Clermont Environmental ServicesDepartment
The Clermont Environmental Services Department plays a big role in the support of city government and the community. In a city where Olympian medalists live and train, and people place a high value on quality of life and exceptional service, this department is key to the sustainability and growth of the City.
The Environmental Services Department provides sanitation, water service, wastewater collection and treatment services in addition to reclaimed water production and distribution services to our utility customers.
The service area covers 63 square miles and includes about 230 miles of water lines, 210 miles of sewer lines, 48 miles of stormwater lines, 70 lift stations, eight wells and one wastewater treatment plant.
The Environmental Services Department:• Provides water, wastewater, and reuse service to utility customers• Installs, maintains, and repairs water meters• Installs and repairs water and wastewater pipelines• Operates and maintains water wells, wastewater lift stations, and the wastewater treatment plants• Oversees the Cross Connection Control Program and the Grease and Oil Control Program• Provides sanitation and recycling services to city residents
The mission of the department is to be a model utility provider by providing high quality drinking water and dependable service to all of our customers in a financially responsible fashion.
The Environmental Services Department prides itself in providing high quality service at some of the lowest rates in the County. With a “AA+” bond rating, the department has strong financials and a well maintained infrastructure. With a budget of over $20 million dollars, the department is well postured for long term sustainability and reliability.
Environmental Services DirectorThe Clermont Environmental Services Director position demands an extensive knowledge of utility operations, regulatory compliance, facility management, employee supervision and budget development.
The successful candidate will be a strong leader and self-starter, committed to following the progressive direction of one of Central Florida’s fastest-growing cities.
General DescriptionHighly responsible professional and administrative position, directing all operations and aspects of the Environmental Services Department for the City of Clermont. Oversees and is responsible for a considerable variety and volume of work related to the City’s water production, distribution, wastewater treatment, wastewater laboratory, effluent disposal, collection system, reuse system, stormwater system, sanitation and recycling, including design, review, and construction management. Manages or assists in the planning, designing, monitoring/managing of projects and programs for new construction, renovation and improvement projects. Develops/recommends short and long -term planning and development of infrastructure, policies and procedures. Oversees operational policies and procedures regarding the installation, maintenance, repair and/or practices of the water and wastewater treatment process, water distribution, wastewater collection network, stormwater system, sanitation and recycling. Directs, provides guidance and supervises department personnel. Work is performed under general administrative direction and requires a considerable amount of independent judgment.
Primary DutiesThese job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees may be assigned additional duties by City Manager as deemed necessary.
• Plans, directs and manages the development and delivery of environmental services functions outlined in the general description.
• Develops short and long-range departmental strategic plans, and oversees the implementation of plans to ensure adherence to organizational standards, federal and local regulations, policies and procedures, and makes adjustments as needed.
• Develops and implements department specific operational policies and procedures.
• Directs and supervises personnel in the efficient and effective use of available resources.
• Reviews new projects for conformance with utilities land development regulations.
• Prepares and administers the departmental budget, monitors and controls expenditures, and reviews and approves purchase requisitions and invoices.
• Ensures compliance with regulatory rules and changes, including the development and training of personnel, revision of programs and procedures to implement and maintainregulatory requirements and standards.
Education and ExperienceThe ideal candidate must have a bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely-related field.
A minimum of eight (8) years of responsible public utilities experience, including project management, with at least five (5) years of utility operations experienceand five (5) years of employee supervision.