The Director of Public Works reports directly to the Assistant City Manager and is a valued member of the City’s Executive Team. The Director is responsible for the operation, planning, administration, financial management and inter-governmental relations for Public Works activities.
The position also oversees asset and infrastructure management, serves as departmental liaison with City boards/commissions, City Council and citizens, and provides professional services by interfacing with other City employees and citizens.
The Director is responsible for strategic planning with a focus on long-term goals and objectives for the department. This includes establishing criteria for project scheduling and prioritization to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of public works operations. The position develops and analyzes departmental policies by working with Public Works division managers, implementing those policies and providing oversight on their adoption and efficiency.
Staff training and professional development are essential organizational strategies. The Director will ensure all required licensing, certifications and training is identified, maintained and encouraged.
The Director attends City Council Meetings and Workshops, participates in community events and outreach programs, fosters a culture of wellness in the department as part of the City's Wellness Program, and is an active participant of the organization.