Assistant Public Works & Utilities Director Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general direction of the Public Works & Utilities Director, performs highly responsible professional engineering and administrative work at the advanced level involving the coordination of major water and wastewater expansion projects. Incumbent works closely with City staff and consulting engineers in coordinating the design and construction of projects.  Assignments are complex in nature and are carried out within established policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines issued by the City and by the appropriate State and Federal agencies. Work assignments are received both orally and in writing.  Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports, and for results obtained.  Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Performs administrative and professional engineering work at advanced levels.

Coordinates between the consultant, the contractor, and City staff to ensure that construction planning, scheduling, and the processing of shop drawings and change orders are carried out in a timely and efficient manner.

Assists in the development of operations and maintenance manuals.

Advises and recommends the acceptance of new facilities and systems.

Ensures that all required Federal and State documentation is provided in a timely manner.

Prepares and monitors budget activities for Utilities Administration.

Plans, delegates and coordinates the work activities of Department staff.

Develops, updates and maintains departmental five year Capital Improvement Program.

Coordinate City’s permitting and compliance activities.

Represents the City and effectively communicates with regulators on City’s permitting and compliance issues and negotiates on City’s behalf.

Prepares and gives presentations, both technical and non-technical on City projects and responds to questions.

Oversees the Department in the Department Director’s absence.
 

REQUIREMENTS

A.    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering or a related field; advance degree preferred. Licensed

Professional Engineer in the State of Florida and a minimum of five years civil engineering (or related discipline) as it relates to utility systems; experience performed at the management level; or any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience.  Must possess a valid State of Florida driver's license. Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain the Florida driver’s license within 10 days of employment.

B.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of construction engineering and administration.

Knowledge of Federal and State regulations relating to water production and wastewater treatment facilities.

Knowledge of municipal departmental operations and their relationship to overall City objectives and goals.

Ability to perform administrative and professional engineering work at advanced levels.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to maintain a variety of records and to compile data for reports from such records.

Ability to read and comprehend large volumes of technical reports and drawings in short time periods and effectively communicate information on this material to others.

Ability to plan, delegate, and coordinate the work of City staff, contractors, and consulting engineers.

Ability to coordinate and implement numerous projects and job tasks concurrently.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public and effective manner.

Ability to effectively communicate with the public.

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to read and design technical reports, specifications and drawings.  Read and write for extended periods without rest.

Ability to climb up and down ladders and in and out of confined spaces and trenches.

Ability to stand, walk and work on unstable soils.

Ability to smell odors and identify shapes and colors.

Ability to grasp objects and hear noises.

Ability to use keyboards on computers and calculators.

Ability to work in all types of weather conditions.

Ability to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day.

Ability to work for extended periods of time without sleep.

Ability to work at heights and in trenches.

Ability to work accurately in a noisy, stressful environment.

 

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS, OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION.  WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD, OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 1/30/2012