Director, Public Works: Provide leadership, management, and supervision of all elements of Public Works including County Engineering and Transportation and Capital Projects. Responsible for activities related to capital construction projects, maintenance of roadways, traffic signals, streetlights and buildings, field services, road projects, and transportation network planning. Provides communication and coordination between these services and the County Administrator, Assistant County Administrators, Board of County Commissioners and other directors and managers.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Engineering or related field of expertise. Ten (10) years of professional experience in management, strategic planning, finance, engineering and/or project management. A Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business, Finance, or related field of expertise preferred and eight (8) years experience. A valid Driver’s License is required.
Job Competencies: Ability to think and communicate strategically and analytically; ability to listen, comprehend information and put in appropriate context; ability to negotiate and persuade diplomatically with good outcomes/results; ability to network, develop, and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to motivate and influence people; knowledge of principles and theory of public administration; knowledge of policy and procedure development and implementation; ability to adeptly handle multiple priorities, problems, and demanding situations; ability to envision the future while remaining focused on present demands; knowledgeable on current trends, resources, legislation, and funding sources; ability to develop and manage operational and CIP budgets, business plans and staffing plans; ability to be creative and proactive, yet politically sensitive.