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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Accepting Resumes for General Manager

The District is responsible for the operation and maintenance of flood control structures within the Upper Brushy Creek watershed in the Brazos River Basin. It is the local sponsor of 23 dams in Williamson County, Texas. The dams are located north of Austin in and around the Cities of Round Rock, Leander, Cedar Park and Hutto.  The District is led by a Board of Directors comprised of five elected officials.  The General Manager serves as the senior administrator for the organization. The General Manager is selected by and reports to the Board of Directors. The Board performs an annual performance review.

JOB SUMMARY:

  • The General Manager plans, directs, organizes, coordinates, and evaluates the overall activities of the District which includes: design, construction, inspection, operation, and maintenance of flood control structures, emergency action planning and implementation, development permitting, oversight of the District annual budget, and other related activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • With Board review, establishes the strategic direction, implementation, and continuous improvement of District policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Plans, implements, and reviews the District’s short- and long-term goals.
  • Updates, exercises, and implements the District’s Emergency Action Plan.
  • Reviews development permit applications for compliance with District policy as well as local, state, and federal regulations, standards, and guidelines and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  • Advises the Board on issues, policies, and practices.
  • Assists the Board in resolving high-level, legal and sensitive issues.
  • Ensures the District's compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Prepares reports and makes presentations to the Board of Directors, public officials, regulatory agencies, cooperating agencies, and residents.
  • Oversees the preparation and management of the District’s budget.
  • Identifies opportunities for technological advancement to enhance District performance.
  • Determines future needs and identifies strategies for addressing these needs.
  • Ensures superior customer service, integrity, and transparency.
  • Keeps informed of current issues, best practices, and trends to ensure efficient and effective District operations.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Board and agreed.
  • Manages the district staff, including the Senior Project Manager, District Administrator, and other staff that may be added.
  • May serve as the project manager on specific projects, including:
  • Reviews proposals submitted for consultant selection on projects.
  • Reviews scope and budget for consultants selected for projects.
  • Monitors consultant's efforts from inception to completion, including plan review and invoice review.
  • Responsible for completing field inspections, construction reviews and scheduling.
  • Prepare, negotiate and secure approval for major contracts and change orders; establishes scope, standards and cost estimates for capital improvements and other special projects.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Driving, sitting, medium lifting, typing, walking, and climbing stairs or ladders.
  • Requires the ability to see and hear.
  • Operates motor vehicles.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

  • Works in all kinds of indoor and outdoor environments, including inclement weather.
  • May be exposed to dust, steep slopes, rocky or rugged terrain, and extreme noise.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field and ten (10) years increasingly responsible engineering experience with five (5) years management experience. Professional level engineering experience may substitute for the education on a year for year basis.
  • Must have significant experience managing civil infrastructure projects from design through construction.
  • Must have knowledge of dams and regulatory programs related to dams.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable state and federal laws.
  • Technical principles and practices in planning, design, and construction of flood control structures.
  • Industry best practices and trends.
  • Flood control, surveying, mapping, and hydrology techniques.
  • Research techniques, methods, and procedures.
  • Budget preparation, monitoring, and analysis.
  • Grant and contract acquisition as well as project financing options.
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, and the management of employees through multiple levels of supervision.
  • Principles and practices, at the executive level, of developing teams, motivating employees, and leading and managing in a team environment.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals, at all levels of responsibility and means.

Skill in:

Ability to:

  • Supervise, train, mentor, and evaluate the work of staff.
  • Interpret and apply applicable statutes, regulations, and policies.
  • Work with all levels of management, employees, and residents.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Work independently, exercise judgment, resolve complicated and sensitive issues, and make sound decisions and recommendations.
  • Establish and meet operational standards, goals, and objectives for the District.
  • Proficient with various computer applications such as e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, etc. (e.g., Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Possess or be able to obtain a valid Texas driver's license.
  • Maintain a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record.

Preferred certifications, education, and/or experience:

  • Licensed in the State of Texas as a Professional Engineer.
  • Master's degree in Engineering, Public Administration, or related field. 
  • Additional years management experience.
  • Experience preparing and administering an operating budget.
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).

IRREGULAR HOURS:

  • Work evenings, weekends, and holidays may be required as needed and during emergency situations.
  • The General Manager is by default identified as Essential Personnel during Emergency Situations or when weather conditions indicate that an Emergency Situation could occur.

EMPLOYMENT TESTING:

  • Employment is contingent on passing post-offer, pre-employment drug testing and criminal background investigations.

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS:

  • Exempt (Salary)


Please submit your resume to:
Lisa Moravitz, District Secretary
1850 Round Rock Avenue, Suite 100
Round Rock, Texas 78681
lisa.moravitz@upperbrushycreekwcid.org

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