MPA and MPP Job list Pleasant View City Administrator

Melissa Hall melissa.hall at
Fri Sep 5 13:43:49 MDT 2014

DEPARTMENT: Public Works
FLSA Designation: Exempt
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $67,639.71 to $83,939.35
SALARY RANGE: $67,639.71 -$100,240.87
Position Reports to: City Administrator
Operations Supervised: Streets, Stormwater, Fleet Management, Water, Garbage and Recycling, Sewer, Snowplowing, Parks, and Facilities.
Positions Supervised: Utilities Superintendent, Parks Foreman, Streets Foreman and several Operations & Maintenance Technicians
Under direction of the City Administrator, the Public Works Director is responsible for all aspects of managing the Public Works Department, including, but not limited to: project planning and management, resource inventory and allocation, and personnel training and management. Additionally, the Director is responsible for ensuring the effective completion of annual maintenance and special department and/or infrastructure projects. The Director is also responsible for ensuring all projects are completed in compliance with local, state and federal policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
This is a full-time position, days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work, such as attendance at city council or planning commission meetings, or call-out work, may be required as job duties demand. Travel is primarily locally during the business day, although some out of the area and overnight travel may be expected.
As Public Works Director this position will be responsible for:
• Effective planning, organizing, managing, assisting and supervising the operations of the streets, parks, storm sewers, mechanical maintenance, fleet, city facilities, water and solid waste utilities, and other related activities of the City.
• In conjunction with the City Administrator, prepares annual Public Works budget, based on analysis of projected needs and resources.
• Writing reports and agenda memos for recommended City Council action; presenting information and recommendations to City Council.
• Reviews and approves all Public Works budgetary expenditures; acts as lead purchasing agent for Public Works department.
• Managing, maintaining and tracking of inventory for City infrastructure and projects for parks, streets/sidewalks, street signage, stormwater, water, etc. including preparing bid packages, budget management, contractor management, supply ordering, and staff scheduling.
• Tracking of projects, schedules and inventories through the use of software and technology.
• Conducts routine inspections of City and residential infrastructure to determine maintenance needs, problem areas, repair prioritization, as well as development and construction improvements. 3 | P a g e
• Scheduling and prioritizing asphalt and streets for various maintenance treatments, including patching, overlays, slurry seal, crack seal, reconstruction, etc.
• EPA stormwater management and enforcement, participation in regional stormwater coalition.
• Supervision of culinary water system management; tracking of watery system inventory; ensuring water quality testing and standards are met.
• Ensuring proper safety protocol, devices and equipment are used in the work areas; conducting on-site safety meetings with work crew(s) when applicable.
• Estimating costs on job materials, equipment needs and ensuring such items are ordered and delivered to the job areas.
• Effective work and project scheduling for subordinates; inspecting work performed by the city staff to ensure quality, accuracy, and prescribed adequacy.
• Preparing and maintaining daily, weekly, monthly activity reports and other status reports as required; maintaining records to document adequacy, quality and timeliness of work performed.
• Assuring proper snow removal takes place; participation in snow removal will be required.
• Developing and evaluating subordinate staff, including annual performance evaluations.
• Working to encourage and improve department operations, decrease liabilities, and improve service.
• Investigating complaints made by members of the public, making recommendations for corrective measures and following through with recommendations.
• Oversight of Department funds, evaluating and recommending rate restructuring, writing grants and proposals as a principal source to the department’s operations budget or the City’s General Fund, and/or facilitating intergovernmental financial support for operations.
• Overseeing the development, implementation and update of the City’s storm water system, street, water and parks master plans.
• Working closely with contract engineer firms, evaluating and developing recommendations for engineering services and city-wide administration, procedures, policies and programs.
• Coordinating with surrounding cities to resolve mutual public works concerns.
• Regularly informing the public, responding to public comment, and informing residents and groups on City issues, often in person.
• Other duties as assigned by the City Administrator, Mayor and/or Council.
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or other related field.
• Seven years of supervisory and/or progressively responsible experience in a related field.
• An equivalent amount of experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
• Possession of a valid Utah Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or the ability to obtain a CDL with in the probationary period of employment.
• Knowledge of City government, politics and operations.
• Knowledge of computers, Microsoft products and other software management products
• Knowledge of Civil Engineering, construction, design, maintenance, mathematics and physics.
• Knowledge of finance and budget, bid process, contract compliance, personnel management and public administration.
• Knowledge of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, tables, handbooks, formulas, as well as a variety of precision measuring instruments. Knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in public works construction, maintenance and repair.
• Knowledge of common hazards of public works and utilities work environments and the safety precautions necessary to minimize such hazards. 4 | P a g e
• Considerable knowledge of the materials, methods, practices and equipment of public works field operations such as mechanical maintenance, automotive fleets and safety practices.
• Understanding of standards and codes and knowledge of technical and practical design of public works systems, such as MUTCD and AASHTO.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; being diplomatic and tactful.
• Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and recommend solutions; cooperative and creative problem solving.
• Effective time management for self and subordinates.
• Ability to operate city vehicles and equipment, including snowplows, dump trucks, heavy equipment, mowers and lawn maintenance equipment.
• Ability to use software and spreadsheets to track inventories and projects.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, subordinates, contractors, other employees, and elected officials.
• Ability to direct and supervise employees involved in simple infrastructure and maintenance programs.
Working conditions may vary. Some work will be performed in/on:
• An air conditioned office.
• Heavy equipment.
• Extreme temperatures (heat and cold).
• Wet conditions.
• Common construction areas.

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR – The City of Pleasant View, Utah is looking for a PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR to provide support to the City Administrator, Mayor, City Council and City Staff. The Public Works Director will have primary responsibility for the City’s streets, parks, storm drainage system, facilities, and fleet of equipment and vehicles. This is an FLSA exempt (salaried) position. The hiring/starting wage will range from $67,639.71 to $83,939.35 per year. Position requires seven (7) years’ supervisory experience. A bachelor’s degree in construction management, civil engineering, or related field preferred; though the equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Applications and job description may be obtained at, at Pleasant View City Hall, 520 W. Elberta Dr., Pleasant View, UT 84414 or by calling 801-782-8529. Completed applications are due by Monday, October 1 by 5:00 p.m., and can be submitted in person, mail, or via email to lhellstrom at The City of Pleasant View is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Melissa Yack Hall
MPA Program Manager
University of Utah

melissa.hall at

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