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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:D8014

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is complex, professional administrative work in the County's Public Works Department.

 

Work involves responsibility for administration of a variety of divisions, offices, or specialized sections of the County governmental operations such as highway, building and seaport construction, traffic engineering, highway and bridge maintenance, facilities maintenance, water treatment and supply, and waste and recycling management. Responsibilities require an extensive knowledge of the operation of the County governmental system and its financial structure. Assignments are received in both specific and general terms with wide latitude for determining methods and procedures. Work is subject to review by the CountyAdministrator for determining adherence to the County's established ordinances, rules, and administrative regulations.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

 

Directs operations of the County's Public Works Department.

 

Prepares proposed and final budgets for the department for presentation to budget committees, the County Administrator, and the County Commission.

 

Exercises primary operational and administrative control over a specified group of divisions, offices, and sections of the County's governmental operations.

 

Coordinates the activities of the department and its subdivisions with other County departments; and when necessary, with comparable organizations in other public and private jurisdictions.

 

Recommends and implements organizational and administrative changes.

 

Reviews existing organizational patterns, work relationships, space, equipment, and manpower utilization; promotes effective operations through standardization, improvement, simplification and installation of new operating systems.

 

Performs related work as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

 

Extensive knowledge of the principles of management and engineering as well as their application to the administration of governmental affairs.

 

Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration.

 

Thorough knowledge of basic budgetary principles and procedures.

 

Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting departmental policies and procedures.

 

Ability to initiate and install administrative programs and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.

 

Ability to direct the operation of assigned county divisions and programs.

 

Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions.

 

Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, orally and in writing.

 

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

 

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably supplemented by graduate or specialized training and nine (9) years progressively responsible experience in public administration or related field including five (5) years in an executive or highly responsible administrative capacity; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Bargaining Unit:                                                  Unrepresented
FLSA Status:                                                       Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification:                             Yes
Class Spec. Estab./Revised:                             E 01/1991    R 01/2009  


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