City of Pearland, TX
  • 28-Sep-2018 to 19-Oct-2018 (CST)
  • Public Works
  • Pearland, TX, USA
  • $62,083 - $74,500
  • Salary
  • 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) with a 2:1 employer match. The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays the majority portion of the medical premium for employees and dependents.


General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to manage and oversee the day to day operations and maintenance of the City's street and sidewalk network & drainage systems assets that serve the City's residents and businesses.

This class works independently, under limited supervision, overseeing the maintenance and repair of the City's streets, sidewalk and drainage systems, in conformance with state and federal law, accomplishing projects, providing operational oversight and reporting major activities through written reports, periodic meetings, and project deliverables.

This position is also responsible for external outward communications, on behalf of the Department and Division, responding to resident requests and resolution of complaints regarding the City's street sidewalks and drainage systems.

 

Supervisory Functions

Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise crews of employees responsible for carrying out the Streets and Drainage division responsibilities.  The superintendent is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.  The position carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work, seeking measurable results; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Guides, directs, and coaches employees and models appropriate behavior.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as essential personnel and is required to remain available for immediate call-in due to natural or man-made disaster or any other event the Director of Public Works, the Assistant City Manager or City Manager deem necessary.
  • Manages the day to day maintenance operations associated with the street network for the safe travel and mobility of residents and commerce within the City including the  pavement management policy objectives such as asphalt paving operations, road sub-base and subgrade repair, concrete paving, mud jacking and concrete street panel repair and minor repairs such as patching, pothole repair and crack sealing.
  • Utilizes and updates the City's pavement management data, providing street and sidewalk maintenance scenarios and selection of candidate streets for planned asset preservation and maintenance activities.
  • Manages the day to day operations for maintenance and repair of the City's sidewalk network and pedestrian access to sidewalks such as cross walks, routes to schools and curb ramps, including compliance with Texas Accessibility Standards, and federal Americans with Disabilities Act, related regulations and guidance requirements.
  • Manages the day to day operations for the construction, maintenance and repair of the City's open drainage ditch network, underground storm sewer system and network of detention ponds, including outfalls, inlets, to be in conformance with the City's Municipal Separate Storm Water System (MS4) in order to allow for safe, positive drainage and to prevent loss of life and property for City residents.
  • Coordination with other entities regarding the street, sidewalk and drainage systems, including Texas Department of Transportation,  Brazoria Drainage District No. 4 and homeowner's associations.
  • Oversight and inspection of City contracts associated with roadway paving, crack sealing, mudjacking, sidewalk replacement and repair, and open ditch line cleaning.
  • Responsible for the Division Emergency Plan, and providing resources and support to the Public Works Emergency Preparedness Operations Plan and City Emergency Plan.   Responsible for oversight to update the plan, train and prepare division staff to respond accordingly.
  • Ensures leadership, decision making, and relationships with supervisors and employees are handled per policy and regulation.
  • Oversees recruiting hiring, development, coaching, performance appraisals and dismissal for the Streets and Drainage Division.  Responsible for onboarding of new employees to establish City expectations for excellent customer service.
  • Develops, oversees, implements and monitors the Division Budget. Coordinates with the Business Administrator to report changes, transfers, and other key budget actions.
  • Develops and updates Division Business Plan, Performance Measures and seeks current best practices for the Division, including data driven approaches.
  • Responsible for understanding the City's street network, sidewalk and drainage resources, and agreements with other entities for the provision of these services, cost and operational requirements and for maintaining working relationships with other entities as it is in the City's best interest.
  • Ensures that work orders, maintenance and improvement projects and directives are completed and tasks are completed in a timely and safe manner. Provides support for and coordinates maintenance activities as needed.
  • Ensures positive relationships with internal and external customers are maintained. 
  • Develops and implements division policy and standard operational procedures.
  • Manages contracts and costs associated with street paving and replacement, sidewalk repair and replacement, and drainage system maintenance and accomplishing the work to maintain operations and sound responsible procurement and fiscal responsibility.   
  • Oversees response to work orders, timeliness of response to citizen concerns, projects and directives to completion.
  • Works with consultants on infrastructure projects, ensuring that the requirements and needs of the City are being met in both design and construction.
  • Provides guidance, decision making, and relationships with employees are handled per policy. Accountable for all contracts for goods and services, professional services and projects are maintained within budget and per policy.   Manages the work authorization of purchases and procurement within policy. 

Additional Duties:

  • Identifies and/or resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternate solutions; works in a group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Implements policies and procedures through safety meetings and department and division discussions.
  • Reviews engineers proposed design/construction plans to ensure that specifications and standard details are to City standards.
  • Reviews construction plans and specifications, coordinates with the Engineering & Capital Projects Department and provides feedback regarding operations, material and equipment selections for stormwater detention, retention ponds or pump station projects.
  • Attends City Council meetings as needed.
  • Manages the operations and maintenance programs to meet key service outcomes specific to assigned division.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent supplemented by specialized courses/training equivalent to completion of one year of college.
  • Requires seven (7) years of job related experience and/or increasing supervisory responsibilities in the association with street, sidewalk and drainage maintenance fields, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses:

  • Texas Class C Driver's License, preferred or ability to obtain within 90 days.  
  • Asphalt, Concrete certifications or related principles of infrastructure construction training or certification.
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