Director, Department of Public Works



Class Description

Job Title: Director, Department of Public Works Reports To: City Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

General Description

The purpose of this job within the organization is to direct and administer the programs and operations of the departments of Public Works and EngineeringThis position is considered "essential" and safety sensitive and incumbent will be required to report to work during severe weather conditions and other emergency situations.

This job formulates long-range goals for the organization, develops policy and position papers and negotiates with and provides guidance to the City Manager and elected officials.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent most of the time spent working in this job. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job/class as necessary.

Essent IFunctions:

Directs the operations of the Public Works Department. Creates and maintains operating and CIP budgets.

Researcheswritesprepares and presents reports to City ManagerCity Councilresidents. Prepares RFPsconducts bid openings.

Plans and reviews the performance of departmental programs and employeesdetermines the effectiveness and efficiency of various programs and makes modifications or changes to programs or procedures when necessary.

Develops policies and procedures for emergency operations.

Schedulesassigns, reviews and evaluates staff work; collaborates with subordinate staff members to ensure the efficiency and quality of work assigned and completed.




Approves plans for buildinggrounds and recreational facilities maintenance and renovation.

Analyzes and satisfies the need for resources.

Additional Duties:

Administers major contracts.

Serves on various boards and committees.

Evaluates the solid waste collections and recycling routes for efficiency; conducts yearly reviews and modifies, if necessary, the snow plan and the leaf collection plan.

Performs other related work as assignedResponsibilities, Requirements and Impacts Data Responsibility:

Data Responsibility refers to informationknowledgeand conceptions obtained by observationinvestigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creationData are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.

Synthesizes or integrates analysis of data or information to discover facts or develop knowledge or interpretations; changes policiesprocedures or methodologies based on new facts, knowledge, or interpretations.

People Responsibility:

People include co-workersworkers in other areas or agencies and the general public.

Supervises, directs, coach es, negotiates with and mentors others.

Asset Responsibility:

Assets responsibility refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.

Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving wide-spread economies and/or prevent losses through the management of a department that has an organization-wide impact or significant impact on the general population.

Mathematical Requirements:

Mathematics requires the use of symbolsnumbers and formulas to solve mathematical problems.

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Uses mathematics involving the practical application of fractions,percentagesratios and proportionsor measurementsmay use algebraic solutions of equations and inequalitiesdescriptive statisticsmathematical and classifications or schemes.

Communications Requirements:

Communications involves the ability to read, write, and speak.

Reads journals, financial reports and legal documents; speaks before professional and civic groupsparticipates in panel discussions and speaks extemporaneouslyon a variety of subjects; writes complex articles, reports and develops presentations for sophisticated audiences.

Judgment Requirements:

Judgment requirements refer to the frequency and complexity of judgments and decisions given the stability of the work environmentsthe nature and type of guidanceand the breadth of impact of the judgments and decisions.

Decision-making is almost entire focus of the jobaffecting most segments of the organization and the general publicworks in a highly dynamic environment, and is responsible for establishing goals, objectives and policies.

Complexity of Work:

Complexity addresses the analysisinitiativeingenuityconcentration and creativityrequired by the job and the presence of any unusual pressures present in the job.

Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressures.

Impact of Errors:

Impact of errors refers to consequences such as damage to equipment and property, loss

of dataexposure of the organization to legal liability, and injury or death for individuals.

The impact of errors is extremely serious -- affects entire organization and impacts other activities/organizations and the general public.

Physical Demands:

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs light work that involves frequent walking or standing and involves exerting up to 10 poundsofforce on a regular basis.

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Equipment Usage:

Equipment usage involves responsibility for materialsmachines, toolsequipmentwork aidsand products.

Develops and implements long-range capital plans and programs to support the goals and objective of the organization. Drives veh ides of all types, including those requiring a Class B CDL.

Unavoidable Hazards:

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.


Safety of Others:

Safety of others refers to the level of responsibility for the safety of otherseither inherent in the job or to ensure the safety of the general public(Does not include safety of subordinates).

Requires responsibility and authority for the development of policies regarding the provision of continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a bachelor's degree in public administration,business administration or closely related field or a combination of education and experience that enables satisfactory performance of all job duties.

Requires six years of public works supervisory experience in increasingly responsible positions.

Special Certifications and Licenses:

Class B CDL preferred.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

The City of College Park, MD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities.Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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