This posting will be used to fill the Full-Time, Permanent, Safety Sensitive position of Deputy Director of Public Works for the Bureau of Engineering. This position holds the highest level of responsibility and authority for the Bureau of Engineering. This position oversees 116 employees and an annual budget of $22 million including a Capital Improvement program budget of $2 billion. This position has the primary function of managing the entire Bureau of Engineering, which includes General Engineering, Technical Engineering, Watershed Protection and Restoration, and Engineering Administration.
Work involves responsibility for planning, organizing, budgeting, and directing the various programs and activities of an assigned bureau. Work requires the direction and organization of a diversified staff concerned with planning, design and construction of water and wastewater distribution, collection and treatment systems and facilities, highway, storm-water, solid waste and general county infrastructure.
Work is performed with considerable independence under the general direction of the Director of Public Works. Work results are reviewed through conferences, reports and results obtained towards achieving departmental objectives.
Plan, organize, direct and manage assigned engineering programs.
Develop policies and procedures for assigned program area within the Department of Public Works.
Direct the preparation of the bureau's annual capital and operating budgets.
Ensure proper training for staff members.
Supervise the preparation and maintenance of necessary records and reports.
Recommend the hiring, firing, disciplining, and related personnel matters.
BUREAU OF ENGINEERING:
Serve as chief engineer for the Department of Public Works.
Plan, organize and direct the various programs and activities of the bureau; conduct or attend meetings with engineers, developers and other individuals concerning bureau and departmental programs.
Provide the Director of Public Works with regular briefings on the status of the county's capital program execution.
Direct special projects such as updating the county's design standards; review fees paid for developer inspection services; resolve concerns from the public, elected officials, builders, developers and others concerning county policies and procedures.
Educate and engage the public on capital projects.
Supervise managers of professional personnel engaged in planning, design, construction, management and technical engineering of county public works infrastructure.
Analyze treatment operations and costs; prepare annual budget request and administer expenditures of allotted funds to achieve the greatest economy consistent with efficient service to the public; report and recommend action regarding the correction of problems that are either engineering related or budget limited.
Direct the preparation of necessary records, reports and histories.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or a related field such as business administration, business management and physical science/chemistry; six (6) or more months of graduate level course work in business administration, management, or a related field; six (6) or more years of engineering experience in a specific engineering program area such as civil, environmental, transportation, utility, highway, water, wastewater, or sanitary engineering, including management, supervisory, and administrative experience; and a valid Class C motor vehicle operator's license.
NOTE: This position is Safety-Sensitive and employees in this position are subject to Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) and Alcohol testing.
Preference will be given to applicants with the following:
1.) Six (6) or more years engineering experience in a specific engineering program area such as environmental, water and wastewater utility operations and maintenance to include management, supervisory, and administrative experience.
2.) A Professional Engineer (P.E.) license in the State of Maryland or another State that will provide reciprocity.
3.) Proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) and Google platforms equivalent (GMail, Docs, Sheets, Slides).
About Anne Arundel County
Over 500,000 residents call Anne Arundel County home due to the area's superior quality of life on the Chesapeake Bay, a rich heritage, and proximity to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The county boasts diverse communities, numerous attractions, educational and employment opportunities and several amenities.
With over 533 miles of coastline, Anne Arundel County is known for boating, fishing, crabbing, water skiing, sailing and swimming. For nature lovers, there are two State parks, four County regional parks, over 100 County community and neighborhood parks, and several nature preserves. The County also offers numerous greenways, including the 13-mile Baltimore and Annapolis Trail, enjoyed by hundreds of walkers, runners, bicyclists and equestrians.