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Director of Public Works

City of Marietta

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018

End Date: Aug. 31, 2018

Director of Public Works

Closes On: August 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST

Location: Marietta , Marietta, GA 30060
Department: Public Works
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $108,000 - $122,000
Status: Open Until Filled
Details: Starting pay is determined based on qualifications

Job Description

This position works under the general direction of the City Manager and is responsible for direction and administration of the Marietta Public Works department including Engineering, Building Inspections and Permitting, Sanitation, Fleet Maintenance, Streets and Traffic Services divisions. Work is performed with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and is reviewed through conferences and reports for results obtained.

• Responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the Public Works department including, Engineering and Building Inspections and Permitting, Sanitation, Streets and Traffic Services, and Fleet Maintenance divisions. Ensures City compliance of all applicable state, local, and federal laws regulating building inspections and development, street and highway construction and beautification, and solid waste management. Advises division Supervisors on all applicable regulations as needed.
• Responsible for enforcement of flood plain, silt and erosion control ordinances, and storm water detention on all developments. Responsible for the NPDES Storm Water Management Program. Provides direction and final approval or resolution of Engineering proposals and recommendations from Deputy Directors.
• Oversees, and coordinates and monitors all agencies and private contractors involved with city public works projects.
• Responsible for recommending to the City Manager the annual budget for the Public Works department. Coordinates and advises all Public Works divisional managers on all related budgetary matters including expenditure control, capital improvements and service proposals.
• Responsible for responding to any unresolved complaints from citizens concerning city Public Works operations and services to ensure that staff and operations are customer friendly and focused on exceptional customer service. Investigates citizen/customer complaints and advises Deputy Directors and division Supervisors in resolving these complaints. Advises divisional Supervisors’ of re-occurring complaints or service problems.
• Directs Deputy Directors and Building Inspections and Permitting division and serves as the city’s top advisor in resolving disputes with private contractors or citizens concerning storm water, drainage, development engineering and inspections and transportation related matters.
• Responsible for preparation and presentation of agenda items to be reviewed and approved by the Public Works Committee and City Council.
• Responds to inquiries and or requests for special public works research for the City Manager and or City Council. Makes presentations and discuses development issues impacting City Public Works operations as needed.
• Responsible for the establishing goals and enforcing work standards and procedures for all Public Work division managers. Reviews and approves personnel actions including hiring, disciplinary actions, and terminations for all Public Works divisions. Advises Public Works division managers of city policy and procedures as needed and resolves complaints; advises Human Resources Director of unresolved personnel matters and grievances.
• Responsible for implementation of the city’s vision statement as it relates to Public Works. Coordinates with other departments to make sure that the vision action plan is achieved.

Preferred qualifications -


• A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years progressively responsible experience in Management, Construction, Building, Public Works or similar discipline including at least 5 years related successful managerial experience.
• Must have excellent managerial skills with general knowledge of public personnel regulations and procedures covering hiring, terminations, and grievance procedures.
• Must have knowledge and skill operating a PC using MS WINDOWS Suite, including WORD, EXCEL, OUTLOOK and others as required. Must have skill and knowledge of various statistical and budgetary spreadsheets and engineering applications.
• Must have excellent communication skills both written and verbal including the ability to compose detailed business correspondence and reports as well as conduct effective meetings and public presentations.
• Ability to influence others to act favorably and establish and maintain constructive relationships with Public Works and city/BLW personnel and the public.
• Knowledge and skill in organizational analysis and development, productivity management, morale building and labor relations, personnel management and related laws, regulations and current practices in a public works operation.
• Knowledge of all laws and regulations related to Public Works operations.
• Knowledge of theories, principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to assigned public works operations.
• Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Skill and knowledge in directing and supervising a staff of administrative and technical personnel. Must have skill and experience in job evaluations and disciplinary actions and policy enforcement.
• Skill and knowledge of public budgeting for a Public Works operation. Ability to propose and present an effective annual budget for all Public Works operations.
• Skill and ability in supervising a staff of administrative, professional and technical personnel.
• Must have a valid Georgia driver’s license at time of hire and a satisfactory seven-year driving history.