Water Quality Manager
CHARLOTTE COUNTY BOCC
$ 82,472-$ 107,182
Highly responsible and professional position working within county Administration and reporting directly to the Assistant County Administrator. Responsible for the county’s One Charlotte One Water initiative providing direction, oversight and coordination over the many facets of this program. Works closely with multiple stakeholders including but not limited to: scientific researchers; state and federal agencies; public interest groups; and internal departments such as Utilities, Public Works, Community Services and Community Development. Serves as an advisor to administration on the One Charlotte One Water Program.
- Develop, implement and update the county’s One Water One Charlotte integrated water management program providing a strategy to protect and improve all aspects of water quality in the county.
- Liaise with federal, state and local partners and stakeholders on issues surrounding water quality and represent county administration in external interactions relating to water quality.
- Act as a resource for department management and staff.
- Oversee and coordinate departmental and cross-departmental activities in relation to the One Charlotte One Water effort.
- Collect, compile and analyze data relating to water quality and make recommendations for projects based on historical and current data.
- Manage water quality monitoring projects, including investigations of hydrological, biological, geological, or chemical problems relating to water resources.
- Advise the Board of County Commissioners and County Administration on progress and project updates relating to One Charlotte One Water.
- Plan, coordinate and lead community outreach and educational events to promote awareness of water quality issues.
- Prepare written and oral reports and updates for presentation to the Board of County Commissioners.
- Perform administrative duties including written reports, memorandums, letters, and electronic correspondence, interaction with others, and communication through telephone and meetings.
- Provide exceptional customer assistance, problem-solving, and/or complaints by all forms of communication.
Minimum Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, other water quality related program. or public administration.
- Five (5) years of experience in environmental science, water quality or related field, to include lead or supervisory experience.
- Or equivalent combination of relevant training, education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Considerable knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations, policies and procedures.
- Quantitative and analytical skills and demonstrated ability to manage large databases.
- Knowledge of the chemistry, science and technology involved in the various aspects of water quality;
- Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to water quality;
- Knowledge of environmental mitigation techniques to protect and restore water quality
- Knowledge of integrated water resource management techniques and programs
- Ability to review technical water quality reports and interpret data
- Ability to plan and implement outreach and educational events
- Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and direct multidisciplinary work efforts;
- Ability to rapidly adapt and adjust to changing conditions and exhibit a great deal of flexibility when coordinating multiple activities;
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative team to identify opportunities and provide leadership and technical expertise on projects;
- Ability to work effectively in complex, sensitive situations;
- Ability to understand, summarize, and effectively communicate complex technical, environmental, and policy issues and to formulate sound recommendations on these issues;
- Ability to interact effectively, establishing good working relationships with staff, other County organizations, agencies, state officials, consultants, contractors, and the public;
- Ability to conduct project presentations to public and professional organizations;
- Ability to operate standard office software, database applications, and other software applications;
- Ability to plan and direct the work of others.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.