This position performs complex professional tasks associated with management of the City's Stormwater Utility. Implements the Water Resources Master Plan and associated capital projects. Supervises operational and technical staff. Directs financial aspects of the Stormwater Utility. Provides customer service to Stormwater Utility rate payers and works with various other departments and divisions that have stormwater responsibilities.
Administers the Stormwater Utility program, including but not limited to capital project management; customer service, stormwater system and best management practice (BMP) maintenance; billing, rate evaluation and budgeting; policy and procedure development; and program reporting.
Implements the Water Resources Master Plan and its associated drainage and water quality capital improvement plans (CIPs). Implements drainage and water quality capital projects not included in the Master Plan. This includes developing procurement documents, negotiating and securing easements and access agreements, managing the work of consultants and contractors, and coordinating with other City Departments.
Reviews and revises complex construction plans for compliance with standards and for adherence to acceptable engineering principles.
Coordinates operation and maintenance planning and execution; develops cost analyses of programs and projects; and reports results and/or findings to management.
Supervises an operational stormwater maintenance crew and the Stormwater Technician.
Tracks Stormwater Utility financials; prepares the annual budget; manages Stormwater Utility Fee Petitions for Adjustment and Credits; prepares the annual billing file with support from the Information Technology Department and the Treasurer's Office; completes periodic multi-year business plans and rate evaluations in conjunction with the Utilities Director.
Works with City Attorney's office in matters of City drainage policy.
Provides customer service related primarily to billing and drainage issues. Negotiates and secures easements and agreements with private property owners.
Supports the Utility Engineer in all aspects of the Stormwater Conveyance System Rehabilitation Program.
Oversees public education programs, media campaigns, and addresses public groups to promote stormwater protection. Oversees content on the website, in brochures and in public presentations to provide consistent messaging.
Acts as program liaison with the Stormwater Advisory Committee.
Perform related tasks as required.
Minimum Qualifications: - A four-year degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources or related field. - A minimum of five (5) years of experience in stormwater program management or other related public water resource protection or engineering field.
Special Requirements: - Possession of a valid appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. (To view our driving eligibility requirements, go to the 'About City Jobs' section of our FAQs on the HR webpage.)
Preferred Qualifications: - Appropriate professional certifications preferred (Registered Professional Engineer (PE), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Registered Landscape Architect (PLA), Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ), Certified Stormwater Manager (CSM), etc.
Skills: Experience in providing leadership and direction in meeting program goals and interdepartmental cooperation; Technical knowledge of water resource and stormwater planning, design and, program implementation; thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local stormwater management laws and regulations; methods for construction, maintenance, and repair of stormwater management systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills in preparing and delivering presentations and reports to officials and the ability to explain complex stormwater related topics to the general public; working knowledge of MS Office and some experience with GIS and CAD software; understanding and ability to organize and manage data in support of stormwater rates and billing; ability to establish effective working relationships with other departmental staff, contractors, public agencies, civic groups, and the general public.
Physical Conditions & Work Contacts: Primarily office environment with ability to climb, crawl and access various areas within construction or during emergencies and in all weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodation. The job may risk exposure to inclement weather, wet or humid conditions, uneven terrain, noise, fumes, dusts and pollen, animals/wildlife, and traffic.
The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity.
Additional Salary Information: The starting hiring range is $54,870.40 to $99,756.80 annually.
The City of Charlottesville is located in west Central Virginia, approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Situated within the upper Piedmont Plateau, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the headwaters of the Rivanna River, Charlottesville was established as a town in 1762 by the Virginia General Assembly, and was incorporat...ed as an independent city in 1888. As a result of eight annexations, the most recent of which was in 1968, the City is 10.4 square miles.
The City is autonomous and entirely independent of any county or any other political subdivision. It does not have the same boundaries with or is not subject to taxation by any county or school district, and is not liable for any county or school district indebtedness.
Charlottesville serves as the economic, cultural, and educational center of a multi-county region in Central Virginia. In 1981, the United States Census Bureau recognized the Charlottesville area as a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA). The SMSA includes the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, and Nelson. In 2014, the Census Bureau estimated the population of the City to be 45,593 and the Charlottesville SMSA population of over 200,000.