OVERVIEWKitsap County Public WorksDepartmentmakes ourcommunities better and safer places to live, work, and play.
Kitsap County Public Works is seekinga seasoned professional in stormwater management thatshares our passion and commitment to protect people, property and environment by managing flooding and preventing water pollution.
Kitsap County is nationally recognized for our stormwater management program and we need a proven leader that will continue that trend,focuses on wayto improvethe quality of the county's waters.Position Information
This position is responsible for leading, administering and managing the activities of the Stormwater Division of the Public Works Department to ensure proper planning, construction, repair, operation and maintenance of stormwater management systems for the County. Directs the Clean Water Kitsap multi-agency program focused on water quality and flood reduction with special emphasis on increased public education and citizen involvement.QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSRequired Education and Experience
Preferred Education, Experience or Other Qualifications
- Bachelors Degree incivil/environmental engineering, public administrationor related field; and
- Five years of professionalexperience in the planning, design, operations and construction of Public Works projects with emphasis on stormwater treatment and collection systems and associated federal and state regulatory requirements; and
- Experience performing statistical data analysis, grant writing/management, project management, budget, and public speaking; and
- Three years of supervisory experience supervising professional, technical and trades staff; or
- Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the work.
- Masters Degree in related field
- WA Professional Engineer's (PE) License
Criminal Conviction Standards:
- The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County prior to employment.The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy. This position is categorized as:
- Category 1 Driver: operates County-owned vehicle, and
- Category 2: Drivermayoperate a personal vehicle as an essential function for official County business. Any employee using a personal vehicle on official County business shall be required to maintain auto liability insurance, in addition to having a valid driver's license.
Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements
- The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to children under 18 years of age, a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, or access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which may include fingerprinting.
- Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/FSA/bccu/documents/Secretary%27sCrimesListforALLPrograms.pdf
Please note: The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all of the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.
Prior to employment, the successful candidate must:
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university or business school, if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
- Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting.
- Pass a criminal history background check through law enforcement agencies.
- Submit a copy of their State employment driving record abstract to verify their eligibility to drive for Kitsap County.
- Principles, practices and techniques of civil/environmental engineering.
- Principles, practices and techniques of public administration.
- Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word Processing and Spreadsheet Manipulation,Project and Program Management, Public Speaking and Presentations, Grant Application Writing and Grant Management, and
Statistical Data Analysis.
Working Conditions/Physical Activities
- Develop divisional goals and objectives and perform planning and budgeting functions (Stormwater Program is a major county function serving military bases and all developed properties in unincorporated Kitsap County- requires extensive planning and budgeting)
- Apply judgment and discretion in resolving problems and interpreting policies and regulations (Stormwater Management is highly regulated by state and federal governments)
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, often presenting technical, complex and sometimes controversial information to non-experts such as general public and elected decision makers.
- Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, consultants, the general public, partner agencies and other local, state and federal agencies.
- Manage multiple projects, prioritizing numerous tasks and demands.
- Track progress on each project with assigned staff.
- Assist in developing long range plans and objectives for assigned area.
- Analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, and recommend methods, procedures and techniques for resolution of issues.
- Administer and track financial transactions to confirm adherence to budget.
- Physically perform assigned duties and essential functions of the position.
- This position is identified as an "Essential Employee" under the Public Works Inclement Weather/Emergency Response policy.
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Positions in this class typically require:
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
- Primarily works in an office environment, with routine field inspections/activities.
- Position may require: walking and balancing (short or long distances), bending, stooping, twisting, reaching above and/or below shoulder, handling/grasping documents, Sitting and/or standing for short or extended periods of time, clear speaking and adequate hearing sufficient to communicate effectively and respond appropriately in-person and/or on the telephone; sufficient hearing and vision, repetitive motions for computeruse
- Requires exertion of force of25 pounds occasionally,10 pounds frequently, to lift/carry/move objects, files/documents, and other materials as required.
OTHER POSITION RELATED INFORMATION
- Manages the preparation and execution of the $10.5 million annual operating budget covering the areas of program administration, asset management, water quality monitoring, infrastructure operations & maintenance (O&M), public education & outreach (E&O), infrastructure retrofit, facilities inspection, and the Clean Water Kitsap Partnership. In addition, the position manages the Stormwater Division Capital Facilities Plan (CFP) and all capital projects funded by stormwater fees and grants. These activities include the annual evaluation of stormwater rates and fees, to verify ample operating revenue, capital facilities funds, and reserve funding is available to support division operations as well as those funded in the Clean Water Kitsap Partnership. Rates were last set in 2018 and run through 2023.
- Supervise and provide leadership for an operational staff of 36 employees including 3 direct reports. Duties include setting work priorities, planning, organizing, assigning, advising, assisting, motivating and training as necessary. Establish work rules and performance standards and evaluate the work of assigned staff and participate in the selection of new employees, including making recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, transfer and termination. Provide for the training and motivation of subordinates in order to make full use of individual capabilities and to meet changing system demands.
- Directs the development and implementation of the Stormwater Division CFP, to include prioritization and funding of repair, replacement, and expansion projects. The six-year plan includes projects that reduce the impacts of flooding and water pollution, such as stormwater parks, floodplain restoration projects and regional stormwater treatment facilities. Plans typically contain 8-12 projects totaling $20-25 million over the six-year span. Projects are typically managed by the Roads Engineering group and require close coordination with the division to ensure success. Project management of consultants is also required for some projects. In addition, the position is primarily responsible to initiating and developing grant applications to support CFP project funding.
- Oversees National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit implementation and reporting to the Department of Ecology. Coordinates supporting actions from Clean Water Kitsap Partners, other Public Work Divisions, and County Departments. Actions include updates to the Stormwater Management Plan , compiling the annual NPDES report to the WA state Department of Ecology, overseeing the correction of illicit discharges, inspection facilities, and timely maintenance or repair of county owned stormwater facilities.
- Oversees the Clean Water Kitsap (CWK) Partnership including financial agreements, scopes of work, coordination meetings, and shared outreach to the public. Each partner has an area of expertise and implements programs to address non-point sources of pollution in Kitsap surface waters. Partners include Kitsap Public Health District, Kitsap Conservation District, Washington State University - Kitsap County Extension, and Kitsap Public Utility District. The budget for CWK typically is about 25% of the total Storm water Division operating budget.
This position is open until filled.
- Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
- This position is classified as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- This position is non-represented and covered under the Kitsap County Personnel Manual. Internal applicants should be aware that a change in union status or bargaining unit may impact your benefits and accruals. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions.
- Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
- This recruitment is being used to fill an existing open position, and may be used to fill future openings for up to six (6) months.
- Flexible hours are available, as approved by management.
- To learn more about the Stormwater Division visit the following key websites:
- Stormwater Division CFP: http://www.kitsapgov.com/pw/Documents/2020_Stormwater_CFP_Map.pdf#search=Stormwater%20Division%20CFP
- Stormwater Management Plan: https://www.kitsapgov.com/pw/Documents/2019_Kitsap_County_SWMP.pdf
- Clean Water Kitsap (CWK) Partnership: http://www.cleanwaterkitsap.org/Pages/About-Us.aspx
The first review is scheduled for the week of January 27, 2020!