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Assistant Director, PW Roads & Drainage

DeKalb County Government

Posted: Jan. 31, 2018

End Date: Feb. 28, 2018


The purpose of this classification is to plan, direct, and manage the administrative operations of the Department and assist the Deputy Director in managing the Construction and Maintenance, Engineering, Storm Water and Traffic Engineering Divisions.  

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Manages, directs and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals.

Assists in planning, organizing and directing, through subordinate managers, the Construction and Maintenance, Engineering, Storm Water and Traffic Engineering divisions of the Roads and Drainage Department.

Prepares the Administration Division’s operating budget and Capital Improvement Plan budget requests; and monitors departmental expenditures throughout the year to ensure compliance with adopted budget.

Directs or participates in developing and implementing various departmental programs, policies and procedures.

Participates in the planning and preparation of design criteria, cost estimates, bid proposals, specifications and contracts for construction projects and/or equipment acquisitions; and conducts investigations, field surveys, research projects, inspections and various special projects.

Makes recommendations to and assists Deputy Director in researching and handling information requests from the Board of Commissioners, Chief Executive Officer and other County officials and staff.

Serves as liaison to other County departments, DeKalb County municipalities, the Georgia Department of Transportation, and other governmental agencies.

Represents the Deputy Director at public hearings, Board of Commissioners’ meetings, other public meetings, and governmental agency meetings.

Responds to citizen requests for information; and coordinates the resolution of or resolves citizen complaints.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Civil Engineering or related field required (Master’s degree preferred); ten years of progressively responsible experience in publics works administration, with three years of management experience for a comparably sized organization or as a deputy director for a smaller organization; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required:  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.