PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR
The Director of Public Works manages and directs all activities and operations involving the City’s Public Works (streets, solid waste, right of way beautification, and water and sewer utilities). This position directs the department through effective planning, staff management, and resource allocation; and assures the effective completion of projects and compliance with state and Federal regulations, City policies, procedures and goals. Position is responsible for the timely addressing of citizen complaints, both verbal and written, related to the Department’s operation. Performs a variety of administrative, supervisory and complex professional work for environmental, water, sewer, street, and other public works projects and programs ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria; May serve as a Project Manager.
Reports to the Assistant City Manager
Exercises autonomy and sound judgement over public works employees and functions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Directs the activities of the Public Works staff; plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects, instructs and trains staff, monitors work, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance; provides leadership, direction and guidance in operational strategies and priorities; coordinates Public Works operations within the City, and assures program objectives and standards meet City goals
Assess, analyze, and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs and implements changes. Evaluates City needs and Capital Improvement Program plans, and determines operational plans, strategic plans, priorities, resource requirements and goals
Effectively and courteously communicate with the public and employees, in person, on the telephone, and in writing. Communicate on a proactive basis to resolve citizen complaints as they arise. Analyzes department financial and resource information, manages operating budgets, calculates operating costs. Provide capital improvements planning and recommend options for public works projects and capital improvement programs for the City’s 5-year Capital Improvements Plan
Prepares for and responds to various City emergency situations; ensures appropriate staff is trained and respond in accordance with the City's Emergency Management Plan.
Coordinates and/or undertakes the development or update of the City Transportation Improvement Program (T.I.P.), Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Comprehensive Water Plan, the Capital Improvement Program, and other plans involving the municipal infrastructure.
Coordinates the preparation of, or develops, reviews and updates the sanitary sewer, water, storm drainage, and street system maps, data base, and comprehensive plans. Maintains infrastructure records.
Reviews utility permits, street use permits, franchise utility permits, etc.
Performs other related duties as assigned or required.
Represent the City at public and private meetings and conferences relating to City business.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, crawl, talk, hear and manipulate objects. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those and employee typically encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is generally performed outside structures and inside buildings including but limited to confined spaces, open fields, residential and commercial structures. The noise level in the field work environment is typically loud.
The Town of Pecos City provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Education and Experience:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS