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DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS/ENGINEER

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS/ENGINEER

Position Pay Grade 38 - $83,368 - $90,000 Salary/Exempt

Closing: Open Until Filled

The purpose of the class is to oversee all Public Works Department operations, including engineering, building maintenance, street operations and maintenance, landscape, vehicle maintenance and programs; storm drain, sanitation and recycling. The class is responsible for supervision, planning, budgeting, administration, financial operation, records, and reports. The class researches and formulates long range goals for the organization; develops policy and position papers and negotiates with senior administrative officers and/or elected officials.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

>Supervises staff including selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and terminating or recommending termination.

>Researches and monitors federal, state or local laws, rules, and codes regarding City Works; develops long range plans and policies in conjunction with elected and appointed officials.

>Researches and monitors emerging environmental, engineering, public policy and other trends and issues; makes recommendations for new or improved facilities, equipment, and technologies to meet public service demands.

>Establish engineering standards and specifications for subdivision improvements; review plans and specifications, designs, reports, and studies; review subdivision maps; review documents, accept on behalf of the City, and affix signatures to offers and grants of dedications for rights-of-way easements, and lands conveyed to the City.

>Oversees and directs Public Works Department operations; implements policies and establishes standards, monitors performance indicators and quality control measures; initiates corrective action or policy changes as necessary.

>Develops and submits Department budgets; justifies and defends budget requirements; negotiates for new resource requirements; monitors and/or approves expenditures; develops, negotiates, and oversees purchase agreements with vendors and contracts with contractors; submits financial forms and reports.

>Establishes and maintains relations with local or state agencies and officials, and public or private groups to promote public works programs, and to foster improvements in resources and cooperation.

>Oversees all department administrative functions such as training, records, reports, supplies, and other.

>Directs the collection and maintenance of information to support periodic and special reports documenting department activities and events.

>Conduct negotiations for contracts and agreements with consultants, developers, municipal service providers and other agencies; recommend acceptance and rejection of bids to City Council; direct and manage the work of consultants and contractors on City projects.

 

INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE, AND THINGS

DATA INVOLVEMENT:
Plans, or directs others in the sequence of major activities and reports on operations and activities which are very broad in scope.
PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT:
Negotiates and exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policy and programs or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.
INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:
Establishes long range plans and programs, identifying funding sources, allocating funds for, and implementing long range capital improvements, major construction projects, major equipment, rolling stock, and new technology systems which support goals and objectives of the organization.

 

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

REASONING REQUIREMENTS:
Performs work involving the application of principles of logical thinking and scientific, engineering, legal, administrative, and professional practices to diagnose or define problems, collect data and solve abstract problems with widespread unit or organizational impact.

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Uses mathematics involving the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions or measurements; uses algebraic solutions of equations and inequalities, geometric solutions, descriptive statistics, and mathematical classifications or schemes.
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
Reads professional literature and technical manuals; speaks to groups of employees, and public or private groups; writes manuals and complex reports.
MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Performs professional level work requiring the application of scientific, engineering, accounting, legal, and managerial methods in the solution of technical, administrative, or legal problems; applies extensive understanding of operating policies and procedures to solve complex problems; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressures.

 

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:
Requires Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Valid State Driver’s License; and Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Requires over six years and up to and including ten years.


AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires light to medium work that involves walking or standing some of the time, exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis, and considerable skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving close tolerances or limits of accuracy.
ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:
The job risks exposure to bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, animals/wildlife, vibration, fumes and/or noxious odors, traffic, moving machinery, electrical shock, heights, disease/pathogens, and toxic/caustic chemicals.
SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.

 

JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS

JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:
Makes decisions as a major part of the job, affecting a major segment of the organization and the general public; develops policies and practices.


ADA COMPLIANCE

The City of Belle Glade is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 04 January 2017 14:07)

 

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