Administrative Duties: Serves as the chief advisor on infrastructure services related matters to the Public Works Director in order to produce top quality work that ensures exceptional service and results for the community;
Provides vision and leadership within the County, for the divisions overseen, and for all infrastructure services support matters;
Responsible for all administrative, and department operations; selects, assigns, supervises, trains, motivates, evaluates, disciplines, and delegates the duties and work of assigned professional, technical and administrative support staff; provides management, administration, organizational leadership, and team building; works with staff to identify and correct performance challenges; issues termination of department employees when necessary;
Assists in the development of the County strategic plan, provides regular evaluation and reporting of progress at the department level, and recommends modifications to the Public Works Director when necessary;
Oversees the ground maintenance of the pauper cemeteries;
Directs strategizing, planning, organizing, reviewing, designing, and evaluating of the overall operations and development of the departments and functions overseen;
Develops, recommends, directs goals and objectives be consistent with priorities, policies, procedures, protocols for all major activities of the Department; interprets plans, specifications, standards, and regulatory statutes and codes;
Delegates authority and responsibility, and schedules program work on a long-term basis; establishes standards and priorities and ensures they are maintained by others; approves selection of new employees, employee transfer/promotion, discipline, termination, performance evaluations, and personnel actions;
Maintains a highly competent staff to meet the established needs of the County; makes recommendation and implements personnel changes within County procedures;
Monitors and oversees department operations to assure that services delivered are in compliance with contract provisions, applicable laws, rules and regulations established by federal, state, and local laws and by applicable standards established by the Chief Administrator, Commissioners Court, Executive Public Works Director and the department; recommends changes in legislation, policies and methods to improve county administration and operations;
Prepares progress reports and departmental activity reports to communicate work of the department to the Chief Administrator, Commissioners Court, Executive Public Works Director, the public, and others;
Authorizes, directs and conducts managerial and operational reviews; recommends transfers, reassignments or consolidations of functions and services as are necessary and proper; directs preparation of reports and manuals and the development of work measurement standards;
Provides general administrative direction to departments overseen; mediates inter-departmental disputes; prepares, reviews and makes recommendations to the Public Works Director on Commissioners Court agenda items;
Represents the department in Commissioners Court and makes presentations and recommendations to the Court; represents the department and/or county with customers and media; works with and makes presentations to elected county officials, county departments, state and municipal officials, citizen groups and other policy-making entities;
Establishes and maintains effective public relations in a complex environment involving technical and non-technical personnel; responds to inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the professional community; responds to, analyzes and resolves difficult inquiries, grievances, or complaints; works with the Chief Administrator, Commissioners Court, the Executive Public Works Director, citizen groups, department staff and other county staff to establish priorities and set schedules and budgets for timely completion of department projects;
Prepares, presents and administers budget submissions for the Department; oversees budget allocations and expenditures for the Department, and reports discrepancies to the Public Works Director;
Works with the Purchasing Department and provides input and makes recommendations to the Chief Administrator, Commissioners Court, and the Public Works Director and departments, on best alternatives for awarding contracts to competing contractors; negotiates and oversees contracts as assigned; and
Serves as a professional technical advisor on department related matters to the Chief Administrator , Commissioners Court, the Executive Public Works Director, and on committees both within and outside of the organization.
Substantive Infrastructure Services Department Duties: Creates master plans for infrastructure to meet long-range community needs by working with Planning and Development Department.
