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Director of Public Works job in Pocatello

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Organization:  City of Pocatello, Idaho
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Idaho (ID)
City:  Pocatello
Salary and Benefits:  $84,040 - $98,874

The Director of Public Works plans, directs, and evaluates the work of all departments under the public works umbrella, including water operations, water pollution control, engineering and environmental services, street services, and sanitation. This high level executive position reports to the Mayor and is expected to provide technical information and advice to Mayor and Council on issues related to public works policies and projects. This position requires an established leader who can effectively carry out the following:

-Develop, monitor, and assess long-term and short-term goals
-Supervise and provide professional development to public works department heads
-Maintain cooperative working relationships with elected and appointed officials, other agencies, and the general public
-Ensure fair and equitable treatment of all public works employees
-Develop and manage public works budget
-Communicate effectively in writing and verbally
-Solve problems and make sound decisions based on knowledge and experience
-Ensure compliance with federal regulations, state statutes, and city ordinances and policies

The City of Pocatello with a population of 54,000 sits in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with an abundance of outdoor recreation and home to Idaho State University. We are within a short drive to Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Teton National Park, and Salt Lake City. We are a full service city managed under a Mayor/Council form of government with approximately 500 full-time employees. The City of Pocatello is an equal opportunity employer.

The public works operation consists of five departments housed in separate facilities throughout the city and employs a total of approximately 140 year-round employees and an additional 20 seasonal employees. The budget for the public works operations is $36M.

The preferred candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of the public works body of knowledge including water pollution control, environmental matters, civil engineering, street and traffic operations, and sanitation operations. In addition, the candidate will have experience in water operations and working knowledge of issues associated with water rights. Finally, the preferred candidate will have knowledge of and experience in effective management practices, municipal administration, municipal finance, employment law, project management, industry-specific technology, public relations, and public speaking.

Minimum requirements include eight years in the public works field with five years in progressively responsible supervisory roles. A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration, business administration or other relevant field is required.

The City provides a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, a health reimbursement account, employee assistance program, a health advocacy program, group life insurance, paid time off, tuition assistance, a deferred compensation plan, a 401K plan, and an award winning employee wellness program. The City of Pocatello is a member of the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho.

For a detailed job description and application instructions, visit http://cityjobs.pocatello.us/.  

Deadline for Application: Friday, May 31, 2013

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