CITY OF RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
POSITION TITLE: Director of Public Works
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: City Manager
Under direct supervision, employee provides administrative direction and develops policies, programs and procedures for the water, wastewater, street, drainage, sanitation, animal control and parks functions of the City. He/she shall interact with City departments, coordinate departmental activities with intergovernmental agencies, surrounding cities, and interfaces with the public on a daily basis, as well as perform related work as required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Directs public works activities of water, wastewater, street maintenance, drainage, sanitation, animal control and parks maintenance; works closely with the city engineer regarding ongoing, projects; directs construction of projects; assists in the preparation of the annual department budget; monitors expenditures; ensures requirements of all public works contracts are met; oversees all construction, street sweeping, sanitation hauling and collection services provided to the City and corrects problems as they occur; hires, trains, and evaluates personnel; represents the City at meeting and conventions; negotiates terms of service agreements when authorized; exercises decision-making and leadership skills; practices effective customer service and pubic relations skills; attend Council meetings and prepares presentations as directed; demonstrate operational skills; and maintains effective supervisory relationship with subordinates.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Ensures the City has sufficient supply of potable water for public consumption and fire protection; promotes employee education, training, and safety programs; may be required to inspect projects in the field under extreme environmental conditions. Masters of Public Administration or Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering or related field preferred; valid Texas Class C Driver's License required.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Experience with public infrastructure, including street maintenance, drainage systems maintenance, water/wastewater system maintenance, parks' maintenance, and other Public Works functions required; and five years' experience at the supervisory level.
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