The City of Post Falls is looking for a talented Public Services Director to manage the activities and operations of our Street and Facility Maintenance and Water and Reclamation Divisions. We need a supportive leader that can encourage and recommend creative solutions to City staff. The Director must have extensive knowledge and experience in diverse areas of the public sector and be hardworking and approachable by City staff and Community.
The Director must have extensive contact with citizens, elected officials, officials from other agencies and organizations and community leaders and provides professional staff support, advice and assistance to the City Administrator, Planning and Zoning Commission, Mayor and Council.
The primary function of an employee in this class is to serve as the executive leader in the Public Works Department which requires a variety of administrative, managerial and technical skills in planning, organizing, coordinating and directing the functions, activities and operations related to the Public Works Department. Supervision is exercised over division supervisors who manage diverse and complex operations and capital programs related to Public Works, Utilities and Building Maintenance. The Public Services Director works under the general direction of the City Administrator, but considerable latitude is allowed for independent judgment and initiative. The principal duties of the position are performed in a general office environment.
Examples of Work (Illustrative Only)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Works collaboratively with the Department Head Team to plan, budget, and schedule activities to meet Mayor and Council goals and mission;
Plans, directs and leads the operations of the Public Works Department;
Determines priorities, establishes goals and objectives, develops policies and procedures of the department;
Coordinates efforts and projects which involve staff from multiple departments of the City which include Public Works;
Contributes, with other Department Heads, to make policy recommendations to City Council regarding Citywide issues, including but not limited to personnel, budgetary, salary and benefits issues;
Monitors the activities and functions of the department including reclaimed water, water, streets, storm water, street light utilities and facilities maintenance;
Prepares and monitors the department budget;
Prepares reports for Council actions;
Assists public with complaints and issues relating to the Public Works Department;
Represents the City for utility service interests at City, County, State, and Federal levels;
Negotiate professional service contracts scope of work, schedule, cost, etc.;
Administer design and construction contracts for capital projects;
Supervise, evaluate, discipline, mentor, and train employees;
Manage capital improvement projects and budgets;
Provides research for community-wide programs including developing criteria and guidelines, draft ordinances or agreements for City Council’s consideration.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Performs special projects as assigned by Administration, Mayor and Council and various sub-committees;
Available to respond to emergency situations and attend necessary meetings;
Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Water, reclaimed water, storm water, and street maintenance;
Civil engineering principles and practices;
Legal issues associated with public works projects, construction, and maintenance;
Modern methods, principles and practices of drinking water, reclaimed water, storm water, and street construction, maintenance, and operations;
Construction and maintenance of reclaimed water, storm water and water, and drinking water systems;
Materials and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of water and reclaimed water service mains, reclaimed water and storm water lines, and street improvements;
Current codes, standards and principals involved in Public Works;
Municipal finance rules in Idaho, especially pertaining to Public Works;
Supervision, management and leadership principles and practices;
Federal, State, and local laws, rules, administrative policy and practices related to department functions;
Management principles and practices of local governmental budgets;
Project management principles and practices.
Lead, plan, direct, and supervise employees;
Deal constructively with conflict and develop effective solutions;
Interpret laws, ordinances, and regulations related to Public Works operation;
Interpret laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to planning, engineering, and building and how development projects come together;
Formulate work plans from abstract ideas;
Prepare written reports and materials;
Operate standard office equipment, including a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, elected officials, professionals, administration, other employees, industrial representatives, and government officials;
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Acceptable Experience and Training
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field preferred; and
Eight (8) years administrative and management experience in public works, engineering, utility services or related area; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Valid Driver’s License
Additional Salary Information: Includes a generous benefits package.
Internal Number: 2017-00041
About City of Post Falls
Post Falls, Idaho, is a growing, family oriented, community of 30,000 people conveniently situated near I-90 and neighbors Spokane and Coeur d' Alene. Residents in the metro area enjoy full service amenities rivaling any city, while having the access to the boundless beauty of nearby forests, farms, rivers, and lakes. The regional community is culturally rich and environmentally active with a strong desire to preserve and enhance the natural resources of the area. Come join our team and help shape the future of Post Falls.