JOB TITLE: Public Works Director JOB CODE: 500 CLASSIFICATION: Exempt DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Public Works/Administration SUPERVISOR: Deputy County Manager CLOSING DATE: August 5, 2019
Salary Range after July 14th-$108,965-$160,628/yr.
Position Summary: Under limited supervision of the Deputy County Manager, plans, organizes and directs the various division staff and operations of the Public Works Department. Provides expert professional assistance and policy guidance to county management. Fosters cooperative relationships with citizens and civic groups on public works matters. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. The Public Works Director serves at the pleasure of the County Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Directs the development of strategic plans for the department. Develops, implements, monitors and communicates long-term plans and objectives focused on achieving the county’s mission and council priorities in accordance with the adopted strategic plan.
Increases department’s effectiveness by participating in recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and disciplining; assigns accountabilities; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; develops a climate for offering information and opinions; provides and participates in educational opportunities.
Manages and directs the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, policies, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives and work standards.
Provides leadership and works with department staff to develop and retain highly competent, customer service-oriented staff through selection, compensation, training and day-to-day management practices which support the county’s mission and values.
Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
Prepares the department’s annual goals and budget recommendations and administers the approved budget and work program.
Manages and supports daily operations of the department to provide maintenance of public infrastructure and county facilities.
Prepares grant applications and other materials to assist the county in financing public work infrastructure, facilities, and programs.
Ensures contract compliance for grants and major federal programs; insures compliance with state and federal regulations.
Establishes, updates, and balances project budgets and schedules, monitors and reconciles expenditures, administers contracts, and approves project-related invoices within budget.
Develops and prepares analysis of capital requirements and funding options for current and future capital projects.
Ensures that project operations are in compliance with design specifications and with state and federal policies, laws, and regulation.
Provides strategic direction, coordination, and leadership to multiple facilities projects in all facets of the design, implementation, and administration of individual project plans.
Oversees the design and planning of construction, maintenance, cleaning and repair of buildings, capital facilities improvement programs, major facility maintenance projects, and other public facility infrastructure.
Seeks resolution of citizen, staff and elected official concerns.
Responds to any emergency management response required by the county.
Appears before a variety of groups, such as governmental legislative bodies, civic organizations, and technical groups, to present, discuss, and stimulate interest in the county public works program; develops contacts helpful in securing legislation and funds necessary to achieve public works goals.
Prepares and presents reports on the status, activities and plans for current and future operations. Creates and executes presentations and trainings.
Encourages a positive working relationship between departments and the community at large within the county.
Represents the county at professional and civic meetings, various boards and commissions, County Council, and regulatory agencies.
Serves as a key member of the Senior Management Team.
Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
Performs other duties as required.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Architecture or related field.
Eight years of experience in public works or civil engineering, or other related engineering field.
Four years of management and supervisory experience across all years of job related experience.
Must possess or have ability to obtain within first sixty days of employment and must maintain a valid New Mexico Class D driver’s license.
Must establish residency in Los Alamos County within ninety days of employment.
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Architecture or related field.
Registered New Mexico Professional Engineer.
New Mexico Architecture License.
Project Management Professional Certificate.
Experience with capital facilities construction and maintenance programs.
Internal Number: 19171
About Los Alamos County
Los Alamos is an incorporated county, established under a special provision of the state constitution. It has both county and municipal authority and powers. Los Alamos County Council has also adopted a home rule Charter. Under the Charter, the Council is the governing body of the County. The Council consists of seven members elected at large, for four-year, staggered terms. Los Alamos County employs about 700 people.