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Public Works Director

Company: City of Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Salary Range14,136.00 - 18,383.00Job SummaryThe City of Vancouver is partnering with Bob Murray & Associates on this executive recruitment. Please apply on their website linked below.The City is seeking an experienced generalist with a collaborative mindset to serve as the next Public Works Director. The ideal candidate has the expertise and confidence to lead the Department for the betterment of the community and has a proven track record of excellent leadership and motivation of staff. A forward thinking and emotionally intelligent candidate with a problem-solving mindset will do well. The selected candidate will understand the essential role that Public Works plays in emergency response and prize a culture of cohesion, high morale, and recognition of service. Reporting to the Deputy City Manager, the Public Works Director is a highly responsible executive level position and a key contributor to the City's leadership team. The Director performs complex managerial and professional work in planning, organizing, directing, and overseeing the operations of Vancouver's Public Works Department to maintain the quality and safety of the City's infrastructure and deliver associated programs and services reliably, efficiently, and cost effectively. The Director provides leadership and strategic direction to the Department, coordinates activities with other departments and outside agencies, and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager.The salary range for the Public Works Director is $14,136 - $18,383 monthly and placement within this range is dependent upon experience. The City also offers a generous benefits package.Open until filled. First review of applications through Bob Murray & Associates - September 9, 2022.Job DetailsPlease view the .Apply online at .Essential Functions:

  • Assume full management responsibility for all department services and activities including: water, wastewater, drainage and solid waste utilities; streets, traffic engineering, and pavement management; planning, development review, engineering, construction management and survey services for public and private transportation and utility infrastructure projects within the City and for utilities within the City's utility service area; grounds, parks, and sensitive lands maintenance; fleet, facilities, urban forestry, cemeteries, Pearson Airport and Water Resources Education Center; and utility billing services. -
  • Manage the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; establish, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; allocate resources accordingly.
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct the implementation of changes.
  • Represent the Public Works department to other City departments, elected officials and outside agencies. Explain, justify and defend department programs, policies, and activities. Provide staff assistance to the City Manager and City Council. Prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Negotiate and resolve sensitive, significant and controversial issues.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate department personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate, through subordinate level managers, the Public Works Department's work plan; meet with management staff to identify and resolve problems; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures.
  • Manage and participate in the development and administration of the department budget. Direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct the preparation of and implement budgetary adjustments as necessary.
  • Coordinate department activities related to or impacting service areas of other departments and outside agencies, schools, and organizations.
  • Consult and provide support to Human Resources during labor negotiations; ensure compliance of union contracts when determining and administering personnel actions.
  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • Serves as a member of Management Leadership Team and participates on committees and task forces in citywide policy and management issues and other strategic initiatives.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.QualificationsQualified candidates possess the equivalent to a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or public administration and eight (8) years of broad and extensive experience in the provision of urban public works services including experience in a combination of water, sewer, stormwater, solid waste, construction management, or operations and maintenance, plus supervisory responsibility. A Master's Degree and/or PE certification are preferred but not required.This position is subject to successful completion of a pre-employment reference check, basic criminal background check, and a driving abstract.Job Posting End DateOpen Until Filled

Keywords: City of Vancouver, Vancouver , Public Works Director, Executive , Vancouver, Washington

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