$109,020 - $138,994 yearly
Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County Athens, GA, USA
Sep 11, 2019Full time
REPORTS TO: Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County Manager FLSA STATUS: Exempt - Executive CLASSIFICATION: Regular Non-Merit; Serves at the discretion of the Manager. PAY GRADE: 135 Competitive Annual Salary depending on qualifications Salary range: $109,020 - $138,994 Purpose of Job The purpose of this job is to plan and manage the Unified Government's transportation and public works projects, programs and services. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supervising, coordinating and reviewing the various divisions of the Transportation and Public Works Department, recommending policies to be adopted by Unified Government, performing administrative duties, acting as chief engineer for Unified Government, establishing transportation and public works project schedules, providing technical assistance, and performing additional tasks as assigned. Job Related Requirements WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with regular evening and weekend hours and events. Some overnight travel may be required. May be required to work on religious holidays. Regular and predictable attendance is required. Must work cooperatively with others. When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy. Emergency Position This position is designated as an emergency position that requires attendance at work under all types of emergency conditions. Some examples of emergencies include inclement weather, utility failure, fire, forced evacuations, or other public safety situations. MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related discipline with seven years of related higher level administration experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Five years of supervisory experience is required. Preferred candidate is registered in Georgia as a Professional Engineer. Understanding of basic Soil Erosion Control, Hydrology and Flood Plain management. Must possess a valid driver's license. ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES:The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Supervises and evaluates assigned staff, handling all employee concerns, directing work assignments, counseling and disciplining employees when necessary, and completing employee performance appraisals. Plans, directs and supervises all departmental activities relative to engineering, streets and drainage, and traffic engineering functions. Performs varied administrative duties such as preparing and monitoring departmental budget, evaluating staff assignments and performances, and writing special reports. Develops and maintains ongoing list of Transportation and Public Works infrastructure improvements for funding consideration. Coordinates local public improvement projects with state and federal officials, as necessary. Estimates materials needs and establishes schedules for the construction of Transportation and Public Works projects. Administers pavement management, bridge maintenance, and traffic signal replacement programs. Accepts public right-of-way on behalf of the Unified Government on new subdivision streets. Directs timely responses on complaints and inquiries by citizens on transportation and public work facilities. Serves as technical member of the committee charged with developing a transportation plan for the Athens-Clarke County urban area. Directs activities to promote and support worker safety program. Supervises the review and inspection of land development activities to ensure the roadways, stormwater management, and soil erosion improvements submitted are conducted following local and state standards. Reviews the Public Works certifications for approval on major and minor plats. Obtains professional contractual services. Provides assistance in developing mapping standards. Performs other related duties as required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of the Unified Government and the operations and functions of the Transportation and Public Works Department. Knowledge of management, human resource management/personnel, and civil engineering practices, policies and procedures as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities. Knowledge of developing and administering operations and staff plans and objectives for the expedience and effectiveness of specific duties of the position. Knowledge of all applicable laws, ordinances, policies, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the job. Knowledge of budget and purchasing procedures and principles of subdivision design and layout, conventional drainage computation methods, and construction procedures. Knowledge of the funding procedures and the legal requirements for roads. Knowledge of Hydro/Plus, and various computer software programs as necessary in the performance of job duties. Knowledge of engineering principles used to formulate, evaluate, and administer Transportation and Public Works activities. Skill in the use of engineering equipment, survey equipment, construction inspections equipment, drafting tools, scientific calculators and general office equipment. Ability to prepare technical reports, estimates and construction and cost records and planning, assigning, managing and instructing work of technical personnel. Ability in organizational, management, human relations, and technical skills. Ability to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, operations, budgetary and equipment needs, etc. as they pertain to departmental and human resource/personnel operations and activities. Is knowledgeable and proficient with computers. Ability to develop and administer policies, procedures, plans and activities and to monitor the performance of subordinates against measured established goals. Ability to develop and implement long-term goals for the department in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency. Ability to effectively communicate and interact with subordinates, management, employees, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the County as they relate to the Transportation and Public Works department. Ability to assemble information and make written reports and documents. Ability to use independent judgment and discretion in managing subordinates including the handling of emergency situations, determining and deciding upon procedures to be implemented, setting priorities, maintaining standards, and resolving problems. Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related information. Ability to handle required calculations using statistical calculations. Ability to read, understand and interpret personnel and financial reports and related materials. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:(ADA) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including engineering equipment, survey equipment, construction inspections equipment, drafting tools, scientific calculator and general office equipment. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials. This position requires: walking, standing, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, seeing, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions Must be able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of light work. DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to hear, speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving / receiving assignments and/or directions to assistants / from supervisors. LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires ability to read a variety of engineering publications particularly related to hydrology, hydraulic, transportation and roadway construction, construction design manuals, county ordinances, state regulations, drainage contracts, legal documents, soil erosion schedules, construction plans, preliminary and final plats, inspection logs, easement acquisitions, roadway encroachment permits, driveway permits, and informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures. Requires the ability to prepare special reports, budget reports, cost estimates, legal, plan review fee estimates, commission reports, and design and construction specifications using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak to groups of people with poise, voice control, and confidence. INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand complex principles and techniques; to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation; and to make independent judgment in the absence of management. VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of administrative, technical or professional languages including civil engineering, construction, surveying, real estate, legal and personnel terminology. NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; determine percentages; interpret graphs; compute discount, interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion; perform calculations involving variables, formulas, square roots, and polynomials; perform statistical calculations which include frequency distributions, reliability and validity of tests, correlation techniques, factor analysis, and econometrics; perform algebraic operations including fundamental concepts of theory of rings, groups, and fields; perform statistical calculations including advanced probability theory, experimental design and advanced statistical inference with applications; apply a variety of theoretical mathematical concepts and make original applications of mathematical procedures. FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape, visually with survey and engineering equipment, drafting tools, and general office equipment. MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands, fingers, and eyes accurately in using drafting tools, engineering and survey equipment, and general office equipment. Requires the ability to use the keyboard, lift, bend, push, and pull objects or materials using body parts as the position necessitates. MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as engineering equipment, survey equipment, construction inspections equipment, drafting tools, scientific calculator and general office equipment. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination. COLOR DISCRIMINATION: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color. INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under considerable stress when confronted with an emergency. PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (Talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via telephone, two-way radio.