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Director - Utilities job in Bradenton

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Organization:  Manatee County Government
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Florida (FL)
City:  Bradenton
Post Code:  34205
Salary and Benefits:  $94,515 - $122,865

Please apply online at: www.mymanatee.org

Serving in a Department Director capacity this classification is accountable for professional, administrative, creative and supervisory direction of the Utilities Department. Reporting directly to this position are the Water, Wastewater, Solid Waste Divisions and the Business Operating Divisions. Within these divisions are Water Treatment, Distribution, Wastewater Treatment, Lift Stations, Fiscal Operations, Water Billing/Collections Customer Service sections, along with Utilities Records, Water Conservation, Underground Maintenance and Solid Waste (Landfill & Biosolids Sludge Dryer).

The Director is responsible for technical advice and assistance to the County Administrator and the Board in the long range planning, construction, improvement, capacity management, environmental compliance, citizen and intergovernmental relations, and maintenance of water and environmental resources with broad impact and scope. This position oversees rate making for the water, wastewater and solid waste functions. This incumbent represents the County to a wide variety of citizens, developers, other local officials, state and federal regulatory officials, etc.

The salary range is $94,515 to $122,865, in addition to an excellent benefit package offered by the County that includes medical and life insurance, generous holiday, vacation and sick leave, tuition assistance, participation in the Florida State Retirement System and more.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, environmental sciences, engineering, or other related field. Minimum of ten (10) years water, wastewater or solid waste utilities experience. Minimum of eight (8) years progressive managerial experience in a medium to large governmental agency or private company. Government experience highly desired. Valid driver’s license with valid Florida driver’s license within 30 days of hire. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.


THE COMMUNITY AND LOCATION Manatee County, population 322,833, is located on the Southwest Coast of Florida. This region enjoys year-round sunshine, a warm tropical climate, and water temperatures averaging 80 degrees on its 150 miles of pristine shoreline and 27 miles of beaches. With plentiful waterways providing a ready source of transportation, Manatee County has experienced steady growth. The area’s picturesque villages with old-Florida style neighborhoods, the rural atmosphere of the eastern area of the County and the 150 miles of pristine shoreline and sub-tropical climate attract growing young families and business professionals looking to make their mark on the world, as well as retirees seeking to spend their golden years in a tropical paradise.

THE GOVERNMENT Manatee County is a political subdivision of the State of Florida guided by an elected seven-member Board of County Commissioners. Through partisan elections, two are elected to represent the entire county as a district and five are elected to represent single-member districts. The Board performs the legislative function by developing policy for the management of Manatee County. The Board appoints the County Administrator, who along with his staff, are responsible for carrying out all decisions, policies, ordinances and motions of the Board. There are thirteen departments under the County Administrator, each with a specific focus and all of which comprise a strong team approach to the business of government.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION Manatee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages minorities to apply. While we don’t expect media interest in this recruitment, applicants should recognize that, under Florida law, all resumes become public records upon receipt. Veteran's preference will be awarded under applicable Florida law.


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