Director Technical Services Division

Recruitment #1809-DIRTSDUNM1-001

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

The Hillsborough County Public Works Department is seeking a proactive, dynamic, seasoned professional to lead the Technical Services Division. The ideal candidate is a problem solver, collaborator, and has strong communication skills. The individual will anticipate problems so they can be remedied before they become significant issues whether related to community issues or program delivery. The division director will be someone who can inspire and take the organization to the next level.

JOB OVERVIEW

Direct a professional staff of 90 employees comprising of 3 teams. Responsible for overseeing Design & Project Management, Bridge Program, Stormwater Program, Traffic Engineering, Hazardous Mitigation, Engineering Services and Construction Services. Directs the engineering design team which manages consultant contracts, performs preliminary and final designs on infrastructure improvements, prepares cost estimates of projects, and evaluates roadway, stormwater and bridge repair and replacement needs. Directs infrastructure planning activity to assure adequate infrastructure is available to serve existing and future customers. Directs the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) team to deliver approved projects totaling $100 million per year. Responsible for Stormwater Planning, Design and Construction, Roadway Design & Construction, Traffic Engineering, and Bridge Planning, Design & Construction. Directs hazardous mitigation activities to ensure emergency management compliance with federal, state and municipal agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering;

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A minimum of 10 years of engineering experience specializing in Civil Engineering and program management; 

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Registration in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer (active status) in the applicable discipline as required by the Florida Statutes Chapter 471

(An applicant who holds a valid license to practice engineering in another state or territory of the United States, must meet current requirements to be licensed in the state of Florida as a professional engineer, and obtain the license within 6 months of employment)

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Possession of a valid Driver License.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on the particular agency/division/department to which they are assigned, individual employees may perform all or any of the duties described below.

Serves as Division Director of the Technical Services Division of Public works, including the supervision of 120 employees, and the administration of a multimillion dollar operating and capital budget.

  • Supervises and directs Section Managers and Group Supervisors and performs duties for Public Works Department Technical Services Division.
  • Meets with regulatory agencies, consultants, lawyers, developers, officials, direct reports, etc. for project site meetings, public meetings, Board of County Commissioner meetings, and Executive Team meetings.
  • Establishes standards for the Transportation and Stormwater Technical Manuals
  • Establishes procedures for the planning, design, construction and management of projects in the Bridge, Stormwater, Roadway and Traffic Programs.
  • Oversees design and construction of CIP Program for Stormwater, Roadway, and Bridge projects including schedules and budgets.
  • Responsible for budget planning and decision unit preparation, preparation of Board agenda items, approval and release of funds for payment.
  • When so designated, may assume the authority of, and act on behalf of a more senior official.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Conclusion

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*