OKEECHOBEE COUNTY

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:                 PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

DEPARTMENT:         PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Highly responsible position providing direction for all Public Works activities including directing, planning, coordinating implementing and maintaining County infrastructure. This professional position oversees all operating areas including Engineering, Road and Bridge Maintenance, Surveying, Stormwater, and Heavy Equipment Maintenance. Position may include other Divisions (i.e., Fleet Maintenance, Cemetery, Solid Waste, etc.). Work is performed with considerable independent judgment under the direction of the Deputy County Administrator.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Directs the daily management of the Public Works Department operations.
  2. Develops criteria for inspection, evaluation and implementation of effective operational programs and procedures; ensures adherence to program guidelines and timetables.
  3. Provide long-range planning and policy development (i.e., cost analysis, program development, implementation and monitoring) to ensure proper maintenance and repair of related facilities.
  4. Coordinate with other related County Departments, Federal, State and City Agencies.
  5. Prepare and manages annual operating and CIP budgets for the Public Works Department.
  6. Reviews division budgets, provides advice and/or assistance and authorize changes as appropriate.
  7. Oversees all design/engineering and construction plans for conformance with County, Federal, State and City Agency’s regulations and standards.
  8. Conduct and attend various meetings and professional conferences.
  9. Develops and maintains constructive and productive working relationships with County staff, County, Federal, State and City agencies, consulting engineers, construction project engineers, professional and technical groups and the general public.
  10. Develop maintenance manuals, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and policies, as required.
  11. Cultivate a culture of customer service throughout the Department.
  12. Promote staff development and succession planning.
  13. Performs other tasks as required.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform all other duties that are related to the essential job functions.)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

–     Extensive knowledge of modern techniques, methods, procedures, principles and practices of all phases of Public Works, Engineering, Stormwater, Facilities Maintenance and Heavy Equipment Maintenance.

–     Thorough knowledge of the use and care/maintenance of all types of public works and engineering tools, equipment, instruments, materials and supplies.

–     Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of finance and business administration preferably in the public sector.

–     Ability to plan, direct, supervise, coordinate, organize and inspect Public Works and engineering plans, projects, programs and activities.

–     Ability to address elected officials, civic organizations and other public and/or private groups on Public Works related topics and/or projects issues.

–     Ability to develop, prepare and present long-range plans and programs relating to all areas of responsibility.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:       

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in Public Administration, Business Administration, Construction Management, Engineering or a closely related field.

Five (5) years of supervisory experience in any combination of the following areas, engineering, road and bridge maintenance and construction, surveying, stormwater, facilities maintenance and heavy equipment maintenance. Comprehensive technical experience in public works and/or engineering or any equivalent combination of related training and experience.

(A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS:

Valid Florida Driver’s License

Prefer membership with Florida’s and/or National Public Work’s related professional organizations.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:

–           Moderate (15 to 44 pounds) lifting and carrying

–           Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)

–           Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

–           Acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid)

–           Walking

–           Standing

–           Kneeling

–           Bending

–           Driving

–           Operating Equipment

–           Stooping

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

–           Climbing ladders

–           Works outside in various weather conditions

–           Works inside

–           Heights and depths (up to 15 feet)

The duties and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform essential functions.             

PAY GRADE:   27b     SALARY RANGE: $93,730 – $140,595                EXEMPT

SIGNATURES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position.

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