Douglas County Public Works Department - Operations & Maintenance Division
Full Salary Range for Position: $68,889.60/yr - $98,467.20/yr
Full Time Exempt Position, includes excellent full-family benefit package, PERS/OPSRP retirement and availability of deferred compensation retirement savings.
This classification serves as manager of the operations and maintenance division of the Public Works Department and has administrative and management responsibility to plan, organize, direct and evaluate the functions of the division in areas of: road maintenance, bridge and special projects; ensures work performed is in compliance with governmental regulations. Incumbent supervises division support staff and operations and has responsibility for work performed within the division. Incumbent may serve as department head in the absence of the Director. This position is responsible for supervising employees who are represented in a labor union.
Essential Functions: Manage the operations and maintenance division which includes develop, implement and evaluate programs and services for division operation; prepare budget and monitor fiscal recordkeeping; establish, maintain and interpret policy and procedure. Plan and implement both short- and long-range corrective and preventative maintenance programs; Direct, supervise, assign work to, set priorities and monitor work performance of support staff through section supervisors and is involved in selection, transfer, promotion and evaluation of support staff; maintain standards of efficiency of employees through established goals and objectives. Assume responsibility for work performed within the division. Interpret policy and procedure; Assure citizen complaints related to departmental activity are properly resolved, either solving personally or assigning to support staff; Direct preparation of a variety of utilization records, statistical and costing reports, involving research, statistical data, analysis; assembles data for regular and recurring reports related to services of division; Provide technical advice and expertise to other County departments as necessary to achieve goals of County programs and policies; Represent department to the community, advisory boards, committees, regulatory agencies, consultants and vendors; interpret policy and procedure to the public. Regular and consistent attendance is required.
Minimum Qualifications: Eight years progressively responsible work experience in corrective and preventative maintenance of roads, bridges, structures and buildings which includes three years supervisory or management experience. At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon driver's license.
Desirable Qualifications: Formal education in business management, engineering, and/or technical experience is desired, but not required. Possession of a commercial driver license or ability to obtain such license after appointment is preferred.
In addition to the above, applications will receive further evaluation based on the following:
Thorough knowledge of modern methods, techniques, materials and equipment as applied in the corrective and preventative maintenance of roads, bridge and special projects; federal and state statutes and ordinances that govern public roadways; principles, methods and techniques of effective administration including personnel management and fiscal management to develop, implement and evaluate programs. Skill in preparation and presentation of reports. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms; make decisions independently in accordance with established policy and procedure, establish new policy when applicable, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; supervise and lead support staff; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, Board of Commissioners, department heads, public agencies, contractors, engineers, committees, advisory groups, vendors and the public.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: This work is divided between office and field environments and requires bending, hearing voice conversation, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, and walking rough terrain. A moderate amount of driving is required.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: While not part of the initial applicant screening, successful candidates for this position may be required to pass a criminal history background prior to receiving an offer of employment, or as part of a contingent offer of employment.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: Employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a pre-employment chemical detection screen. To determine if physically qualified to perform the essential functions, employment offer is conditional upon satisfactory results of a post-offer medical and audiological exam conducted at County expense.
DRIVING RECORD: Applicants selected for interview will be required to bring to the interview a Court Print driving history obtained from DMV. Allow 5-7 days for delivery; up to two weeks for out of state.
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