Deputy County Administrator - Resiliency and Infrastructure
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
Internal Number: 06827
Harris County is transforming the way we do government and is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and motivated leader to serve as the first Deputy County Administrator (DCA) – Resiliency and Infrastructure. With over 4.7 million people, Harris County spans over 1,700 square miles and typically invests well over $1 billion in infrastructure every year.
The DCA – Resiliency and Infrastructure will have management oversight for the following departments:
Harris County Flood Control District, which is currently executing on a historic $5 billion countywide capital investment program administered through a nationally-recognized, equity-based prioritization framework
Harris County Toll Road Authority, one of the world's most successful urban tollway systems which brings in over $800 million of annual revenue and reinvests this revenue in infrastructure throughout the County; and
Harris County Engineering Department, which manages the building, parks, road, trail and other capital project execution for agencies across Harris County.
The DCA – Resiliency and Infrastructure is responsible for creating and driving multi-disciplinary and multi-strategy flood resiliency and infrastructure plans that reflect Harris County Commissioners Court's policy priorities and commitment to equity. A primary responsibility of this role will be to coordinate and collaborate with neighboring jurisdictions, Commissioner Precincts, the County Judge, and other elected officials with interest in the Harris County flood resiliency and infrastructure systems. The successful candidate will excel at solving complex operational and structural challenges. There is tremendous opportunity to build a more resilient and integrated flood control and infrastructure system that better serves the public. Excellence at collaborating and managing stakeholders with differing priorities and objectives is a key function of this role. The successful candidate must be able to understand technical information and clearly communicate it in a non-technical manner. The DCA-Resiliency and Infrastructure will also need to lead through a multidisciplinary lens. This includes working closely with the DCA – Health and Opportunity to review the equity issues that arise at the intersection of transportation, flooding, housing and environmental quality. The successful candidate will be a multi-faceted and resourceful leader with a passion for public service and the ability to thrive in ambiguity. Reporting to the newly created County Administrator role, the ideal candidate will have extensive experience with infrastructure systems and the acumen to successfully navigate complex operational and structural challenges.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Establish the vision, goals, objectives, and success metrics of the DCA – Resiliency and Infrastructure and the departments under its management
Manage operations and investments with a focus on data, accountability, equity and best practices
Create and manage the process of coordinating and collaborating with neighboring jurisdictions, various flood control and infrastructure entities and elected officials
Build strong and collaborative relationships with the Commissioners Court and other flood control and infrastructure system professionals
Provide data, analysis, and recommendations to Commissioners Court on key objectives
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Flood Prevention/Risk Management, Business Management, Public Safety, Public Policy, Government, or a related field
Ten (10)+ years managerial experience
Experience designing, managing, constructing or operating major infrastructure projects (5 years)
Experience on the leadership team of a large organization
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Intermediate skills using Windows Software Applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and data
Leadership experience of newly formed organizations and teams
Excellent verbal and written skills
Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment bases
NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.
Advanced degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Flood Prevention/Risk Management, Business Management, Public Safety, Public Policy, Government, or a related field
Choosing a career is one of the most significant decisions you will make in your life, and we are excited that you have identified us as a potential employer. Harris County is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. We strongly value your interest in Harris County. Human Resources & Risk Management seeks qualified individuals to fill positions for clerical, technical and professional job vacancies for various Harris County Departments.