Public Works Director

Pasco County | Dade City, FL

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Posted Date 7/10/2024

This position is responsible for the administration, direction, and supervision of all Public Works Department activities and employees including streets and right-of way maintenance, parks maintenance, grounds and building maintenance, fleet maintenance, and stormwater maintenance.

Responsible for technical and administrative operations of public works in accordance with municipal policies, rules, and regulations. Supervises personnel in above areas. Considerable independent judgment and initiative are required in performing assigned tasks. Considerable tact and courtesy are required in frequent contact with employees, other department directors, city officials, and the public. Strong project management and supervisory skills are critical.

This is a mission-critical position:

Essential employees may be required to work during an undeclared or declared emergency. The City Manager makes the determination of who will be required to work in times of emergency. Direct and oversee the management and operation of diverse and specialized Public Works department. Develop related policies and procedures and make recommendations to the City Manager. Direct the preparation of agenda items for the City Commission. Attend Commission meetings and workshops. Present agenda items to the City Commission when appropriate. Participate in the review of major development and construction plans involving the department. Prepare Requests for Proposals and participate in the selection of contractors for services. Perform supervisory duties such as instructing, assigning work, planning, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems, selecting new employees and recommending transfers, promotions, disciplinary action, discharges, and salary increases as appropriate. Receive citizen inquiries or complaints and dispatch available information recommending action. Analyze and design departmental work processes, operations, and construction project approaches to continuously address effective and efficient service delivery. Direct the development, administration, and review of the departmental budget; exercise control over expenditures; prepare the budget, evaluate the need for and recommend the addition of new personnel, material, and equipment. Provide project management for construction projects. Participate in grant application programs, direct administration of the permitting process and related regulations through the Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest Florida Water Management District, and other related agencies. Supervises all staff in the Public Works and Stormwater Departments. Performs related duties as required. Ability to review and analyze plans and specifications for the construction of public facilities. Ability to formulate comprehensive operational policies and procedures. Ability to prepare technical reports. Ability to plan and supervise the work of a large staff. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, employees, department heads, contractors, and the public. Ability to accurately prepare, report, and make presentations to City Commission. Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing. Ability to plan, assign, direct and evaluate the work of subordinates. Ability to assess long-range City development requirements and formulate proposals or alternatives and prepare written reports communicating such. Ability to draft ordinances and regulations. Ability to provide effective leadership. Knowledge of principles, procedures, and practices as applied to stormwater and public works operations. Knowledge of City comprehensive plans, development, and administration. Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations related to engineering, public works, and public utilities. Knowledge of the principles / practices of maintenance, construction, and repair as applied to public works, utilities, and stormwater management. Knowledge of administrative practices and procedures. Knowledge of local community issues. Knowledge of current management methods and practices. Skill in management techniques, budgeting, and technical knowledge to work with contractors, planners, and engineers.

PHYSICAL SKILLS / WORKING CONDITIONS : Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and visual communication. Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing, and / or pulling objects and materials of light weight (5-25 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station accessing, inputting, and retrieving information.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE : Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Construction, Engineering, Project Management, or related field and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in public works / engineering, project management, and operations; including five (5) years in a supervisory / management capacity required. Experience in the public sector preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skill, and abilities MAY be considered.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS : Must possess a valid Florida driver's license. Must obtain the National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-700 within 30 days from the date of hire. Must obtain ICS-200 within 90 days from the date of hire. There may be additional NIMS requirements.

ADA STATEMENT : A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE : The City of Dade City is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida Law.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE / RECOVERY ACTIVITIES : All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an emergency. During an emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location, and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

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