Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Eligibility list will be maintained for up to six months.
DEFINITION: Under direction, assists the Director of Public Works to plan, organize, direct, and review the functions of the Public Works Department including: provision of safe drinking water, collection and treatment of wastewater, collection and disposal of solid waste, and street repair and maintenance; to provide leadership to the department and the City organization; to coordinate assigned activities with other City divisions, departments and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the department director and City Manager; and performs other related duties as required.
Examples of Duties
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The duties listed below represent the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is related or a logical assignment to this class.
Assists the Director of Public Works in managing and directing the Department; provides management and oversight to divisions including water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, solid waste collection & disposal, street repair & maintenance and Fleet.
Assists in developing, planning, and implementing Department / division goals and objectives; develops and implements long and short-term strategic plans; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
Plans, organizes and directs the division activities and leads the Department's efforts in personnel matters, such as investigations, hiring and training procedures.
Coordinates Department activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provides staff assistance to the City Manager and City Council; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Directs, oversees, and participates in the development of the division/department annual work plan; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures.
Assists in the development and administration of the Department budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures.
Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates personnel; provides a high level of leadership; provides or coordinates staff training; conducts performance evaluations; implements discipline procedures; maintains discipline and high standards as necessary for efficient and professional operations of the Department.
Represents the Department to outside groups and organizations; participates in outside community and professional groups and committees; provides technical assistance as necessary.
Researches and prepares technical and administrative reports and studies; prepares written correspondence as necessary.
Researches and recommend replacement purchase of fleet vehicles and light and heavy equipment.
Ensures regulatory compliance with Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency and other regulatory entities.
Develops and implements emergency response plans; responds to emergencies.
May act in the absence of the department director when authorized.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building, and conflict resolution.
Pertinent local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations, including environmental regulatory requirements.
Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs.
Principles and practices of organization, administration, and human resource management.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Principles and practices of water supplies, wastewater collection and treatment, and solid waste disposal.
Principles and practices of street, curb, gutter, and sidewalk maintenance and repair.
Principles and practices of fleet management.
Plan, direct, and control the administration and operations of the Department.
Prepare and administer department budgets.
Develop and implement department policies and procedures.
Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned personnel.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials, and representatives from other local, state and Federal agencies.
Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Interpret and apply federal, state, local, and department policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
Manage construction and repair projects.
Represent the City's interests before boards and commissions of local agencies and special water and sewer districts as directed by the City Manager.
Identify and respond to public and City Council issues and concerns.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk and stand; walk up hilly terrain commonly found on municipal construction sites; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and perform repetitive movements of hands or wrists. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 40 pounds unaided.
Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Mental Demands While performing the duties of this class, an employee uses written and oral communication skills; reads and interprets data, information and documents; analyzes and solves problems; uses math and mathematical reasoning; performs highly detailed work; deals with multiple concurrent tasks; and interacts with others encountered in the course of work, including frequent contact with customers and/or the public and dissatisfied/abusive individuals.
The employee works mostly in an office environment where the noise level is usually quiet. When working outside of the office, this employee will also visit construction sites and municipal facilities where noise level are much higher than that in the office environment.
OTHER CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: May require after hours work including evenings, weekend and holidays.
Education, Training and Experience: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction, Business Administration, Public Administration, or closely related area of study. Job related experience may substitute for the required education on year-for-year basis. Three (3) years administrative, supervisory, or professional administrative experience in municipal public works.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:
Engineering Degree or Arizona Professional Engineer License preferred.
Certain positions within this classification may require driving. When driving is an essential function of the position, a valid Arizona driver license will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
Residency within 25 miles of San Luis and within the US required, San Luis residency preferred.
Must have the ability to pass an extensive background check including polygraph examination.
The City of San Luis offers the following benefits to all full-time City employees:
MEDICAL/ DENTAL/ VISION INSURANCE - The City of San Luis is proud to provide medical, dental and vision insurance for it's employees which is administered by EBSO. Dependent premiums are paid one month in advance and are pre-taxed. Additional information regarding medical, dental and vision benefits may be requested from the Human Resources Department.
ARIZONA STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM (ASRS) - City employees are required to enroll in the Arizona State Retirement System.
Vacation Leave Accruals (Based on years of service and accrued on bi-weekly basis)
Less than 6 years - 3.08 hrs.
6 - 11 years - 4.62 hrs.
11 years or more - 6.16 hrs.
Sick Leave - 3.69 hrs.
LIFE INSURANCE- The City provides eligible employees with a Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) benefit. This plan is administered by Standard.
Basic Life Benefit - 1x Salary up to $50,000.00 AD&D Benefit - 1x Salary up to $50,000.00
DISABILITY INSURANCE- Disability insurance is available to all employees who work 30 or more hours per week.
Short-Term Disability - Coverage begins on the 15th day of injury or sickness. Duration of Benefits - 180 days Benefits Percentage- 66.67% Waiting Period - 14 days Maximum Weekly Benefit: $2,000.00
WORKER'S COMP - Insurance coverage for medical expenses and loss of income due to an on-the-job injury is provided by the City of San Luis for all employees.
Internal Number: 210-22
About City of San Luis
San Luis is located at the southwest corner of Arizona, along the border of San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico and California. The city is a mere 70 miles from the white beaches of El Golfo de Santa Clara. More than 500,000 people live within an hour's drive of the city. This makes this unique community excel in rich heritage and culture appeal.