Public Works Assistant Director

Bulloch County Board of Commissioners | Statesboro, GA

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Posted Date 5/12/2022

Salary: $59,555 minimum- benefits offered

The purpose of this classification is to assists the Director, Public Works in the planning, directing, and
overseeing of the operations and staff of the Public Works Department. Incumbents in this classification
are assigned to one of two divisions: Roads/Airport or Sanitation/Fleet.

Primary Responsibility
Provides excellent service, pursues continuous improvement and exceeds expectations.

Typical Duties
Manages, directs and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing
work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals; and makes final
decisions in the recruitment and selection of division employees.
Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work: prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet
objectives: ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work;
monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist
with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; and provides progress and activity
reports to Director, County management, and elected officials.
Develops and implements long- and short-term plans, goals, and objectives for area of assignment:
collects and analyzes multiple sources of data; evaluates effectiveness and efficiency of department
activities: reviews and revises policies, procedures, plans and programs; and researches, assesses, and
develops strategies to meet current and future County needs in area of assignment.
Develops, implements and monitors policies, procedures, and protocols for area of assignment:
interprets, explains and implements local, state, and federal laws, codes, and regulations; conducts staff
meetings; and provides information, updates, and coordination of work activities.
Develops and implements budget for assigned area: recommends staffing levels, equipment, materials
and other budget allocations; approves and monitors revenues and expenditures to ensure compliance
with approved budget; and prepares and submits budget documentation and reports.
Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies
and procedures: ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and
use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individual; and initiates any actions
necessary to correct deviations or violations.
Represents the department in review meetings, various forums, public information meetings and other
events: discusses issues with architects, engineers, consultants, the public, and other local and state
agencies to achieve understanding and consensus on all issues raised; provides information and answers
questions; presents the department's views on proposed projects; and provides updates on ongoing
Maintains a current, comprehensive knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, principles
and practices relating to work activities; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations;
and attends meetings, workshops, hearings, and training sessions as required.
Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor Degree in Construction Management, Environmental Service, or a related field required;
supplemented by one year of experience in managing and administering public works programs and
activities; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the
requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
Performance Aptitudes
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data. Includes exercising
judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analyses to
determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to function in a managerial capacity for a division or
organizational unit; includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver
and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or
design data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division;
ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations
with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include ability to
calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation,
incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing
approaches and techniques to resolve problems.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations
involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to
that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.

ADA Compliance
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the County will provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current
employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which
may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10
pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of
colors, sounds, taste, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to
communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse
environmental conditions.


DISCLAIMER: This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the
exclusive right to make changes at any time without notice.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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