Director, Public Utilities (Official Job Title: Director): Provides leadership, management and supervision to all aspects of Public Utilities including, Water/Wastewater, Utility Engineering, Finance, Solid Waste and Administrative Services/Customer Service. Responsible for all activities related to management of the Public Utilities Department.
Subject to Passing Substance Screening
This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five years.
Job Based Competencies: Knowledge of utility planning, water resources and solid waste programming; knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations; excellent client/customer relations, ability to communicate and negotiate in a savvy and professional manner; ability to manage projects and people; sensitive interpersonal skills; ability to supervise/guide/develop others; ability to develop and manage financial budget/s and business plans; excellent presentation skills; ability to advise and mentor others; creative and strategic thinking ability; ability to oversee and coordination multiple divisions; excellent judgment and discretion; ability to handle and deal with group dynamics.
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Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application.
Drug Free Work Environment EOE/AA/ADA
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a related field AND ten (10) years of related experience -OR- A Master's Degree with eight (8) or more years of related experience. Six (6) or more years of supervisory/management experience. Advanced professional certification highly desirable.
Preferred Qualification: Previous work as a high-level manager is preferred.