Engineering Services Director County Engineer

Pasco County Board of County Commissioners | LandO'Lakes/New Pt Richey, FL

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Posted Date 1/13/2023

Job Title: Engineering Services Director/County Engineer

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 01/31/23 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Salary: $128,423.00 - $192,635.00 Annually

Location: Land O' Lakes, New Port Richey, Florida

Department: Engineering Services

General Description: Highly responsible administrative and management work in directing a department of County government. Serves as a member of the Core Team of leaders who work together to serve the citizens and businesses of Pasco County in the most effective way possible. Major functions within the department include Engineering Inspections, Project Management, Survey and Mapping, and Traffic Operations; consisting of approximately 82 employees, a $13.9 million annual operating budget and a $95.1 million multi-year capital budget. Highly responsible professional administrative engineering work in supervising a staff of engineering, technical, field, and office personnel. This position reports to the ACA for Public Infrastructure.

Essential Job Functions:
Oversees the management of the day-to-day operations and services of the Engineering Services department; Supervises and coordinates the activities of the department, including the design and construction of transportation projects. m Fields

Directs development and implementation of the (TCIP), setting the vision and values that enables the divisions to successfully deliver the TCIP through in-house and consultant services.

Serves as the conduit for successful cross departmental communication, by setting appropriate policies and procedures, and through personal consultations with division heads. Confers with division heads, consultants, and other management personnel to identify processes that will deliver the (TCIP) on time and on budget.

Serves as principal advisor to the Board of County Commissioners on engineering matters related to transportation infrastructure. Acts as the final decision maker on projects requiring guidance in the areas of development transportation improvements, right-of-way use permit actions, access management and bond administration.

Serves as County Engineer as provided by Florida Statute 336.03. Represents the department at public meetings and workshops. Prepares departmental budget and evaluates subordinate personnel.

Investigates complaints of the general public regarding roadways and easements. Answers questions of the general public, engineers, and developers regarding road construction projects. Prepares cost estimates of all phases of road improvements.

Assists division heads in the development, implementation and maintenance of procedures and management techniques designed to facilitate production, quality control, and work measurement programs that will ensure performance excellence.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to maintain an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountability.
Ability to anticipate work to be done and initiate proper and acceptable direction for completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.
Knowledge of local government operations and practices.
Knowledge of Florida Department of Transportation and South West Florida Water Management District standards.
Knowledge of Florida Statutes as they relate to the operation of County government.
Knowledge of Federal, State, and private grants.
Knowledge of the practices utilized in governmental budgeting and cost reduction.
Knowledge of the principles of the Governor's Sterling Award process, Baldrige or other high performance organizational theories/systems.
Ability to supervise the work of a large staff of professional, technical, clerical, semi-skilled, and unskilled employees.
Ability to direct and carry out complex oral and written instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the County Commissioners, County employees, business partners, other governmental agencies, and the public.

Minimum Requirements:
PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and visual communication.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. A Master's Degree is strongly preferred. Ten (10) years' experience in transportation engineering. Public Works and transportation infrastructure design, construction expertise preferred. Five (5) years' supervisory experience leading a team of professionals and technician in project delivery.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS: Current registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida required. Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license. Project Management Professional certification is preferred. One or more of the following certifications is preferred: Florida Sterling Examiner, Baldrige Examiner, or Six Sigma.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.


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