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Public Works DirectorCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #34-04 FLSA Exempt Non Civil Service Identification Position Title: Public Works Director Department: Public Works Division: Administration Supervisor: City Manager Job Summary Directs the operational, financial, and personnel activities of seven divisions in the Public Works Department, including Administration, Engineering, Equipment, Resource Management, Streets, Wastewater and Water. Assists the City Manager in developing strategies to meet state and federal mandates, accommodate community growth, and maintain an aging infrastructure. Represents the department before the City Council, the general public and the media. Job Scope Directly supervises seven to eleven employees. Indirectly responsible for approximately one hundred thirty to one hundred forty employees. Prepares and administers the annual budget. Monitors expenditures during the year and makes recommendations for budget modifications or additional funds. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Directs and reviews the work of seven Public Works divisions. Provides managerial and technical advice and oversees development of division supervisory staff. Serves on and attends staff and committee meetings to provide technical advice and develop reports and recommendations. Develops, administers and monitors Public Works budget and approves expenditures. Assists the City Manager in developing Public Works policy recommendations to the City Council. Plans long range department goals in conjunction with City Council strategic plan. Recommends Capital Improvement Projects, develops and submits City Council agenda items to the City Manager and makes oral presentations and answers questions at City Council and Commission meetings. Advises the City Manager on necessity, desirability and feasibility of expanding and/or improving the City's Public Works infrastructure. Responds to and resolves inquiries, requests, and complaints from the public and outside agencies or groups regarding Public Works matters. Job Class #34-04 Administration Page 2 Updated 9/13/2017 Serves as the City's representative with various regional, state and federal regulatory agencies. Develops and rewrites ordinances regulating municipal utilities. Develops and administers a variety of professional consultant contracts. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions Ability to transport self from building to building and to attend various functions and meetings at other sites either within or outside of the City. The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation required. Minimum of seven years’ experience in public works administration required. Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must reside in the municipal limits of the City of Iowa City. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification State of Iowa Professional Engineer license in the field of civil engineering preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of civil engineering principles, street construction and maintenance requirements, traffic control devices, water and wastewater treatment, water distribution and sewer collection systems, storm water systems, landfill, waste collection and recycling systems, and public works facility operations. Skills in leadership, management, negotiation, oral and written communication, problem solving, and decision making. Ability to read and understand technical materials, reports, and journals. Ability to develop and present mathematical budget information. Ability to plan effectively, motivate tactfully, utilize staff efficiently and be sensitive to the concerns of the public. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.