Provides overall administrative direction, leadership, and managerial expertise, and has operational responsibility for directing and controlling the following divisions; Solid Waste, Storm Drainage, Traffic Operations, Transit, Streets, Facilities Management, Fleet/Vehicle Maintenance.
The salary range for this position is $104,200 - $166,800 annually with an expected hiring range of $104,200 - $135,500depending on qualifications and experience.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Responsible for planning, organizing, budgeting, directing, approving, staffing, supervising and leading departmental resources. This position is responsible for the overall operations and communications of the Public Works department. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Direct and participate in the development and implementation of long-range planning, and the accomplishment of short-term goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the Public Works Department.
Provide broad general direction for the supervision and coordination of professional engineering work in the design and construction of roads, bridges and other public works.
Provide broad general direction for the supervision of, and coordination of engineering, roads construction and maintenance, surveying and right-of-way activities.
Provide broad general direction supervision and coordination of the Streets operation and maintenance of all city streets.
Provide broad general direction to department heads responsible for the supervision and coordination of the operation and maintenance of the City's Solid Waste division.
Provide broad general direction to the Vehicle/Fleet and Facilities Maintenance divisions.
Responds to the most difficult citizen complaints and requests for information.
Evaluate the need for and develop plans and schedules for long-range public works programs.
Represent the City in the community, and public and professional meetings as required.
Prepare and administer the Department budget.
Review monthly cost and revenue reports for divisions within Public Works.
Coordinate public works activities with other departments and outside agencies.
Select, supervise, train and evaluate supervisors and administrative support staff.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Perform related duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: This position is responsible for supervision of City employee(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees: planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, skills and abilities: Engineering principles and practices as applied to the field of public works, including planning and development, land surveying, engineering design and construction, and operation and maintenance.
Technical, legal and financial problems involved in the conduct of a City Public Works
Methods of preparing designs, plans, specifications, estimates, reports and
recommendations relating to proposed public works facilities.
Landfill operation and maintenance practices.
Fleet acquisition and maintenance practices.
Principles of personnel selection, supervision, training and evaluation.
Procedures and techniques of budget preparation and administration.
Oversee, coordinate and control through subordinates the work of engineering, operating,
professional, inspection and other departmental personnel.
Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Prepare comprehensive and complex technical reports.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Properly interpret, seek legal advice, and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations and policies.
Desired Leadership Attributes:
Strong manager with collaborative leadership skills and ability to inspire and motivate Public Works employees
Continuous improvement philosophy with track record of implementing innovative projects and services
Strong intergovernmental relation skills with ability to gain respect and work effectively with other area municipalities and state and federal governments
Active listener who communicates effectively with all stakeholders
Initiative to stay current on industry trends and best practices
Core competencies: Accountability, Collaboration, Courtesy and kindness, Innovation, Integrity, Safety, Service
Job specific competencies: Communication, Community Relations, Conflict Resolution, Financial Responsibility, Initiative, Job Expertise, Leadership, Strategic Thinking
Ability to perform managerial duties at various locations and conditions. Work is generally performed in an office environment that may require sitting for extended periods of time, with some standing, kneeling, bending, reaching and stooping and the ability to travel to various facilities. Light physical effort required by handling objects up to 20 pounds occasionally. Ability to report to work 24/7 for emergency situations is required.
Material and equipment directly used:
Modern office equipment (computer, telephone, facsimile machine, voicemail, calculator, etc.).
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.
Education and/or experience: Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Engineering, or related field from an accredited college or university required. Master's Degree preferred. Minimum of seven (7) years experience relevant to essential job functions in a supervisory/managerial position required. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may substitute for education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Licensure and/or certifications: Must possess a valid driver's license.
Additional Salary Information: The salary range for this position is $104,200 - $166,800 annually with an expected hiring range of $104,200 - $135,500 depending on qualifications and experience.
The City of Loveland is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, approximately one hour north of Denver. More than 700 employees are proud to serve Loveland's 72,000 community members. In addition to a great place to work, the City of Loveland offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, retirement, paid holidays, vacation & medical leave, tuition reimbursement, wellness and employee assistance programs.