DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE
NATURE OF WORK
The position Director of Operations and Maintenance (O&M) performs exempt supervisory and administrative work scheduling and overseeing the work of the Operations crews. An employee in this position is responsible for planning, budgeting, coordinating and supervising construction and maintenance programs/projects for the District’s roads, canals, and underground utilities, safety, security coordination, and assisting the public with maintenance requests. The employee will work independently while keeping the District Manager informed of current projects or problems and will seek direction, as necessary. The Director of Operations & Maintenance reports directly to the District Manager.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
- Plans, coordinates, and supervises the work of Operations personnel engaged in construction and maintenance of roads, canals and pump stations, recreational facilities, equipment repair, and related activities.
- Communicates current issues to the District Manager and ensures that he/she stays abreast of any emergencies as they occur.
- Prepares reports and makes presentations to the Board of Supervisors, advisory boards, and the general public.
- Writes performance evaluations; handles employee complaints and grievances; conducts interviews, and recommends the hiring, firing and promotion of staff.
- Reviews existing practices and procedures to ascertain methods of improving construction and maintenance work; consults with subordinate employees, contractors and other governmental units; analyzes cost and time records to improve cost effectiveness and performance.
- Plans construction projects and determines material, equipment and staff requirements with subordinate input.
- Makes necessary field inspections prior to and during construction to insure compliance with plans or to provide technical assistance on unusually difficult or complex problems.
- Reviews and approves requisitions for repair parts, supplies, and related services and prepares purchase orders and recommends payment of invoices.
- Prepares or assists in the preparation of plans, bid specifications, and contracts. Reviews contractor invoices and approves payments according to contract/price agreement terms and conditions.
- Prepares and approves specifications for new equipment to be purchased within areas of responsibility. Checks new equipment to verify that it meets contract specifications.
- Prepares initial annual budget for Department and administers budget for same, monitoring appropriations and purchases throughout the year.
- Meets the general public and answers questions regarding maintenance and construction projects.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Must possess the supervisory skills necessary to accomplish the District’s mission.
- Must be adept in personnel practices in order to perform managerial and supervisory functions, including resolving personnel problems and disciplinary matters.
- Thorough knowledge of road grading and paving equipment, drainage methods, and water and sewer systems.
- Ability to make independent decisions regarding method, material and repair.
- Knowledge of computer Geographic Information Systems and computer aided design systems.
- Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to engage in the following activities: sitting, standing, walking, climbing, crouching, crawling, stooping, kneeling or balancing; reaching with arms; using hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls; talking, hearing and smelling. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee works in outdoor conditions, near and on machinery, or in high precarious places. The employee will likely be exposed to hot/ dry/ wet/ humid/cold conditions. The employee will occasionally be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, chemicals, vibration and other potential hazards associated with the maintenance and/or construction of roads and drainage works and other types of construction. Manual dexterity is necessary in order to manipulate machinery, trucks, and tools. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate, but can be high under certain circumstances. Hand-to-eye coordination is necessary to operate various tools and construction equipment.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Public Works or related field.
- 5 yrs. progressive maintenance experience in the field of Special District operations, road, drainage, and utility maintenance, including 2 yrs. at the supervisory level.
- Any equivalent combination of related training and experience.
- Valid Florida Driver’s License.
- Current First Aid & CPR certifications or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment.
- Knowledge of the nuances of local government within Palm Beach County is a plus.
- Pre-Employment Screening (i.e., Drug Test, Driver’s License, Criminal Background Check, etc.)
Interested applicants please submit completed ITID Application, Resume, Cover-letter and Salary Requirements to:
Indian Trail Improvement District
Attn.: Human Resources
13476 61st Street North
West Palm Beach, Fl. 33412
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