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Public Works Director

Company: Government jobs
Location: Yuma
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary

This position is advertised from the minimum to the mid-point hourly rate. Salary will be determined based on education and experience at the time of offer.

Under administrative direction, performs administrative work of considerable difficulty in the management of department staff and activities; this position has department specific responsibility.

Example of Work

Directs departmental divisions by providing innovative, visionary, and strategic oversight of assigned areas; develops, implements, monitors, and improves upon policies, procedures, and processes; performs work assignments that are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative in making leadership, technical and managerial decisions of considerable difficulty; meets regularly with County leaders to offer support and guidance; analyzes and evaluates issues and proposals; recommends and implements solutions; submits recommendations for improving the organization's functions and processes; researches and presents information to the Board of Supervisors and executive management of the County; assists in the development and administration of the department's annual budgets; works closely with Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation; maintains communication, with these agencies to maintain and administer department permits and ensure compliance with permit terms; serves as a liaison between vendors, various regional organizations and state and federal agencies; represents the department by serving on committees, and other groups; researches issues; follows national trends, best practices and developments; and makes recommendations regarding personnel, equipment and operations matters; and, implements final selections; researches, forecasts and plans for future capabilities and needs of departmental programs; gathers, compiles, and analyzes activity reports to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of departmental programs; coordinates departmental activities with other departments, local and State jurisdictions and Federal agencies; evaluates employees' work performance timely and makes staff recommendations; interprets departmental policy for department personnel in conjunction with the Department Director; coaches, mentors, and holds staff accountable; empowers staff to succeed; forms and leads teams in the workplace; conducts research and prepares summaries, correspondence, and participates in special projects; serves as director of Public Works in the absence of the director; regular and reliable attendance is required; performs other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related field; and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in varied public works programs; and two (2) years of supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver's license; requires successful completion of a background check.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: Yuma County policies and procedures; public sector organization and functions, preferably in a county; budget preparation, analysis and procedures; fiscal management techniques, policies and procedures; federal and state regulations relative to local government finance; word processing and spreadsheet software; research and survey techniques; report writing; current principles and practices related to Public Works administration; operations analysis and organizational design; principles and practices of civil engineering; current methods, practices, laws and regulations utilized in the construction, maintenance and operation of public works projects and solid waste operations; contract preparation and execution; principles and practices of supervision.

Skill in: Preparing and maintaining reports and records; developing, analyzing, and implementing operational systems; economic analysis; organizational development; developing and implementing procedures for cost effective management of allocated resources; public relations; selecting, organizing and evaluating performance of staff; communicating clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.

Ability to: Analyze complex administrative problems and recommend solutions; develop and implement management decisions and policies; interpret County policies and actions to diverse ethnic, cultural, social and business groups; effectively respond to phone calls, emails and complaints in a timely manner; plan, prioritize, manage and respond to multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment; read, write, research, synthesizes data and detailed reports; assigning and leading the work of others; effectively carry out difficult and complex assignments requiring considerable independent judgment and initiative with minimum supervision; plan, initiate, and manage projects from beginning to end, with minimal direction; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, elected officials, other agencies and the public; use modern office equipment and computers; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; lift up to 5 - 25 lbs.; perform the essential functions of the job specifications with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Work Environment:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, and/or kneeling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking and 20% standing. Working at a computer monitor for extended periods required. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under extreme likelihood of verbal abuse from hostile and frustrated customers.


Medical Coverage Category

The YCEBT is a self-funded medical plan administered by BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona (BCBSAZ). The employee is able to select from three (3) medical plan options with six (6) tiers that will best suit the employee's needs, dependents or families.

Plan Option 1: Preferred Provider Option A (PPO) or PPO A 900 deductible with $10.00 Wellness Incentive. Employees who participate in the "Wellness Incentive" will receive a $20 monthly premium reduction.

Plan Option 2: Preferred Provider Option B (PPO) or PPO B 1,200 deductible with $10.00 Wellness Incentive. Employees who participate in the "Wellness Incentive" will receive a $20 monthly premium reduction.

Plan Option 3: High Deductible High Plan - Health Savings Account (HDHP-HSA) or HDHP-HSA with Wellness Incentive.

HDHP-HSA Wellness Incentive for Employee Only option can receives upto $240.00 annual contribution to a Limited Purpose FSA card.

Southwest Service Administrator (SSA) Mexico PPO Health Plan: SSA is available to employees who are enrolled in YCEBT Medical PPO Plan. The SSA Plan pays 100% of hospital, medical, laboratory and prescription drug benefits, to a maximum of $5,000 per person per calendar year ($10,000 for two or more family members).

This position may be retirement eligible, if you have any questions contact Recruitment division at 928-373-1013 or visit https://www.yumacountyaz.gov/government/human-resources/benefits/retirement for more information.

Keywords: Government jobs, Yuma , Public Works Director, Executive , Yuma, Arizona

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