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Assistant Director DPW - Maintenance Division

For City of Burlington

This position is responsible for the management, oversight, and general leadership of the Maintenance Division (including Right of Way, Equipment Maintenance and Recycling).  In addition, this position will offer guidance, direction and opportunities for staff development, empowerment and open communication among Unit team members

Essential Job Functions

 


  • Manage and oversee the Maintenance Division (including Right of Way, Equipment Maintenance and Recycling) in an efficient, effective and equitable manner.
  • Advance the goals of the City's Master Plan and other relevant municipal, regional and statewide plans.
  • Prepare, present, and manage the division's operating and capital budgets.
  • Produce reports and track use for all operating and capital budget expenses.  Periodically update Director, staff, etc. on budget shortfalls, transfers, etc.
  • Recommend projects for inclusion into other divisions' annual capital budgets including but not limited to roadway resurfacing, new sewers and storm lines, replacement of curbs, sidewalks, water mains, etc.
  • Direct planning, policy and operational efforts for continuious improvement in collaboration with other divisions as well as public and private partners.
  • Oversee internal controls and metrics to provide reasonable assurance that division operations are efficient, effective, equitable and in accordance with local, state and federal laws and policies.
  • Lead development of policy and programs for Solid Waste and Recycling.
  • Conduct research, analyze data, and prepare and deliver reports to City policy makers and other stakeholders.
  • Lead asset management planning and execution within division through development of systems, implementation of technology, and employee empowerment.
  • Serve as the department's lead safety officer through coordinating the training program, engaging staff and reporting on the department's performance.
  • Promote and encourage safe work practices in accordance with Federal, State, and Local regulations.
  • Ensure division activities, proposed changes, and other timely information is effectively communcated to the general public and stakeholders through mutiple channels.
  • Provide mission and vision leadership for the Maintenace Division.
  • Develop and maintain managerial performance reporting systems that assist in benchmarking workgroup function and performance.
  • Execute leadership and supervision responsibilities through sound judgement, focusing on quality improvement, managing and resolving conflict, fostering a culture of accountability, clearly defining responsibilities and expectations, setting goals, providing motivation and performance reviews, recognizing contributions and encouraging training and development.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and positive leadership in shaping a service delivery model that anticipates and addresses the needs of the community.
  • Provide vision, coaching, leadership and professional development opportunities for staff to enable them to interact with the public in a manner that consistently demonstrates excellent customer service skills.
  • Deliver high quality customer service through all division activities and ensure that questions and concerns are addressed in a timely and professional manner.
     
Non-Essential Job Functions:
  • Performs other duties as required.
Oct 03, 2019
10/16/2019 11:59 PM Eastern
Bachelor's Degree and four years of of management/supervisory experience in public works/construction field including equipment maintenance, roadway sidewalk constructions, water, sewer/storms repairs and installations and snow removal required in a management role required. Additional experience may be substituted for a degree requirement on a two-for-one year basis. Ability to read and interpret roadway and sewer installation/construction plans required. Ability to read sewer maps required. Ability to create and maintain an environment that embraces the 6 operating principles; Customer Service, Fiscal Responsibility, Good Labor Relations, Employee Empowerment, Cooperation and Constant Improvement. Knowledge of management principles involved in leadership, human resources, resource allocation, and performance evaluation required. Knowledge of basic accounting principles and practices and the analysis and reporting of financial data required. Ability to adhere to procurement policies and successfully manage contracts required. Ability to oversee and implement an asset management plan that includes operating long term maintenance programs in a cost effective and efficient manner. Ability to comprehend and pro-actively address complex problems. Ability to obtain and maintain a Valid Vermont State driver's license required. Must be proficient in various computer programs including spreadsheet, database, word processing, office productivity and other applications in a Windows operating system. Strong professional oral and written communication skills. Ability to represent the Department professionally and effectively in meetings with a variety of public and elected officials, media personnel, members of the general public, etc. Ability to actively support City diversity, equity and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development. Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions. Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies.
Bachelor's Degree and four years of of management/supervisory experience in public works/construction field including equipment maintenance, roadway sidewalk constructions, water, sewer/storms repairs and installations and snow removal required in a management role required.
Burlington, VT
Regular Full Time Exempt
$74,426.84 - $83,095.34 Annually
Additional Information The City of Burlington will not tolerate unlawful harassment or discrimination on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identit