Watershed Engineer: This is professional engineering work with advanced technical responsibilities and activities including reviewing planning and zoning petitions; making presentations to boards and commissions; site and development reviews; watershed model updates; managing consultant contracts; provide support for stormwater maintenance activities in a watershed; coordination with multiple internal departments and coordination with external governmental agencies and clients. Interacts with citizens, mentor junior staff, promote teamwork, ability to work independently and ability to advise and guide customers.
Review Site and Development (S&D) plans and County capital improvement projects for consistency with the land development regulations and Watershed master plans / models.
Provide written comments to LIMS or to the County PM relative to S&D reviews.
Schedule and attend meetings with Engineers to discuss solutions to the S&D comments.
Responsible to maintain plans, files, and models associated with development submittals and to determine the critical timing of incorporating approved plans into the County’s Record Model.
Planning and Land Use:
Provide technical comments for stormwater review projects (for Conceptual, Preliminary, and Final Development plans as necessary), to ensure that development projects satisfy the LDR and do not cause adverse impacts and LOS deficiencies.
This work includes providing technical review and comments for rezones, special exceptions, DRIs, and other petitions that must go through a public hearing process at the BOCC and/or Planning Commission.
Work also includes providing expert testimony at public hearings.
Watershed Modeling Activities:
Provide support to the building department for CFHA reviews.
Incorporate recent development projects into the County’s Record Watershed Model.
Coordinate with GIS Staff to maintain the County’s GIS databases and Record Models.
Identification of Level of Service deficiencies with in the Watershed.
Analyze areas of concern for cost effective solutions to LOS.
Provide support for stormwater maintenance projects as needed.
Provide support at public meetings and open houses.
Lead and oversee complex and difficult technical assignments related to modeling, designing alternatives, contract management or other related stormwater activities as needed.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering or a related technical field and five (5) or more years of related engineering / project management experience. A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of required experience. Must have PE (Professional Engineer) License.
Preferred Qualifications: Must obtain Florida PE License within six (6) months of hire. Experience or certified training with hydrodynamic modeling such as ICPR and ArcGIS (ArcMap). Knowledge of advanced software applications is desired.
Job Based Competencies: Hydrology, hydraulics and water quality. Knowledge of ICPR and ArcMap. AutoCAD and CFM is desirable.
Additional Salary Information: Full Benefits, including: 11 paid holidays, 30 PAID days off in first year, FL Retirement System, Education financial assistance, full suite of training courses, premium medical, dental and vision coverage, wellness cash incentives, free personal trainer and gym use, life insurance, disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, employee discount program, and MORE!
Sarasota County Government, located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, is proud to offer stability and benefits rarely found in the technology industry!
Just some of our benefits include: 11 paid holidays, 19 additional paid days off in your first year, education assistance, qualitty medical, dental and vision insurance, free gym & personal trainers, life/disability/long-term care insurance, medi...cal and dependent care flexible spending accounts, employee recognition, travel assistance and discount programs, and much more!