The Director of Water Resources Authority is responsible for managing the Chester County Water Resources Authority (CCWRA) and for managing and implementing water resources programs, planning and policies for the County of Chester. The Director administers and directs all programs and activities, and manages the flood control and water supply infrastructure, real property assets, business, financial and administration of the Chester County Water Resources Authority (CCWRA) in order to protect public safety and fulfill the mission and regulatory requirements of the CCWRA, and the policies and directives of the Chester County Board of Commissioners.
Qualifications / Requirements:
Master's degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
State licensed as a Professional Geologist or Professional Engineer.
Senior level experience in water and natural resources management and planning, dam safety engineering, or related fields.
Senior level experience in flooding, flood control, floodplain management, and federal/state flood regulations and programs.
Senior level experience in public administration.
Senior level experience in quantitative hydrologic methods, modeling, field monitoring and data collection, data storage/management, and GIS applications.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experienced in budget management, tracking, and audits.
Experience in staff and contractor management.
Experience in fiscal, financial and organizational management.
Experience in policy making and working with elected officials.
Experience in public speaking and public education programs.
Strong stakeholder coordination and consensus building skills.
Excellent leadership skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Strong professional ethics, integrity, honesty and sound judgment.
Ability to interface with all levels of County government.
A valid driver's license is required.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources Engineering or related field
Knowledge of fluvial geomorphology, hydrogeology, open channel hydrology and hydraulics.
Knowledge of dam safety, structural and geotechnical engineering.
Knowledge of water supply demands projection and planning, and water chemistry.
Knowledge of accounting and financial management accepted practices, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of applicable laws including but not limited to Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Act, Pennsylvania Dam Safety Act and regulations, Pennsylvania Act 167 Stormwater Management Act, NPDES MS4 regulations, PA Act 247 Municipalities Planning Code, Federal Clean Water Act/Federal Wetlands regulations, DRBC regulations.
Knowledge of stream flow monitoring and data collection procedures.
Working knowledge of public contracting and grant acquisitions and administration.
Internal Number: 00321
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