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Construction & Operations Manager

DeKalb County Government

Posted: Jul. 30, 2018

End Date: Oct. 30, 2018


Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to plan, direct and manage the operations and staff of capital improvement unit in Watershed Management.  

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; oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and senior management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.

Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; and provides progress and activity reports to senior management.

Manages an assigned unit within the Division; develops, plans, and implements long- and short-term strategic plans, goals, and objectives; evaluates effectiveness and performance of current systems and programs in relation to growing needs of the County; and identifies needed changes, modifications and/or enhancements.

Manages projects in assigned operational program; establishes project priorities; develops plans for implementing projects to include lifecycle plans that identify the order, timing and priority of projects; recommends methods, changes, equipment, etc. to meet organizational needs; and identifies new processes and alternatives to resolve problems or improve/enhance operations.

Develops and implements standards, policies and procedures for assigned unit; maintains written standards for work processes; documents and reviews procedures; establishes and enforces best practices; and consults with other managers in design of procedures and standards.

Manages financial activities of assigned unit, including budget development and implementation, contract administration, bid specification development for equipment and materials,etc.; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; and maintains related documentation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or related field; five years of progressively responsible experience in area of assignment, to include lead or supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Experience is preferred in capital improvement projects, public sector construction management, engineering, etc.

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