Public Works Services Division Chief

Location
Alexandria, VA
Salary
$76,146.20 - $125,165.67 Annually
Posted
Aug 27, 2019
Closes
Sep 16, 2019
Ref
2020-00076
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Public Works Services Division Chief

An Overview
The Public Works Services Division Chief plans and directs street and sewer inspection, maintenance and re-construction activities for the City. The employee in this class holds a top-level, public works, administrative position requiring in-depth technical knowledge of construction and maintenance practices, procedures and materials, as well as applicable laws and codes. General supervision is exercised over all maintenance activities, including emergency operations, of the Transportation & Environmental Services (TES) Department. The work is performed under the general supervision of the TES Deputy Director for Operations. The Division Chief/ Public Works Services is responsible for preparation and management of a $15 million annual Divisional operating budget, certain capital projects and providing strong leadership to 50 talented and technically diverse staff members as the Department works to meet its goals through the use of data driven planning, effective programming and efficient and effective use of information technology.

The Opportunity
  • Supervises the Public Works Services staff;
  • Provides ongoing implementation and continual development of the use of CityWorks, the City's asset and maintenance management system;
  • Researches and implements state- of- the- art information, communications, and maintenance solutions to meet internal and external needs;
  • Engages with stakeholders to receive feedback regarding Division performance, provides oversight of heightened customer service and engagement program;
  • Coordinates the development, integration, implementation, and monitoring of the division's operating budget;
  • Leads capital project management team in the development, coordination, communication, and execution of large infrastructure projects- namely the 10 year, $56 Million asphalt resurfacing program;
  • Professionally represents and effectively communicates with the public and elected officials on behalf of the department, in person, by telephone and in writing;
  • Supervises the City's snow operations and response during the winter months;
  • Plans and organizes all street, sidewalk, sewer, and hydrant preventative and corrective maintenance activities;
  • Performs related work as required.

The Ideal Candidate
To qualify for this position, all candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree in the areas of engineering, business or public administration, or a related area with five years of management experience in public works or urban infrastructure operations and maintenance, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

The be considered as an Ideal candidate, one should be a strategic thinker and leader and should have a strong background in management and supervision of public works projects and staff. They should be able to fully engage in the day to day operations as well as step outside the box and think bigger picture. Effective communication- both verbally and in writing, with all levels of the organization- is critical.

About the Department
T&ES is a community partner in shaping a livable, green, and prospering Alexandria. We plan, build, operate, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure that improve mobility and provide people and businesses with core public services. The work we do keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving. If you are curious for a broader view of our City, click City of Alexandria to learn more.

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