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Water Resources Manager

Broward County, FL
Lazy Lake, Florida, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Salary: $84,797.87 - $135,337.58 Annually

Location : Fort Lauderdale, FL

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 1410690

Department: RED Resilience Unit

Opening Date: 07/10/2023

Closing Date: Continuous

Veterans' Preference Notice: Under Section 295.07, Florida Statutes, certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority, and certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements, in employment with Broward County and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.


The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Water Resources Manager within the Resilient Environment Department.

Broward County is not accepting attachments for this recruitment, including resumes or similar supporting documentation. Please ensure you complete the application in its entirety and include all information you want considered.

Benefits of Broward County Employment

High Deductible Health Plan - Premiums per pay period:

Single $10.39 / Family $76.94

Includes a County Funded Health Savings Account up to $2400 Annually

Consumer Driven Health Plan - Premiums per pay period:

Single $78.64 / Family $273.13

Florida Retirement System (FRS) - Pension or Investment Plan

Eleven (11) paid holidays each year

Vacation (Paid Time Off) = 2 weeks per year

Tuition Reimbursement (Up to 2K annually)

Paid Parental Leave

The successful candidate will be responsible for advancing county-wide water resource policy, planning, and management programs with a strong focus on effective water resource management under the pressures of climate change.


General Description
This is a senior-level supervisory position responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of county-wide water resources initiatives to address urban and natural systems needs with a focus on current and future conditions planning and the application of engineering principles to help guide resiliency initiatives. Responsibilities include participation in the development and review of resilient water management strategies, administration of water resources assessment, water policy, and planning programs with extensive collaboration with local governments, water managers, and agency partners as part of integrated water resource management and multijurisdictional initiatives. Efforts will include holistic consideration of climate impacts within the urban environment, with emphasis on green infrastructure, integrated water resource management, alternative water supply development, and water resource conservation and protection. Program efforts employ advanced hydrologic models and climate change scenarios to guide planning decisions. Work involves direct coordination with the Chief Resilience Officer, supervision of program staff, review and preparation of technical documents, contract and budget management, staffing of boards and committees, and legislative support. The position also requires excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing, experience with PowerPoint, and strong presentation skills. Hands-on project management are essential. Must be able to multi-task and be adaptive. Knowledge of computer modeling and interpretation is preferred.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a professional or scientific field such as biology, ecology, environmental science, engineering, geology, hydrology or closely related field.

Requires six (6) years of experience in programs related to water quantity and quality, water resources planning or management including two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses

Candidates with a Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Hydrology, Water Resources Engineering or a related field preferred.

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Develops policies, procedures, guidelines, and priorities to meet established goals of the County's Integrated Water Resources Plan, County-wide Climate Action Plan, and the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan. Manages projects and programs in coordination with managers; directs the planning, scheduling, and coordination of program activities.

Oversees development, implementation, and update of the County's Integrated Water Resources Plan including water management strategies, water resources assessments, policy coordination, outreach and education.

Coordinates regional water resource initiatives focused on sustainable and efficient water resource management, with consideration for drainage, flood protection, water supply and natural system needs, sensitive to water quality and quantity concerns.

Ensures the continued enhancement and robust application of the County's hydrologic models to support informed water resource management, planning and investment under current and future conditions.

Actively integrates climate science and climate change considerations across all aspects of program activities, with emphasis on addressing impacts of sea level rise, changes in precipitation, and compound flood factors.

Supports the County's resilience initiatives and efforts as a partner in the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact

Develops, maintains, and advances partnerships with local governments, academic institutions, water managers, the private sector, state and agency partners, at not-for-profits in furtherance of water resources initiatives, studies, and projects.

Prepares and manages operational and capital budgets; pursues funding opportunities and partnerships; prepares grant proposals; procures services; manages grant funding and contract agreements.

Prepares program reports, and tracks performance. Produces agency correspondence, briefing documents, and presentations.

Assists the Chief Resilience Officer in all matters relating to water resources development, protection, and resiliency efforts, including federal, state and local initiatives.

Provides outreach and responds to inquiries from public and government staff.

Represents the County and presents at stakeholder meetings, technical workshops and forums.

Plans, directs and supervises the activities of staff. Prepares performance reviews.

Performs related work as assigned.


Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.


County Core Competencies
All Broward County employees strive to demonstrate the County's four core behavioral competencies.
  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Customer focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Instills trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Values differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

Broward is a dynamic county that offers an exciting, stable career with incredible employee benefits such as 11 annual holidays, accrued annual/vacation and sick leave, FRS retirement, $50,000 of free life insurance, training and development, and participation eligibility in a deferred compensation (457) plan with a match up to $2,000. In addition, Broward County offers 2 health plans, a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a County-funded Health Savings Account (HSA), and a Consumer Driven Health plan (CDH), Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Section 125 Flexible spending accounts for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care. Part-time 20+ benefit eligible employees receive the benefits described above at a reduced amount.


What is your highest level of education as it relates to major coursework in environmental science?
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate
  • None of the above


Do you have six (6) years of experience in a staff or administrative capacity managing special projects, programs, or business operations appropriate to the area of assignment or closely related experience?
  • Yes
  • No


Please share your knowledge of water management and climate issues in South Florida?


Describe your experience in providing review and/or recommendations for infrastructure design and performance under future conditions.


What is your experience in the design or evaluation of green infrastructure projects?


What level of experience do you have in working with local governments, state and federal agencies? With which agencies have you most interacted?


What is your familiarity with Everglades restoration and its importance to water conditions in the urban environment?


What water quality challenge(s) do you consider to most impact the health of our natural systems under current and future conditions predicted for South Florida and how could this be mitigated?


Do you have experience developing, using, or interpreting the results of hydrologic models? Please describe.


Please describe your experience in identifying, accessing, and processing large data sets as part of environmental studies and any statistical or visualization techniques used in evaluating or presenting findings.


Do you have familiarity in applying sea level rise scenarios, storm surge scenarios, or down-scaled climate data as part technical evaluations or in support of community planning? Please describe.


Describe your experience in project management, including contract and budget management, and reporting.


What is your experience in project costing or performing cost-benefit analyses?


What supervisory positions have you had? What level of staff did you supervise, and how many staff in total?


This position requires occasional field work and work outside of traditional office hours. Are there any constraints that would limit your ability to meet these position responsibilities?

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