The Executive Director is selected by and serves at the pleasure of the Clay County Utility Authority’s (CCUA) Board of Supervisors. This position is expected to work closely with the Senior Staff Team, public officials, environmental groups, and customers to ensure continuous production, treatment, and distribution of water, wastewater, and reclaimed water to the unincorporated areas of Clay County. The Executive Director is responsible for directing the business and overall activities of the organization by ensuring recruitment and retention of the appropriate mix of managerial, professional and administration skills as well as establishing policies protecting information and assets. The Executive Director develops, and guides proposed strategic and long-term plans and budgets consistent with Chapter 94-491 Special Act adopted by the Florida State Legislature and subject to the approval of the Board.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field or discipline. Ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience in a major operational or administrative role of a utility; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities preferred.
Master’s degree in business administration or related field is preferred.
CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES
General Contractor, Underground Utility Contractor, C.P.A. and/or Professional Engineering license should be held by this position or other staff positions; Valid Driver's License with good driving record is required prior to appointment and must be maintained during employment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions. While performing this job, the employee is often required to sit for prolonged periods of time. Employee should not attempt to lift, pull or push a load of more than 50lbs without assistance.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office environment.
Will be required to respond during emergencies in varying climatic conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Execute and administer directives and policies ensuring the proper enforcement of all applicable orders, resolutions, ordinances, regulations and policies created by Chapter 94-491, the Special Act adopted by the Florida State Legislature.
Provides strategic leadership for the organization by developing and implementing a strategic vision that outlines the long-term role of the CCUA
Enhances and maintains relationships with key constituents across the state and the region, including elected officials, industry leaders, suppliers, environmental groups and customers.
Leads public policy and public affairs activity and serves as the primary spokesperson for the agency locally, regionally and nationally.
Formulates, implements and monitors for effectiveness, all administrative and operational policies, practices and procedures. Ensures compliance with all applicable Federal, State and local laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations; and ensures that managers, supervisors, and employees are in compliance with these policies, practices and procedures.
Participates actively in legislative and regulatory initiatives regionally and nationally.
Promotes strong fiscal accountability and responsibility.
Develops a culture of efficiency, productivity, flexibility and accountability to customers.
Develops and recommends innovative and strategic system, process and practice changes to improve the cost effectiveness, efficiency and responsiveness of utility services provided by CCUA to its customers.
Prepares and delivers presentations to large groups in various settings, utilizing the ability to communicate technical information to the layman.
Develops and executes a workforce development plan.
Identifies and mentors future leaders for the organization
Develop and execute CCUA policies.
Perform other related duties as assigned by the Board of Supervisors.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Extensive knowledge of the federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations that govern potable water, wastewater and reclaimed services.
Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of business administration, including finance management, budgeting, accounting, purchasing, information technology, customer service, risk management, and human resources.
Strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to interact collaboratively and productively to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds including elected and appointed government officials, local, state and Federal legislative, CCUA staff members, local business partners, as well as the general public.
Excellent analytical skills as demonstrated by the ability to collect, develop, assess, and blend information and recommendations from a wide variety of sources.
Excellent written and oral communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to articulate complex information and issues clearly and concisely.
Strong critical and creative thinking skills to assess and resolve problems or issues by gathering and assessing information, seeking input from others, and using prudent judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulations or law.
Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.
Ability to work under high stress levels, with frequent interruptions with tight and often changing deadlines.
Ability to visualize and direct the planning and development of improvements to the utility system.
Ability to develop short and long-term strategies, plans programs and to evaluate progress toward achieving organizational objectives.
Ability to maintain security and confidentiality.
Ability to plan, assign, review and supervise work of others and to evaluate work accomplishments.
Thorough knowledge of organization and departmental functions, staffing, and operating procedures.
Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $140,227.00 to $185,098.00 /year
- Utility administration or management: 10 years (Preferred)
- Driver's License (Required)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Professional development assistance
- Tuition reimbursement
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
- Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
- Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
This Company Describes Its Culture as:
- Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes