Operations and Environmental Compliance Manager

City of Boynton Beach, FL
January 22, 2023
Boynton Beach, FL
Job Type


Purpose of Classification Oversees environmental compliance for the Utilities Department, including contract administration, performs complex professional and difficult administrative work, administering utility department's programs, policies, planning efforts associated with water resources and related legislative and regulatory requirements and revisions; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision.

Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Establishes operating policies, procedures, goals and objectives.

Participates and coordinates capital improvements and develops long-term planning for utilities infrastructure; Prepares budgets and monitors expenditures; prepares and monitors bids.

Responsible for managing Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulatory activities for the Utilities; coordinates Community Rating System (CRS) program activities, coordinates Insurance Services Office (ISO) certification activities; monitors and coordinates submittal requirements for Consumptive Use Permit renewals and other related permitting activities.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, requisitions, purchase orders, invoices, budget reports, equipment submittals, payroll sheets, vehicle maintenance requests, accident reports, operations reports, regulatory reports, production reports, quality analysis reports, engineering reports, contract documents, construction documents, engineering plans, electrical drawings, blueprints, specifications, master plans, comprehensive plans, union agreements, codes, regulations, standards, manuals, maps, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Responds to complaints and questions related to department operations; provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.

Researches, applies for, and manages departmental grants.

Monitors and analyzes proposed revisions to Local, State and Federal water resources regulation and legislation and determines impact on the department.

Ensures departmental compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements.

Closely coordinates with Sustainability and Resilience staff for evaluating sustainable and resilient options for drainage and other utilities construction projects.

Promotes and advocates departmental policy positions and planning goals on advisory committees, regulatory planning groups, and during public workshops with regulatory agencies.

Resource for information and data needed to prepare departmental awards, policy and planning related documents, including Master Planning efforts.

Oversees departmental initiatives, projects and programs as assigned and such as sanitary sewer overflows monitoring and reporting, industrial pretreatment program monitoring, water conservation and public outreach.

Attends City Commission meetings or other meetings; serves on committees as needed; presents information and presentations to community and other outside customer groups.

Maintains a current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.

Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.

Performs other related duties as required.


Provides liaison with other City departments on related activities.

Ensures Departmental Emergency plans are current and disseminated.

Reviews cost estimates, permits, shop drawings, testing results, and as-built plans.

Plans and assists with contract administration and bid evaluation.

Coordinates Comprehensive Land use plan revisions and other related required documents and reports.

Coordinates public notifications as required by regulations and agency orders, including water restrictions.

Assists and coordinates for any public notifications for water quality violations and annual water quality reports.

Assists and coordinates with County staff, City staff and business owners to implement wellfield protection ordinance.

Conducts research and undertakes special projects as assigned.

Prepares and reviews technical reports.

Performs related tasks as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences, engineering, or closely related field; and
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in public utility operations, planning, regulatory and legislative process; and
  • Must possess [or be able to obtain within fourteen (14) days of hire] and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.


  • Supervisory experience.
  • Grant writing and implementing experience.


The ability to clearly communicate Department and City Goals, Policies, Strategic Plans and other key information to employees and peers using multiple communication platforms including e-mail and social media.

Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, utility companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.

Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal direction.

Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.


Basic knowledge of road design and construction principles and practices as applied to the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of municipal infrastructure.

Basic knowledge of utility engineering and construction principles and practices as applied to the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment facilities.

Basic knowledge and understanding of rules, regulations, and procedures concerning operations and maintenance of utilities systems.

Basic knowledge of regulatory permitting, reporting and operating requirements for public infrastructure and utility systems.

Basic knowledge of designing standards for utility infrastructure.

Basic knowledge of the capabilities and results of AutoCAD plans and Profile Drawings, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and hydraulic modeling.

Thorough knowledge of the Utilities Departmental organization, operation and planning processes.

Thorough knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws and regulations impacting public utilities.

Thorough knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with engineers, architects, surveyors, contractors, regulatory authorities, City officials, and the general public.

Ability to articulate and communicate ideas and presentations using multiple platforms, in a clear and concise manner.

Ability to analyze and prepare clear and comprehensive technical studies and reports.

Ability to read and understand plans and specifications and determine engineering compliance, as specified in City, state, and local codes, ordinances, resolutions, regulations, standards, specifications, policies and procedures.

Ability to plan, assign, supervise and coordinate the work of support staff and maintenance personnel.

Physical Ability : Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
Sensory Requirements : Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, bright/dim light, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.
The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.


Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.

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