City of Canton, Ohio
Job Title: Director of Public Service Civil
FILING DEADLING: Friday, December 22, 2017 Salary Range: $51,519 – 105,100
Performs a variety of supervisory, administrative, and complex professional work in City service activities of Public Works. Responsible for all public improvements and properties with the exception of parks and recreational areas. Responsible for Engineering.
Works under the broad policy guidance and direction of the Mayor.
Supervises the following departments: Water, Water Reclamation, Sewer Collection, Motor Vehicle, Street, Sanitation, Building Maintenance and Engineering and all service department employees.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates the administrative activities of the Service Department with other departments of the City and with outside service entities.
Issues written and oral instructions.
Studies and standardizes department policies and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
Plans, organizes, coordinates, supervises and evaluates programs, plans, services, staffing, equipment and infrastructure of the department.
Formulates short and long range plans to meet the needs in all areas of responsibility.
Oversees the development or update of the comprehensive sewer plan, comprehensive water plan, the capital improvement program, and other plans involving the municipal infrastructure.
Determines applicable codes, regulations and requirement for assigned projects.
Oversees the competency of contractors and vendors, and the selection criteria for public contracts. Oversees assigned projects to ensure contractors compliance with time and budget parameters for projects.
Develop safety training and awareness programs for all employees. Insure OSHA compliance.
Addresses the community on public service problems and studies.
Attends Council meetings and other meetings as directed by the Mayor.
City of Canton, Ohio
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Job Title: Director of Public Service
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Prepares the annual budget for the Department both operational and capital.
Responsible for collective bargaining for all departments under the Director’s authority.
Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budget funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.
Represents the City and Mayor at a wide variety of meetings, prepares reports and graphic materials and makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups, and the general public; meets with other agencies and local officials concerning the development and coordination of community and regional service plans.
Attends conferences and professional development workshops to keep abreast of current trends and developments in the field of City services.
Resolves complex and sensitive customer service issues, either personally, by telephone or in writing.
Responds to local citizens inquiring about City serviced regulations and ordinances; resolves complex disputes.
Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances.
The employee may be asked to perform other duties based on the business needs of the City.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, with a degree in public administration, finance, business administration or a closely related field; five years’ experience in public utilities, construction and general government administration; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A master’s degree or law degree is preferred.
Comprehensive knowledge of municipal services; thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of contract administration and business administration.
Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement administrative responsibilities; ability to coordinate, analyze and utilize a variety of reports and records; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Council, employees, supervisors, other agencies and the public. Must have word processing and spread sheet computer skills.
Must possess a valid State of Ohio driver’s license.