Waste Landfill, Potable Water Distribution, and Wastewater management.
- Principles of administration, supervision, training, and evaluation.
- Budgetary and financial procedures and data processing applications.
- Research, analysis, evaluation, and reporting techniques.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with governmental/private/public officials and employees, and the general public.
- Ability to prepare and present clear, concise reports both orally and in writing.
- Understanding of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill infrastructure construction and maintenance.
- Understanding of project schedules and the relationships of stakeholders.
- Mohave County and Department regulations, rules, policies and procedures.
- Effective and diplomatic resolution of problems associated with Waste Water Permitting and Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Management.
- The planning, directing, utilization and management of manpower and equipment within prescribed budgetary requirements and established standards.
- Identification and resolution of operational, procedural and personnel problems.
- Understand, interpret and apply pertinent federal, state, county, city, and departmental laws, rules, regulations, codes, standards, policies, and procedures.
- Plan, organize, and direct the work of professional, technical, paraprofessional personnel and consultants.
- Organize, analyze, interpret and evaluate scientific Environmental Engineering problems and predication of results.
- Exercise judgment and discretion in matters of policy and procedure design and implementation.
- Interpret legal descriptions and documents, maps, construction plans and other descriptive materials relating to Division Infrastructure and Permits.
- Make decisions in accordance with established policies and regulations.
- Analyze administrative, organizational and personnel situations and determine appropriate or alternative actions.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Respond effectively to a variety of changing situations.
- Perform the essential functions of the job specifications with or without a reasonable accommodation.
- Comply with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures, and Department Regulations.
WORKING CONDITIONS/ PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and to communicate effectively in person and on a telephone.
- Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions.
- Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment, personal computer and peripheral devices.
- Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office environment.
- Must be able to perform the physical requirements of this classification with or without a reasonable accommodation.
- Work is subject to varying post or job site assignments and may be subject to call-back or on-call status and irregular schedules to include completion of work assignments on weekends and holidays.
- Work is also subject to traveling and irregular hours in order to perform work assignments.
- Performs assignments in the field.
- Frequently requires a variety of motions to include standing, walking, climbing over steep ground surfaces.
- Frequent exposure to heights, traversing small areas offering restricted movement, exposure to altitudes of over 5000 feet above MSL while working, bending and stooping.
- Exposure to varying weather conditions including extreme hot and cold temperatures and depending upon location of field location, isolated, remote areas.
- This classification does not meet the safety sensitive definition as outlined by Arizona Revised Statute, § 23-493 et seq.
Regular contact with associate personnel, other county departments, city, state and federal personnel, consulting engineers, contractors, and the general public as required during the performance of work assignments to include, but not limited to, providing information, coordinating activities, gathering required information, responding to inquiries, and resolving discrepancies.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. It is illustrative and representative. Management is not precluded from assigning other related functions not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment within the scope of the job specification for the position. Physical characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a qualified disability to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.
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