To assist the Director of Public Works/Road Commissioner in managing and directing the Public Works Department; to plan, organize and direct the activities of assigned divisions; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Director of Public Works/Road Commissioner.
The Assistant Director level recognizes positions that serve as full line assistant to a director or assume responsibility for a major division or divisions and, in addition, perform general administrative tasks for a director.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives administrative direction from the Director of Public Works/Road Commissioner.
Exercises direct supervision over management, supervisory, professional, technical and clerical personnel.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assist the Director of Public Works/Road Commissioner in managing and directing the Public Works Department.
Assist in developing Department goals and objectives; assist in the development of and implementation of policies and procedures.
Plan, organize and direct internal administrative and assigned Department activities.
Develop and implement the Public Works Department work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Prepare the Public Works budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.
Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
Represent the Department to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
Research and prepare technical and administrative reports and studies; prepare written correspondence as necessary.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
In the absence of the Director of Public Works, to assume the responsibilities of the Director as needed.
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: Six years of increasingly responsible experience in public works, including three years of management responsibility.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, public or business administration, or a related field. Additional training in management is highly desirable.
Required License or Certificate:
Possession of current registration as a professional Civil Engineer is desirable. If registration is granted by a state other than California, registration granted by the State of California must be obtained within one year of employment.
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required depending on the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Principles and practices of civil engineering and public works management
Principles and practices of policy development and implementation.
Principles and practices of project management, contract administration and negotiation.
Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
Principles and practices of business correspondence and report writing.
Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations.
Budgeting procedures and techniques.
Principles and practices of capital improvement programming and capital project financing.
Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
Assist in directing a full service public works department.
Organize, direct and implement comprehensive capital improvement and maintenance programs.
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 Department cost recommendations; remember personnel 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 write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means.
Prepare and administer a departmental budget.
Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
Interpret and explain Department policies and procedures.
Negotiate contracts and agreements.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
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, including the ability to make concise and persuasive public presentations.