Public Services ManagerPRIMARY PURPOSE:
Directs, coordinates, and manages the daily operations, staff and budgets of the Public Works, Waste Water and Building Inspection departments of the City.
The Public Services Manager reports directly to the City Administrator.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
- Manages the day-to-day operations of the City’s operational departments encompassing road/street maintenance, waste water treatment and building inspections.
- Plans and coordinates workload and projects across all public works departments.
- Conducts basic building inspections for roofs, driveways, fences, etc.
- Schedules and assigns staff according to current needs of the City.
- Acts as the City’s point of contact for business interactions with contractors, developers, engineers, suppliers and vendors.
- Researches, negotiates and recommends materials, equipment and supplies from suppliers and vendors.
- Manages staff with direct responsibilities for hiring, termination, appraising and discipline.
- Communicates professionally with the general public with problems or questions explaining regulations and guidelines.
- Investigates citizen inquiries, complaints and damage claims.
- Assists in the formulation of the policies effecting operations.
- Prepares and maintains official reports and records.
- Assists in preparation of annual budget.
- Performs all other related duties as assigned.
- Attends meetings with businesses, governmental, regulatory and other agencies representing the city as a formal liaison.
- Attend seminars, workshops, and other training for professional development purposes.
- Works cooperatively with various departments as needed.
Any combination of education, training, and experience providing the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge:Knowledge of the general principles and practices in the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment and machinery. Knowledge of the materials, methods, techniques and equipment used in the maintenance and construction.Knowledge of fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or other chemicals and their application preferred.
Knowledge of the principles involved in managing water and waste treatment systems.
Ability to plan and supervise the work of a group of employees engaged in a variety of operation and maintenance activities. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions including engineering plans. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates and the general public. Ability in detecting and analyzing faults in materials, equipment and operations.
Experience, Education, Training:
Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school, supplemented by special courses in city public works; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Five to seven years experience in public works or maintenance operations with two years supervision/management experience required.
Ability to sit, stand, crawl, kneel, twist, stoop, and climb for extended periods of time; ability to pull, push, lift and/or carry objects up to 40 lbs.; ability to use and/or operated hand-held and motorized tools or machinery. Ability to hear standard equipment alarms (buzzers, beepers, etc.).
Ability to perform work out-of-doors in all weather conditions with temperatures ranging from below freezing to above 100 F. Ability to work in confined spaces. Must possess ability to work in an environment containing dust, pollen and chemicals, such as, but not limited to pesticides and herbicides.
Must possess a valid Missouri Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Valid Missouri State Class A Commercial Driver’s License required. Must possess or obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s license with air brake and tanker classifications within first six months of employment.