Public Works Asset Manager - Public Works, Water and Sewerage

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ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 25 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 25 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59 pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 25.
We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.
Merit Full-time Position, Grade 22, 35 hours per week.
Responsible for planning, developing, and executing a comprehensive asset management program for public works assets and inventory. Maintains complex databases to manage asset infrastructure and inventory, and provide maintenance schedules to improve asset utilization and reduce capital and operating costs. Analyzes asset data to improve operational efficiencies and prevent loss. Reviews and processes construction and legal documentation and permits. Develops public works agreements. Tracks construction activity, inspections, and work orders. The work is performed under general supervision in either the Engineering or Water and Sewerage Division.
Essential Job Functions/Other Duties/KSA:Provides asset management support to Public Works staff to include asset documentation and files, data entry, scheduling of inspections, and review and maintenance of work orders. Enters work order information into asset management system needed to process and trend data to determine maximum operating efficiency and determine maintenance schedules.
Coordinates public works processes associated with public works agreements, maintenance agreements, permit bonds, or similar procedures; reviews and interprets construction agreements, coordinates construction plans and associated materials for accuracy, completeness and conformance with standards; collects information from many sources; enters data into databases and spreadsheets; tracks documents through County reviews and approvals to ensure all steps and requirements are met; makes arrangements for and schedules meetings; issues appropriate authorizations and notices and releases bonds as payments are received or actions are completed.
Tracks asset material, condition, and age. Coordinates asset inspections to improve asset utilization and reduce capital and operating costs. Performs on-site evaluation of infrastructure.
Performs data analysis of asset inventory records. Develops asset replacement schedule and recommends preventive maintenance program. Assists in the development of Capital Improvement projects.
Develops standard operating procedures and protocols for asset management, asset inventory, and asset work flows. Revises department manuals, brochures, and forms as needed.
Essential Job Functions - Engineering:
Prepares annual reports to the Maryland Department of the Environment for meeting the requirements of the County's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4).
Maintains, analyzes, and completes databases for stormwater management facilities as required for the County's NPDES MS4 permit. Dispatches Public Works Inspectors as needed based on facility type, existing conditions, and status of inspections. Performs field investigations as needed to determine prioritization and retrieve missing information.
Maintains documentation for the Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) program as required for the County's NPDES MS4 permit. Assists with specific IDDE reports. Provides customer service and support for IDDE calls and department response. Performs field investigations as needed to support reporting efforts and maintain thorough documentation for annual reporting to the MDE.
Essential Job Functions - Water and Sewerage:
Works with Technology Services to maintain the GIS asset map of the County's water and sewerage systems identifying all pump stations, wastewater treatment facilities, and piping, hydrant, and meter locations. Maintains documentation of assets that do not meet minimum operating standards and require further investigations.
Receives inventory deliveries. Oversees asset inventory, such as purchases, salvaging, and retirements. Performs, periodically, physical inventory counts.
Provides user training for asset management system as expert user for department. Acts as liaison with Technology Services for updates, troubleshooting, and problem resolution with system.
Other Duties
Performs related work as required.
Knowledges, Abilities and Skills (These are pre-employment KASs that apply only to Essential Job Functions.)
Knowledge of--
Principles and best practices of an effective asset management program.
Complex database functionality and data analysis.
Permit and land development processes and regulations as applied to Public Works operations.
Ability to--
Develop an asset management program to improve asset utilization and reduce costs.
Apply data analytical skills in order to recommend course of action or coordinate operational processes.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the work.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Deal effectively with the public.
Minimum Qualifications:Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience that provides the above knowledges, abilities and skills may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)
Training and/or Education:
High school diploma or GED, supplemented by courses in construction management, asset management, and/or math and computers.
Five years of database management experience which must include two years of permit review and inspection processes.
Licenses or Certificates:
Valid driver's license.
Other Information:Special Requirements:
Operation of County-owned vehicle.
Physical Demands:
Requires some physical effort to perform manual work involving frequent periods of standing, frequent walking indoors and outdoors, repeated bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, and reaching; operation of keyboard devices.
Unusual Demands:
Subject to frequent interruptions and inflexible deadlines.
Site work exposes workers to dirt, soil, and the elements.
FLSA Status:
Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon reasonable notice.
County application required.

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