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Public Works Director

Company: City of Sanibel
Location: Sanibel
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:

Public Works Director Reporting to the City Manager, serves in an executive level position that is responsible for the overall direction, administration, and management of the Public Works Department which includes Beach & Parks, Engineering, Fleet Management, Public Facilities, Solid Waste, Wastewater & Reclaimed water, Stormwater Management, and Streets & Drainage. -Responsible for providing professional guidance and technical assistance to improve service delivery and infrastructure development and maintenance. The Public Works Director plays a key role in the development of the city's capital improvement plan, prioritizing capital projects and construction contract oversight. Serves as the City's Engineer responsible for all engineering services (civil, environmental, traffic, etc.) including design and construction supervision of assigned public improvement projects. Reviews plans for private construction to ensure compliance with City Codes. - Serves as the City's bicycle-pedestrian coordinator for grant funding projects and supports all efforts to improve, expand, market, and maintain the Shared Use Path System. Responsible for developing an annual budget (operating and capital) and work plan for the department that is in alignment with the City's strategic goals. Attends and participates in City Council, Planning Commission, City Committee meetings, and meetings of external organizations as needed. - Salary - $114,649.60 - $171,974.40 Full-Time Duties As City Engineer, is responsible for permit processing, engineering review, inspection, and approvals for utility, private and public works projects and for the maintenance of City Engineering maps, records, and documents. -Responsible for design specifications, permit application and contract documents for projects developed by the City. Builds a functional and collaborative team of staff members in the department. Identifies and supports the professional, technical, and administrative development of all staff members necessary to ensure the skill sets and required credentials for employees are secured and maintained. Develops, implements and administers the departmental budget (operating and capital). Directs and administers department activities relating to the Five-Year Capital Improvement Program, including the street resurfacing schedule, equipment replacement schedule, public facilities, the shared use path master plan, and other areas of responsibility. Directs and administers the City's utility operations to include wastewater treatment, wastewater collection, reclaimed water distribution, facility maintenance; solid waste management; and equipment service. Develops and maintains constructive relationships with City Officials, residents, property owners, developers, contractors, and the general public regarding public works programs. Manages the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities including special projects, construction, maintenance, and office administration. Manages the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit. Manages the recovery and response to natural and non-natural disasters and events including internal coordination, intergovernmental coordination, and FEMA coordination. Oversees efficient review of permit applications for the department through the City's electronic permitting system. - Plans, directs, and coordinates through subordinate supervisors, the maintenance and repair of City facilities, streets, automotive fleet, shared use paths, parks, bridges, storm, and surface water drainage. Provides leadership to the Public Works Department. Monitors and evaluates the performance of the department programs, processes, and projects to ensure services provided are effective and efficient. Researches and prepares special reports, recommendations and specifications for special City construction and other municipal improvements. -Reviews and approves various records, reports, and documentation including work orders, purchase requisitions, time sheets, activity reports, regulatory reports, schedules, and progress reports. Responsible for preparing or directs the preparation of agenda items for the City Council, Planning Commission and various committees and boards involved in public services activities; present agenda items to the above, as needed. Reviews all private development applications to ensure all engineering aspects conform to City codes and are of adequate design. Responds to citizen inquiries and complaints regarding City services performed in the jurisdiction of Public Works. Required Education, Experience, License, Registration, and Certification Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in engineering from an accredited college or university. Master's Degree in Engineering or closely related field is preferred. Licensed Professional Engineer in Florida. If a Licensed Professional Engineer in another state (United States), must complete requirements to become a Licensed Professional Engineer in Florida within 6-months of hire date. - Ten (10) years of progressively responsible public works or civil engineering experience for a municipality or similar public sector organization, with specific experience in solid waste, stormwater, wastewater, construction management, engineering, planning, and budgeting, with Four (4) years' experience as a Public Works Director, or Five (5) years' experience as a Deputy Director of Public Works or City Engineer. Preferred experience includes work experience where the protection of environmentally sensitive land is an established priority. Possession of a valid Florida driver's license, or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment. Supplemental or Additional Information Knowledge of City, State and Federal Laws, rules and regulations governing a municipal public works department. Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration. Knowledge of engineering, science, technical, legal, financial, and public relations resources involved in the administration and operation of a municipal public works department. Knowledge of preparedness, response, recovery requirements for emergency operations related to natural and non-natural disasters, events, and other crisis situations, particularly tropical storm and hurricane emergencies. Knowledge of construction techniques for roads (pervious and impervious), drainage systems, flood control, sanitary sewer, seawalls, and shared use pathway (bike/pedestrian) facilities. Knowledge of best practices in public works operations and safety. Knowledge of materials, methods, principles, practices, techniques, and equipment used in construction and maintenance activities of the department. Knowledge of the operation of and maintenance of wastewater treatment and reclamation facilities. Knowledge of effective management practices and procedures and their application to local government. Knowledge of municipal budget development and administration. Ability to plan, coordinate and direct public works activities through subordinate supervisors. Ability to read, understand and review site plans and construction plans to determine compliance with drainage, utility, and other City Code requirements. Ability to plan, draw specifications, and supervise construction of a wide range of municipal facilities and improvements. Ability to develop long and short-term plans and programs to make major policy decisions on complex administrative or operational activities of the department. Ability to make public presentations clearly and concisely and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to motivate, manage and supervise employees with varying levels of education and work experience. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with civic leaders, public officials, contractors, developers, and the general public. Ability to develop, manage and monitor budgets and expenditures. Knowledge of the City's electronic permitting system. - -

Keywords: City of Sanibel, Captiva , Public Works Director, Executive , Sanibel, Florida

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