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Position Description

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Director 2 - Public Works Deputy Director
ID 3813
Pay Range Hiring Range: $99,590.40 - $134,000.00
Close Date: 3/5/21
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Working Title: Public Works Deputy Director

Location: 22211 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765

The County is seeking a collaborative leader with effective management and communication skills to serve as the Deputy Public Works Director.

The Deputy Director is a strategic thinker who ensures goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed timeframes, funding parameters and quality standards. As part of the Pinellas County Public Works team you will report to the Dep artment Director and help advance our vision to be Florida’s leading public works agency in operational sustainability, enhanced quality of life, and effective stewardship of our infrastructure and natural environment. The ideal candidate demonstrates exceptional relationship building skills and promotes open communication, inclusiveness, and teamwork within the Department, as well as with partners and community stakeholders, by creating a positive environment of trust and mutual respect.

The Deputy Public Works Director performs highly responsible administrative, technical and supervisory work coordinating day to day activities of various Divisions within the Department of Public Works. Work involves supporting the Director with short- and long-range planning, resource analysis to ensure economical and efficient use of resources, budget development and implementation, strategic planning, workforce development, and performance management. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director, but considerable independent judgment and initiative is exercised in carrying out the daily operations of the department. This position acts on behalf of the Public Works Director in his/her absence.

Pinellas County Government strives to be an employer of choice. We offer an excellent benefits package to our employees including competitive pay, health insurance and tuition reimbursement, to name just a few. Our vision is to provide a workplace where our employees are proud of their work serving Pinellas County citizens. We offer a wide variety of benefits.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $99,590.40 - $134,000.00. Relocation assistance may be offered in the form of travel assistance including airfare, hotel, and transportation to and from for the interview process.

For more detailed information about this opportunity, Pinellas County Government and the local area, download our Public Works Deputy Director Brochure.

Position Specific Qualifications

Experience – progressively responsible technical, professional, and administrative functions in directing large public works related programs such as construction, environmental management, stormwater, transportation, survey and mapping, and capital improvement project delivery that includes 4 years of direct supervisory experience.

Education – degree in engineering, planning, public administration, or a related field.

  • At least 9 years of experience as described above; or
  • Associate degree and at least 7 years of experience as described above; or
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience as described above; or
  • Master’s degree and at least 3 years of experience as described above.

Additional Requirements

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid State of Florida Driver's License upon hire with eligibility based upon evaluation of a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) driving report.
  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.

Highly Desirable

  • At least 5 years of management and leadership experience.
  • Local government experience in a public works department.

Illustrative Tasks

  • Plans, develops, organizes, supervises, and reviews the work of a supervisory, professional, operational, and clerical staff across various Divisions.
  • Supervises management employees in the assigned Divisions which includes creating goals, objectives, and accountability, developing individual Personal Development Plans and conducting performance appraisals.
  • Implements and enforces departmental rules and policies.
  • Coordinates the work assignments of the department with others in the County.
  • Directs the development and negotiation of contracts with service providers and develops performance and quality standards for same.
  • Develops an annual plan of work for the assigned areas, monitoring for results, and reporting accomplishments.
  • Assists in the preparation, review, and submittal of the operating and capital budgets for the department.
  • Seeks out and develops external funding sources.
  • Provides and initiates recommendations, presentations, and reports on department-related functions.
  • Directs, supports, and guides managers and subordinates in project development.
  • Develops general policies, in consultation with the Department Director, County leadership and other Directors, for maximum utilization of available financial resources through appropriate allocation of manpower and equipment services.
  • Represents the department through speaking engagements and presentations to the community, local organizations, and the media.
  • Provides oversight and direction in response to inquiries from the Board of County Commissioners, the media, and the public to ensure consistency with Departmental and County policies and goals.
  • Provides training and oversight of staff, including hiring, assigning work, evaluating performance, coaching, and administering discipline.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of public administration, as applied in a large public works organization.
  • Knowledge of budget and accounting principles, practices, and procedures, as applied in a large public works department.
  • Knowledge of government budgeting procedures and ability to apply this knowledge to administer and coordinate operational and capital budgets.
  • Knowledge of permitting requirements from Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest Florida Water management District, Army Corps of Engineers, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience in public works’ policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge and experience of public administration principles and practices.
  • Skill in advanced leadership techniques and practices to evaluate and determine organizational goals and objectives, maximizing effectiveness of organizational work units through staff selection and assignments.
  • Skill in team building, developing a creative vision and strong communication.
  • Ability to apply computer applications and software.
  • Ability to apply independent judgment and discretion based on knowledge of the County functional and structural organization.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with governmental agencies, public officials, private officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to exercise sound independent judgment and tact in working with people and applying and interpreting departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with county ordinances and practices.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and supervise the work of professional, technical, operational, and clerical employees.
  • Ability to present programs and ideas clearly and concisely, in writing and orally, to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to prepare written technical reports, white papers, and policy memos.
  • Ability to plan, direct, assign, instruct, review, and evaluate department personnel.
  • Ability to respond to the press and other news media.
  • Ability to work independently on complex and confidential tasks.

 

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Easy Apply: You won’t need to fill out a lengthy application with all your work history details, but we would like to see an updated and thorough resume. Below is a preview of the only experience-related questions you will be asked.

What is your minimum starting salary requirement?

Of the following, which statement matches your education and work experience?

Experience – progressively responsible technical, professional, and administrative functions in directing large public works related programs such as construction, environmental management, stormwater, transportation, survey and mapping, and capital improvement project delivery that includes 4 years of direct supervisory experience.

Education – degree in engineering, planning, public administration, or a related field.

1 = I possess at least 9 years of experience as described above.

2 = I possess an Associate degree and at least 7 years of experience as described above.

3 = I possess a Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience as described above.

4 = I possess a Master’s or higher level degree and at least 3 years of experience as described above.

5 = None of the above.

This role requires possession and maintenance of a State of Florida Driver’s License. Are you willing and able to fulfill this requirement?
No
Yes

Describe your experience in managing a large diverse public works programs as reflected in the position description.

Please describe your leadership experience in leading large teams of staff including technical and operational staff.

Please describe your experience in developing and implementing strategic plans, work plans, and performance measures related to public works programs.

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