Director of Public Works

Town of Palisade | Palisade, CO

Posted Date 4/22/2019

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES Serves as the Director of the Public Works Department. The Public Works Director supervises the activities of various departments within the public works sector.


Salary: $75,500 - $80,000

These departments include water & sewer treatment plants, streets, parks, utilities and equipment maintenance. Supervises the staff and daily operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The Town of Palisade retains the right to modify or change the essential and additional functions of the job at any time. ? Supervises personnel and program operations including the assignment and review of staff work, interpretation of program and policy for staff, initiation and management of disciplinary action, interviewing and selection of staff, and sc Town of Palisade Public Works Director Page 2 Fund, and the General Fund. Supervises all accounts payable and receivable for the department, including payroll. ? Prepares and presents policy recommendations and quarterly reports outlining departmental activities to the Board of Trustees. ? Supervises all record keeping within the department and prepares all required reports to various governmental agencies. ? Supervises work performed, either new or remedial on all public works systems. ? Performs site inspections of newly installed or repaired connections or additions to the water, sewer, street and drainage system. ? Supervises maintenance of all municipal properties including buildings, parks, recreation facilities, cemetery, and unimproved right-of-ways. ? Supervises repair, maintenance and operation of all departmental equipment. ? Represents the Town in various matters affecting the department and coordinates with other governmental jurisdictions in those activities relating to public works. ? Participates in various committees and boards related to program activities and responsibilities. ? Provides information and assistance to the public as requested. ? Attends Board of Trustees, Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Committee meetings as necessary. ADDITIONAL DUTIES ? Perform other duties as assigned and required by the Town Administrator and the Board of Trustees. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS Supervision Received: General supervision is received from the Town Administrator. Supervision Exercised: Has direct supervisory accountability for all positions, employees, operations, and activities within the Public Works Department; typically includes coordinating staff training, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating performance. Town of Palisade Public Works Director Page 3 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Education and Experience: Requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering Sciences, Construction Management or a related field supplemented by at least three (3) years supervisory management position and at least four(4) years prior work experience in public works. These requirements are subject to change by the Board of Trustees on a case-by-case basis. Special Qualifications: ? Must possess a valid Colorado Drivers License. ? Class ‘B’ Water Operator’s License ? Level 1 Water Distribution License ? Class ‘C’ Wastewater License ? Level 1 Wastewater Collection License Knowledge of: ? Principles, materials, and equipment common to municipal public works operations. ? Methods, materials, and equipment common to the operations of parks, grounds, and building maintenance. ? Familiarity with and working knowledge of the language, methods, materials, and equipment common to maintenance and construction of municipal streets. ? Familiarity with the Colorado Water Rights Law. ? Familiarity with Civil Engineering Principles. ? Supervisory methods and principles. Ability to: ? Operate heavy equipment. ? Interpret and apply department policies and procedures. ? Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. ? Maintain sensitive and confidential client information. ? Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, departments, other agencies and organizations, and members of the community. ? Ability to analyze technical data and generate comprehensive reports and presentations. ? Report filling of sewer and water tests to CPDHE and town engineers. EQUIPMENT USED ? Motorized vehicles and heavy equipment. ? A variety of power and hand tools. ? Standard office equipment including, but not limited to, personal computer and associated hardware and software, telephone, copier, calculator, and fax. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is conducted both in the field and in a standard office. Oversee the water plant, watershed, outdoor environments with the occasional frequency of adverse weather Town of Palisade Public Works Director Page 4 conditions such as exposure to extreme heat, extreme cold, and wet weather conditions; occasional exposure to dry, dusty, and noisy, environments.

PHYSICAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS ? Visual and physical capabilities to work on computers and associated equipment for prolonged periods of time. ? Visual and physical capabilities operate motorized vehicles. ? May involve the ability to move up to 50 lbs.

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