Environmental Manager - Talbot County Department of Public Works
Talbot County, Maryland Department of Public Works
August 9, 2018
Range up to maximum of $80, 22
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The Environmental Manager oversees and manages the Talbot County Sanitary District and Bio-Solids Facility which includes managing Maryland Licensed Operators, budgets and maintaining a Class V License in Wastewater Treatment. The position also requires complying with all federal and state environmental regulations and responding to emergencies as they arise.
Responsible for programming, development, and management of capital projects associated with the operation, maintenance, upgrade, repair, or replacement of existing sanitary facilities and the planning and development of new water supply and wastewater treatment facilities.
Performs complete and thorough technical review of construction designs, permit applications, analytical evaluation and reports, cost estimates, consultant proposals, contract bids, and construction agreements associated with sanitary facilities activities.
Performs all field work and inspections necessary to complete related activities and maintains written logs, photographs, data tables or other records to document field activities.
Prepares and oversees public works agreements with the private sector for sanitary construction of utility extensions and shared facilities.
Performs site inspections, system evaluation, equipment and process tests, and prepares technical reports, legislative resolutions and policies, and general technical correspondence necessary to accomplish sanitary facilities activities.
Provides input for maintaining the Comprehensive Water and Sewer Plan and insures that activities associated with the sanitary facilities are compatible and consistent with the plan.
Coordinates sanitary facility activities with the Department of Public Works, other local governments departments and agencies, state and federal government agencies, the County Council, and private sector representatives.
Responds to disputes arising from sanitary facilities activities and to request from other agencies and departments.
Prepares and maintains the Sanitary District operational budgets in accordance with County regulations.
Develops and utilizes an automated database for tracking and updating capital construction programs and monitoring the performance of sanitary facilities.
Supervises the operation and maintenance of sanitary facilities. Provides technical oversight and troubleshooting assistance for Sanitary District collection systems, pump stations, control systems, and wastewater treatment facilities.
Provides customer service for the Sanitary District including service interruption complaints and utility location requests
Prepares and oversees Shared Sanitary Facility Agreements including site inspections and system evaluations to ensure compliance with the Shared Sanitary Facilities Ordinance.
Completes and certifies the daily monitoring reports for the Wastewater Treatment Plants and the Bio-Solids Facility on a monthly basis.
Provides supervision of the Martingham Water System.
Responds to emergencies and completes all reporting as required by federal and state regulations
Performs other related work as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering at an accredited college or university preferred, and a minimum of three years working experience in sanitary engineering and management, understanding of the Clean Water Act; OR possession of a permanent Maryland Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Class V wastewater operator’s certification (or ability to obtain within six (6) months), an understanding of the Clean Water Act, and experience which provides the skills cited below:
Thorough knowledge of general engineering theory, principles and practices in wastewater treatment, solids management and conveyance through vacuum systems, pressurized systems and gravity flow systems.
Thorough knowledge of procedures in engineering, hydraulics and hydrology, fluid mechanics, water chemistry, water supply, wastewater treatment, soil mechanics, site development, underground utility construction, paving repairs, facility maintenance, mechanical system maintenance, and automated data management.
Knowledge of engineering theory, principles and practices as applied to the preparation of plans, specifications and designs.
Proficiency in reading, reviewing and interpreting engineering, construction and site plans and technical specifications.
Proficiency in project management, contract administration, and automated data management.
Knowledge of engineering economics and the methods of and problems encountered in financial planning, budget preparation, and management of Sanitary District and capital improvement programs.
Ability to apply engineering and administrative knowledge to plan, coordinate and direct engineering and operational programs related to Sanitary District and capital and construction activities.
Thorough command of the English language and proficient communication and writing skills.
Capable of driving a motor vehicle and possession of a valid, current driver's license.
Ability to represent the County in Public Works activities and to deal tactfully and effectively with associates, government officials, and the general public.
Additional Salary Information: Very generous employee benefit package
About Talbot County, Maryland Department of Public Works
Talbot County Department of Public Works is an agency of the Talbot County, Maryland government.