Assistant County Administrator-Public Infrastructure

Pasco County | N Prt Richey/Land O'Lakes, FL

Posted Date 6/07/2018


Salary Information:  Salary for this position is negotiable, DOQ

Location:  New Port Richey / Land O'Lakes

How to apply:  All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to Barbara Hitzemann at:   in order to be considered.

General Description:  Highly responsible administrative and management work in directing a branch of County government for Public Infrastructure which includes, Utilities Services, Solid Waste, Traffic Operations, Engineering Inspections, Survey and Public Works (road & bridge, and storm water management) services.
Serves as a member of the Core Team of leaders who work together to serve the citizens and businesses of Pasco County in the most effective way possible. Public Infrastructure Branch consists of approximately 680 employees, a $137 million annual operating budget and $220 million, five year capital improvement plan/budget


Essential Job Functions


Oversees the management of the day to day operations and services of the Branch by setting the vision and framework that enable departments to successfully deliver program based services.  Serves as the conduit for successful cross departmental communications by setting appropriate policies and procedures and through personal consultations with department heads.  Confers with department heads and other management personnel to identify solutions that will satisfy the customer's requirements.

Serves as liaison between County Administration and department heads.  Attends all regular meetings of the Board of County Commissioners. Directs the preparation and presentation of agenda items to the Board for possible action.  Serves on  the Development Review Committee (DRC) for review and approval of major private development projects.  Serves on the Florida Government Utility Authority Board of Directors, representing the County in matters related to private utility acquisitions and public ownership.  Serves as liaison between the County and Tampa Bay Water, our regional water supply authority.  Coordinates Branch capital improvement programs and projects.  Guides departmental long-range plans based on regulatory criteria, and incorporation of the Board's Strategic Plan.  Ensures that departmental strategic and Business Plan Initiatives appropriately link to long term efforts.

Assists County personnel in evaluation of programs under their authority to reduce and control operating costs and/or increase efficiency in a manner consistent with the level of service to be provided per the policy direction of the Board.  Reviews and approves departmental budget proposals prior to their final processing.  Evaluates programs, goals, and performance.

Coordinates and participates in management improvement programs. Researches, evaluates, and designs management business practices and reporting systems for improving and measuring the effectiveness of systems, departmental operations and delivery of services and programs.  Conducts analysis and prepares reports as appropriate.

Assists department heads in the development, implementation and maintenance of procedures and management techniques designed to facilitate production, quality control, and work measurement programs that will ensure performance excellence.  Reviews and approves changes to major service delivery process and operating procedures prior to adoption and implementation.

Directs the staff of administrative, professional, technical support personnel engaging in activities assigned to the office. Supervises department/division employees through department heads. Reviews and approves Department head recommendations for hiring, discharge, promotion, transfers, and personnel actions.  Evaluates performance of Department and Division heads within the Branch.

Ensures compliance with Board policies and all relevant laws and regulations.  Performs related work as required.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of Federal and State environmental rules, regulations, statutes, related to potable water, wastewater, reclaimed water, solid waste, and Waste-to-Energy Resource Recovery facilities.
  • Knowledge of capital infrastructures (roads, bridges, and storm water facilities), financing, planning, construction, and maintenance management.
  • Knowledge of capital infrastructures (water plants, reservoirs, wastewater treatment facilities, etc.), financing, planning, construction, and maintenance management.  Knowledge of AWWA Benchmarking or related performance assessment processes/systems.
  • Knowledge of local governmental operations and practices.
  • Knowledge of Florida statutes as they relate to the operation of County government, and public infrastructure systems.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and private grants.
  • Knowledge of the practices utilized in governmental enterprise budgeting and cost of service analysis and rate making.
  • Knowledge of the principles of the Governor's Sterling Award process, Baldrige or other high performance organizational theories/systems.
  • Knowledge of the techniques used in the operation of a large utilities services branch.
  • Possess strong, innovative and visionary leadership and management skills in support of the County's commitment to its mission.
  • Ability to supervise the work of a large staff of professional, technical, clerical, semi-skilled, and unskilled employees.
  • Ability to direct and carry out complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the County Commissioners, County employees, business partners, other governmental agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to set a vision for the future.
  • Ability to build a strong leadership team that is capable of implementing the vision and goals of the County.
  • Ability to analyze and solve administrative problems.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze operating procedures and administrative reports.
  • Ability to represent the County in public speaking events.
  • Possession of excellent customer service, leadership, and communication skills.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License preferred.


Minimum Requirements


PHYSICAL SKILLS:  Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and visual communication. 

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a  related field is required.  Ten years experience in progressively responsible supervisory positions with a minimum of five years experience in Public Infrastructure system management administration in an agency of comparable size or responsibility. 

The Degree Alternative Program (DAP) for in-house applicants does not apply to this position.

 Must possess a valid driver's license.

ADA STATEMENT:  A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be
afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE:  Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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