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|Organization:||City of Mount Vernon||Job Category:||Other||Job Type:||Full Time||Country:||USA||State/Province:||Washington (WA)||City:||Mount Vernon||Post Code:||98273||Salary and Benefits:||$5,624 - $6,896 Monthly DOQ||Post Date:||07/23/2014||
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
Plans, organizes, directs and monitors the activities of the City’s street, storm water collection, sanitary sewer collection, and bridge systems. Directs the planning, budget development and oversight, resource allocation, and efficient program performance within the division. Participates in department management efforts including strategic planning, labor relations, budgeting and forecasting, research and analysis of new technologies or procedures, and coordination of activities between divisions for overall department success.
Persons in this position are given significant discretion, within the scope of policy and regulations, in the routine performance of their duties. General direction and guidance are received from the public works director
ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE JOB
• Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the maintenance and repair of City street and sidewalk systems, alleys, drainage facilities and systems, sanitary sewer collection systems, traffic control devices and markings, street lighting systems, and related construction projects and work performed by division forces.
• Prepares training programs for assigned street, sewer, and storm water maintenance staff including safety policies and procedures, operation and general maintenance of equipment.
This position works in both the shop and field, and occasionally at any hour of the day or night. While working in the field, working conditions will vary depending upon the work assignment. Some work sites may be in hazardous areas such as streets, right-of-ways, medians, ditches, sewer excavations, manholes, pits and underground vaults, around heavy equipment and potentially dangerous tools. Typical assignments are out-of-doors requiring work in inclement weather, at dirty, wet, noisy, or cramped work sites. The work occasionally involves strenuous physical labor, physical dexterity, and mechanical aptitude.
Work performed indoors in an office setting will require the use of computers, telephones, and general office equipment. The employee will be required to operate City vehicles, may occasionally be required to operate hand power tools, and may occasionally be required to operate heavy equipment such as dual axle dump trucks, loaders, backhoes, road graders, and street sweepers, or demonstrate proper operation of equipment.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Ability to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties and responsibilities identified in this job description.
Knowledge of principles and practices of maintenance and construction of street, sanitary sewer, storm water, and shoreline systems, along with the ability to implement this knowledge.
Knowledge of heavy equipment and the designed working parameters and safety limitations of this equipment. Knowledge of state highway vehicle permit regulations for Washington.
Knowledge of principles and practices of supporting functions for the position including engineering, surveying, mapping, property management, accounting, and environmental permit processes.
Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures as applied to management of supervisory staff, technical staff, and skilled equipment operators.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City leadership, the public, other agencies, and City employees.
Ability to explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
Ability to plan, organize, implement, and evaluate multiple projects or tasks.
Ability to use tools, instruments, equipment and techniques commonly used in the performance of related tasks of the trade and be capable of operating equipment and instruments efficiently to facilitate completion of the work. Ability to quickly grasp new techniques, deal with rapid changes in events, remain calm in stressful situations, and relate to various personality styles in a calm, professional manner.
Knowledge, understanding and ability to use personal computers utilizing industry-typical software tools for word processing and spreadsheet applications, and computer software for various applications relative to the position.
Ability to communicate effectively and independently in written and oral form with a variety of managers, technical staff, community groups, agencies and officials. Ability to work cooperatively with others and foster a team spirit with all levels of personnel.
Ability to make independent decisions and judgments, within the scope of allocated discretion, that are reasonable and responsible.
Ability to work in an environment that is often highly stressed from citizen contacts, deadlines, and interruptions of work processes due to weather and other causes.
Knowledge of industry standards (such as the latest edition of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices) relative to signage, pavement markings and other control devices needed for traffic operations and construction under traffic.
Knowledge of regulations and industry standards for the proper use of chemicals for roadside vegetation control.
A bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, construction management or related field with six years of progressively responsible experience in a municipal or county road/street system maintenance position, including at least three years as manager or supervisor of a discrete work division with direct responsibility for performance of a team; or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and/or experience which provides the applicant with the required knowledge and abilities described in this job description.
• Must have, by time of hire, a valid Washington State driver’s license and have a driving record acceptable to the City.
- First Aid/CPR
NOTE: This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
The City of Mount Vernon provides and enforces a drug free workplace and maintains a smoke free work environment. The City of Mount Vernon is an Equal Opportunity Employer