To assist the Public Works Manager in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Fleet Services Division within the Public Works Department; and to provide highly responsible staff support to the Public Works Manager and department management staff.
The Assistant Superintendent level recognizes positions that provide full second-line, direct supervision to employees within a division and/or assume substantive and significant administrative responsibility in several defined areas or specialties.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general direction from the Public Works Manager.
Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, technical and clerical personnel.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
In the absence of the Public Works Manager, to assume the responsibilities of the Superintendent as needed.
Assist the Public Works Manager in managing and directing the Fleet Services Division; assist Division staff with solving operational and administrative problems.
Assist in developing Division goals and objectives; assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures; oversee Public Works Department safety program.
Assist in planning, organizing and directing Fleet Services activities.
Develop and implement the Fleet Services work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Prepare various reports on operations and activities; research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and control expenditures.
Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
Represent the Division to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other county employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in maintenance and repair of automotive or heavy equipment, or fleet management, including one year of relevant supervisory responsibility.
Training: Equivalent to an Associate’s degree with major course work in business or public administration, organizational management or a related field.
License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Principles and practices of operation, maintenance and repair of automotive and heavy vehicles and equipment.
Principles and practices of fleet management.
Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
Principles and practices of analysis and management.
Principles and practices of purchasing.
Budgeting procedures and techniques.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
Principles and practices of safety management.
Organize, implement, direct and supervise Fleet Services operations/activities.
On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve Division related issues; remember various rules; and explain and interpret policy.
On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and communicate through written means; regularly lift heavy weight.
Interpret and explain pertinent County, Department and Division policies and procedures.
Assist in performing the most complex work of the Division.
Assist in the development and monitoring of the Division budget.
Assist in the development and recommendation of Division policies and procedures.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.