CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS:
This highly responsible Public Services Leader position responsible for overseeing the projects and personnel of the Public Services Department. Shall work under the general supervision of the Mayor and City Administrative Office. Ensure all Public Services employees are utilizing safe working practices.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, kneel, crouch or crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee is sometimes required to stand, walk, sit and climb or balance. The employee must sometimes lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. The employee is frequently exposed to environmental conditions, which include, working near moving mechanical parts, in outdoor weather conditions and near vibration. The employee is sometimes required to work near fumes or airborne particles, with toxic or caustic chemicals and with explosives. The employee infrequently may be required to work in high, precarious places and with risk of electrical shock.
Maintain the scheduling of employees for all daily and special projects. Responsible for supervision of employee in the public services department. Responsible for training or coordination of training efforts for all public services employees. Receive complaints regarding public services issues and fellow-up with appropriate action. Must document complaints received and corrective action taken. Operate heavy equipment used in maintenance functions. Perform concrete removal and replacement. Perform blacktop removal and replacement. Conduct maintenance of streets, roads, bridges, parks and related facilities. Haul materials, gravel, dirt, pipe and related supplies. Supervises and participates with the necessary functions in the areas of welding, carpentry, electrical maintenance and landscaping. Perform seasonal work in snow and ice removal. Perform seasonal work in park maintenance and ball field maintenance. Assist with set-up and clean-up for special events. Oversee and assist with the installation and maintenance of road signs, clean and repair storm drains. Remove trash and debris from streets and city property. Order appropriate materials, equipment, uniforms, etc. Assist homeowners with specific questions related to public services and maintenance issues. Assist with duties, as necessary, in other departments. Prepare all necessary departmental paperwork for documentation and reporting purposes. Prepares annual budget report for public services department. Perform other related duties, as necessary and as assigned. Maintain on call availability twenty-four (24) hours per day. All other duties as assigned.
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE NEEDED:
Graduation from a standard high school, or equivalency. Must have a least 10 years’ experience with public services/road department, and 5-10 years’ experience with heavy equipment operation. Education and/or training may be substituted for experience, upon recommendation of the City Administrative Officer.
NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS: Must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license. Must be able to obtain related certifications/licenses, as required.