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Senior Stormwater Program Manager - City of Sammamish ( Job # 19-0051)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $91,880.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $125,745.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works
Closes: November 04, 2019 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)



Under general direction, this position manages the City’s Stormwater Division and oversees or performs a variety of complex and technical professional engineering duties related to the planning, design, construction, and operations of the City’s stormwater program; develops and administers City and stormwater policies, procedures, programs, projects, goals and objectives including participation in long-range planning; financial management; needs assessment; supervision of professional, technical and administrative staff; makes recommendations and presentations to a wide variety of audiences including City management, City Council, general public and other agencies; and oversees compliance with the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit requirements.

Incumbent will spend a significant amount of their time in management and administrative activities related to management of the division.  The incumbents operate with considerable autonomy and independent judgment and as such are responsible for proper fiscal management and for establishing and meeting division performance goals, objectives and policy development.


Works under the general supervision of the Public Works’ Deputy Director. The Senior Stormwater Program Manager exercises direct supervision over the Stormwater Division’s engineers, technicians, and inspectors.


  • Plans, coordinates and directs the operations of the Stormwater Division; schedules work and determines priorities within the division; assigns and reviews the work of subordinate staff.
  • Confers with professional and technical staff in the identification of problems and in the development of solutions; coordinates with other division managers and interacts with other departments as necessary.
  • Control and allocate available resources, prepare and monitor division budget to maximize efficient and effective implementation of the division’s projects and programs.
  • Manages the work of consultants in developing engineering plans, specifications and estimates; coordinates required advertising for bids; advises contractor(s), construction inspectors and/or City crews during construction, operations or maintenance.
  • Interprets plans, specifications and operational parameters within scope of knowledge for the appropriate design and implementation of assigned projects.
  • Participates in strategic planning and special projects impacting division operations and activities; implements and evaluates projects in accordance with adopted plans and policies.
  • Supervises and participates in the recruitment and selection of personnel; conducts performance evaluations; responsible for correction and discipline of direct reports.
  • Represents division programs to the public, elected officials, other agencies, other governments, committees, and organizations including making presentations, chairing and participating in meetings, conducting community outreach, and responding to requests for information.
  • Plans, directs and implements certain elements of the Stormwater Capital Improvement Program.
  • Directs the preparation of and/or prepares official reports for governmental agencies and departmental management.
  • Prepares the division budget with justifications; projects revenues and expenditures; monitors division fiscal activities.
  • Directs and participates in the development of division work flow procedures; recommends and implements management improvements and practices; supervises and participates in the development of operating manuals.
  • Formulates and recommends strategies to facilitate and improve division operations.
  • Analyzes, reviews and interpret pertinent Federal, State and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures in terms of impact to assigned programs, and public and private projects; oversees and ensures compliance as required.
  • Confers with management staff in the development, interpretation and implementation of stormwater related policies and procedures.
  • Negotiates, administers, and monitors contracts for activities related to the program area on behalf of the City.
  • Develops and implements training, education, and outreach programs for City staff as well as business, residential, educational, and development communities on stormwater quality mitigation/regulations.
  • Investigates and schedules response or responds to citizen requests and complaints pertaining to stormwater regulations or illegal discharges; determines and implements corrective action; oversees notice of violations and/or citations as required to enforce stormwater regulations.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the program area field; incorporates new developments as appropriate.


  • Be a strong, detail-oriented, hands-on manager capable of managing several major projects or issues simultaneously, shifting priorities when necessary, and meeting firm deadlines.
  • Have a proven ability to lead by example, to develop professional staff, to participate as a member of a diverse group, and to solve problems through teamwork, collaboration, and effective relationship building.
  • Demonstrate highly effective leadership by supporting the goals and objectives of the organization; recognizing, defining and moving issues forward in a collaborative manner.
  • Have a work style that supports and complements the work environment and customer service goals of the division, department, and organization.
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal, communications and customer service skills.
  • Understand the principles and objectives of stormwater-related federal, state and local regulations and environmental policies, and how they affect the City’s ability to meet its vision to enhance and protect local storm and surface water resources.
  • Be an innovative thinker who can anticipate problems before they develop and who possesses a solution-based vision for community and for stormwater programs.
  • Have a clear and open communication style, excellent listening skills, and the ability to negotiate in the public interest and balance conflicting and competing interests.
  • Have demonstrated skill in budget development, preparation, and administration and contract negotiation and administration.
  • Knowledge of municipal organization, operations, policies and objectives.
  • Skilled in effective facilitation of the group problem solving process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to direct others in promoting desired behaviors inside and outside the organization.
  • Able to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine a proper course of action; use appropriate independent judgment to make decisions of a technical, management and/or administrative nature in support of division/department/City goals.
  • Understand and interpret complex technical and legal documents, maps, technical drawings and plans.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of new or improved procedures.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental, water resources, hydraulic/hydrologic engineering or a related field. Three years of increasingly responsible professional stormwater engineering experience including two years of supervisory or project management responsibility.  Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington or acquire a Washington State PE within six months of hire. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Washington State Driver’s License.


Employee must be able to smell, sit, stand, walk on a variety of surfaces, to reach with the arms, and to use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls.  Specific vision abilities required by this job are close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  Employee must be able to drive a City vehicle.


The work environment described below is representative of those that will be encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee divides his or her time between indoor office environments, connected by travel in a vehicle on city streets. Office and outdoor environment may include exposure to dust and noise; some climbing, stooping and light lifting; work in and around heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic; and exposure to inclement weather.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the City and the requirements of the job change.




Sammamish City Hall
801 - 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075