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Job Ref:  40000909
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  North Carolina (NC)
Post Code:  27701
Salary and Benefits:  Salary Range: $80,374 - $138,374

Director of Engineering and Environmental Services – County of Durham, NC

Durham County Government is seeking a Director of Engineering and Environmental Services to perform complex professional and administrative work planning, organizing and directing engineering and environmental services. Supervises and directs the activities of the department that includes Capital Construction and Project Management, Erosion Control and Stormwater Management, City/County Sustainability Management, Open Space and Real Estate, and the Triangle Wastewater Treatment Plant. This position also provides leadership and direction to professional, administrative, and technical staff engaged in the planning, administration and maintenance of Durham County’s operating and capital budgets. The Director of Engineering and Environmental Services reports to the Deputy County Manager.

Develops, recommends, interprets, and administers stormwater, erosion control, and sewer usage ordinances; reviews development plans for stormwater, erosion control, utilities and open space projects; provides engineering/technical recommendations and advises the Board of County Commissioners, upper management, and county departments on a variety of engineering and environmental issues; develops and implements programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; assists the Director of Budget and Management Services with development of the bi-annual Capital Improvement Plan. Evaluates the effectiveness of air, water, and land programs; initiates actions to maintain and improve effectiveness; ensures that policies and standards conform to applicable laws and regulations; provides information on environmental problems and their control; represents the department at conferences and meetings with public and private officials and organizations; prepares departmental budget requests; administers budget; directs the maintenance of records and preparation of reports; oversees the development of new environmental programs.

Candidates must have thorough knowledge of building design and construction, surveying, wastewater treatment and public utility service, environmental issues and sustainability, real estate transactions and open space, stormwater and erosion control principles, practices and laws. Must possess comprehensive knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resources allocation, leadership technique, production methods and coordination of people and resources. Must possess thorough knowledge of the laws and regulations affecting the quality of the environment.

The ideal candidate must be skilled in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions; demonstrated ability to analyze needs and construction requirements; skilled in public financing and capital project budgeting; skilled in communicating and presenting complex technical issues in easy to understand terms; skilled in communicating and interacting successfully with highly trained professionals. Must have the ability to coordinate the work of the department with efforts of other agencies; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to interact tactfully and courteously with the public; ability to maintain effective working relationships with other department heads and governmental officials; ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive reasoning; ability to negotiate consensus among differing opinions and perspectives; ability to address emergency situations and quickly mobilize resources and make decisions to respond in a way that minimizes damage; ability to work in a dynamic environment where priorities can change quickly. Must have the demonstrated ability to bring together stakeholders and maximize their input when developing complex capital projects.

Requires graduation from a four-year college with a degree in environmental or civil engineering or related discipline. Master's degree preferred. Requires at least five years of related progressively responsible supervisory experience with a minimum of two years supervisory/administrative experience, which includes project management. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

The salary range is $80,374 - $138,374. To be considered for the position, apply online at www.dconc.gov and click DCO Employment Opportunities. The closing date is May 2, 2014. This position is open until filled and may close without notice. Durham County Government is an equal opportunity employer.

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