Under general direction, to direct, manage, supervise and coordinate the city's Water Quality and Environmental Services (WQES) program and services and to perform related duties as required to ensure protection of water quality and water quality-related environmental/public health issues. This position serves as an advisor to City Council, city advisory boards and city staff, functions as a liaison with other city departments and is a member of the Utilities management team emphasizing leadership, effective communications, continuous improvement, problem-solving orientation, service to customers, and accountability.*Open Until Filled
Examples of Duties
REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science or Environmental Studies or related degree. A minimum of 7 years experience in directing or managing environmental-related programs which include technical monitoring, evaluation, laboratory work; research, technical reporting and program planning; and public education and outreach. Experience with computers and software programs used in data acquisition and control, and in regulatory compliance and reporting. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills. Strong interpersonal skills including ability to deal with people under difficult conditions, resolve conflicts and work under time pressure. Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to assume responsibility. Effective negotiation, management and organizational skills. Previous management and supervisory experience. Valid Colorado driver's license and acceptable motor vehicle record. Acceptable background information including criminal conviction record and credit history. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Master's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science or Environmental Studies or related field. Experience in water quality management including riparian, groundwater and lake systems, drinking water supply, and water, wastewater and stormwater treatment. Experience with environmental regulation development and enforcement. Experience in developing and presenting technical reports and testimony to regulatory authorities and decision-making bodies. Hazardous material training.