City of Pearland, TX
  • 03-Jun-2013 to 21-Jun-2013 (CST)
  • Public Works - Administration
  • Pearland, TX, USA
  • $65K to $71K DOQ
  • Full Time
  • Exempt

The City of Pearland offers an excellent benefits package including a voluntary ICMA 457 deferred compensation program, as well as membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays a portion of the medical premium for employees and dependants.

Job  Summary:    Position is responsible for overseeing the Fleet; Water and Sewer Line Maintenance; Construction; Streets and Drainage; Water Production; Wastewater Treatment; Lift Stations; Traffic Operations; and GIS divisions. Also responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Also includes establishing department goals and budgets and maintaining the overall programs within regulatory compliance. Represents Public Works frequently with other City departments, outside governmental agencies and the public.

Supervisory Functions:   Receives administrative direction from the Director of Public Works and exercises direct supervision over assigned professional, technical and clerical staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Essential Functions:
Regular and timely attendance at work.

Create department budget.

Review daily operations and resolve problems.

Advise and direct subordinate staff.

Establish departmental goals, priorities, policies, and objectives.

Plans, organizes, schedules, administers, reviews and evaluates the works of subordinate professional, technical, support and operational staff where present, through subordinate supervisors and lead workers.

Communicate with Director and other city departments.

Review designs and specifications for construction.
Fulfills the role of Director in the Director's absence.

Assists in the development of Standard Operating Procedures within areas of responsibility.

Monitors and stays abreast of technological, legal, and operational changes that affect activities and work processes of assigned divisions; makes recommendations, develops and carries out improvements to the department to meet changing mission parameters and requirements.

Keeps Director and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new and/or improved ways of addressing such problems.

Prioritizes and allocates available resources; reviews and evaluates service delivery, makes recommendations for and executes changes in operations to ensure maximum effective service provisions.

Performs complex administrative duties requiring oversight, attention to detail and analysis; performs strategic planning and financial analysis, including preparation of budgets to include staffing and operational needs.

May provide staff support to commissions, committees and task forces, including preparation of Council information letters, fact sheets, maps, and making presentations for City Council meetings.

Responds to inquiries from citizens, City Manager's Office, City Council Members, and co-workers, in a courteous, competent, and timely manner.

Respond to personnel issues.

Monitor department budgets and performance.

Prepare memos and reports on specific issues.

Handle customer complaints that cannot be resolved by subordinate staff.

Communicate with other governmental entities.

Create or edit most of departmental communications with other city departments or outside entities.

Contribute to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Licenses:
Bachelor of Science Degree related field is required.      Registered Professional Engineer preferred.

Five (5) years increasingly responsible professional and supervisory experience, preferably with a municipality or governmental agency.

TCEQ Wastewater Treatment Operator; TCEQ Water Treatment Operator preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to read and interpret engineering design plans for the purpose of ensuring the plans meet the City's design and construction standards.

Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry; Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Must be able to read, interpret and analyze comprehensive and technical reports and written materials such as ordinances, codes, laws, policy and procedure, and other sources of information.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Skilled in the use of measuring devices.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with architects, contractors, developers, owners, supervisors, employees, and the general public.

Ability to make mathematical calculations.

Working knowledge of personal computers.

Ability to operate a personal computer, telephone, copier, fax machine.

Physical Demands:   The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

Work Environment:    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions in the inspection of various land use developments and constructions sites. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
City of Pearland, TX


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