Operations Manager, Public Works

  • Clark County
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Mar 04, 2021
Full time Government

Job Description

Job Summary 

Employees in this classification manage the Roads & Parks Maintenance Division within the Department of Public Works.  This position directs personnel in traffic control projects and activities, road, parks, bridge and grounds construction, maintenance and repair; recommends goals and objectives; assists in the development of policies and procedures; assigns work activities, projects and programs; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; prepares annual and long-term budgets and control expenditures of budget funds under the supervision of the Director of Public Works; supervises and makes decisions regarding disciplinary procedures, employee selection, and all other aspects of personnel management; confers with the general public explaining laws and policies in response to requests and complaints; corresponds with public and private agencies; and consults with contractors, utility companies, public agencies and the general public regarding road use and maintenance issues. 

Education and Experience:

All combinations of education, experience, and training that demonstrate the ability to perform the work will be considered.  A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position include: 

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Civil Engineering or a related field.

Five years of progressively responsible related experience; plus three years of supervisory experience in a unionized environment preferred.

Fiscal management experience including budget preparation, grant administration, service and intergovernmental contract negotiation and administration, expenditure control and record keeping highly desirable.

Required certifications and/or licenses in specialized field desired.

A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required.

Knowledge of: The principles and practices of public sector organization and program operations; project management, including planning, scheduling, monitoring, and problem solving; principles and practices of management and supervision, including planning, staffing, training, coaching, directing, coordinating, and evaluating; methods and procedures of budget development, justification, and control; application and interpretation of County, state and federal laws and regulation relevant to the program area;  departmental policies and procedures, trends and practices within the specialized area.

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Salary Grade: M2.833 ($7,754.00 - $10,952.00) per month



M2.833 ($7,754.00 - $10,952.00) per month