Assistant Director Public Works, Operations and Facilities



Class Description

Job Title: Assistant Director Public Works, Operations and Facilities

Reports To: Director of Public Works FLSA StatusExempt


Persons in this position perform a variety of responsible professional and technical duties in support of the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department of Public WorksGeneral duties includePlanning and coordinating the activities of staff assigned to the Solid WasteStreets, and Facilities Maintenance crews, including snow and leaf removal; maintaining the City's buildingsmiscellaneous structures, and parking lots; preparing bidsreviewing contracts, and managing any building projects and renovations for any City-owned buildingssupervising crew chiefs; and participating on various City committees as requested.

This position is considered essential in an emergency situation and must be present during emergencies and severe weather eventsMust be able to work independently and make critical decisions.


The following duties are typical for this classificationNot all the listed duties may be required and other duties may be required or assigned.

Manages the daily operations of Public Works solid wastestreetsand maintenance crewsworking closely with the crew chiefs to ensure the safety and efficiency of the staff. This includes preparing personnel work schedules for the daily schedulesnow removal work schedules, and other non-routine work scheduleswhen necessary.

Prepares operational plans for leaf and snow removal.

Continually assesses work plans, routesand equipmentto maintain efficient work processes.



Performs management duties, including training, assigning and reviewing work, conducting performance evaluationsenforcing work rules, personnel regulations, and the union agreement.

Writes plan specifications and requests for proposals/bids for any work to be done by outside contractors on City facilities. Reviews proposals and selects winning bidder in cooperation with Director. Oversees related contract work.

Prepares cost estimates and participates in the annual budget process. Develops and maintains an Asset Management Plan.

Works as part of the leadership team for the department, may fill in for the Director or the Assistant Director PW Administration as needed.

Serves as a member of the Emergency Operations Team or the Continuity of Operations Team.


Technical Knowledge:

Considerable knowledge of principles, methods, tools, materials, and practices used in building construction, trash and recycling operations, street maintenance and repair, and building maintenance services.

Knowledge of pertinent laws, codesand regulations pertaining to building construction and City services.

Some knowledge of engineering and architectural principles of building systems. General knowledge of the principles of supervision and personnel management. General knowledge of the rules and regulations governing job and job site safety.

Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including computers, facsimile, copying and scanning machines. Knowledge of variety of Microsoft Office products and Outlook email.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to drive large trucks and snow plows.

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Ability to hear equipment and vehicle audio safety signals in traffic and job site situations.

Ability to maintain regular attendance at work and required events. Ability to lift up to 30 lbsbend, stoop, and stand for long periods of time.

Language Ability Interpersonal Communications:

Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely to a range of different audiences and for different purposes.

Ability to read, understand and prepare work orders, street mapsproductivity records, blueprintsand GIS printouts.

Ability to deal effectively with all levels of City government, residentsstaffofficials from State and local governmentand community agencies.

Ability to research and prepare a wide variety of reports, communicationsspecial projectscorrespondenceand other documents.

Ability to readunderstand and follow oral and written instructions.

Environmental Adaptability

Work is performed indoors in an office environment and outdoorsoften in adverse weather conditions.


Bachelor's degree in mechanical or civil engineering or other related field; a minimum of five years professional experience in building trades; a minimum of three years supervisory or management experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must have a valid driver's license, preferably a CDL B.

College Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the American with Disabilities Actthe City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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