Full Job Description
Job Number: 347289
SUPERINTENDENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
Department of Water Management
Number of Positions: 1 Full-Time Senior Manager
Under direction, reports directly to the Deputy Commissioner within the Bureau of Operations and Distribution Division of the Department of Water Management.
The class directs the work of General Superintendents of Water Management responsible for the management of skills trades and laborer personnel and work operations within a district, directing the new construction OR maintenance and repair of the City’s sewer pipelines and water distribution system.
Directs and manages General Superintendents of Water Management and section staff engaged in the construction, installation, or rehabilitation of a variety of district maintenance or new construction projects.
Directs and oversees the planning and scheduling of water and sewer jobs, ensuring department initiatives are met, projects are completed on time and within budget and ensuring the safety of the water and sewer system.
Coordinates projects with other public and private agencies and ensures projects are completed according to established plans.
Coordinates and completes projects within the rules and regulations as prescribed by state and other local agencies.
Oversees the coordination with City departments to ensure that all construction work that is connected to or adjacent to the water and sewer system is performed according to departmental standards.
Discusses existing and potential field conditions affecting construction activities with project engineers.
Supervises the preparation and maintenance of division records and the completion of various administrative, contractual, budgetary, and productivity reports.
Directs the receipt, storage, and delivery of equipment, materials, and supplies.
Directs the performance of periodic inspections of work in progress and implements programs designed to ensure adherence to cost estimates, project deadlines, safety practices, and to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Provides direction to subordinate supervisory personnel responsible for executing program objectives, policies, and work plans to ensure the attainment of program goals.
Oversees the preparation of and completes staff performance appraisals, initiates employee disciplinary actions and attends disciplinary hearings as required.
Performs related duties as required.
NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.
THIS POSITION IS IN THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business
Administration, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a directly related field plus six (6) years of general construction work experience in the areas of water, sewer or underground utilities construction and six (6) years of management/supervision work experience of large operations involving multiple crews totaling more than 100 employees performing water main OR sewer pipeline repair, maintenance or new construction installation work OR ten (10) years of general construction work experience in the areas of water, sewer or underground utilities construction, and six (6) years of management/supervision of large operations involving multiple crews totaling more than 100 employees performing water main OR sewer pipeline repair, maintenance or new construction installation work.
Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications
A valid State of Illinois driver's license is required.
Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, valid State of Illinois driver's license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT). Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CDT on 06/28/2021. No exceptions will be made.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Comprehensive knowledge of:
municipal sewer or water distribution systems
equipment and materials specific to sewer or water distribution systems
methods and procedures applicable to repair and maintenance of water mains, valves, hydrants, catch basins and other appurtenances
use of safety equipment and protective gear
management and supervisory methods, practices, and procedures
budgetary and fiscal management practices
properties and characteristics of materials applicable to various construction projects
excavation and backfilling methods, practices, and procedures
applicable safety and code standards specific to construction projects, including OSHA
applicable federal, state, and local laws, statutes, regulations, and guidelines
applicable City programs related to various construction projects and their funding guidelines
geographical locations within the City and applicable facilities
Knowledge of applicable City and department policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
CRITICAL THINKING - Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
MONITORING - Monitor and assess performance of one's self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
COMPLEX PROBLEM SOLVING - Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES - Determine how money will be spent to get the work done and account for these expenditures
MANAGEMENT OF MATERIAL RESOURCES - Obtain and see to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work
MANAGEMENT OF PERSONNEL RESOURCES - Motivate, develop, and direct people as they work and identify the best people for the job
COORDINATION WITH OTHERS - Adjust actions in relation to others' actions.
COMPREHEND ORAL INFORMATION - Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
SPEAK - Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
COMPREHEND WRITTEN INFORMATION - Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
WRITE - Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
REASON TO SOLVE PROBLEMS - Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
REACH CONCLUSIONS - Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago Department of Human Resources
Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor Christopher Owen, Commissioner
Job Posting: Jun 14, 2021, 12:00:00 AM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Jun 28, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
BU: 20 | Salary: $125,244/Year Pay Basis:Yearly