Director, Dona Ana County Flood Commission
Job ID 2017-2420
Location: Las Cruces
Department Lower Rio Grande Flood District Posted Date 7/28/2017
Min USD $100,000.00/Yr. Post End Date 8/28/2017
Max USD $100,000.00/Yr.
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Oversees, manages, and directs the operation of the Flood Commission Office in order to reasonably protect public and private property from flooding.
Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is required from the State of NM. Candidates will be considered with a P.E. license in another jurisdiction of the United States. If selected, candidate will have to complete reciprocity of Professional Engineering licensure to the State of N.M. prior to the official hiring date. More information regarding reciprocity can be found at the NM Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers website; http://www.sblpes.state.nm.us/licensing.aspx
(A position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties which may be found in a position of the class. An individual must be able to perform the essential functions listed below and a reasonable accommodation may be made available to qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job).
Directs and manages the organizational and operational activities of the Flood Commission Office.
Schedules, distributes, and assigns work; evaluates employee performance, participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for the office.
Identifies resource needs, hires and trains new personnel in departmental procedures.
Reviews, evaluates, and approves proposed plans for new and existing flood control structures, as well as proposed drainage plans for new developments.
Reviews and approves building permits for compliance with flood control regulations, evaluates and prioritizes the construction, maintenance, and repair of flood control structures.
Seeks, applies for, and obtains funding for flood construction projects.
Negotiates, prepares and recommends for approval, contracts for planning, design and construction projects.
Enforces local, state, and federal regulations for the prevention of flood damage.
Selects, negotiates, and acquires land to locate and/or expand flood control projects.
Provides technical assistance by preparing, reviewing, and recommending specification and contracts for engineering consultants.
Prepares, negotiates, reviews, and coordinates contracts for engineering consultants.
Responsible for knowing and abiding by all department and county policies and procedures.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES. Other duties may be assigned.
Education. Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Hydrology, or related field.
Experience. Minimum eight (8) years of increasingly responsible full-time experience in a similar industry, five (5) years’ full-time experience in public works project design and construction work, which include responsibility for office administration and for the preparation of contract documents, specifications and plans and five (5) years of full-time supervisory or management experience.
Education/Experience substitution. N/A
Licenses/Certifications. Must have a valid driver’s license and must maintain a satisfactory driving record. Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is required from the State of NM Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification is required.
Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver’s license record, etc.). Background and driver's license check.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Practical knowledge of hydraulics, hydrology, 1-D 2-D modeling, GIS, Arc View, AutoCAD (Civil3-D), New Mexico State Legislative Sessions budget and surveying; and skill in applying this knowledge.
Must have knowledge of:
Principles and techniques of management, supervision, and program evaluation.
Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures, and of current literature, trends, regulations, and developments in assigned areas of responsibility. To include but not limited to FEMA, NDSP, NMDSO, SWPPP, EPA, NMED, USCOE
Modern and complex principles and practices of program development, administration and modern office management.
Must have the ability to:
Develop and implement measures of accountability.
Analyze and evaluate information accurately, and express ideas clearly when providing oral and written reports, and recommendations.
Use initiative and judgment in work independently while recognizing matters which require the awareness of management.
Interpret, and apply complex laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Communicate effectively, in oral and written form.
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.