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Streets Manager job in Colorado Springs

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Organization:  City of Colorado Springs
Job Category:  Other
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Colorado (CO)
City:  Colorado Springs
Salary and Benefits:  $7388 - $9235 monthly

The City of Colorado Springs, the second largest city in Colorado, sees over 300 days of sunshine each year and is home to the magnificent Pikes Peak Mountain. Local attractions include Garden of the Gods, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Colorado Springs is known for its ideal weather, tremendous recreational opportunities, and clear blue skies. In the November 2012 election, voters overwhelmingly approved an extension of the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority which provides a stable funding stream for street maintenance activities in the City of Colorado Springs. The City is seeking a highly motivated professional to lead the Streets Division of the City’s Public Works Department.

Public Works Department

This position will support the goals of the Public Works Department, which enhances the safety and well being of the community by providing exceptional service and maintenance of the City's extensive network of street infrastructure. The department continuously strives to meet the needs of the community by constantly focusing on customer service, efficient and effective utilization of resources, safety, innovation, and teamwork. Public Works includes the Streets Division, City Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transit Division, and Fleet Management.

Streets Division Manager

The Streets Division of the Public Works Department provides quality maintenance and rehabilitation of public streets and drainage ways while being responsive to citizen requests and concerns in a timely manner. This department has a staff of 100 full time employees as well as contract and seasonal employees, who maintain nearly 5000 lane miles of roadway and 1000 miles of open channel and closed drainage annually.

The Streets Manager is a highly responsible at-will position that reports to the Public Works Director/City Engineer and provides complex administrative support to higher level management staff. As the Streets Manager, you will direct the activities and operations of the Streets Division, which include asphalt overlay, emergency snow and ice control, chip and slurry seal, drainage maintenance and reconstruction, street sweeping, and debris removal.

Examples of Job Competencies

Knowledge of the operational characteristics of a street maintenance and repair program; street maintenance, construction, and resurfacing techniques; pavement management program best practices; appropriate equipment and materials utilized in various street maintenance and rehabilitation functions; best in class construction inspection techniques; standard safety precautions; and methods and techniques of ice and snow removal.

Ability to oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive street maintenance and repair program; oversee successful completion of street rehabilitation projects; participate in the development and administration of division goals, objectives, and procedures; prepare and administer large program budgets; prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports; research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques; interpret and apply pertinent federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations; coordinate the work of lower level staff; select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; effectively respond to requests and inquiries from the general public; and communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, public administration, or a related field. Significant experience will be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.

Five years of full-time increasingly responsible professional street and drainage maintenance, rehabilitation, and repair experience including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

Possess, or obtain upon hire, and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license.

Desirable Qualifications

Master’s degree in a closely related field. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Colorado.

Please visit www.springsgov.com on the Human Resources/City Jobs page to fill out an online application.

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