Provides overall supervision, direction, coordination, administration, planning and support to the Public Works Utility department operations, which includes functions related to public water suppliers, regional wastewater collection and all public and private uses of rights of way that affect the Utility Department.
Work is performed independently under the guidance and direction of the Public Works Director/City Engineer.
Directly supervises the Utility Department Supervisor, with project coordination and work direction provided to the GIS Analyst-PW and GIS Engineering Aide.
Examples of Duties
Through the department supervisor, directs and evaluates short and long range programs, procedures, practices and policies within the Utility department and makes recommendations to the Public Works Director/City Engineer.
Based on programs established, coordinates the development and management of the capital improvement budget as well as the annual operating budget, work plans and performance measures for the Utility department to ensure fiscal priorities are properly established and coordinated between operating departments and makes recommendations for implementation to the Public Works Director/City Engineer.
Makes recommendations to the Public Works Director/City Engineer for replacement of equipment, infrastructures, and other facilities based on economic and performance factors.
Resolves problems that arise during projects and day-to-day operations.
Writes complex materials such as proposals, agreements, recommendations, bids and City Council Resolutions.
Provides utility infrastructure planning and engineering for the undeveloped and developing areas of the City.
Through the department supervisor, directs, coordinates, monitors and evaluates the program accomplishments of the department; provides assistance to the supervisor in the implementation of programs and objectives.
Develops and coordinates reports, budget estimates, proposed ordinances, and regulations with the department supervisor and participates in developing general policies for the overall operations of Public Works.
Confers with department supervisor on problems related to department programs and activities; confers with the Public Works Director/City Engineer on matters concerning major departmental activities and provides advice on issues relating to Public Works.
Participates in the recruitment process for the Utility Department Supervisor, Office Clerk, all other regular benefit-earning staff, and all seasonal and temporary staff within the Utility department and provides recommendations to the Public Works Director/City Engineer.
Oversees supervision, scheduling and assignments of the various operations and maintenance functions to ensure the best possible use of available equipment, materials and personnel and ensures response to emergencies is prompt and efficient.
Keeps the Public Works Director/City Engineer informed of activities and operations within the department.
Manages requests, inquiries and/or complaints from citizens, contractors and others.
Evaluates performance of the Utility Department Supervisor and recommends training and development activities for staff.
Directs and assists supervisor in all personnel matters.
Plans and/or directs implementation of safety programs.
Administers personnel policies, union contract and department policies.
Assists in the selection of qualified consultants through review of proposals and interviews.
Participates in and represents the Public Works Department on committees, special task forces and other related activities.
Performs other related duties as apparent or assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering at an accredited college.
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota.
Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid Minnesota driver's license is required, with a Minnesota Commercial Driver's License (CDL) being desirable.
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal engineering with an emphasis in Water Resources management and Public Works operations, to include two years of supervisory experience or successful completion of an approved supervisory and/or managerial training program for the public sector. Examples of such training programs include the American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Leadership Academy and/or other acceptable managerial level training. Also to include two years of experience in Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reporting requirements.
DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
An additional minimum of two years experience in construction procedures, record keeping, bonding and insurance is desirable.
Please attach a copy of your college transcripts.
Serving our city and our team with the values of integrity, respect, collaboration, and professionalism.