Job Title: Public Works Director Salary: $64,640 – $82,476 yr.
Organization: City of Clatskanie Class: FLSA Exempt
Department: Public Works Date: February 3rd, 2017
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Under the direction of the City Manager, the Public Works Director manages the on-going operations of the Public Works Department that include water storage and distribution, waste water/sewer system treatment and city street maintenance. Provides project management duties for capital projects of the City, provides Engineering Design and expertise, supervises Department employees, and assesses and provides strategic plans to meet future Departmental and community infrastructure needs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The Public Works Director will perform duties including but not limited to the following: Facility maintenance; plans, directs, supervises and manages all operations of the Public Works Department in order to provide cost-efficient and effective public services to the community; Serves as the Direct Responsible Charge operator of the water treatment system in accordance with OAR 333-061-0225; Serves as the designated Treatment Supervisor of the wastewater treatment system in accordance with OAR 340-049-0015. Prepares the annual Public Works budget, monitors the financial status of operations, and recommends budget adjustments when appropriate to ensure expenditures do not exceed anticipated revenues; reviews development plans and building permits for public services adequacy and conformance with development standards; review and assist City Hall staff with planning related inquiries; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other jurisdictions including agencies at the local, state, and federal levels; review land use applications for conformance with the Municipal Code and other planning criteria; prepare staff reports for presentation to the Planning Commission as needed regarding current planning applications for land use and limited land use decisions; determine the completeness of applications submitted and to advise applicants on the proper procedures to correct or complete applications, as needed; establishes and maintains positive public relations and helps to resolve issues of public concern; maintains productive working relationships with all other City employees, the City Manager, and the City Council; supervises and evaluates employee performance; makes sound and independent decisions in a timely manner; abides by City policies, rules, procedures, and regulations; communicates effectively both orally and in writing; works effectively with other agencies, public officials, employees, the media, and the general public;
AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
May perform specialized duties depending upon individual background and abilities; maintains job proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials relating to the profession, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility; and maintains work areas in a clean and orderly manner. Performs other duties as may be directed by the City Manager.
DESIRED QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Four year degree in Engineering and a Registered Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Oregon; a minimum five years of experience in a public works agency supervising water utility and reclamation personnel and managing infrastructure projects. Suitable demonstrated experience and proficiency in lieu of desired qualifications may be substituted. A valid Oregon Drivers License or the ability to obtain and maintain within 60 days of appointment is required.
Certification from the State of Oregon in Water Distribution (Level II) and Water Treatment (Level II) with filter endorsements; or be able to obtain within one year of employment. Certification from the State of Oregon in Wastewater Collection (Level II) and Wastewater Treatment (Level II) or obtain within two years. Cross Connection Control Inspector Certification or obtain within 3 years. Oregon Certification for Wastewater Treatment (level III) or obtain within 2 years. Equivalent state certification with ability to obtain Oregon certification for the above certificates within 2 years.
Oregon Commercial Driver’s License with A endorsement; Oregon Water Distribution 3 Certificate; Oregon Wastewater Treatment System Operator 4 or equivalent certifications.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be standing on his feet or sitting in the cab of City vehicles or operating heavy equipment for most of the day in inclement weather. The employee will have to bend, stoop, and reach and manipulate controls and hand tools from awkward positions. The position requires full mobility of all extremities and the ability to effectively articulate Department activities and City policies through written and verbal communications to a wide range of audiences and venues. Duties involve moving objects up to ten pounds on a regular basis and lifting objects weighing as much as twenty five pounds on a frequent basis; fifty pounds above the head or away from the body on an occasional basis. The ability to participate with the crew for selected projects by providing manual labor that will require bending, twisting, lifting and carrying between twenty five and fifty pounds during the activity.
Exposure to all types of inclement weather when job functions require exterior work; attendance at City Council or other public meetings may be required; ability to be on-call and work various hours to meet Department needs; and usual office working conditions.
Responsible for supervising, evaluating, and directing the work efforts and activities of Public Works employees and others assigned to duty in Public Works; and responsible for ensuring that Department employees are adequately trained and that Public Works activities and operations are conducted safely.
Work is performed under the general direction of the City Manager.
HOW TO APPLY: Please complete a City application (Available on-line at www.cityofclatskanie.com) and send in a resume and cover letter either by mail to: City of Clatskanie; P.O. Box 9; Clatskanie OR, 97016 or by email as a .PDF scan to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please put “Public Works Director Recruitment” in the subject line). All submissions must be received by close of business Thursday December 1st, 2016.
The city of Clatskanie is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salary range is $64,640 – $82,476 per year. The city offers a generous full benefits package to include enrollment in PERS; medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance. Vacation, personal and sick leave.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION COVERS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ESSENTIAL AND OTHER DUTIES PERFORMED BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE OTHER OCCASIONAL WORK, WHICH MAY BE SIMILAR, RELATED TO, OR A LOGICAL ASSIGNMENT TO THE POSITION.