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Director, Environmental Resource Management Department
Posted on Oct. 27, 2017

Salary: $116,952 Annually, Negotiable Depending on Qualifications
Department: Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Location: 2300 North Jog Rd, West Palm Beach
Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday - Friday
Other: Valid Florida Driver's License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.

THIS IS AN AT-WILL POSITION.

Outstanding executive benefits package. Deadline 5:00 p.m. on November 17, 2017. Please apply online (or download an employment application) at www.pbcgov.jobs. See www.pbcgov.com/erm for details, facts, and information about the Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Department and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners (PBC BCC).

Palm Beach County BCC seeks a superior leader who wants a challenging career and an opportunity to work for one of the most progressive local government communities in the field of environmental protection, preservation and enhancement. We offer a scenic and diverse Community, a first-rate benefit package, and cutting-edge environmental programs. ERM has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognition for its natural resource management and restoration programs.

This is highly responsible administrative and supervisory work directing the promotion of sound environmental resource management for the County. The Director of ERM is responsible for identifying, analyzing and providing recommendations for action on significant environmental resource issues affecting the County. Develops/administers a budget of over $30M. Leads a department of 125+ staff comprised of management, professional, technical and support staff engaged in environmental stewardship via programs, services and initiatives. Responsible for development and enforcement of various environmental codes and ordinances. Work includes involvement with other County departments related to environmental resource issues. Coordinates and cooperates with other governmental environmental regulatory agencies on mutual environmental concerns and information. Develops programs to address key environmental concerns; evaluates existing programs and recommends changes to programs as necessary. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with employees at all levels, members of the BCC and the public. Evaluates key environmental and natural resource issues and recommends, when advisable, new or modifications to existing initiatives, codes or ordinances. Directs the activities of professional and technical staff engaged in environmental evaluation and enforcement as appropriate.

The new Director of ERM will: Continue ERM’s leadership in enhancing offshore natural and artificial reefs; Manage the County’s critically eroding beaches; Foster increasing numbers of nesting sea turtles; Continue a legacy of restoring our estuaries; Implement the County’s manatee awareness program; Manage 32,000 acres of Natural Areas; Continue to safeguard the County’s drinking water; Prevent future petroleum contamination of groundwater while continuing the clean-up of previously contaminated sites; and Lead an effective mosquito control program.

Work is performed under general supervision and requires the exercise of considerable independent judgment. Work is reviewed by an Assistant or Deputy County Administrator through conferences, periodic reports and observation of results obtained.

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners provides an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement and participation in the Florida Retirement System.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's Degree in one of the Physical/Natural Sciences, Environmental Studies/Related; minimum of six (6) years of professional experience in environmental protection, environmental regulation, or natural resources management, including three (3) years of supervisory experience. Equivalency: Related B.A./B.S. and eight (8) years related experience that includes three (3) years of supervisory experience. Professional experience in the South Florida region, with responsibility to manage, restore, and/or regulate environmental systems or programs, and working under the jurisdiction of an elected body are preferred.

Palm Beach County is an EO/AA Employer M/F/D/V; (DFWP). The County is a Veterans Preference and E-Verify employer.

Visit www.pbcgov.job for job description and to apply online. May submit scannable application/resume with any Veteran’s Preference documentation to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue #300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 Info 561/616-6888 Fax 561/616-6893 (No e-mail applications/resumes accepted).

Applications/resumes must include Job ID number, and will be accepted no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 17, 2017.

EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP), Drug Free Work Place; All employees of Palm Beach County may be required to work before, during and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.