• Outstanding at community engagement with the ability to engage with people from diverse backgrounds;
• Supportive of highly competent staff while also increasing collaboration and cohesiveness within and across divisions;
• Knowledgeable of theory, principles, practices and techniques of public works, general civil engineering, construction, sanitation, equipment services, cemeteries, grounds maintenance, street maintenance,; traffic control and facility management;
• Knowledgeable of applicable federal, state and local law, codes and regulations governing the administration of public administration and public utilities functions and activities;
• An experienced project manager who is adept at overseeing major construction and infrastructure projects; • Experienced in developing employees internally to proactively plan for successions in anticipation of upcoming retirements;
• Adept at developing an excellent customer service culture for internal and external customers while supporting and advocating for employees and the department;
• Proactive in building collaborative external relationships with citizens, NCDOT, local stakeholders/non-profits, contractors, developers, engineers, and business leaders to effectively meet City goals and internal relationships within Engineering, BDOT, Planning/Code Enforcement, and other City Departments;
• Resourceful in finding or developing innovative solutions to meet workload demands with reduced staff in a tight budget climate;
• An effective listener who seeks input from relevant parties, realistically assesses plans and consistently communicates;
• A principled leader who values accountability while holding realistic and fair expectations of self and others; and,
• An excellent and effective communicator, including one on one, small groups and public speaking, who confidently and persuasively engages citizens,
As the Director, this person must demonstrate significant experience in a department with similarly diverse facilities and functions, serving an urban environment. The candidate’s work history must include well-rounded experience with minimum of 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in public works, engineering, or related fields, including 5 or more years of supervisory responsibility. Experience in local government public works or engineering is required. A bachelor’s degree in engineering (preferably civil), business administration, public administration, or related field, is required while a relevant master’s degree, professional engineering license, and appropriate certifications are preferred. The selected candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a valid class C North Carolina driver’s license; class B a plus.
Application and Screening Process
Application and Screening APPLY BY AUGUST 23, 2018 to https://www.developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/. All applications must be fully completed and submitted via the online portal. All inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. On-site assessments will be held September 19-20, 2018 in Burlington, NC.