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Deputy Public Works Director job in Great Falls

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Organization:  Cascade County Public Works Department
Job Category:  Other
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Montana (MT)
City:  Great Falls
Post Code:  59401
Salary and Benefits:  $60,000-$65,000 D.O.Q.


Position: Deputy Public Works Director

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

County Department: Public Works Department

Dept. Admin.: Director of Public Works

Type of Position: Permanent, Full-Time

Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 DOE

Applications available at Cascade County Human Resources Department, www.cascadecountymt.gov or Job Service.

All application materials must be turned in to the Cascade County Human Resources Department and date stamped by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.


The Deputy Public Works Director assists the Public Works Director in directing, managing, supervising, and coordinating the activities and operations of the Public Works Department. In the absence of the Public Works Director, performs as interim Public Works Director; coordinates assigned activities with division managers within public works and reports to the Director; interacts with contractors, and developers; and provides highly responsible and complex technical support to the Director; performs complex supervisory, administrative and professional work in coordinating, organizing and assisting with the direction of various operations of the Public Works Department which includes the Road & Bridge Division, Fleet Maintenance Division, Building Maintenance Division, Weed & Mosquito Division, Planning Division and the Expo Park Maintenance Division in accordance with standards and general policies established by the Board of County Commissioners. The nature of the work performed requires employees in this class establish and maintain close cooperative working relationships with the Public Works Director, Finance, Human Resource, supervisors, department employees and the general public. Supervision is exercised over the work of all employees in the Public Works Department and performs other related job duties as required and assigned.


Knowledge and understanding of: Supervisory principles and practices; county, state and federal regulations regarding procurement and bids; Cascade County Human Resource policies and procedures, and related state and federal statutes; public works construction and maintenance practices; word processing and spreadsheet software; planning, floodplain, and zoning regulations; relevant state and federal regulations; safety rules, procedures and practices.

Ability to: Plan, organize, prioritize, supervise and evaluate the work of skilled and unskilled workers in construction, maintenance and repair work; read and interpret specifications, sketches, diagrams and blueprints; maintain time, cost and material records and prepares comprehensive reports; establish effective working relationships with the Director, Finance, Human Resources, other county departments, employees and the general public; communicate well with others in both technical and non-technical terms; prepare accurate and reliable reports containing findings, recommendations, and technical documentation; operate a personal computer using word processing, spreadsheet and database applications appropriate to assigned duties; use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions; perform a wide variety of supervisory and public relations tasks with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines; quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology; meet challenges with resourcefulness through original thinking and creativity.


The above knowledge and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience. At a minimum all applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Business Management, Environmental Science, or closely related field or combination of related education and experience totaling seven (7) years; and three (3) years’ of progressively responsible experience in road maintenance or construction, planning, or environmental science including two (2) years’ of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training totaling five (5) years, including two (2) years of supervisory experience.

The successful applicant must serve a 1 year probationary period and may have a criminal background check conducted. The results thereof may disqualify the applicant from consideration for employment with the county. Applicant must possess a valid Montana Driver’s License issued by the State of Montana or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire...

Notice to Applicants: Applicants who are claiming Veteran’s or Handicap Preference must provide a DD-214 Discharge Document or DPHHS Handicap Certification and Employment Preference Form with their application for employment so Cascade County may apply the preference during the selection process.

Cascade County makes reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with the applicant’s ability to compete in the recruitment and selection process or an employee’s ability to perform the essential duties of the job. For Cascade County to consider such arrangements, the applicants must make known any needed accommodations.


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