Public Works Department Director (Street Operations)

City of Scottsdale | Scottsdale, AZ

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Posted Date 4/25/2019

The Public Works Department Director is a shared job classification that is responsible for the management and supervision of department employees in Facilities Management, Fleet Management, Solid Waste, and Street Operations. This assignment is for the Street Operations Department.

SALARY: $87,568.00 - $127,316.80 Annually

Selection Process: Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview.

Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:
- Fingerprinting
-Criminal Background screening for the past 7 years

The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.


Education and Experience

•A Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution in a related field.
•Five years' experience in a related industry.
•Some supervisory experience is required.
•An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements
All Assignments

Street Operations Director Assignment

•FEMA IS-100 and IS-700 certification, or ability to achieve a certification within six months of hire.

Other pertinent licenses and/or certification may be required of some positions depending on department/service assignment.


Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:

•Supervises and coordinates the activities of the division staff, including training, scheduling, hiring decisions and written performance evaluations; works with employees to correct deficiencies and implements discipline procedures.
•Participates in employee evaluations up to and including preparation and delivery of written performance appraisals.
•Works with staff to grow and develop each employee's performance.
•Works with employees to correct deficiencies and identify corrective actions.
•Recommends and implements employee recognition and rewards or, in some instances, disciplinary procedures.
•Often participates in the hiring process up to and including the hiring decision.
•Reviews cost accounting reports to determine effectiveness and efficiency of operations.
•Prepares management budget and objectives. Implements, controls and monitors budget.
•Provides technical advice to Division Director and makes recommendations to top management and City Council.
•Prepares and presents reports and recommendations to the Division Director and City Council.
•Meets regularly and coordinates activities with other departments or agencies that will assist reaching community goals and programs.
•Outlines program objectives, reviews and justifies annual budget to accomplish goals in all program areas.
•Manages, plans, organizes, staffs, directs and evaluates all activities in Street Services of the Public Works Department, which includes but not limited to Roadway Sweeping, Shoulder Maintenance, Unimproved Roadway and Alley Maintenance, Herbicide Application, Bridge Maintenance, Natural Drainage Way Structures and Channels Maintenance, Asphalt and Concrete Maintenance, Pavement Management, Drainage Inspection, Sidewalk and Concrete Inspection, Pavement Condition Inspection, Pavement Construction Inspection, Traffic Signals, Signs and Markings, Street Lighting, Intelligent Transportation Systems.
•Performs administrative and managerial work, including preparing budgets, designing preventive maintenance programs and automated maintenance operations systems to control and monitor maintenance costs while effectively managing equipment and employee resources.
•Utilizes a G.I.S. and pavement management system to accurately budget and plan for effective pavement maintenance.
•Develops and administers design, construction and maintenance standards for areas of responsibility.
•Determines maintenance responsibility for roadway and drainage rights of way and easements.
•Responsible for environmental compliance relating to road and drainage systems.
•Selects maintenance equipment and provide annual data report for environmental compliance. Responsible for coordination, notification and complaint resolution arising from major street resurfacing projects.
•Determines and implements long and short-range objectives for Street Operations.
•Responds to special maintenance requests.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•Most work is performed in a normal City office environment, with occasional work performed in field situations.
•Exposure to dust, noise, inclement weather, temperature extremes and unpleasant odors.
•Lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
•Operate a variety of standard office equipment including computer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machine requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand, and eye movement.
•Travel to/from meetings and various locations.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

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Local Government
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