Public Works Manager

City of West University Place | West University Place, TX

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Posted Date 2/21/2020
The Public Works Manager makes process level decisions on behalf of the organization subject to constraints imposed by available technology and resources. Incumbent is responsible for the management of functions and budget associated with areas of water, wastewater, solid waste collection, streets and drainage, fleet and traffic, other general public works services and may be responsible for the supervision of professional, technical and/or administrative support staff within the assigned unit. Incumbent may supervise staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training; and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • May supervise staff by prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and implementing hiring, termination, and disciplinary procedures.
  • Directs or assists in the development, implementation, and assessment of Public Works strategies, goals, objectives, and plans of an organizational-wide function or multiple functions; coordinates activities between multiple departments or functions.
  • Oversees the operation and activities of Public Works or an organizational-wide function or multiple functions which include program and project development, evaluation, and reporting; research and outreach activities; and compliance with policies, standards, and regulations.
  • Develops and oversees multiple budgets or makes budgetary recommendations; oversees finance, accounting, payroll, and contracting functions; administers grants; allocates resources; monitors and controls expenditures.
  • Develops and maintains internal and external relationships; responds to citizen complaints and inquiries in person or via phone or email; participates in a variety of meetings, committees, task forces, or related groups to communicate information regarding services, programs, areas of opportunity, and other information; represents assigned area on committees and advocacy groups.
  • Prepares, reviews, and/or approves a variety of records, reports, agendas, grant applications and reports, contracts, or other documents; makes decisions or provides recommendations based on findings; may serve as an advisor to the organization’s executive team.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Training and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience related to area of assignment, including prior lead or supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Valid Texas driver’s license and a good driving record; National Incident Management Systems certification (NIMS)

For application procedures, please visit our website  All applicants must complete and submit a City of West University Place application form to be considered for this position. 

The City of West University Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Expiration Date March 20, 2020

Job Category
Local Government
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