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Public Works Operations Manager
 
JOB CODE:109725
 
PAY GRADE:2250
 
SALARY RANGE:$46,662 - $64,591
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Public Works
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a higher classification, performs highly responsible administrative and supervisory work in coordinating the activities of the Field Operations Section of the Public Works Department. Work involves responsibility for coordinating and supervising the overall operations of the section which includes Street and Right-of-Way Maintenance, Bridge and Canal Maintenance and Transportation Control. Incumbents in this class must exercise considerable independent judgment and discretion in carrying out their responsibilities, and may be on 24-hour call for emergency situations. Work is reviewed through conferences, written reports and results obtained. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Plans, organizes and supervises the overall activities of the Field Operations Section. Makes broad work assignments to division heads within the section; coordinates jobs within the section and with other divisions in the department. Monitors the progress of various maintenance and Public Works projects assuring compliance with departmental and City-Parish policies. Receives complaints from the public; investigates, and makes recommendations for remedial action. Supervises the herbicide spraying of drainage canals. Prepares cost estimates for maintenance projects; prepares the annual budget for the section.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques involved in the management of Public Works maintenance and construction activities. Knowledge of departmental policies and City-Parish ordinances relating to Public Works facilities. Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of a large group involved in diverse activities in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions and to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals. Ability to assimilate information quickly and to make independent decisions. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, professionals and administrative superiors, and the public. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field, and four years experience in the supervision of large construction or public works maintenance projects.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must maintain throughout employment in this position.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.