City of Reidsville Vacancies 2021 - City of Reidsville provide an opportunity to apply City of Reidsville Public Works Director that will be placed in Reidsville.
Under the direction of the City Manager, and working closely with the City Council and the existing Management Team, the Director of Public Works will coordinate, plan and direct all aspects of the Public Works Department. This includes City Engineering, Fleet Maintenance, Cemetery Maintenance, Parks and Recreation Facilities Maintenance, Streets Maintenance, Storm Water Collection, Water Distribution System, Sewer Collection System, Utility Plant Maintenance, Solid Waste Management, Water Treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant. Duties include: designing and implementing policies, administering the policies of the City Manager and the City Council, directing business and administrative procedures, and managing the departmental budget and capital improvements. The Public Works Department has a total operating budget of $13 million in FY 2021, across 4 funds, General, Parks and Recreation, Enterprise and Internal Services.
SALARY RANGE: $76,103 – $114,154.
The hiring range is in the mid $90’s, and is negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.
First review of Applications begins May 25, 2021
Department Management and Administration – including Operations
Ensure applicable city ordinances, resolutions, policies, and regulations of the governing board are faithfully executed with direction by the City Manager.
Monitor and review all Departmental operations to ensure assigned work is being completed, on time and on budget.
Set priorities and goals for overall operations of the Department
Identify deficiencies between expectations and performance and develop ways to improve performance.
Assist Divisional superintendents in developing operational plans, budgets, guidelines, and policy for their respective areas.
Develop long-term programs that enhance the community, work with staff on various operational challenges to identify needed actions to sustain operational productivity.
Annually update the Department’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), a financial tool used for determining departmental capital needs of greater than $5,000
Present updates and proposed programs to City Council and City Manager
Coordinate workflow between Divisions for greatest efficiency.
Financial and Budgetary Management
Annual preparation of the budget for all Public Works divisions, working closely with superintendents to identify annual expenses.
Develop proposals for requested changes to budget including documentation of costs, obtaining quotes and proposals from vendors, contractors, and engineers.
Monitor the expenditures against adopted budget and make adjustments based on the actual costs vs. budget.
Prepare annual operating budget and monitor expenditures for the department, including capital improvement projects.
Provide financial analysis needed to support justifications for proposed city programs.
Develop a department-wide capital improvement program (CIP) with a 5-year detailed plan and a 10- year horizon of potential projects and programs.
Regulatory and Compliance
Serves as the City’s liaison with State and other authorized agencies for regulatory matters and compliance activities related to the operation of the water and sewer systems.
Activities include receiving and responding to all correspondence with the outside regulatory authorities in regards to compliance questions, permitting issues, and regulated operations.
Prepare and issue annual reports for regulated activities.
Coordinate the inspection of various regulated assets such as the bridges, dams and spillways within the City.
Oversee the operation of the City’s pretreatment program by working with City’s regulated Sewer Industrial Users to ensure compliance, issue Notice of Violations and Consent Orders for Non-Compliance.
Negotiate with regulatory overseers in matters of the City’s permit violations and conditions.
Review all permits to ensure that they are fair and equitable for the City.
Staffing and Personnel
Directly supervise the City Engineer and division superintendents.
Provide on-going periodic training for superintendents and front-line supervisors in topics related to supervision and leadership.
Identify needed specialty training, maintaining certification training, and coordination of career ladder programs.
Hire, develop, and provide performance coaching and evaluation to create a highly skilled and motivated staff.
Develop a departmental succession plan for future staffing needs.
Continuously assess employee’s performance and establish criteria for which the employees are assessed.
Local and Regional Coordination
Department representative for regional, community, and city meetings, as well as intra-departmental meetings.
Attend and lead various interdepartmental meetings including the Public Works monthly staff meeting and the bimonthly plant coordination meeting.
Represent the City as it relates to various regional municipal coordination efforts including participation on the Upper Cape Fear River Basin Association, NC-AQUA, representing legal interests before NC-DENR/EPA, and regional water partners.
Manage the relationship with Reidsville’s largest water customer, the City of Greensboro.
Receive and respond to citizen questions and complaints. Direct the appropriate response and activities.
Assist the City’s residential and commercial customers with any issues related to service provision.
Assist prospective industrial and commercial clients in their determination of the suitability of Reidsville by providing water and sewer availability, and answering questions.
Manage all aspects of engineering projects undertaken by the Department.
Identification and justification of the project, presenting the project proposal and successful completion to the City Manager and Council
Procurement of the engineering services and other resources for the design portion of the project
Participation in the design and permitting phase of the project
Oversight of the bid process, including preparing the documentation for award,
Representing the City/Owner during construction
Periodic review of ongoing and completed projects against expected outcomes to determine if the goals were achieved and the success of the project.
Approval of pay requests, change orders with project budget, and coordination of final closeout.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 8 – 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in local government management (city/town/county). Experience at the department head/assistant department head or assistant town manager/town manager experience preferred. Five or more years of water and wastewater services experience, or equivalent, is required. Must have a proven track record in effective community engagement, visionary leadership and adept at developing action plans to meet community goals.
There is no residency requirement for this position, but the director is expected to live within a reasonable distance to allow for timely response during emergency events.
Background investigation and Pre-employment substance screening required. EOE
Proponent of open and transparent government; proactively seeking opportunities to communicate in multiple forums and encouraging resident participation and input
Possesses a significant knowledge of water and wastewater utility systems, including breadth of knowledge regarding regulatory compliance, permitting, emerging pollutants, environmental issues and best practices
Knowledgeable regarding municipal engineering services, street maintenance and water and sewer transmission infrastructure, solid waste services and fleet maintenance operations
Adept at developing and preserving relationships with diverse stakeholders and skilled at diplomatically engaging with individual customers, community groups, the City Manager and City Council, employees, business leaders, and regional, state and federal authorities to leverage City opportunities while mitigating challenges
Advocate for the needs of the employees and facilities in the Public Works Department while working within finite fiscal resources
Understands the role of public works in the overall economic development and quality of life for the region
Collaborative and consistent leader of subordinate personnel who consistently demonstrates a commitment to involving employees in the decision-making process
Committed to keeping the City Manager and the City Council informed on pending and emerging issues
Creative thinker in assessing ways to manage expenses and generate revenue while working to control costs and maintain competitive rates and fees for services
Excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing, who possesses extremely well-developed inter-personal skills and abilities
Demonstrates successes in employee recruitment and retention
Accountable with high expectations of self and others
Successfully negotiates, implements and manages contracts with outside engineering and technical specialists
Active and visible in the community through volunteerism and attendance at public events
Accessible to members of the public
Work in this class is described as light work to medium work. An employee must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, walking, standing, pushing, pulling, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.
Posting Number AS342P
Open Date 05/04/2021
Close Date 06/01/2021
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
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