Public Works Director

City of Port St. Lucie, FL

Job Details

  • Job Function: Public Works Director
  • Salary: $98,682 - $152,957. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 179,413
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  • Where: 121 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34984
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Feb 1 2018


A highly responsible managerial position, under the direction of the City Manager or designee, in directing the operations of the Public Works Department. The focus for this position is on the administration of the department as a whole more than the technical aspects of the work, with a strategic management/performance-based approach. Work in
this class requires the employee to work effectively with elected and appointed officials, department directors, private consultants and contractors, other employees and the general public. Work is reviewed by the City Manager in conferences with the employee, through progress reports, and evaluation of attainment of goals and objectives.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following talents:

Sense of Urgency: Must be able to motivate staff to take immediate and earnest action.

Vision for the Future: Must be able to project long-term while keeping in-line with the City Council's strategic plan.

Proactive: Must be able to recognize potential problems and take action to ensure the problem is mitigated.

System Oriented: Establish systems within the department that facilitate
accomplishment of department goals.

Customer Service Driven: One of the city values is customer service; all decisions should be made with the customer's interest at heart.

Understanding/Developing Standards: Must be able to understand, develop, establish, maintain and improve standards within the city infrastructure.

A commitment to team based management.

Education and/or Training:
Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited four-year college or university in Civil Engineering or related field. Master's degree (M.A. or M.S.) degree preferred. Ten (10) years of experience in public administration, management, and civil engineering. Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License and maintenance of a clean driving history.
Licensed with the Florida Board of Professional Engineers preferred. Advanced Maintenance of Traffic Certificate. Six Sigma Certification preferred.
A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Additional Information

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