Public Works Manager

City of Dublin
City of Dublin



The following key elements describe the basic duties and responsibilities of the position:
● Plan and direct contracts, programs or activities involving maintenance of the City’s streets, parks, buildings, and special districts. Plan and manage the completion and turnover of related capital infrastructure projects and developer-built improvements; provide analytical support for financial, operational, and organizational issues; maintain financial and administrative processes and records; monitor contracts, develop schedules and perform necessary measures to ensure performance of contractors; develop, implement, and monitor assigned budgets.
● Provide high level staff support to Department Director.
● Assume operational authority of areas of assigned responsibility.
● Monitor expenditure requests during the fiscal year for compliance with the adopted budget.
● Assist the Department Director in establishing department goals each year and ensure their completion within the areas under his/her direct supervision.
● Establish general approaches to be used in carrying out projects and determining priorities; review activity reports and periodically check work in progress and upon completion to ensure compliance with policy, standards and directions; resolves operational and personnel problems.
● Investigate public complaints and requests related to functions supervised and make determinations on action to be taken.
● Prepare recommendations on budgetary needs as related to personnel, equipment and contract services, including related justifications; administer assigned budgets, including the approval and control of expenditures; develop long range plans and objectives; conduct a continuing review of contract services for purposes of detecting problem areas, developing standards and increasing efficiency.
● Evaluate City and contract staffing arrangements, staffing levels, and work assignments and make necessary recommendations to Department Director; set performance standards for contract and City staff and evaluate performance.
● Represent the City in meetings of the City Council, City Commissions/Committees and community groups; prepares and presents oral and written reports; develop agendas and staff various Department committees when requested.
● Develop and update preventative maintenance plans and monitor related performance measures.
● Represent the Department to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
● Establish positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, State/local agencies and associations, City management, City staff and the public.
● Perform other related duties as required.


Education and Experience
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  Typical ways to obtain the required qualifications would be:
● Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework related to municipal engineering, maintenance, public administration or a related field, and four (4) years of progressively responsible management or supervisory experience in maintenance services.
● Equivalent to completion of twelfth grade, supplemented by eight (8) years of specialized training in municipal maintenance, public works, business administration, public administration, or a related field. Of the eight (8) years, four (4) years must be in a progressively responsible management or supervisory experience in maintenance services.

Licenses and Certifications
● Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Class C driver’s license by time of appointment.
● Certificate of Automobile Insurance for Personal Liability.

Knowledge of
● Principles, practices, methods and materials for municipal maintenance programs, assessment district management, contract management and capital infrastructure projects.
● Methods and techniques of coordinating facilities maintenance.
● Supervisory principles and methods, including goal setting, budget preparation and administration and employee supervision.
● Principles and practices of budget development, implementation and analysis.
● Applicable Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations to assigned programs.
● Financial forecasting, report preparation, research methods, statistical concepts and methods.
● Customer service techniques.
● Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
● Modern office procedures and computer equipment.
● Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
● Principles and practices of supervision, training, personnel, and contract management.

Bonus Points (highly desirable)
● Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), asset management, and preventative maintenance programs
● Citizen or Customer Request Management (CRM) and associated work order processing/tracking

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