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The Assistant Public Works Director receives administrative direction from the Director of Public Works/
Transportation. Exercises direct supervision over clerical, technical, professional and supervisory personnel.
May be assigned to act as the Director of Public Works/Transportation during their absence. Plans,
organizes, directs and reviews the activities and operations of the Public Works/Transportation Department
including roads, bridges, buildings & grounds, parks, cemeteries, animal shelter, airports, transportation
planning and emergency services. Coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside
agencies. The major duties of this job include:
• Manages staff; prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; disciplines, trains and evaluates staff;
counsels, coaches and instructs employees as required; develops staff skills and conducts
performance evaluations.
• Provides support, direction and coaching to subordinate employees in the areas of performance
management, problem resolution, planning and work assignments, and customer service.
• Develops, monitors, administers and implements assigned budgets; prepares special and recurring
reports, proposals and contracts; recommends and implements changes to existing policies and
procedures; Monitors and recommends cost recovery and fee adjustments.
• Directs department staff in the establishment of operational goals; provides fiscal controls by
monitoring purchasing and spending activities. Applies for and implements grant programs.
• Provides highly complex technical and administrative support to the Director of Public
Works/Transportation, County Administrative Officer, and Board of Supervisors or to outside
agencies, as assigned.
• Maintains liaison and coordinates the development and implementation of permits, plans and
projects with local, State, Federal and outside agencies and interests.
• Directs and supervises the establishment of maintenance program planning and financial evaluation;
provides oversight of maintenance techniques, service requests, complaint reviews, corrective
recommendations and operational problem solving.
• Directs and supervises capital project development, including programming, scoping and design;
conducts technical reviews of designs and monitors financial and construction aspects of projects.
• Supervises and directs project surveying, monument preservation and right of way acquisition
• Prepares, procures, and administers various professional services agreements, franchise agreements,
and capital project construction contracts.
• As appropriate, briefs the Board of Supervisors, advises the County Administrative Officer and/or
appointive boards and commissions on projects and long-range planning objectives.
• Performs related duties as assigned.


Additional Application:

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in public works/transportation administration, including two years of significant public works or construction/engineering project management experience in a large public agency. Education: Range 34: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with course work in civil engineering, construction management or scientific/technical field preferred. Range 34 + 10%: In addition to education above for Range 34 the possession of a current Professional Civil Engineer license for the state of California. Licenses and Certifications If applicable for Range 34 + 10%, the possession of a current Civil Engineer license for the State of California Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: Bachelor's
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Credit Check
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $40.60
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $49.10

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