Executive Director - Stormwater Management | Lake County

Posted on Feb 1, 2021

The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) is seeking an accomplished, forward thinking and collaborative leader interested in becoming its next Executive Director.  The SMC was created in 1990 to coordinate stormwater management activities from a countywide and interjurisdictional perspective for the over 696,000 residents of Lake County.  SMC is funded through property tax and other funding sources such as state and federal grants.

The Commission has a reputation for being forward thinking, professional and collaborative.  The Executive Director reports to the Commission which consists of 12 members: 6 municipal mayors/presidents and 6 Lake County Board members. The municipal members are elected by their peers. The County Board members are appointed by the County Board Chairman. Each commissioner represents a district of which there are 6 with a mayor/president and county board member from each district. 

In cooperation with the Commission, the Executive Director is responsible for putting together an annual work program which is implemented by a staff of 18 full-time professionals, technical, administrative and clerical personnel, and supplemented on an as needed basis by temps, interns, and consultants.

The requirements for this position include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, civil engineering, public administration or related field.  A Master’s degree in planning, civil engineering, public administration or related field is preferred.  Individual qualities which a successful candidate should possess include excellent communication and presentation skills and demonstrated project management skills.  Additionally, successful candidates should possess the ability to develop strategic plans, communicate and collaborate with regional leaders to build a professional and collaborative work environment.  The starting salary range for this position is $132,941 - $170,592 annually with an excellent benefits package. 

Interested parties should submit their application materials on the by the close of business on Monday, February 15, 2021. To apply, please visit the Lake County Career Center by going to our website at www.lakecountyil.gov and choosing the Human Resources page.

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Requirements

The requirements for this position include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, civil engineering, public administration or related field.  A Master’s degree in planning, civil engineering, public administration or related field is preferred.  Individual qualities which a successful candidate should possess include excellent communication and presentation skills and demonstrated project management skills.  Additionally, successful candidates should possess the ability to develop strategic plans, communicate and collaborate with regional leaders to build a professional and collaborative work environment. 

Salary

The starting salary range for this position is $132,941 - $170,592 annually with an excellent benefits package. 

Location

Libertyville, IL 60048
United States

How to apply

Interested parties should submit their application materials on the by the close of business on Monday, February 15, 2021. To apply, please visit the Lake County Career Center by going to our website at www.lakecountyil.gov and choosing the Human Resources page.

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