Director of Public Works

City of Coral Gables | Coral Gables, FL

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Posted Date 11/19/2018

Coral Gables operates under a commission/manager form of government and is well known for its active and involved citizenry. The Public Works Director will direct and oversee activities of the Public Works Department which include constructing, maintaining, permitting, and inspecting City rights of way such as streets, sidewalks, sanitary sewers, storm water utility and waterways, constructing and maintaining all City owned buildings, grounds and capital improvement programs. The Department is composed of the following divisions: engineering, storm water, streets and waterways, sanitary sewer (collection only), facility maintenance, capital improvement projects, solid waste, landscape and automotive.

Directs, supervises, plans, coordinates and instructs all divisions and personnel within the Public Works Department to include engineering, architecture, facilities maintenance, streets and waterways, sanitary sewer, storm water utility and central in order to meet the City's infrastructure needs.

Directs the activities of architectural, engineering, and other consultants.

Directs the preparation of the budgets on the divisions of the Public Works Department and implements procedural and operational requirements as needed.

Oversees the preparation and administration of the multi year capital improvement plan.

Assists the City Manager with special projects such as acquisition of Fire Station sites and requests by the Commission.

Coordinates all mutual aid needs by networking and developing mutual aid contacts ensuring sufficient resources needed during emergencies are available.

Establishes suitable training for personnel through the creation and implementation of in-service and external training programs ensuring that properly trained personnel are performing the work required.

Coordinates work activities of the Public Works Department with other work programs and projects.

Inspects work performed by Public Works' personnel, consultants and contractors.

Maintains and promulgates necessary Departmental rules and regulations in accordance with City rules and regulations.

Investigates and attempts to adjust personnel problems which may arise.

Establishes and maintains effective working relations with subordinates, superiors and the general public.

Attends and participates in conferences and meetings of departmental heads, committees and the City Commission.

Meets with public groups such as homeowners' associations, commercial property associations, merchant associations, advisory boards and the Chamber of Commerce.

Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.

A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. Master's degree preferred.

Ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in public works is necessary.

Must be registered in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer.

Valid Driver's License.

Salary: $118,490 - $169,252. vehicle allowance & phone allowance

Job Category
Local Government
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