Month: July, 2019

NOTICE OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Public Service Director

TITLE: PUBLIC SERVICE DIRECTOR
STATUS: FULL TIME / EXEMPT
WAGE: $52,790.00 – $94,152.00 ANNUALLY PLUS BENEFITS
(Salary position starting range $52,790.00 – $65,000.00 depending on experience)

NATURE OF WORK: This is advanced professional and administrative work directing, performing, and overseeing a variety of tasks to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the Village’s water distribution, sanitary sewer collection system, streets, storm drainage facilities, systems and equipment, fiscal management of the Department of Public Service, personnel management, and fleet procurement and repair activities for the village. Position responds to Village Council and general public inquiries and requests; operation and planning needs; coordinates outside consultants and agencies to complete project studies, designs, plan preparation and construction; interacts with other government agencies including MORPC, OEPA and other cities; researches, develops, and writes Department policies; develops annual operating and capital improvement budgets; develops short and long range operations and capital improvement programs and oversees implementation. Work involves providing managerial direction to Service Department employees.

SUPERVISION: Work is performed under the direction of the Assistant Village Manager with overall reporting responsibility to the Village Manager. Additional guidance is provided through personnel code, ordinances, Ohio revised code, village and construction specifications, subdivision regulations, zoning code, strategic plan, village council, and the annual budget. Supervision extends over all department employees and more specifically the management of the department. Work is reviewed by the Assistant Village Manager through performance appraisals, meetings, reports, and analysis of results obtained.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF WORK (May not include all duties performed.)

  1. Plans, organizes, prioritizes and directs the activities of the Public Service Department; assures the total operational effectiveness of the department; assures compliance with policies and procedures, village ordinances, charter and federal, state and local laws.
  2. Supervise and perform maintenance and repair of Village streets via patching, crack sealing, ditching, paving, rolling and repair and replace curbs and sidewalks as needed. Install and coordinate installation and removal of various signs, meet and confer with contractors, utility companies, plumbers and related personnel regarding utility and/or street projects.
  3. Supervise and perform maintenance of public lands and buildings and associated appurtenances. Operate and supervise operation of various equipment to locate, repair, and/or replace water mains and lines, make water taps, chart location of lines, valves and curb boxes, et Supervise and perform mowing of grass and weeds on public lands, including road right-of-way and other lands as directed. Supervise and perform planting and maintenance of street trees and other trees on public lands.
  4. Assists the Assistant Village Manager in the annual departmental operating and capital improvement budget; determines resource needs and financing requests; projects revenues; oversees departmental budgetary administration, submits purchase requests; has specific responsibility for the planning, organization, and operation of the maintenance of various Village owned infrastructure and Village fleet vehicles.
  5. Responds to operation and planning concerns raised by citizens, Village Council, Village Manager’s Office and other governmental agencies etc.
  6. Plans and prioritizes department work activities, oversees scheduling activities, sets standards, rules, and regulations for the various divisions.
  7. Directs, oversees, prioritizes, assigns and evaluates the work of the Public Service employees as well as other vehicle, construction, and other maintenance supervisors and staff in the department; conducts meetings; reviews work assignments; provides training and development; assists with problem solving; conducts performance evaluations; makes pay recommendations; interviews, hires, promotes, and handles disciplinary problems, as needed.
  8. Develops and implements department goals and objectives; develops short term and long-range operation and capital improvement programs; meets with subordinate supervisor in charge of various projects, discusses work progress; makes recommendations for purchases, contractors, consultants, contractor selection, project timing and priorities.
  9. Participates in negotiations, management meetings and other meetings as needed with the Department’s labor union.
  10. Participates with other government agencies in developing cooperative purchasing agreements.
  11.  Researches, develops, writes and implements departments annual operating budget and Capital Improvement Program budget, including fleet management; anticipates and provides estimates and justification of personnel, material, and equipment needed; administers and monitors the operating budget; develops capital improvement plans.
  12. Develops, implements and reviews existing Department programs policies and procedures relating to the Department of Public Services; establishes policies and procedures for new programs.
  13. Receives and handles customer complaints regarding services provided; communicates with property owners, contractors, other department, vendors and the general public.
  14. Responds to requests for information such as reports, public records and other data from Village Council, the Village Manager’s Office, the general public and other governmental agencies.
  15. Attends meetings, conferences, and seminars; maintains contacts with professionals in the public service field.
  16.  Prepares and completes required reports as requested.
  17. Attends meetings as required with the general public, property owners, Village Council, Village Manager’s Office, Department Heads, consultants; attends staff meetings; attends and makes presentations at village council meetings as required.
  18. Reviews professional and trade technical bulletins and publications to keep abreast of developments in the field of Public Service.
  19. Performs other related work as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: An example of acceptable qualifications includes the following:

–     High school diploma or equivalent;
–     Two (2) years’ experience in water distribution and/or street and infrastructure construction and maintenance; and
–     Two (2) years of progressively responsible managerial and administrative experience in public services, or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Must possess and maintain a valid Ohio driver’s license, and must maintain insurability under the Village’s vehicle insurance policy. Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
  2. Preferred qualifications: EPA Class 2 Distribution Treatment Operator license and Class 2 Waste Collection license.

EQUIPMENT OPERATED: The following are examples only and are not intended to be all- inclusive. Automobile; truck and other street department equipment/machines (tractors, backhoe, dump trucks, snowplows, mowers, generators, pumps, etc.); personal computer (including software/applications); miscellaneous office equipment.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

  1. Must pass pre-employment drug screening and background check.
  2. Knowledge of the materials, methods, and techniques used in utilities, fleet and equipment maintenance and construction activities etc.
  3. Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of equipment and maintenance work.
  4. Thorough knowledge of project planning.
  5. Thorough knowledge of the administrative policies and procedures of the municipal government.
  6. Thorough knowledge of departmental budgeting and CIP budgeting.
  7. Thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices in general business or public administration.
  8. Knowledge of computer applications and software.
  9. Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate major capital improvement programs and Public Service projects and programs.
  10. Ability to maintain required records, to prepare clear and concise reports, and to develop short- and long-range plans.
  11. Ability to supervise effectively the work of subordinate managers; evaluate work assignments; establish policies and procedures.  Ability to assess and define training needs of subordinate personnel.
  12. Ability to write specifications and other contract documentation.
  13. Ability to read and interpret construction blueprints and specifications.
  14. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  15. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in order to complete project studies, designs, plan preparation etc.
  16. Ability to respond to complaints in a professional and courteous manner.
  17. Ability to inspect maintenance, repair, and construction projects.
  18. Ability to anticipate and visually detect maintenance problems.
  19. Ability to walk, sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  20. Ability to lift a minimum of eighty (80) pounds.

Application for Employment

We are accepting applications until noon on Aug 16th.  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and completed application to dsteffan@johnstownohio.org