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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS/ENGINEERING

Company: City of National City
Location: National City
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

JOB
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, JULY 11, 2022. See NOTE below for salary information and future wage increases. SALARY: Up to $151,617 annually, depending on experience and qualifications.With an annual performance evaluation rating of satisfactory or above, this position will be receiving a salary increase of 6.65% in February of 2023 and 2024. THE CITY:National City's multi-cultural population, mild climate and central location make National City a great place to live and work. The City takes great pride in its rich history and traditions, diverse cultures, dynamic and progressive atmosphere, strong community spirit, schools, neighborhoods and vibrant business districts. National City, San Diego County's second oldest city, is truly "In the center of it all." National City is 10 minutes from everywhere and positioned for prosperity, with proximity to the San Diego Bay, US-Mexico border, downtown San Diego, international airport, rail, San Diego State University, and other colleges and universities. National City is circled by interstates 5 and 805, and highways 54 and 15. For more information on the City of National City, please visit our website at: THE DEPARTMENT:The Department of Engineering & Public Works oversees the following core activities on behalf of the City of National City: 1) planning, design, engineering, construction and management of capital projects; 2) maintenance of City-owned facilities, parks, streets and other infrastructure; 3) environmental compliance; and 4) engineering permits, plan reviews and inspections THE POSITION:Under the direction of the Public Works Director/City Engineer, assist in planning, directing, coordinating, and administering activities of the Public Works & Engineering Department. The Public Works & Engineering Department includes engineering services, development services, streets, wastewater, facilities maintenance, parks maintenance, equipment/fleet maintenance divisions and Environmental Compliance. Provides management and technical advice on professional civil engineering, traffic engineering, and public works operations; acts as Director of Public Works and City Engineer when assigned; and perform related duties as required. ALTERNATIVE WORK SCHEDULE:The position works a 4/10 workweek, Monday through Thursday, 7am to 6pm. City offices are closed on Fridays. City facilities will also close for a period of approximately two weeks in December with time off for non-essential personnel. BENEFITS:To learn more about this position employee benefits, please review the Benefits Summary for Management group employees. Please click on the following link: Management Benefits.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
The following duties and responsibilities are representative of those typically performed by positions assigned to this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these duties and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here.Directs the activities of the department through lead engineers and supervisors; assists with the planning and establishment of short-range and long-range goals and objectives for the department; forecasts workload, budgetary needs, and staffing needs, and establishes interim goals and timelines to meet the goals and objectives; assigns, trains, motivates, evaluates, and directs personnel to accomplish departmental goals and objectives; participates in the development and administration of the Engineering and Public Works department budget; assists in the development and execution of both short-range and long-range infrastructure maintenance and capital improvement needs; participates in the development of the City's five-year Capital Improvement Plan; directs and participates in implementing the Capital Improvement Plan; supervises and reviews the preparation of engineering plans and specifications for a wide variety of Public Works improvements, such as streets, storm drains, sewers, etc.; supervises and administers the construction of Public Works improvement projects; coordinates departmental efforts with other City departments to ensure compatibility; assists in developing departmental standards; performs independent professional studies of a technical nature leading to recommendations for action needed to solve specific engineering/maintenance problems; supervises and participates in a variety of special studies related to Public Works improvement; prepares applications for local, state, and federal funding programs; manages grants from a variety of sources; supervises the checking of subdivision maps and improvement plans; reviews tract and parcel maps and site plans; performs responsible administrative duties associated with Departmental needs and objectives; proposes policy or procedural changes and develops manuals, forms, or handbooks to implement; develops, awards, and administers contracts for Public Works construction projects; receives and resolves difficult citizen complaints and/or difficult public relations problems; coordinates the Department's activities with developers, contractors, consulting engineers and surveyors, utility companies, and representatives of other state and local agencies on various issues such as construction, refuse, wastewater treatment and disposal, water quality, etc.; represents the Engineering and Public Works Department at meetings of the City Council, Planning Commission, Traffic Safety Commission, and other governmental agencies and commissions; assumes full responsibility for management of the Public Works Department in the Director's absence.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
To qualify for the position, the ideal candidate must possess a combination of experience and education that produces the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A typical combination of experience and education for this position would include:TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university; andFive (5) years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience in municipal public works, includingTwo (2) years of management experience. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION):Proof of degree/transcripts, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.ResumeTHE IDEAL CANDIDATE:The ideal candidate will have the knowledge and skills in: Civil engineering theory and practice as applied to design, construction, and inspection of public works projects and facilities; mechanics of materials; design of City streets and sewer and storm drain systems; precise horizontal and vertical control surveys and closures; fiscal and administrative management of public works projects; laws and regulations governing public and private land development; contract administration; budget preparation; public works personnel administration; progressive discipline; civil service laws; planning, organizing, and directing the work of public works personnel, including professional-level staff Ability to: Provide leadership through subordinate engineers and supervisors; supervise and participate in the design and preparation of plans and specifications for public works improvements; prepare and control the departmental budget; conduct technical research and prepare clear, comprehensive, and complex reports; supervise the maintenance and organization of engineering files, plans, and records; administer municipal engineering and public works projects; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective relations with other employees, outside agencies, and the public.LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License andRegistration by the State of California as a Professional Civil Engineer are required at the time of appointment

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Based upon a review of applications received, those applicants who best meet the requirements indicated above will be invited to continue in the selection process. A short list of the most qualified candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for consideration.Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview. Please ensure your contact information is current in your govermentjobs account or you may miss employment opportunities. In addition to completing the online application, candidates must attach a resume highlighting their relevant education and work history.

Keywords: City of National City, National City , ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS/ENGINEERING, Executive , National City, California

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