Local Water Quality District Manager

Job Type(s): Education, Executive, Programs / Services
Salary: $29.79 – $31.37
Deadline: August 15, 2019 12:00 am
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Under the direction of the Gallatin Local Water Quality District (District) Board of Directors, the position is responsible for the day-to-day administration and management of the District, including oversight of the District’s budget (expenses and revenue), staff, projects and programs. The position performs a variety of technical and professional duties toward collecting, compiling, and providing to agencies and the public, water-resource information that includes data on groundwater, surface water, stormwater, and wastewater.  Education of the public is also a primary responsibility of this position, including educational information on wells, septic systems, and proper disposal of household hazardous waste. This position supervises and manages the LWQD employees.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  This position requires practical or working knowledge of the principles and practices of groundwater and surface water hydrology, contaminant transport, sources of water pollution, well design and construction, surface-water quality and flow monitoring; knowledge of public relations practices, and techniques; supervisory practices and principles; and governmental accounting and budgeting principles, practices, and techniques; demonstrate knowledge of groundwater and/or surface water monitoring principles and practices, including knowledge in preparation of sampling and analysis plans and data QA/QC evaluation, and operation of common field equipment and a solid working knowledge of the operation of personal computers, including proficiency in the use of common spreadsheets, databases, and GIS technology.  Position must have excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to convey technical information to professional colleagues or the general public in an appropriate fashion, and handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.  Position must have the ability to administer, organize, and direct District programs and services; supervise the work of others; prepare clear and concise records and reports and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Preferred Knowledge:  Possesses knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations related to water resource protection; demonstrate familiarity with the geography, land use and water resources of the District area; have basic understanding of the principles of groundwater modeling and show knowledge of the design and operation principles for individual and public systems for surface and subsurface wastewater treatment and disposal, and currently accepted sanitary engineering principles and practices with particular emphasis on the knowledge of the drinking water field.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The required knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a MS degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, Surface Water Hydrology, Environmental Engineering, or related field, and three (3) years of progressively responsible and related professional work experience, or a BS degree in one or more of the above fields and six (6) years of progressively responsible and related professional work experience. Position must demonstrate professional, organizational, and supervisory capabilities.


Licenses and Certifications:  Position must possess a valid driver’s license issued by the state of Montana or attain a Montana driver’s license within six months of hire and be insurable under the County’s liability policies.  
As a condition of hire, the final candidate will be required to successfully pass a criminal history check and background investigation.


For application consideration, the following document is required to be submitted to the Gallatin County Human Resources Office located at 311 W. Main St., Rm 303, Bozeman, MT or email to hrjobs@gallatin.mt.gov: