Performs a variety of professional, technical and supervisory labor and maintenance functions relating to directing all aspects of City-wide public works operations and facilities, including streets, water, sewer, parks and trail systems.
Supervision Received: The Public Works Director works under the general and broad policy guidance of the City Manager.
Supervision Exercised: The Public Works Director provides general and close supervision over Public Works superintendents and supervisors in the direction of all operations of the department.
Oversees all Public Works Department activities; directs activities of personnel in the carrying out of functions; determines work priorities and delegates assignments to subordinate personnel; develops guidelines and deadlines; assures adequate resources and equipment; supervises staff; allocates resources; evaluates supervisor and employee work performance with assistance of appropriate supervisor; participates in and approves all personnel actions in the Public Works Department; coordinates training and education programs for the Department.
Assists in annual budget preparation; monitors expenditures for all divisions in Public Works Department; determines equipment, personnel and materials needs; oversees purchasing and bidding processes for the Public Works Department.
Performs routine and skilled maintenance and labor for all aspects of Public Works operations, including water, sewer, streets, parks and other public facilities, including the operation of construction and maintenance equipment; provides quality assurance review of work in progress; supervises crews when necessary.
Reviews and approves site plans and requests for services; oversees contracts and contract work; inspects contract and other work; coordinates activities of contract engineers; reads and interprets engineering plans and specifications; meets with developers and contractors; interprets City ordinances and makes recommendations for changes; ensures compliance with all standards and regulations for all Public Works functions.
Makes recommendations to the City Manager and City Council on public works issues; participates and coordinates Capital Projects and other long- and short-term planning processes; makes regular reports to the City Manager; attends public meetings and provides recommendations and input; represents the City in meetings with the public and other public entities; acts as a liaison between the City and other agencies.
Responds to complaints, comments and inquiries; negotiates easements and other processes with the public and outside agencies; interacts with the press and conducts public relations efforts.
Coordinates safety functions of the City; ensures proper use of safety equipment and practices.
Education and Experience
A Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related public works field
Five (5) years of experience in public works operations, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity
An equivalent combination of education and experience
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of construction, maintenance and repair functions related to water, sewer, streets and parks Considerable knowledge of standard budgetary, supervisory, and management and public works planning concepts and practices.
Ability to plan and coordinate work programs on a City-wide basis; ability to operate maintenance and construction equipment; ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications, assign work and monitor the progress of construction and maintenance projects; ability to motivate, supervise and evaluate subordinates; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the
Special Qualifications (Licenses, Certifications, etc.)
Upon employment, must possess a valid Utah driver's license.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
The Public Works Director may work in variable weather and traffic conditions and other potentially hazardous circumstances with the use of safety equipment. The Public Works Director performs light and heavy labor. Tasks regularly include walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, climbing and lifting. Talking, hearing and seeing are necessary for performing most essential duties. Common eye, hand and finger dexterity is required for most essential functions.
Formal application; interview with hiring authority. Successful completion of a pre- employment drug and alcohol screen test.
About City of Moab
Moab, Utah is located in the beautiful redrock country of southeastern Utah, adjacent to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and many other scenic wonders. Moab is a diverse and active community with many offerings and amenities. The current population of the City of Moab is about 5,200 and annual tourist visitation of approximately 1.4 Million.