Plans, directs, and coordinates, through subordinate-level staff, the department work plan; meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; and reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures;
Directs development and updating of standard operating procedures for the Public Works division;
Implements, coordinates and evaluates timely, reliable and economical execution of department functions within available resources;
Oversees the design and specification preparation for road and bridges, and water system construction projects awarded to outside contractors, and coordinates such projects for the County that involve the different divisions of the Infrastructure Division;
Strategizes and implements short and long term plans to ensure public works infrastructure meets community needs and provides quality of life, including but not limited to roads and bridges, water and wastewater systems, airport maintenance, community development standards, physical assets, and other infrastructure;
Directs and provides recommendations for Capital Construction projects for the County dealing with roads and bridges, water and waste water systems, and airport maintenance involving costs ranging from several thousand to multi-million dollar projects;
Reviews and approves County construction and renovation quality reviewing departmental activities, maintenance schedules, paving programs and planning for future road construction programs and advising other County departments and elected officials;
Reviews and studies surveys, designs and construction time, labor and cost estimates and consultant and contractor bids on proposals to construct county roads and bridges, water and wastewater systems, right-of-ways and easements;
Directs the operation, maintenance, and expansion of the East Montana water system that serves a large and growing customer base; responds to any incident involving damage, replacement to water lines, pump station, meter boxes, and elevated water storage tank; is familiar with the water system layout, restrictions, and requirements; coordinates with El Paso Water Utilities for service installation of water meters and line extensions;
Oversees water systems, and wastewater plans and ensures long term feasibility, stability, and structure of system; and coordinates with other entities regarding system;
Oversees the maintenance related to storm water/MS4 requirements;
Administers and enforces the County On-Site Sewage and Environmental regulations; coordinates with County Attorney's office on enforcement issues, questions; assures that septic tank installers and inspectors are current with all State of Texas certifications;
Works with the Airport Operator to ensure ground maintenance meets FAA/TxDOT Aviation regulations;
Monitors complaints to the County about contracted provider services (e.g. trash collection) and ensures that they are addressed by the contractor; prepares and assists in the bidding out of these services for the residents of the County;
Oversees preparation of statements of work technical specifications and grant applications;
Recommends, develops, and administers the County's paving program;
Oversees the County's graffiti wipe-out programs and environmental cleanups and county beautification efforts;
Reviews and interprets current and proposed legislation and regulations in conjunction with County legal staff;
Confers with governmental funding agencies on future or ongoing construction projects;
Participates in the development of and makes recommendations on the annual Capital Improvements Program (CIP); recommends capital equipment expenditures;
Ensures department keeps updated records such as codes, ordinances, legal documentation, purchase requisitions and other transactions;
Communicates to and serves as the liaison with citizens, civic groups, consultants, utilities, planning commissions and regulatory agencies; the department's services and rules for solving operating problems and rectifying complaints;
Collaborates with other Public Works Divisions on various operational projects and determines programming limitations on landscape, maintenance requirements after events, cost estimates for damage and replanting, scheduling, etc.;
Implements Infrastructure Services Department Directives: preparing and presenting comprehensive ad hoc and recurring reports, charts and recommendations about programs and projects with in-depth technical, statistical and cost estimates and results analyses for County officials and executives, and other jurisdictions and agencies;
Schedules and implements an annual training program for department personnel;
Ensures annual audits of maintenance warehouse activities are conducted and recommends additions/corrections to programs;
Oversees and maintains EPA standards; responds and implements necessary corrections for environmental notices of violations resulting from performance of division activities;
Performs complex studies, analysis, designs, technical research, calculations, computations, and prepares estimates, plans, and reports;
Manages and prioritizes programs, projects, and activities;
Oversees the distribution of all equipment and labor;
Substitutes, if assigned, for staff during temporary absences by performing delegated duties sufficient to maintain continuity of normal operations;
Ensures that all records, including but not limited to, purchase orders, work orders, time sheets, etc., are maintained according to departmental policy;
Provides administrative support for the planning and preparation of grant applications;
Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field; develops more efficient methods; develops managerial talent in the staff; evaluates personnel and organizational structure; acts as chief contact between community events and those outside the department;
As directed may serve as an alternate County Emergency Operations Center Supervisor for the City-County Emergency Preparedness Plan;
Commits self to providing excellent customer service and demonstrate commitment through cooperative team and individual efforts; and
Creates a high quality work culture through participation in and emphasis on training and mentoring to develop leadership, management, and technical skills in self and all employees, including safety related training and skills.
Other Important Duties* Performs such other related duties as may be assigned, or in the absence of the Executive Public Works Director;
Subject to emergency calls;
Maintains a safe and healthy work place environment;
Occasional travel; and
Be available by telephone to respond to work beyond standard workday or workweek hours as necessary.
As members of the County of El Paso Emergency Response System, all El Paso County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to train on emergency response and/or perform certain emergency services at the direction of their supervisor.
The Infrastructure Director, under general direction and supervision of the Executive Public Works Director, provides direct oversight of all planning, directing, managing and oversight of the technical and administrative day to day activities and operations of the Road and Bridge division, East Montana Water System, On-Site Sewage, Fabens Airport, Maintenance, and Graffiti program. The incumbent plays a fundamental role in the development and coordination of all program activities related to infrastructure for the entire County of El Paso and is responsible for quality work output by all divisions.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Civil Engineering or industry related field and ten (10) years of professional civil engineer experience, including five (5) years of supervisory or management experience, public sector and in the design and construction of infrastructure with diverse operations.
Or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Certificates and Licenses Required Must have or obtain by date of hire a valid driver's license applicable to job responsibilities, with a driving record acceptable to the County of El Paso.
Preferred: Licensed Engineer Certification as a TxCDBG Administrator
DEADLINE TO APPLY:FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary negotiable dependent upon qualifications
About County of El Paso, Texas
The County of El Paso was established in 1850 and is the local government authority responsible for the health, protection and welfare of area residents. The County’s mission is building on our legacy, illuminating innovation, succeeding beyond borders. The priorities are Health, Welfare & Quality of Life, Administration, Justice, Mobility, Community and Economic Development, Infrastructure, and Public Safety.