Colorado Springs, with an estimated population of 464,475, occupies 195 square miles at the base of majestic Pikes Peak – America's Mountain and enjoys nearly 300 days of sunshine per year. Colorado Springs is the state's largest city in terms of area and second to Denver in population. Colorado Springs is home to several military establishments, including the Air Force Academy, many colleges and universities, the United States Olympic Committee Headquarters, and over 40 different sports organizations. It is the future home of two stadiums and the Olympic Museum. Colorado Springs is a thriving city with over 30 Fortune 500 companies and a leader in the aerospace and defense industries. It also has a diverse collection of non-profit organizations and businesses with a large number of tourist attractions.
The City of Colorado Springs, which is among the community's largest employers, is organized as a home rule Council-Mayor form of municipal government with a popularly elected Mayor and nine council members.
In this at-will position, under the direction of the Director of Public Works, you will manage the public infrastructure in accordance with city, state, and federal laws and manage the Public Works and Engineering functions. This is accomplished by planning, organizing, and developing strategies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the department.
Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:
Manage and oversee by developing the vision, goals, objectives, priorities, and policies
Create an organizational structure that ensures efficient use of limited resources
Manage and oversee the City Engineering Division and the Engineering Development Review Division by developing and implementing structure and goals
Foster cooperative relationships with citizen groups and other agencies
Present information to City Council and other City leadership
Monitor and improve effectiveness of service delivery methods
Plan and direct the work plan for staff
Manage critical capital projects and oversee the implementation of capital programs, maintenance of infrastructure, permit compliance, and development review
Assist with developing and implementing the Public Works department budget; monitor on-going budget expenditures
Lead development activities
Supervise the installation of public improvements; ensure proposed improvements are consistent with regulations
Oversee the Public Works team of managers
Act as Public Works Director in their absence
We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:
Familiarity with all facets of municipal government infrastructure, including Transportation, Bridges, Maintenance, Stormwater, and Development Review
Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration
Understanding of principles and practices of civil engineering and transportation planning
Methods and techniques of highway and street maintenance
Construction management, standards, specifications, and project delivery
Pertinent Federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
Collaborate with different stakeholders in a political environment
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Manage and supervise the City's engineering needs and activities
Establish and enforce standards and specifications for the construction of all public improvements in the City
Address public health, safety, and welfare concerns
Successful candidate will have:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a related field
Seven years of full-time professional public works project management or civil engineering experience involving public works projects, including five years of supervisory and management experience.
Possess and maintain a valid, non-probationary Colorado driver's license not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug violations or pending charges
Current registration as a Licensed PE (Professional Engineer) in the State of Colorado
Ideal candidates will also demonstrate:
Ten years of full-time professional public works project management or civil engineering experience involving public works projects
Seven years of supervisory and management experience
Experience working in a municipal government setting
Supervision Exercised: In this position, you will manage and monitor work performance by directing subordinate supervisors, including making final decisions on hiring and disciplinary actions, evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, and realigning work and staffing assignments, as needed.
Fiscal Responsibility: This position will prepare accounting, budget, employment actions, purchasing documents; and complete research to justify language used in documents for the department. You may recommend budget allocations.
Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Computer, printer, copier, telephone, and standard office equipment.
Specialized Computer Equipment and Software: Microsoft Office.
On-call availability and long work hours (including evenings, weekends, and holidays) during real-world emergencies are required.
Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 20 pounds occasionally, 10 pounds frequently, and walking or standing to a significant degree.
Environmental Conditions Primary Work Environment - Office and field environment Extreme Temperature - Seasonally Wetness and Humidity - Seasonally Respiratory Hazards - Seasonally Noise and Vibrations - Seasonally Physical Hazards - Seasonally Mechanical and/or Electrical Hazards - Rarely Exposure to Communicable Diseases - Rarely
This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.
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