Engineering Section Manager

Lexington Fayette Urban Co Government   Lexington, KY   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on November 20, 2023
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The minimum salary is $88,849.28 annually.
This position is not eligible for overtime (exempt); however, the city has a compensatory time leave program for employees that grants leave time for hours worked in excess of forty hours.
Pay Grade 530


The deadline to apply is Monday, December 4, 2023


The purpose of this classification is to manage capital construction projects and the daily operations of a core engineering section located in the Division of Water Quality.


The Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Program (MS4) Section Manager is responsible for maintaining compliance with the LFUCG's MS4 Phase I Permit for stormwater discharges to waters of the commonwealth. This position is the lead negotiator in the City for the MS4 Permit conditions set by the State and Federal EPA. The Program includes 10 program elements to address stormwater quantity and quality in the LFUCG that all require varying degrees of oversight, guidance, managing, and assistance to facilitate and implement the program across LFUCG Divisions and stakeholders.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • Eight (8) years of related experience
  • Additional years of related education may substitute for years of experience


  • Maintains compliance with LFUCGs MS4 Permit by overseeing the implementation of 10 program elements and the 186 measurable goals as part of the Stormwater Quality Management Plan (SWQMP)
  • Manages the City¿s Post-Construction Stormwater Management Program with over 2,650 stormwater control assets
  • Oversees the Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant Program (40-50 active projects, with $1.5-$2.5 Million dollars in projects awarded each year)
  • Coordinates MS4 Permit Water Quality Monitoring and integration with city-wide watershed planning efforts
  • Manages LFUCGs Stormwater Stakeholder Advisory Committee
  • Coordinates MS4 Permit record keeping and reporting and facilitates overall program management
  • Provides input to LFUCG staff and consultants on ordinances, policy, manual, and process changes related the MS4 permit and gaps in the stormwater management program
  • Oversees staff responsible for maintaining and updating the City¿s impervious surface dataset that funds the Water Quality Management Fee
  • Serves as staff liaison to LFUCG Urban County Council, LFUCG Planning Commission,Water Quality Fees Board and Stormwater Stakeholder Advisory Committee
  • Participates in negotiations with Kentucky Division of Water on permit related issues
  • Performs related work as assigned


Professional Engineer License issued by the State of Kentucky; those with an equivalent license issued by another state, must obtain licensure in the State of Kentucky within the six (6) month probationary period.


All positions require drug testing and background check before employment and may require a post-job offer physical as stated in Ordinances 21-14(b), 22-13 and 23-16