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Deputy Director of Engineering & Technical Service – Department of Water Resources (DWR)

at Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Pay: $107039 to $144502/year
$107039 - $144502
Posted: 9/15/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2542678

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Class Summary

This position is responsible for the sections which comprise the Technical Services Group.   Technical Services is comprised of Operations Technical Services, Laboratory, Permitting and Compliance, Industrial Pretreatment, Asset Management and Research, all of which support DWR Operations.  The Technical Services Group is responsible for identifying and scoping over 200 capital improvement and maintenance projects which represent over $140 Million per year in spending.  In addition, the Technical Services Group provides the laboratory testing, watershed monitoring and industrial pretreatment program implementation required by Gwinnett County's NPDES and MS4 permits.  The Operations Technical Services and Asset Management Divisions are responsible for developing asset management plans for over $10 billion of installed assets.  Both groups are also responsible for developing projects, processes, models and procedures which improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.

This position is Appointed, Grade 306.

Essential duties include:
  • Plan, organize, and direct the activities of the sections under the Technical Services Group
  • Evaluate Technical Services programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards and services
  • Administer and provide engineering, technical services, asset management and related support for capital improvement  and maintenance programs and projects
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State and Local laws, regulations and codes, as well as, County and Department policies and procedures.
  • Represent the Technical Services Group and/or Department at meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Supervise approximately 45 staff
  • May serve in place of the Department Director as needed
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Driver's License from state of residency;
  • Bachelor's Degree in a closely related field;
  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience related to the area of assignment, including two years at the Division Director level;
  • or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
  • A Master's Degree in a related field is preferred.
For information related to position specific Essential Duties, Knowledge and Skills and Physical requirements, click here.

NOTE:  The class specifications listed on this site are not the official class specifications for Gwinnett County and are subject to change.

Benefits Offered

  • Health, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • HSA/HRA available
  • Basic, Optional and Dependent Life Insurance 
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • On-site Medical Wellness Center
  • Holidays: 12 holidays per year 
  • Annual leave (vacation): 13 day accrual per year
  • Sick leave: 13 day accrual per year
  • Immunizations (Flu Shots, Tetanus, etc.)
  • Wellness Incentive Programs 
  • Annual Wellness Fair
  • 529 College Savings payroll deduction  
  • Financial Education Programs
  • Funeral Leave 
  • Longevity Pay after 3 years (full-time status)
  • Tuition Reimbursement after 2 years (full-time status)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Uniforms and equipment furnished
  • Employee discount programs
  • Retirement Benefits include:
    • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
      * Employees can choose a contribution rate of 2.5%,5.0%, or 7.5%
      * Gwinnett County will contribute 7.0% of your pensionable earnings per pay period.
      • An employee is fully vested in 5 years. An employee can retire if he/she has reached the age of 55 and the sum of his/her age and years of service equals 65.
    • Deferred Compensation Plan
      * If you contribute at least 2.5% of your base pay to the 457(b) plan, Gwinnett County will contribute an additional 1% to your Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (this is in addition to the 7% described above).