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.
Applicants must apply online to Job Opening # 49856 by September 3, 2018 at www.miamidade.gov/jobs .