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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 5136 - Deputy Director of Stormwater Management

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt
GRADE:    317

Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in directing, managing and implementing planning, engineering, construction, maintenance and/or operation activities of the County’s Stormwater Management Department of Stormwater Management; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class performs administrative, managerial and engineering work, including assisting in the development and implementation of plans and programs to establish, improve, maintain and/or operate the Department’s Watershed Management, Stormwater Quality, Floodplain Mapping, Regulatory Services, Drainage System Services and Operation & Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities programs.  General direction is received from the Director of Stormwater Management; however, work allows for independent judgment and decision making in the application of policies and procedures. Customarily and regularly directs the work of assigned department functions through subordinate managers.

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.
•    Provides leadership and direction for a staff of professional and sub-professional employees engaged in planning, engineering, construction, maintenance and/or operation of the County stormwater programs and facilities.
•    Supervises staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, ensuring staff are trained, ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures, maintaining a healthy and safe working environment, and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations
•    Plans, organizes and directs staff in the preparation of studies, plans, and, contracts, land acquisition activities, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, flood forecasting, flood control facility maintenance and operation and other technical engineering services
•    Delegates authority to subordinate managers in specialized areas and assures that work is completed thoroughly and efficiently
•    Serves as County liaison regarding the coordination of stormwater activities and/or emergency preparedness and response with municipalities, townships, other counties and Regional, State and Federal agencies
•   Conducts studies for the appropriate County Board parent committee
•    Assists in the development of the department budget as well as annual and multi-year improvement plans.
•    Develops and implements improved methods of project delivery, facility maintenance and operations to ensure the most efficient use of available staffing and financial resources.
•    The position ensures that all work is performed in compliance with any county issued contract and county/state/federal laws.
•   The position ensures any work is completed within budgetary requirements and any portion funded by county/state/federal or private grant shall be in compliance with the terms of the grant.
•    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:
•    Engineering theories and practices involved in civil engineering with emphasis on stormwater management planning, design, construction and operations.  
•    Management and organizational planning practices
•    Design and management of water related natural areas
•    Principles and oversight of surface water quality
•    Proficiency in knowledge and use of stormwater and environmental ordinances
•    Illinois Drainage Law, Water Quality Laws, Road, Bridge and Other Related Laws of Illinois
•    Principles and practices of project management
•    Flood control operations
•    Emergency operations
•    Current office practices, procedures and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•   Capital, maintenance and operating budgeting procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
•    Planning, scheduling, and directing engineering and stormwater projects, maintenance and/or operations activities, including emergency preparedness and response
•    Applying engineering theory to critical and complex engineering issues
•    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
•    Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
•    Preparing concise, technical reports
•    Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
•    Presenting complex technical issues to general public in a concise and understandable manner
•    Analyzing, evaluating and arriving at conclusions on a wide range of problems and situations
•    Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
•    Plan, schedule and direct the work of others
•    Analyze and develop policies and procedures
•    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
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments, municipalities, agencies, vendors, contractors, etc.
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
•    Convey excellent oral and written communication
•    Work effectively under stress

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and Eight (8) years of experience in Civil Engineering, four (4) of which should have been 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 but can be exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

This position requires an Illinois Professional Engineer license.  Also, must possess and maintain in good standing, a valid Illinois driver’s license.