CITY OF MAITLAND
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
EXEMPT

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Performs complex administrative, supervisory and professional work in planning, organizing, directing, and supervising the Public Works Department, to include, water production and distribution, wastewater operations, lift station maintenance, facilities management, streets maintenance, traffic operations, right-of-way permitting, engineering, lakes and stormwater management, fleet and small equipment management, environmental protection, grounds and athletic field maintenance, and city owned irrigation systems and arbor services. Works under the general supervision of the Assistant City Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Performs management analysis, develops plans and schedules, and coordinates with other internal departments, federal, state, county, and other city agencies.

Interprets, implements and ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal rules and regulations, state statutes and rules, county codes, and city codes and ordinances. Manages all contracts related to public works functions.

Directs public works response to emergency operations and develops and implements the city's disaster plan as it relates to Public Works.

Prepares and administers the public works and enterprise fund annual budget, including capital outlay and recommendations. Provides the public works staff long range forecasts for the CIP and CDP.

Acts as the Purchasing Agent for the department, responsible for monitoring and approving purchase orders and travel requests. Ensures purchasing and travel are in compliance with policies, procedures, and associated budget.

Directs and supervises the process of preparing RFP and RFQ proposals and invitation for bid documents related to construction and major purchases. Issues right-of-way permits, manages buildings, and infrastructure improvements. Also responsible for building cleaning and maintenance, mowing, laboratory services, traffic signal maintenance, and lake water sampling. Reviews and makes recommendations to the City Manager and City Council.

Oversees project management for the construction and maintenance of city facilities, roadways and right-of-ways, lakes management, water plant operations, wastewater systems, lift stations and stormwater infrastructure, grounds and athletic field maintenance and arbor services.

Is on 24-hour call and responds immediately to any reported emergency or disaster affecting the health and safety of city residents.

Maintains regular contact with consulting engineers, construction project engineers, city, county, state and federal agencies, professional and technical groups and the general public regarding department activities and services.

Monitors inter-governmental actions affecting public works.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

Assist in the training of city personnel in public works systems and techniques.

Selects and evaluates employees. Applies proven management techniques and makes decisions on a broad range of employee matters.

Constantly deals with the public and elected officials.

Oversees liaison with City Boards (Lakes Advisory Board and Traffic Advisory Board).

Performs all other duties as assigned.

CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE:

Considerable knowledge of public works operations, to include engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to buildings, streets, and infrastructure.

Considerable knowledge of City policies, federal, state, county, and city regulations, rules, codes, and ordinances.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public.

Constantly uses personal computer, speaks, reads, writes, interprets, and inspects.

Frequently operates passenger vehicle, uses telephone, cell telephone, and two-way communication radio.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various city projects. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK LOCATION & ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this 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 occasionally works in outside (field) weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office, and moderate to loud in the field.

All city facilities, properties, streets, and right-of-ways.

EQUIPMENT USED:

Uses personal and lap top computer, calculator, copy machine, telephone, cell telephone, fax machine, and two-way radio.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, public administration or a related field. Ten or more years of professional and increasingly responsible public works experience, five of which must be in a supervisory capacity.

State of Florida Registered Professional Engineer license required.

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License.