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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 5244 - Director of Stormwater Management

Job Description

GRADE: 319

Under administrative direction of the County Board, performs work of unusual difficulty in directing and administering DuPage County's stormwater planning, stormwater engineering, construction, stormwater water quality program, flood control operations and regional stormwater ordinance, performs related work as required.

This is an administrative position requiring specialized technical knowledge in the field of planning, zoning, building, water resource engineering, environmental engineering, biology and flood control operations. The incumbent facilitates Stormwater Management activities through intergovernmental cooperation and coordination with other local, state and federal agencies. General direction is received from the Director of Economic Development and Planning however, work allows for independent judgment in the application of policies and procedures, and the supervision of subordinate staff.
Customarily and regularly directs the work of two or more other employees.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Directs the planning and development of professional and sub professional personnel engaged in the operations of stormwater management
• Acts as the superintendent of public works for stormwater management, both quantity and quality, in accordance with Illinois State Statute
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Structures and plans overall budgeting strategies
• Oversees the preparation and control of the budget
• Approves the purchase of equipment and systems
• Develops bid specifications and reviews bids
• Administers and monitors for compliance contracts for services and commodities
• Prepares short and long range plans concerning the divisional needs, estimated costs, available financing; and operating and engineering requirements
• Assesses and reorganizes operational units as necessary to ensure efficient operations
• Acts as Administrator of the Countywide Stormwater Management Ordinances
• Acts as a liaison with the DuPage County Committee(s)
• Directs the planning and development of stormwater management engineering and construction
• Negotiates the procurement of State and Federal grant funds for Stormwater Management projects
• Ensures compliance with applicable County, State, and Federal regulations applicable to Stormwater
• Advises public and private agencies, engineers, manufacturers, representatives, contractors, committees, municipalities, townships and individuals interest in County Stormwater Management programs
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of environmental engineering, river morphology, biology and stormwater management engineering and water resources, equipment and capabilities related to stormwater management construction and operations
• Flood control operations
• Emergency operations
• Planning and budgeting procedures
• Management practices and planning techniques
• Applicable laws relevant to stormwater management
• Management and Leadership principles
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Directing the activities of staff engaged in engineering and stormwater water quality related activities
• Managing and directing reporting staff functions
• Planning, organizing and directing large scale engineering programs
• Coordinating and integrating the work of various divisions
• Verbal and/or written communications
• Dealing effectively with others
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Prioritize and assigning work
• Prepare and administer approved budgets
• Using computer hardware and software including work processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Interpret and apply applicable laws, rules, and regulations
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering and seven years of professional experience in related phases of stormwater management or water resources engineering/planning, three years of which should be in a managerial or administrative capacity; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

This position requires registration as a professional engineer by the State of Illinois