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Clean Water Division Manager - Public Works

Clark County
Vancouver, Washington State
Salary Grade: M2.831 $7,693.00 - $10,867.00- per month
Closing date
Jun 2, 2023

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Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Infrastructure
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Division / Department Head
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Job Summary

Clark County is committed to responsible stormwater management to keep our waterways healthy for people, fish, and wildlife. In support of this commitment, Clark County Public Works is looking for a passionate and dedicated professional to lead the Clean Water Division.

The Clean Water Division protects surface water and groundwater resources from polluted stormwater and coordinates compliance with state and federal water pollution laws.

Primary responsibilities of the overall stormwater program include planning and building stormwater control facilities, stormwater management planning, water quality monitoring of stormwater and streams, public education and outreach, development and enforcement of water quality regulations, water quality compliance for businesses and private stormwater facility owners, coordination with other municipalities, and maintenance of the county’s stormwater system. This is achieved through an average capital budget of $1.7M/year, an operating budget of $7.5M/year, a dedicated team of 15 professionals, and ongoing maintenance and project delivery support from other Public Works divisions.

The Clean Water Division Manager reports to the Public Works Deputy Director and serves as the Clean Water management team leader, providing supervision and direction, and represents the division at various events including hearings, open houses, council and advisory board meetings, ensuring the division goals, views, and positions are represented.

Applications will be accepted until an adequate amount of applications are received. This posting may close at any time after 5/22/2023 with no additional notice.




Education and Experience: 

Program Manager III positions typically require a job related Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree; and/or a combination of experience and specialized training which includes a minimum of six (6) years experience within the assigned area. Management-level experience is essential as are skills in budgeting, establishing effective relationships with executive level decision makers, program development and planning, contracting principles and practices.


Knowledge of:

The principles and practices of public sector organization and program operations; project management, including planning, scheduling, monitoring, and problem solving; methods and procedures of budget development and justification; application and interpretation of County, state and federal laws and regulation relevant to the program area; analysis and evaluation of policies, procedures, public information, and service delivery issues; local and state lawmaking processes; research methods and techniques; trends and practices within the specialized area; and personal computer applications and usage.


Ability to:

Effectively plan, direct, and delegate program components; assign, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates; delegate responsibility and authority to carry out policy directives of the governing authority in an effective and timely manner; write clear and concise reports, memoranda, and letters; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and formulate recommendations; utilize various PC applications at an advanced level; interpret and explain policies, procedures, laws, and regulations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other governmental jurisdictions, contractors, and other County staff.


Other Special Requirements:

Some positions require a valid driver’s license and a successful criminal background check as required by law.



Examples of Duties


• Plan, organize and determines overall program or division organization, mission, core services and allocation of financial, human and capital resources. Develops and manages short- and long-term department goals and priorities.  


• Develops and maintains effective personal and department-level working relationships, including other governments, other County departments, community organizations, neighborhood groups and individual citizens. Represents the department in relations with state, federal and local regulatory agencies.  


• Develops and oversees policies, programs and activities involving community relations, community education and public information. Promotes optimum community participation and input into the program or department division activities and manages the program or division’s relations with print and electronic media.  


• Fiscal management including development and presentation of the program or division’s operating budget, monitoring of revenues and expenditures, development or improvement of funding mechanisms and sources, ensuring that all programs are within budget and as cost effective as possible. 


• Analyze and manage the program(s), services and activities of the assigned area; develop and implement new elements of the assigned program(s) and/or department division.  


• Define program and/or division goals and objectives; establish methods and means of accomplishing objectives; implement policies and procedures; develop division or program budget.  


• Prepare reports on program performance, needs, services information, and demographic data; contribute to and insure the evaluation of program performance.  


• Select, train, motivate, and evaluate program staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.


• Provide information to staff, and other interested parties to include public on applicable local, state and federal codes, regulations, requirements, standards, and programs.  


• Direct, coordinate and review the program work plan of professional/management staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities and projects; monitor work-flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.  


• Participates in community outreach efforts based on program(s) to include but not limited to the County’s diversity commitments.  


• May have frequent contacts with multiple agency representatives for policy and broad program development and high-level officials of those agencies.  


• Participates in community outreach efforts and activities as a community partner/agent of the County as applicable to the department assigned.  

• Performs other related duties as required. 



If you wish to upload a resume or other documents: Resumes and documents must be attached together in the ‘Resume Upload’ section of the application.  Multiple files are allowed, but all applicant attachments must be uploaded simultaneously, as there is no way to edit or append uploaded materials after submitting the application.  


Application Review (Pass/Fail) – An online application is required.  Attaching a resume does not substitute for a completed application; incomplete applications will not pass the application review.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process. 


Practical Exam (Pass/Fail) – This recruitment may require a practical exam which will be job related and may include, but not be limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process. 


Oral Interview – The interview will be job related and may include, but not be limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Top candidate(s) will continue in the process. 

Employment References will be conducted for the final candidates and may include verification of education. 


It is the general policy of the County that new employees should be hired at the lower steps of the applicable range and advance through the range at the normal progression. 

This position will be open until filled. 

Posted: 5/3/2023 

Salary Grade M2.831 Salary Range $7,693.00 - $10,867.00- per month


THE COUNTY Clark County is located in the southwestern part of the State of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. With almost 600 programs serving nearly 430,000 residents, the County provides a wide variety of employment opportunities for more than 1600 people. Clark County’s governmental structure is a complex one, with eighteen elected officials, thirteen regional councils and districts, and numerous appointed boards. Although the county seat is in downtown Vancouver, County employees provide services to all of its residents, from urban cities and towns, to the hundreds of miles of beautiful countryside. Clark County offers excellent livability and a relatively low cost of living. There is no state income tax. Equal Opportunity Employer Clark County is committed to increasing the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its workforce and ensuring that diversity is a key priority of our organization. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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