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Assistant Director of Public Works/City Engineer job in Yuma

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Organization:  City of Yuma
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Arizona (AZ)
City:  Yuma
Post Code:  85364
Salary and Benefits:  $83,260 - $116,565/Full Benefits

This position is "Open until Filled" with a first review date of April 30, 2013.

Resumes will be accepted, but may NOT be submitted in lieu of a completed application.

Under administrative direction, directs professional engineering, administrative and supervisory work within the Public Works Department related to Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Development, Construction, Utilities and Environmental Compliance; plans, directs, coordinates, manages and supervises in a leadership role in implementation of the goals and objectives of the Public Works Department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Directs and administers major departmental policies that include planning long-term programs and making difficult technical decisions. Provides executive level policy advice and performs administrative work in maintaining active relationships with organizations having Capital Improvement Program interests.Plans for existing and future development of infrastructure, storm water control, development fee and traffic flow needs. Oversees the development of plans and specifications for construction projects, including the development and construction of a wide variety of municipal public works and utilities projects.Serves as an expert advisor for engineering subject matters on public infrastructure planning, design and construction; advises the City Administrator, Director of Public Works, and others on the planning and implementation of civil engineering, construction or related activities.Performs contract administration duties, including negotiating and recommending contract terms, evaluating performance, and ensuring compliance to warranty and contract agreements.Writes or directs the preparation of comprehensive grants and management reports; researches and responds to questions or issues raised by City Council and City Administrator, Public Works Director, other City departments, outside agencies and the public.Directs, coaches and trains staff, and evaluates performance; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve priorities, workload, resource allocation, budgets, technical issues, quality standards, and services.Represents the Department at City Council, technical boards and or commission meetings.Supports the relationship between the City of Yuma and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; promotes the City goals and priorities, and complies with all City policies and procedures.Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; AND six year’s experience in civil engineering including managerial responsibility for planning and directing major aspects of public works and utilities engineering projects; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge of:

City organization, operations, policies and procedures.Federal regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, and regional ordinances governing civil engineering.Principles of civil engineering programs, land-use planning, and construction project management.Technical principles of civil engineering, mathematics and physics.Duties, powers, authorities and limitations of a City Engineer.Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including performance management, personnel rules, accounting, budgeting, procurement, and contract management.Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources.Principles and practices of managing municipal infrastructure development and maintenance.Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient public works maintenance techniques.

Skill in:

Interpreting and applying technical standards and procedures, Federal and state rules and regulations, and City policies and procedures governing civil engineering functions.Analyzing engineering issues, evaluating alternatives, and recommending effective solutions.Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.Analyzing and evaluating technical engineering data and construction documentation.Checking designs, details, estimates, plans, and specifications of engineering projects.Interpreting technical instructions, analyzing complex variables, and reviewing and verifying mathematical calculations.Assessing City needs and developing and promoting effective solutions.Developing and managing plans, budgets, policies, and procedures.Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials, and representatives from other local, state and Federal agencies.Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software, including GIS and other specialized software applications used in planning, mapping, and statistical analysis.Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

A valid Arizona State Driver’s License is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration is required or have the ability to obtain within six months of hire; additional technical training and certifications may be required.

Work is performed in a standard office environment. May occasionally be required to bend, reach, stoop, and lift objects; may be exposed to occasional job site safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment.


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