General Description and Classification Standards
Responsible for the overall administration and management of the City's Stormwater Program, including planning and implementation of stormwater projects, compliance with regulatory permits, inspection programs, enforcement actions, business operations and all regulatory reporting. program implementation, compliance and inspection and enforcement. Areas of responsibility include planning and evaluation, policy and program development, personnel and fiscal management, and public relations.
This is the highest level of strategic and/or operations management reporting to a top department executive or a department deputy. Position manages a primary function of the department and recommends high level policy and procedure subject to department, mayoral, and/or Council approval. This level would be expected to manage either a varied array of professionals and manager or a group of professionals in a City-wide administrative or operations function. This is NOT a routine promotional level and the specific justification for classification at this level must be documented.
May work independently or as part of a team of managers that meet to discuss issues related to budgets, staff, policy, and operations. Direction received is very general and focuses on strategic objectives and is typically collaborative in nature. This is a policy-making level of management and would be considered "upper middle" management.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.
Provides direct management responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the following functional areas;
This position is generally required to provide input regarding decisions that impact any area within the watershed's divisions and offices. Such issues may be related to policy/procedure, strategy, budget, and/or technical. May commit department to action. Establishes organization strategy and policy within required legislative or executive limitations.
Provides guidance to a varied group of Managers and Supervisors or may directly supervise a staff of professionals and team leaders engaged in an organization-wide or policy-advisory activity. Guidance should typically be general in nature and focus on objectives, end results, and policies.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.
Extensive knowledge of stormwater management and associated programs, technical terminology; extensive knowledge of design of green infrastructure and construction projects, administrative activities or field operations; knowledge of engineering, procurement, hydraulics, and geotechnical processes and terminology; knowledge of legal requirements of stormwater laws & ordinances; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of stormwater management and watershed science; knowledge of grant writing and grant management.
Strong Computer and Software (Microsoft) Skills; very strong administrative and managerial skills; inter-personal and team working skills; skilled in communicating verbally and in writing.
Ability to be decisive; ability to develop relationships and partnerships; ability to write clear and concise technical documents; ability to read, understand, and prepare legal documents; ability to operate city vehicles: sedan, 14-passenger van, and pick up truck; ability to effectively negotiate resolution of conflicts among citizens, neighbors, elected official, and staff, as well as efficiently manage a government office open to the public; ability to interact effectively with various personality styles and with upper departmental management or elected officials; ability to read and interpret construction drawings; ability to interpret laws, regulations and guidelines; ability to utilize Microsoft office suite and project management programs.
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment
Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.
City of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.
Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience
Preferred Education & Experience
Licensures and Certifications