Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department (WASD) is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable, results-oriented Chief to lead Miami-Dade's Water Production and Maintenance Division. The Department provides high quality drinking water and wastewater disposal services, safeguarding public health and the environment, while planning for future growth, implementing water conservation measures, and providing for process improvements and cost efficiencies.
The Department delivers water and sewer services to most residents and businesses within Miami-Dade County, serving approximately 441,000 water and 357,000 wastewater retail customers as of September 30, 2016. Additionally, service is provided to 15 wholesale (municipal) water customers and 13 wholesale (12 municipal and Homestead Air Reserve Base) wastewater customers within Miami-Dade County daily. The total combined population served at the retail and wholesale level is approximately 2.3 million residents. In providing these services, the Department interacts with and is regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Miami-Dade County Health Department, the South Florida Water Management District and the Regulatory and Economic Resources Department (RER).
The Chief of Water Production and Maintenance will ensure proper maintenance and operation of the Department’s production facilities, with an average production rate of 320 MGD. The Division Chief is responsible for directing and overseeing operation of a water production system that includes three regional Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) and five auxiliary treatment facilities that service the southernmost area of the County. The County has 15 wellfields comprised of 95 production wells and five aquifer storage and recovery wells. These wells supply untreated water to the WTPs.
The ideal candidate will facilitate providing a reliable potable water production systems that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements in a cost-efficient manner adopting and embracing the latest technologies and best operational practices in the industry.
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related field. A minimum of four to eight years of experience in the supervision and management of large-scale water treatment plant operations is required.
State of Florida Class A Water Operator’s License is preferred.
Miami-Dade County offers outstanding comprehensive benefits that include: full medical, dental, vision and disability insurance; an optional 457 pre-tax savings plan, optional flexible spending accounts, 13 paid holidays; vacation and sick leave; and employee contributory membership in the Florida Retirement System.
Miami-Dade County offers great benefits including full medical, dental, and vision insurance; life and disability insurance; optional 457 pretax savings plan; optional flexible spending accounts; paid holidays, vacation and sick time; membership in the Florida Retirement System; professional development; and a tuition reimbursement program.
Miami-Dade County government serves a population of 2.7 million people with a work force of approximately 25,000 employees dedicated to providing the best services possible. The County has made it more convenient for residents to obtain County services at miamidade.gov, “24 hours a day, seven days a week.” A wide array of services are available online to make payments, search maps, report a problem or submit ideas. Residents can request new traffic signs, schedule solid waste collections, track building plans, and even check the arrival and departure times of flights at Miami International Airport. Payments for property taxes or building re-inspection fees can be made using credit cards, and many County forms can be easily printed or downloaded. Miami-Dade County is comprised of 34 municipalities: Aventura, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Biscayne Park, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Doral, El Portal, Florida City, Golden Beach, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Indian Creek, Key Biscayne, Medley, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, North Bay Village, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, Sunny Isles... Beach, Surfside, Sweetwater, Virginia Gardens and West Miami. The City of Miami is the largest municipality, followed by Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, North Miami and Coral Gables. Each municipality has its own government and provides city services such as police and zoning protection. The unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County do not fall within the jurisdiction of a municipality. With a population exceeding one million residents, the unincorporated area, if declared a city, would form the largest city in Florida and one of the largest in the nation. Miami-Dade County encompasses more than 2,000 square miles. Located along the southeast tip of the Florida peninsula, one-third of Miami-Dade County is located in Everglades National Park. Miami-Dade County is bounded by Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Everglades National Park to the west, the Florida Keys to the south, and Broward County to the north.