Reviewed Date: 08/14/2023
Position of Public Works Director
JOB DESIGN PROFILE
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
(Describe the position as you see it. What is the public works director’s job?)
Oversees budgetary operations and prepares budgets as required; promulgates regulations to ensure proper organization and use of personnel; plans and directs activities of the public works department; performs administrative activities of the public works department; coordinates formal and on-the-job training programs for recruits and personal development; keeps records and prepares reports, including personnel reports; develops and recommends policy options and alternatives for consideration by the city manager and the city council.
Knowledge of public works operations, including construction, engineering, maintenance, office and business procedures; ability to plan, organize, schedule, coordinate, and direct public works functions, including streets, solid waste, water and sewer utilities, and engineering; knowledge of and experience in the application of management and supervisory principles and practices as applied to municipal government; knowledge of and experience in municipal procedures relating to finance, personnel, purchasing, office operations, risk management and public relations; knowledge of and experience in managing occupational hazards and safety precautions; knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering and construction, particularly as applied to municipal functions; ability to efficiently prepare and maintain thorough and accurate reports and records; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, the news media, employees, external agencies and organizations, the city manager, and the city council.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
(Indicate the level of education and experience required and desired for each item.)
|B.A. Public Administration|
|M.A. Public Administration|
|B.S. Business Administration|
|M.B.A. Business Administration|
Public Works Director
|More than 10 years||X|
|More than 5 years||X|
|More than 1 year|
An Assistant Director or Division Head
|More than 10 years|
|More than 5 years|
|More than 1 year|
OTHER EXPERIENCE: (Specify)_____________________________
(Number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 the five most important professional characteristics that you want the new director to have.)
Administrative Skills _______1____________
Analytical Skills ________________________
Business Minded ______________________
Communication Skills _______5___________
Cost Conscious _______________________
Democratic Decision Maker ______________
Detailed Oriented ______________________
Engineering Skills _________2___________
Independent Decision Maker _____________
Organization Skills _____________________
People Oriented _______________________
Planning Skills ____________4__________
Policy Development Skills _______________
Productivity Oriented ___________________
Public Relations Skills _________________
Quality Conscious __________3__________
Results Oriented ______________________
Team Player _________________________
Technically Oriented ___________________
(Number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 the five most important personal characteristics that you want the new director to have.)
Well Organized ______________________
CRITICAL JOB TARGETS
List the five most important challenges or job targets that the new public works director will face. For example, develop a five-year street improvement program, reorganize the department, improve employee productivity, etc.
1. Address high fuel costs and long-range planning for use of new alternative fuels for fleets
2. Street repaving schedule.
3. Reorganize the public works department and hire assistant director.
4. Research and apply for grant funding opportunities for public works.
5. Make plans to relocate the equipment/vehicle storage area to a new facility within the next three years.