Assistant Public Works Director

City of Los Banos
209 827-2424
209 827-7010

Job Description
DEPARTMENT                               PUBLIC WORKS

To assist the Public Works Director/City Engineer in managing and directing the Public Works department; to plan, organize and direct the activities of assigned divisions; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Public Works Director/City Engineer.
Receives general supervision from the Public Works Director/City Engineer.  Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, professional, technical and administrative support personnel.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Reliable and dependable attendance and punctuality
Assist the Public Works Director/City Engineer in managing and directing the Public Works Department.
Assist in developing department goals and objectives; assist in the development of and implementation of policies and procedures.
Plan, organize and direct public works activities including parks and recreation, water, wastewater, fleet, airport, streets and solid waste.
Develop and implement division work plans; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Prepare division budgets; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.
Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Department.
Establish long‑range plans and goals, including strategic planning for the utility enterprise funds and issues dealing with environmental regulations.
Maintain positive relationships with outside regulatory authorities and ensure City meets regulatory requirements.
Represent the Department to outside groups and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances.
Act for the Public Works Director/City Engineer in the Director’s absence.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Attends various meetings, training, etc.
Maintains skills through continuing education and training.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of:
Principles, practices and methods used in the operation, maintenance and construction of City infrastructure.
Principles and practices of policy development and implementation.
Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
Principles and practices of business correspondence and report writing.
Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
Principles and practices of budget development, implementation, and monitoring.
Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
Principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the field of Municipal Public Works including environmental regulations. 

Ability to:
Organize, direct and implement a comprehensive public works program.
On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various rules and procedures; and explain and interpret policy.
On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time;  intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight 10 pounds of or less.
Prepare and administer a budget.
Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
Interpret and explain Department policies and procedures.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Understand and follow both oral and written instructions.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Prepare and present staff reports at City Council meetings, commission meetings, and other public meetings.
Attend City Council meetings and commission meetings when required. 

Must be age eighteen (18) by date of application.
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
Possession of a valid California Class C driver license.
Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in a public works environment including two (2) years of management responsibility.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, or related field.
Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

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