Provides leadership in directing the activities of the Department of Environmental Quality & Public Works, which includes the divisions of Environmental Policy, Streets and Roads, Traffic Engineering, Waste Management, and Water Quality. Manages the annual operating budget with direct oversight of capital improvement projects; implements processes that increase the overall efficiency of the Department and reporting divisions.
Considerable knowledge of:
*Effective and efficient methods and procedures for coordinating capital improvement projects overseen by the department;
*Large departmental strategic planning, execution and management;
*Personnel management and regulations, budgeting, financial and accounting systems, and the principles and techniques of program management;
*Modern practices of design and construction of municipal infrastructure and environmentally related projects;
*Compliance requirements associated with Federal Consent Decree performance standards;
*The principles and practices of public administration.
*Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Urban County Council, local, state, federal government officials, and employees;
*Lead a diverse workforce consisting of technical and non-technical staff;
*Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
*Handle multiple priorities and projects simultaneously;
*Analyze situations and use good judgment to render sound decisions;
*Prepare and administer a departmental budget in accordance with local, state and federal requirements;
*Identify innovative approaches to problem resolution;
*Develop and monitor city/county wide programs and projects;
*Oversee research and data compilation; deliver reports based on findings.
Completion of a bachelor’s degree in the engineering field, public or business administration, environmental management or a related field, and a minimum of six (6) years senior management experience in public works and/or environmentally related projects; demonstrated experience in strategic planning and execution; or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
May be required to work some weekends and holidays as needed.
May be required to possess a valid driver’s license.
Must be able to operate Urban County Government equipment and vehicles in a safe, prudent and responsible manner.
All positions require drug testing before employment.
$107,000- $120,000 annually
March 31, 2014
How to Apply
Submit LFUCG electronic application through www.lexingtonky.gov with required documents to verify your education, training or certification/license(s), by filing deadline date.
For ease of review and screening, please upload a resume, when prompted, as part of the application. Education documents may also be electronically attached via hyperlink after submitting the application.
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government offers an outstanding benefits package, i.e. voluntary benefits spending account program; three weeks vacation and three weeks sick leave per year.
Applicants must be able to perform all essential job functions, as identified in the job posting. All positions require drug testing before employment and may require a pre-employment physical.