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Chief of Operations and Public Works

Municipal/State/Federal Openings

Chief of Operations and Public Works

Norwalk, CT

Posting Date: January 18, 2019
Closing Date: Until filled

Position Overview back to top

Position Definition: Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Operations and Public Works Department in the functional areas of civil engineering; road maintenance and repair; solid waste (collection and disposal); wastewater collection and treatment; and department equipment maintenance; maintain City public property including recreational and parks grounds, facilities and buildings.

Example of Duties: Reports to the Mayor and is responsible for the following: Plans and organizes the activities of the department according to established policies and procedures. Establishes priorities as needed. Coordinates near-term and long-range planning of Operations and Public Works needs and opportunities for the City. Administers operations of the department through subordinates in the functional areas of civil engineering, public works maintenance, administration, solid waste, wastewater collections and treatment and public property including parks, grounds and facilities maintenance. Oversees property and equipment maintenance; ice and snow removal from City road and public areas as well as sidewalks and other City property as needed; the management of the collection and removal of solid waste and supervises the wastewater treatment system. Oversees professional engineering services in the investigation, design and construction of public works projects and facilities. Oversees regular maintenance and improvement programs for public property and parks, roads and bridges. Oversees and directs road maintenance projects. Provides engineering consultation and services to City departments, Boards and Commissions. Participates in the technical review of subdivision, commercial development planning and the preparation of bond assessment, inspection and cost estimates for projects. Oversees training and development programs for department employees. Oversees the preparation, maintenance and safekeeping of various City maps and documents. Oversees administration of new and existing grant programs in department. Participates in professional engineering and public administration organizations to remain current on developments in respective fields. Addresses public and private groups on Operations and Public Works programs and improvements. Serves as staff for Council Committee. Meets and negotiates agreements with attorneys, contractors, State and Federal Officials relating to Public Works matters. Coordinates activities with the Corporation Counsel. Develops and prepares budget recommendations for department and administers adopted budget. Administers personnel regulations and collective bargaining agreements for department. Prepares narrative and statistical reports for the Mayor and for the Common Council upon request. Performs related work as assigned.

Qualifications back to top

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of engineering and architectural procedures in building construction and operation, road and highway maintenance. A working knowledge of wastewater treatment and the ability to implement federal and state laws and regulations concerning treatment standards. Working knowledge of park, grounds, recreational facility and building maintenance programs. Knowledge of construction methods, materials and equipment. Knowledge of laws and regulations related to Public Works programs and responsibilities. Ability to plan, direct and coordinate. Ability to present technical information in a clear and concise manner to non-technical persons. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to deal effectively with staff, officials and members of the public. Working knowledge of labor relations practices and procedures. Ability to supervise.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and ten years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering; with at least five years of supervisory experience at a unit or division level. Relevant graduate training in management may be substituted for the work experience on a year-for-year basis, not to exceed two years; or, any equivalent combination of education and training.

Special Licenses/Certifications AND/OR Supplemental Information License or Certificate:
Certified by the State of Connecticut as a Professional Engineer. Valid Motor Vehicle License required.

Additional Information back to top

Salary: $118,886.00 - $162,687.00 Annually
Location: City of Norwalk, CT
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Department of Operations & Public Works
Job Number: 37-2018
Closing: Continuous

How to Apply back to top

Note: You do not need to re-submit your application if you have previously applied for this position.

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