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Superintendent of Operations job in Norwalk

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Job Ref:  0122-1-2013
Organization:  City of Norwalk, CT
Job Category:  Other
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Connecticut (CT)
City:  Norwalk
Post Code:  06856
Salary and Benefits:  $103,297-$122,073

Manages the repair, maintenance and minor construction of City infrastructure including roads, drainage systems, sidewalks, trees, rights-of-way and other open spaces and bridges; supervises fleet maintenance operations that includes maintenance repair and replacement of City vehicles and construction equipment and oversees collection and disposal of all types of solid waste. Plans, organizes and oversees the maintenance of traffic signals, traffic signs, roadway striping and traffic equipment.

Receives oral instruction or work orders from the Operations Manager. Assigns work through line supervisors in the functional area of roadway operations and maintenance, fleet services, and solid waste programs. Plans and supervises snow removal operations, including establishment of plow routes, removal priorities and use of private contractors. Oversees road or bridge emergency work. Acts as Deputy Tree Warden and supervises City tree removal and maintenance programs. Coordinates the maintenance, repair, replacement and disposal of vehicles and construction equipment. Oversees operations for solid waste collection and disposal including recycling, yard waste and special waste. Carries out personnel policies and collective bargaining agreement terms for Section employees and receives grievances. Evaluates performance of employees. Evaluates work methods and procedures and effects improvements. Promotes a safe work environment and implements safety programs. Coordinates training programs for employees, including equipment operation and general work methods. Participates in community and municipal government meetings. Coordinates work requests with the Customer Service and responds to the public. Resolves public complaints independently, or develops recommendations for long-term solutions. Makes recommendations and prepares annual budget and monitors expenditures. Prepares statistical and narrative reports for the Director.

Additional Duties: Prepares bid packages and procures goods and services as needed. Provides oversight of contractor work. Advises the Operations Manager on project priorities

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.

The skills and knowledge required would be acquired with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, or closely related field, and eight years of progressively responsible experience in public works, highway maintenance and construction, including three years of supervisory experience. A Master’s degree in Business Administration or Public Administration is highly desirable. Understanding and ability to use computer operational systems, including word processing, spreadsheets, GPS, GIS, and database programs. Thorough knowledge of operations involved in the construction, repair and maintenance of City infrastructure. Ability to apply principles of supervision to solve practical problems and to deal with a variety of concrete variables, where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form. Ability to plan, organize and oversee seasonal maintenance programs, as well as, emergency response programs. Ability to supervise. Ability to deal with engineering, maintenance and mechanical staff in a positive, effective manner. Ability to deal with public in a courteous and efficient manner. Knowledge of the operation of heavy construction equipment. Ability to make recommendations for the purchase of department equipment and services. Ability to write reports, maintain records and prepare department budgets.

This position is a Grade 8.

Supervised By: Receives general supervision from the Operations Manager

License or Certificate: Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or its equivalent

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