Manages the operational, financial, and personnel activities of the Streets & Traffic Engineering division. Supervises the maintenance and repair of the City’s street system, traffic signs, pavement markings, traffic signals and roadway lighting. Street maintenance and repair includes items such as pothole patching, crack sealing, alley grading and repairs, storm sewer intake cleaning and repairs, pavement removal and replacement, street sweeping, leaf collection, and snow plowing. Directly supervises over twenty-five employees including subordinate supervisors with help from the Assistant Superintendent of Streets & Traffic Engineering. Prepares and administers the annual budget. Monitors expenditures during the year and makes recommendations for budget modifications or additional funds. Plans, coordinates and administers repair and maintenance of streets; street maintenance includes work on streets, sidewalks, alleys, signs, traffic control systems, public creek channels, storm sewers, box culverts and minor bridge maintenance. Supervises and reviews work and evaluates performance of Streets and Traffic Engineering field staff. Plans, prepares and directs the Streets division’s response to adverse weather events such as winter storms, flash flooding and large scale river flooding. Serves a role in National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) when assigned. Assures compliance with local, state and federal laws, regulations and standards. Responds to requests, questions and complaints from the general public regarding street maintenance, repair and customer service. Works with Assistant Superintendent of Streets & Traffic Engineering to prepare daily job assignments. Coordinates the activities of the Streets division with Engineering division staff to assist with asset management programs such as pavement maintenance and bridge maintenance. Directs and coordinates the activities of the Streets division staff to assist other City departments and divisions with the implementation of construction/maintenance/repair related activities or as otherwise required. Responds to public complaints and requests for services. Approves all purchase requests. Responsible for division safety and safety policies. Responsible for staff training, development and continuing education. Meets with other departments and organizations to coordinate work. Signs time records, payroll change forms and evaluation papers. Meets with various vendors. Plans and oversees maintenance activities for street system, prioritizes repairs for intermediate and long-term planning. Coordinates with Engineering on in-house and contracted work. Drafts and revises policies such as snow removal policy, leaf removal policy and street sweeping policy. Researches materials and assists with bidding process. Develops bid specifications for equipment, supplies and contracts. Assists with long-term capital project planning for streets, traffic control systems, bridges and storm water systems. Serves as acting Public Works Director when assigned. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Minimum education, experience and certification
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body required. Seven years’ experience in infrastructure operations and maintenance, construction, construction inspection, design or related field required. Five years supervision experience required. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with pavement management systems and snow and ice control operations preferred. FEMA Emergency Management Institute Courses: IS-100.PWb, IS-700.a, IS-800.b, ICS-300 and ICS-400 preferred. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check.
Application deadline is Friday, September 22, 2017. To apply, please use the link to the City’s Self Services website at www.icgov.org/jobs and complete the City of Iowa City online employment application.
To comply with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired will be required to provide verification of identity and employment eligibility per provisions of the Act.
The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Iowa City is a supporter of the National Career Readiness Certificate
Employing approximately 600 permanent employees and 400 temporary and seasonal employees, the City of Iowa City provides a full range of services including police and fire protection, construction and maintenance of roads, streets and infrastructure, inspection and licensing functions, solid waste collection and recycling services which include the operation of a landfill serving all of Johnson Co...unty, a municipal airport, library, recreational activities and cultural events. The City owns and operates its water supply and distribution system and sewage collection and treatment system with secondary treatment also provided. The City operates a municipal off-street and on-street parking system in the downtown area. The City also operates a transit system. The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering competitive wages and an excellent benefits package for eligible positions."