JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for managing the day to day work of the Industrial Waste Pretreatment Program including the supervision of about 15 technical and administrative staff. The position will also engage in policy development, strategic planning involved with implementation of a regulatory compliance program, management of fiscal aspects of the program, technical assistance to customers, and continuous improvement of operating procedures.
The successful candidate will be:
An experienced leader who has a high level of integrity,
Innovative and scientifically savvy,
Skilled at recognizing and developing talent and skills in their staff,
Rely on delegation to team members to accomplish the work of the program.
A creative, big-picture thinker and collaborative problem solver,
Willing to engage in creative conflict management
Consistent, hard-working and smart,
A skilled communicator
Fun to work with.
WORK LOCATION: King Street Center, 201 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA
Please go to http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs for detailed list of duties and required applicant information.
Education or experience in a field of science, engineering, or other relevant discipline, and five years minimum experience executing or managing the implementation of industrial pretreatment or other equivalent environmental regulations OR the equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties.
Five years minimum experience leading or supervising a team of technical professionals.
Knowledge of field sampling and laboratory analyses protocols, QA/QC procedures, and information management systems including hardware and software.
Knowledge of safety regulations (OSHA/WISHA)
Advanced knowledge of water quality and environmental laws, issues and practices
Knowledge of principles and practices of contract management
Knowledge of general management principles and business needs of the environmental industry, including technology and regulatory trends.
Knowledge of principles of public administration, including public finance, development and analysis of public policy, organization, and management
Knowledge of principles of customer service and continuous improvement practices
Skill in interpreting, writing and developing regulations
Skill in establishing and maintaining good community relations with a diverse public
Skill in communicating technical information to a diverse and public audience in a variety of methods)
Project management skills, including developing scope, schedule and budget, and principles of managing projects through to completion
Conflict resolution and negotiation skills
Skill in creating a collaborative environment
Decision-making and problem-solving skills
Skill in establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of people
King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is a progressive, nationally recognized wastewater treatment utility serving a major urban and suburban area of 1.6 million. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, WTD provides wastewater conveyance and treatment services to 32 local governments in western King and south Snohomish counties through long-term service agreements. The individual local... governments operate the local sewage collection systems that provide sewer service directly to residences and businesses, while WTD provides the major interceptors and treatment plants for the region. WTD employs approximately 600 people and has a current operating budget of $85 million. WTD is also engaged in a $1.7 billion capital improvement program intended to protect water quality and accommodate the substantial growth projected for the greater Seattle area over the next thirty years.
WTD is part of King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks, which also manages much of the region’s solid waste through its Solid Waste Division, and regional parks through its Parks Division. The department also undertakes and manages a variety of surface water services and water quality activities through its Water and Land Resources Division. More information can be found at: http://dnr.metrokc.gov/
King County, one of the largest counties in the U. S., is governed by a directly elected executive and a thirteen member legislative body, elected by districts. It engages in a broad range of governmental functions and services and employs approximately 13,000 people.