The Assistant Public Works & Utilities Director performs challenging professional, technical and administrative work planning, budgeting, organizing and directing a variety of activities, programs, and projects related to the maintenance and expansion of capital, fleet, water/sewer infrastructure, streets, greenways, parks, and buildings & grounds. Key priorities for this role include providing support and assistance in the coordination, procurement, project management, and contract administration of a variety of projects and initiatives. This position will assist the Public Works Director with all aspects of the Public Works and Utilities Department including budget, staffing, operations, contract management and long and short range planning. Work is performed through general direction and in coordination with the Public Works & Utilities Director. Selected candidate must be able to work independently to supervise employees, manage contracts and vendors, vehicles and equipment, and budgeting and planning for the work areas assigned. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of public works issues and practices; possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; be experienced supervising diverse groups of employees; possess the skills and abilities required to work with public officials, federal, state and local agencies, and community groups; and demonstrate strong problem-solving and project management capabilities.
Job posting closes June 13, 2018 @ 11:59pm.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or construction management or related field. Prefer Professional Engineer (PE) Licensure in the State of North Carolina or the ability to obtain within 12-months of hire. The Town may consider applicants with an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, pushing, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, and hearing.
Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; up to 50 pounds of force frequently; and 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Must possess the visual acuity to read plans and designs, analyze data and figures, perform visual inspections, operate equipment with accuracy in tight spaces, and to prepare and review records.
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license