Title: Public Works Director Exempt: Yes
Bargaining Agreement: No
Starting Salary: $80,000 Shift: Full Time Days
Reports To: Assistant City Manager
JOB SUMMARY: Highly responsible administrative, planning, and professional work, in directing all activities of the Public Works Department including sanitation, facilities maintenance, streets and drainage, recreation, and coordination between sewer/water subcontractor and the city. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Assistant City Manager.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.) Include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Essential Functions: • Develops plans and projects for the Public Works Department such as: short- and longrange goals; capital improvements as well as maintenance update scheduling • Oversees all sewer/water operations including design and planning of all expansion and rehabilitation of the system • Supervises all the divisions of Public Works; plans, assigns and directs the employees through the subordinates • Directs the placement, training, promotions, discipline, and evaluations activities of all Public Works employees • Prepares reports for City Councilmembers • Makes request for approval for funding and resolutions from City Council • Reviews engineering and other technical functions with City’s contract engineers • Analyzes the budget and makes adjustments and prepares recommendations for the upcoming fiscal year • May inspect work done for the City by outside construction companies • Prepares specifications for bid work and selection • Meets with citizens and answers and investigates public works complaints • Attends various meetings and workshops
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages all the divisions of Public Works. The Capital Project Manager, Executive Assistant, and the Superintendent of Field Operation report directly to the Public Works Director.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Construction, Public Administration, or related field • Master’s Degree in related field preferred • Two (2) years experience in public works and 2 years of supervisory experience • Five (5) years of
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS: • Valid Florida Operator’s Drivers License • Professional Engineer preferred
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Knowledge of all phases of public works, facilities maintenance, parks, sanitation, streets and drainage and sewer/water • Knowledge of the equipment, tools and supplies required to accomplish all operations • Ability to supervise a large number of employees through divisional supervisors. Ability to create a positive image to the public relative to public works programs • Ability to lead and motivate a small department. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing • Ability to analyze financial data and discern underlying management problems • Ability to exercise good judgment in financial management • Skilled in pubic presentations • Skilled in developing, training, directing, motivating employees, and holding them accountable