Performs complex supervisory, administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, directing, and supervising the Public Works Department staff, including maintenance and repairs of all Town streets, signs, alleys, parks, buildings, storm drainage facilities, wastewater collection facilities, traffic control, lighting, parks and other public works projects and programs. Works under the general direction of the Public Works Director.
The below list is intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all encompassing. The Town may change these duties at any time.
Plan, organize, budget, instruct, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate programs, plans, services, staffing, equipment, work methods, procedures and infrastructure of the Public Works Department.
Evaluate Town infrastructure needs, evaluate trends, recommend corrective action and implement agreed upon plans.
Oversee project management, construction and maintenance of the municipal public works and other assigned projects to ensure compliance with time and budget parameters, acceptability and conformance to standards; perform periodic inspections of all work in progress.
Prepare and administer annual budget as well as five year rolling capital budget.
Prepare and present progress reports and budget requests to the Town Board of Trustees.
Requisition materials and supplies for projects and coordinate the efficient use of workers, resources and equipment.
Maintain regular contact with consulting engineers, construction project engineers, Town, County, State and Federal agencies, professional and technical groups, private utilities, developers, contractors and the general public regarding department coordination, activities and services.
Inspect detected deterioration, repair and maintenance of Town infrastructure and evaluate recommendations for corrective measures.
Provide supervision directly to the Public Works Foreman and indirectly to all assigned staff.
Create and maintain an atmosphere of teamwork and positive attitudes.
Respond to public or other inquiries relative to department policies and procedures.
Provide for staff training pertinent to public works operations and equipment.
Participate in and supervise workers operating light, heavy, and special motorized equipment commonly used in civil construction.
Ensure the safe and productive use of equipment utilized in associated repair work; ensure all proper training and direction is provided for subordinates in the use, care and maintenance of tools and equipment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate’s Degree in Engineering, construction management, public administration or a related field and five years of experience in supervision within a municipal public works or utility environment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:
Possess organizational and leadership skills.
Must function in severe weather conditions and have the ability to respond to hazardous/risky situations and direct mitigation efforts in emergencies.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Ability to operate standard office equipment and software, including personal computers and associated office word processing, spreadsheet, and data base software, phones and copy machines.
Considerable knowledge of standard practices and procedures regarding streets, sewer systems, storm drainage, facilities and parks as applicable to a municipal setting.
Skill in operation of maintenance and construction tools, including dump trucks, snow plows, pickup trucks, utility trucks, street sweeper, jetter/inductor truck, street roller, motor grader, backhoe, tamper, plate compactor, saws, pumps, welders, mowers, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, utility locator devices, mobile radios, and trenchers.
Knowledge of pavement preservation and construction techniques including asphalt, concrete, chip seal, and crack seal street maintenance.
Demonstrate cooperative, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with visitors, the general public, and Town staff.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, Town officials and the general public.
Thorough knowledge of applicable Town standards, policies, laws, and regulations affecting Department activities.
Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Ability to effectively supervise staff.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
Ability to work on-call as required.
Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
Valid Colorado Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record
Water and wastewater cross connection control license preferred
Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Road Scholar certificate preferred
LTAP Supervisory Skills and Development certificate preferred
About Town of Mead, Colorado
The Town of Mead is a small town located on the northern edge of the Denver metropolitan area. Mead is situated on the Interstate 25 corridor, northeast of Longmont and approximately 40 miles north of Denver, the economic center of Colorado. Mead currently functions as a bedroom community for the nearby larger communities, and also offers some agricultural, industrial and commercial employment opportunities.