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|Organization:||City of Lake Elsinore||Job Category:||Director Public Works||Job Type:||Full Time||Country:||USA||State/Province:||California (CA)||City:||Lake Elsinore||Salary and Benefits:||$110,708 - $141,294 annually||Post Date:||01/06/2014||
Under administrative direction, plans, organizes and coordinates the operations and services of the Public Works Department, including the divisions of Engineering, Weed Abatement, Streets, Fleet, and Graffiti; coordinates activities with other City officials, departments, outside agencies, organizations and the public; serves as a technical resource for assigned staff and the City Manager; performs other related duties as required.
The Director of Public Works / City Engineer is the head level class, which oversees all functions and operations of the Public Works Department including the divisions of Engineering, Weed Abatement, Streets, Fleet, and Graffiti. The incumbent is also responsible for all municipal engineering and the administration of the Capital Improvement Program Division, which includes project planning, project design, right-of-way acquisition, construction management and inspection, and contract management. This classification is distinguished from the next higher class of City Manager in that the latter has overall responsibility for administering the City’s operations.
Receives administrative direction from the City Manager. Exercises direct and indirect supervision over management, professional, technical and office support personnel.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)
PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping in the performance of daily duties. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in preparing reports using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading written reports, plans, drawings and work-related documents. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. The need to life, drag and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is also required.
Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)
Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Director of Public Works / City Engineer. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of five years of increasingly responsible experience in public sector management, preferably in public works management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Public Administration, Engineering, or related field
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver's license and possession of a valid certificate as a Civil Engineer issued by the California Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.
KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS: (The following are a representative sample of the KAS's necessary to perform essential duties of the position.)
Modern principles, practices and techniques of engineering and planning administration, organization and operation; methods and techniques of supervision, training and motivation; principles and practices of engineering, construction, inspection, contract management and municipal project financing; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations, including city, county and state construction codes; principles and practices of program and budget development, administration and evaluation; methods and techniques of supervision, training and motivation; basic principles of mathematics; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations; methods and techniques of scheduling work assignments; modern office equipment, including a computer and applicable software; methods and techniques for record keeping and report preparation; proper English, spelling and grammar; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Plan, direct, manage and coordinate the work of the Engineering, Weed Abatement, Streets, Fleet, and Graffiti Divisions; develop and administer sound departmental goals, objectives, policies and methods for evaluating achievement and performance levels; properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations and policies; coordinate and conduct training programs for staff; respond to issues and concerns from the community; plan, organize, train, evaluate and direct work of assigned staff; interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations; read, interpret and record data accurately; organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; analyze a complex issue, and develop and implement an appropriate response; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing and software applications, including engineering and drafting programs.
How to Apply
This position is open until filled, so please submit your application as soon as possible. First round of interviews will be held during the week of February 3, 2014.