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Assistant Director Public Works job in Fort Worth

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Job Ref:  248-0
Organization:  City of Fort Worth
Job Category:  Construction Management
Director Public Works
Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Texas (TX)
City:  Fort Worth
Post Code:  76102
Salary and Benefits:  $120,000 (Depending on Qualifications)

JOB CLOSES:  MAY 7, 2014

APPLY ON-LINE ONLY: All applications should include a resume and cover letter.

The City of Fort Worth Transportation and Public Works Department is seeking an Assistant Director to lead the department’s Maintenance Division. This is a position created through a recent retirement and merger of two existing groups – Street Maintenance Services and Stormwater Maintenance. The new Maintenance Division has 180 positions and an annual operating budget of $37 million.

The Maintenance Division is responsible for the overall maintenance of street and stormwater infrastructure systems. Functions include the maintenance of 7,400 lane miles of asphalt and concrete streets, 350 bridges, 1,200 miles of stormwater pipes, 30,000+ drainage inlets, and 930 miles of creeks & channels. In addition to maintenance activities, the Division constructs small capital improvements associated with street and stormwater infrastructure.

The selected candidate must possess the ability to perform complex management, administrative, and fiscal, functions such as:

• Developing short & long-range maintenance related plans.

• Managing operating and capital budgets.

• Developing, coordinating and implementing the Division’s annual Business and Work Plans.

The position is a member of the Department’s Senior Management Team, reporting to the Director and plays a vital role in shaping the City’s public works program. The position is locationed at our James Avenue facility.


A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required. Additionally, the preferred candidate must have at least six (6) years of increasingly responsible administrative and management experience related to the management of construction or maintenance work functions and experience working with citizen and neighborhood associations. Candidates with a blend of progressive direct work experience in the public or private sectors would be most attractive in addition to individuals with CCM, PMP, or PE credentials.

Candidates should have knowledge of the operations, services and activities of a comprehensive municipal transportation and public works department including: operations and analysis; principles and practices of program development and administration; management and administration of budgets; knowledge of modern management practices; and knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations relating to transportation and stormwater.

The successful candidate will be a highly ethical, creative, strategic, and forward thinker with the ability to work independently. The successful candidate will have a high level of integrity with a strong sense of urgency and a focus on service to internal and external customers.

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