PUEBLO WEST METROPOLITIAN DISTRICT Director of Public Works in Pueblo West, Colorado

Director of Public WorksJob Summary: Under the supervision of the District Manager, directs theoverall operation of the Pueblo West Department of Public Works, whichincludes the Divisions of Engineering, Streets and Roads, FleetServices, and Facilities.Work involves planning, organizing, directing, and controlling thefunctions, operations, and services of the above divisions.Responsibilities include supervising department staff, preparing budgets,determining department purchases, planning and coordinating workschedules, overseeing the services provided and representing the department.Assignments are expressed in terms of program and service objectives; theemployee determines the specific projects and work activities to beperformed, committing resources on his/her own authority and assuming fulltechnical responsibility for the final results. Matters of policy, resourcesand program objectives are established by the District Manager and the Boardof DirectorsEssential Job FunctionsPlans, organizes, directs, and controls work programs of thedepartment; establishes and monitors controls to evaluate performance,takes appropriate actions to correct performance and adjust program efforts tomeet requirements.Manages positions and personnel of the department; counsels employees andadministers discipline; enforces District personnel polices and procedureswithin the department.Plans and uses resources; prepares budget, negotiates contracts andapproves budgeted expenditures.Coordinates department plans and schedules with other District departments;reports delays and problems and takes appropriate action to ensurecoordination of activities.Develops plans to meet unexpected situations and new developments; preparesfor emergencies; keeps abreast of changes in the field.Communicates and interacts effectively with individuals and groups at alllevels and informs interested and involved parties of matters requiring theirattention.Involvement in and knowledge of Community Economic Development activities andprinciples is highly valuable.Create, search and manage grants and outside funding options related to thePublic Work Department.Ensures compliance within the department with applicable policies, rules,regulations and laws.Coordinates traffic control operations, equipment mobilization, trainingand safety program management.Calculates quantities of materials required, monitors and accounts formaterials usage.Investigates, prioritizes and addresses complaints from supervisors,agencies, and general public.Other DutiesServes on task forces, work groups, and committees as a working member,resource and leader. Resolves problems affecting services to users. Representsthe department and the District as required. Performs related work asrequired.Knowledge: Knowledge of management principles and techniques as applied tothe organization and direction of a public works agency.Skills: Involvement in and knowledge of Community Economic Developmentactivities and principles is highly valuable.Abilities: Ability to plan, organize, direct and control departmentalfunctions; to provide the direction and leadership to the departmentstaff; to establish and maintain effective working relationships withpersons at all levels; to speak and write clearly and concisely.Physical Demands: Frequent use of keyboard devices. Field visits requirewalking over uneven or rough terrain, occasional light to moderately heavylifting, occasional work in inclement weather.The work is mostly sedentary with periods of light physical activity, and isperformed in office surroundings. Typical positions require workers to walk orstand for long periods. May occasionally be required to lift and carry up to20 pounds; climb stairs, bend, reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and usefingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards.Work Schedule: Worker is subject to frequent interruptions anddeadlines, subject to being on call and providing required assistance duringemergencies, may be r