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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 5159 - Public Works Regulatory Manager

Job Description

GRADE: 315

Under general direction; performs work of unusual difficulty in field engineering work in assuring that sanitary sewer and water permits are issued in accordance with all relevant regulations, ordinances and standards; manages and runs the unincorporated Drainage program; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class is responsible for directing and coordinating the preparation and implementation of the Water/Wastewater Treatment Ordinance, managing large-scale construction projects, administration and management of Special Service Area projects, and management of the County's Drainage Division.  Work involves a high degree of independent judgment and discretion in the interpretation, application and enforcement of these services.  Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Public Works and Operations.

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, coordinates and implements regulatory requirements for new construction with respect to sewer and water services
• Manages all operations associated with the Drainage Division
• Oversees the  coordination of emergency responses within the department, the preparation of emergency response plans and employee assignments during emergencies
• Manages  special service area projects and overall programs
• Administers the sanitary and water connection fee program
• Consults with developers, engineers and local governmental agencies to ensure  Federal, State and County compliance for all extensions, additions and connections to the County's sewer, water and drainage systems
• Provides guidance to private builders, developers, engineers and architects regarding land use proposals to facilitate designs that are compatible with the department's construction standards
• Coordinates, attends and runs public hearings on various departmental issues
• Supervises and manages the work of employees engaged in field inspections, enforcement and construction management
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Prepares and presents reports to various committees
• Provides interpretation and direction on technical and administrative problems
• Confers with property owners, construction professionals, committee members and government agencies concerning laws, ordinances and permit matters
• Participates in the revision and updating of fee schedules, codes, and ordinances governing various facets of departmental operations
• Provides assistance to the Director on budgetary needs within the department
• 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 the design and construction standards
• Governmental budgeting practices and procedures
• Federal, State, and local environmental laws, regulations and programs relating to the permitting of connections to the County's sewer, water and drainage systems
• Residential, commercial and industrial plan reviews
• Surveying standards and practices
• Mechanical and structural engineering practices as applied to the construction and inspection of residential, commercial and industrial structures
• Effective administrative management principles
• 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 the management and enforcement of regulatory issues
• Managing multiple large-scale construction projects and designs simultaneously
• Enforcing Federal, State and local regulations relating to these services
• Interpreting and application of County, State, and Federal laws governing department operations
• Preparation, review and approval of plans and specifications relating to public works and drainage operations
• Preparing technical reports and operating procedures in connection with plans and ordinances
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of 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
• Preparing Division and Departmental budgets

Ability to:
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• 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
• 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
• 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 Engineering, Project Management, Public Administration or a related field, and ten years of professional experience in environmental studies and regulatory compliance, including three years of experience in a supervisory 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.  The work environment can also include working in adverse outdoor weather conditions.