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Director, Environmental Services

Lexington Fayette Urban Co Government

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted May 1, 2021.

Director, Environmental Services


Job ID 3981

Location Fayette County




The minimum salary is $85,346.56 annually.This is an exempt position and is not eligible for overtime.Pay grade 531.


The deadline to apply is April 29, 2021.


The purpose of this classification is to direct the Division of Environmental Services and ensure it is performing its assigned functions effectively and efficiently.

This classification works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.


Bachelor’s degree in a hard science such as environmental engineering, civil engineering, natural resource management, ecology, geology, forestry, or related field; and, a minimum of eight (8) years experience in program management, technical project management or related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Oversees the general function and responsibilities of the division including but not limited to compliance, accounting, and HR policies and proceduresDevelops and manages the division’s budget including approvals of expenditures and estimatesManages division’s staff assignments, hiring, disciplinary action, and organizational structureCommunicates and collaborates with the administration, Urban City Council, and other division’s directors regarding services and responsibilities of the divisionDevelops, reviews, and approves legislation at the division level for consideration by the administration and councilAttends Corridors Commission meetings as the Commissioner of Public Works’ non-voting designee; manages and maintains Commission projectsWrites, organizes, and manages contract scopes, plans, contractors, and budgets related to natural resource management and division’s operational dutiesServes as public liaison for the division and environmental issues
Additional Duties:
Performs related work as assigned.


Valid Driver’s License

Must be able to perform on-call duty work in all weather conditions.Must be able to operate Urban County Government equipment and vehicles in a safe, prudent and responsible manner.All positions require drug testing before employment and may require a post-job offer physical as stated in Ordinances 21-14(b), 22-13 and 23-16.Pursuant to the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and to sections 21-52, 22-34 and 23-50 of the Code of Ordinances, all employees must remain drug and alcohol free when reporting to work, while at work and while engaged in any work related activities.Based on Federal Regulations 19-10 this position may be eligible for and offered the hepatitis vaccinations.

In addition, employees will be required to sign a statement stating they have accepted or declined the hepatitis vaccination.


Training and experience evaluation from information provided on the application at filing deadline date.