Public Works Director

City of Haines City, FL

Job Details

  • Job Function: Public Works Director
  • Salary: $75,900 - $106,895.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 20,535
  • Where: 620 E Main Stn, Haines City, FL
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Aug 15 2018

Deadline: Aug 31 2018



Directs and oversees the Public Works Department consisting of the Administration, Transportation (Streets), Stormwater, Sanitation (Solid Waste), Fleet Maintenance, and GIS and Engineering operations of the City. Directs Department activities through the development and oversight of program design and implementation, contract management, polices and directives, budgets, and goals and objectives to ensure the integrity of the City's thoroughfare and/or rights-of-way infrastructure, refuse collection, water resources and fleet management. Serves as the City Engineer, Floodplain Administrator and Public Works Administrator.


Directs and oversees the Transportation (Streets) Division through planning, design, construction and maintenance of streets and right-of-way. Responsible to ensure roadway traversing and traffic control devices promote safety and efficiency. Directs and oversees impact studies related to current needs and future growth, to include but not limited to residential, commercial and industrial growth, and/or traffic control. Responsible for plan review and approval.

Directs and oversees the Stormwater Division to ensure reliable, safe, high-quality and cost-effective measures to ensure watershed protection and minimize its impact to property, lakes, springs and streams.
Directs and oversees the Sanitation (Solid Waste) contract to ensure safe, efficient and effective collection methods of pick-up and disposal for both residential, commercial and industrial customers. Plans and directs the City's on-going efforts to reduce solid waste through the design and promotion of appropriate recycling initiatives.

Directs and oversees the Fleet Maintenance Division to ensure reliable, safe, high-quality and cost-effective measures are generated through this internal service.

Directs and oversees the preparation and administration of the Public Works' annual budget. Responsible for forecasting expenditures necessary and required to complete Departmental projects; the procurement of goods and services; and Personnel costs related to selection, training and development. Directs and oversees the selection and retention of Department Personnel, to include training and development initiatives.

Provides staff assistance to the City Manager by preparing and presenting department and project related reports during Staff, City Commission, Lakes Advisory Board and other City related meetings.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Required knowledge and experience is normally obtained through the completion of an advanced education from an accredited educational institution of higher learning resulting in a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, and at least ten (10) years of management and project work related experience in Civil Engineering or related field are required. Five (5) years supervisory experience is required.

Government work related experience and a Professional Engineer License in the State of Florida (Civil) are required.

Master's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field preferred.
Work requires the ability to read letters, memos, contracts, professional and industry literature, and spreadsheets and other job related analysis.
Work requires the ability to write letters, memos, and contracts.
Work requires the ability to understand and develop computer models for cost analysis and compose financial and budgetary reports.
Work requires substantial independent judgment and decision-making. Must be able to monitor and assess operations, workload, projects, and staff performance.

Work is widely varied, involving analyzing and evaluating many complex and significant variables.

Organization-wide policies, procedures, or precedents may be developed and/or recommended.

Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
Should be competent in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point software, and familiarity with Auto CAD.

Must be able to research, compile and analyze data, and then present findings to the City Commission and City Manager in an acceptable format.

Ability to learn and remain up-to-date on Federal, State and City applicable regulations, best practices and policies affecting department activities.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, other federal, state and local governmental representatives, contractors, consultants, vendors, media and the general public is essential.


Must possess a Valid Florida Class E driver license.

Must pass applicable pre-employment testing and background and credit checks.


This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk Count