Chief of Facilities & Operations
Job Summary: Manages and directs all operations, activities, and personnel of the Operation and Maintenance Department to ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations; manages, directs and monitors the operation and regulatory compliance of the Commissionís utility/environmental facilities and programs; performs other duties as assigned.
1. Manages and directs the operations of the O&M Department to ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations;
2. Manages, directs and monitors the operation and regulatory compliance of the Commissions utility/environmental facilities and programs;
3. Manages, directs and monitors the maintenance programs for equipment, buildings, and grounds operated by the Commission;
4. Manages all personnel programs and issues for the O&M Department;
5. Prepares and /or reviews specifications;
6. Oversees the completion of a variety of contracts for supplies, services, upgrades, etc.;
7. Investigates property damage and liability claims resulting from water and sewage system operations;
8. Compiles and evaluates statistical information for water and wastewater system operational trends and performance indicators;
9. Assists with the development and management of safety, training and certification programs for all Operations and Maintenance Department staff;
10. Attends meetings to monitor technical, safety and regulatory issues;
11. Develops and conducts tours and speaking engagements for various groups;
12. Increases professional knowledge through attending workshops and conferences, participating in professional associations and activities, and reading professional and local publications;
13. Develops, directs and manages customer satisfaction tracking programs to monitor and improve the quality of services provided by the O&M Department;
14. Provides input and assists in the planning, development, design and construction inspection of capital projects related to the Operations and Maintenance Department;
15. Manages the capital and operating budget for the O& M Department;
16. Prepares and presents projects and purchasing/contract awards to the Board
17. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Thorough knowledge of St. Maryís County Metropolitan Commission policies and procedures;
2. Ability to act as a representative of St. Maryís County Metropolitan Commission to the public;
3. Expert knowledge of department practices and procedures;
4. Expert knowledge of project development and implementation;
5. Advanced knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of administrative management, and the ability to interpret them to the staff and the public;
6. Ability to review, evaluate, and initiate appropriate action on technical and legal reports, contracts, and documents concerning departmental matters;
7. Possess excellent writing skills.
8. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county officials, associates, subordinates, representatives from other agencies, and the general public;
9. Ability to read and comprehend relevant documents associated with department operations;
10. Ability to effectively communicate with other staff members; ability to coordinate, advise, supervise and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
11. Ability to keep the relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
12. Ability to prioritize and multitask;
13. Ability use available resources to research information;
14. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
15. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software;
Education and Experience:
1. Bachelorís degree plus seven or more years of relevant experience;
2. Or Masterís degree plus five or more years of relevant experience;
3. Or ten years of equivalent technical training, education, and/or experience;
4. Wastewater Class 5A and Water Class 2 Certifications;
Physical and Environmental Conditions:
Work requires no unusual demand for physical effort. Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting or training rooms, residences, or commercial vehicles e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations and traffic signals.
The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
The St. Maryís County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) is a quasi-governmental agency that provides water and sewer services for residents and businesses in St. Maryís County, Maryland. MetCom has a customer base of over 17,000 and exceeds $20 million in annual revenues.
MetCom is located in historic St. Maryís County, the birthplace of Maryland. St. Maryís County is situated on a peninsula in Southern Maryland with over 500 miles of shoreline on the Patuxent River, Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. Home to Patuxent River Naval Air Station, St. Maryís College and great seafood, the area is a true destination for raising a family, building a career or simply enjoying the pleasures of outdoor life. The Countyís location allows for easy access to major metropolitan areas, while offering residents a high quality of life and affordable lifestyles.
The Metropolitan Commission is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic covered by law.