DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS CITY ENGINEER
City of Montclair
$10,565 - $12,842/Mo.
(PERS Retirement Plan – Formula determined by PERS depending on candidate’s new or prior PERS enrollment)
This Executive Management position plans, directs, and coordinates Department services; i.e. municipal engineering and maintenance services; exercises independent judgment and initiative in establishing efficient and effective departmental operations; and advises and provides assistance to the City Council, City Manager, other City personnel, and the public regarding Public Works services and activities.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (include but are not limited to the following)
Plans, directs, and coordinates Department services and ensures services are provided according to federal and state laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations; establishes policies and procedures relating to Department activities; prepares and directs the administration of the Department budget; prepares and presents complex reports regarding public works projects; guides the development of comprehensive plans to satisfy future needs for department services, which involve assessment of needed construction or repair of City infrastructure and other related Department services; develops and establishes work methods and standards; conducts or directs staff training and development; reviews and evaluates employee performance, and executes disciplinary action as necessary; represents the Public Works Department, or delegates such authority, in relations with the community, advisory committees, local, regional, state, and federal agencies, other public works agencies, and professional organizations; schedules public hearings and leads discussions regarding proposed public works projects; interacts with co-workers at all levels in the organization in a collaborative and customer service-oriented manner; participates on City's Development Review Committee and develops conditions of approvals for developments; reviews and approves subdivision maps; reviews, approves, and inspects all development plans and construction related to public works improvements.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Principles, practices, and techniques of public works planning, engineering, maintenance, and construction, including fleet, streets, grounds, and utilities maintenance programs; laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations regarding local government operations related to municipal engineering services and public works programs; principles and practices of supervision and disciplinary processes; data collection and analysis techniques; municipal budgeting processes; data processing systems/applications in a public agency; positive employee relations; and techniques of maintaining effective Council/staff and public/staff relations.
Plan, organize, and coordinate Department activities; research, prepare, and present complex reports on a variety of subjects; plan and enforce a balanced budget; communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions; establish and maintain effective relationships, and deal tactfully and courteously with co-workers, City officials, and the public; develop comprehensive plans to meet future City needs/services; select, train, supervise, and evaluate employees; understand, explain, and apply policies and procedures; interpret complex regulations, laws, and guidelines; represent the Department and/or City effectively in a variety of meetings, including making presentations; develop new policies impacting Department operations/procedures; make decisions regarding operational and personnel functions; respond to emergency and problem situations in an effective manner; and interpret financial statements and cost accounting reports.
Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or a related field is required. Master’s degree in civil engineering, public administration, or a related field is highly desirable. Five years of progressively responsible administrative experience as a supervisor at the mid-management level or above, in municipal engineering services, and other functions of public works; a valid California driver license; and a Certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration, preferably prior to January 1, 1982, or dual registration as a Civil Engineer and Licensed Surveyor is required.
1. Completion of Montclair’s application form and detailed resume is required.
2. All applications received by the filing deadline of February 23, 2017, will be screened for conformance with required and desired qualifications.
3. Candidates possessing the highest qualifications will be invited to participate in a structured oral interview.
4. Successful candidates’ names will be placed on an eligibility list from which a selection will be made.
5. The top candidate must pass a background investigation and a pre-employment physical including a drug screening, prior to hiring.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND FILING DEADLINE
City applications forms are available at the reception desk, City Hall, 5111 Benito Street, Montclair, California, 91763, or on-line at http://apptrkr.com/950406. Completed and signed applications must be returned to City Hall by the FILING DEADLINE of 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017.