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Assistant Director of Public Works - City of ....


Organization : The City of Plano Texas
Job Category : Other
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : TX
City : Plano Texas
Salary and Benefits : See City Website

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Job Description
Assistant Director of Public Works Job ID 218425

General Administration- Full Time

Job Details

At the City of Plano, our values make us who we are and guide us as we SERVE our city. As members of Team Plano, our organizational Values (what is most important to us) make up the acronym, SERVE (Stewardship Engaged Respectful Visionary Excellence).  Through Stewardship, we are mindful of resources in a consistent and transparent manner  We are Engaged by being committed to the organization and its mission, the people we work with and the people we serve  By being Respectful we treat all people and opinions with dignity and courtesy  Having a Visionary approach we embrace our past achievements while maintaining a leading edge focus on short and long term successes  As the City of Excellence we strive to deliver programs and services that go above and beyond Summary of Duties: Under administrative direction, the Assistant Director of Public Works directs the operations of multiple divisions. Responsible for daily operations of the department.


Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.  Assists managing department operations by providing leadership to divisions, preparing bids and contracts for major vehicle and equipment purchases, preparing contracts for maintenance services, monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of methods and procedures, reallocating resources as needed, working with employees on improvements to City services, participating in the development and implementation of goals, objectives and priorities and developing and evaluating standard operating procedures.  Ensures compliance with regulations and internal policies.  Serves as the department liaison by meeting with residents, business owners, consulting engineers, outside organizations and other department managers and directors, discussing, evaluating, recommending and resolving issues and problems and responding to questions, inquiries and concerns.  Facilitates the development and maintenance of a variety of technology solutions used to manage department operations.  Prepares and presents reports for City Management and City Council on the progress of department and division programs and related issues.  Supervises division managers. Selects, trains, disciplines, evaluates and supervises work of a staff of professional and technical employees to ensure that department objectives are met.
 Implements requests from citizens, City Council, and the City Manager for improvements not addressed in the Community Investment Program (CIP); directs the development of future public works projects.  Manages projects by assisting with planning, developing and executing infrastructure projects, researching and making recommendations concerning development projects, facilitating pre-construction meetings, working with project engineers, inspectors and contractors to resolve problems, monitoring the progress of strategic objectives and assisting with the department portion of the City Council strategic plan.  Facilitates the formulation of department policies and procedures for planning and implementing the City’s public works programs to include safety policies and procedures.  Responds to inquiries regarding department projects and City Council agenda items; may attend Council meetings to answer questions and provide additional information.  Develops and administers divisional budgets by assisting with budget implementation, recommending the appropriate services and staffing levels, forecasting additional funds needed for personnel, equipment, materials and supplies, approving expenditures and recommending and implementing budget adjustments. Implements the work order management and asset management systems.  Prepares and evaluates long and short-term strategic goals and objective for the department; prepares technical responses and reports.  Interacts with all City departments in accomplishment of all Public Works activities.  Serves as department director when director is away.  Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Decisions: The incumbent is authorized to make decisions based on delegated authority of the Director of Public Works and may set policy and service program levels appropriate to Department Head level positions. The incumbent determines appropriate budget levels for all Public Works divisions; evaluates service levels and takes actions necessary to implement City policies and procedures. Relays and communicates policy decisions and vision/values to Divisions. The incumbent resolves citizen complaints and makes necessary service level adjustments when necessary. Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of: Public Works operations including sewer, streets, storm drainage, solid waste, fleet operations, and construction management principles and practices of Civil Engineering and public administration; long-range planning and budgeting. Skill in: Supervising and evaluating performance of assigned staff; communicating effectively both verbally and in writing; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, public officials, and the general public; developing department-wide budgets; planning and developing administrative policies; delivering formal presentations to various sized. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field. Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience involving public administration, including infrastructure design, construction, maintenance or operation of a variety of public works activities, including five (5) years in a supervisory capacity. Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements Licenses and Certifications: State of Texas Professional Engineer license or ability to obtain in 6 months, Texas Class C driver’s license. Physical Demands and Working Conditions: This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.

The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE/M/F/V/D

Open positions are subject to close without notice.


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