Operations Manager

  • City of Buckeye, AZ
  • Buckeye, Arizona
  • Jul 10, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management
  • Salary: $3,160.80 - $4,741.60 Biweekly

Job Description


Under general supervision, the Operations Manager directs the work of facilities maintenance and services, streets maintenance, grounds maintenance, real estate management, and public safety concerns in accordance with City regulations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
  • Direct the work of facilities and streets operations, GIS operations and oversee the contractual obligations of custodial services.
  • Assume accountability for the success of those activities.
  • Provide leadership, direction and guidance in technical processes and procedures; schedules, plans, prioritizes, assigns and coordinates tasks and projects; trains and coaches staff; monitors work, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance.
  • Direct the development, expenditure and monitoring of budget; studies operating cost records; makes corrections to problems; advises on future system improvements; analyzes and provides recommendation for future budget requirements.
  • Determine goals and develop plans for a production or maintenance division independently of or jointly with management.
  • Identify resource needs, the allocation of such needs, and ensure their effective use.
  • Make or recommend organizational changes that have considerable impact, such as those involving basic structure, operating cost, and key positions.
  • Coordinate program efforts with other internal activities or with the activities of other agencies.
  • Assess the impact of the department's programs on other parts of the agency including those in other production or maintenance organizations, in other government entities, and in the private sector.
  • Set policy for the department in such areas as determining program emphases and operating guidelines.
  • Understand and communicate agency policies and priorities throughout the divisions managed.
  • Deal with general human resources management policy matters affecting the entire department, with personnel actions affecting key employees, or other staffing actions having significant impacts.
  • Delegate authority to subordinate supervisors and hold them responsible for the performance of their crews.
  • Respond to public safety concerns in concert with the City Fire Department and Police Department and participate fully in the City's Public Safety Executive Partnership.
  • Assist with the management of Improvement Districts.
  • Administer, negotiate and manage real estate lease contracts for city-owned facilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration, Engineering or Facilities Management and four (4) years of experience in Public Works management, or equivalent education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • City policies and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of Asset Management in the management of real estate management, facilities management and construction/maintenance trades.
  • Knowledge of, and skill in applying, a comprehensive range of principles, concepts, and practices concerning equipment, facility, or service operations with complicated technical requirements that have no clear precedent or plan such as:
    • specialized vehicular and civil engineering equipment in City use;
    • streets, grounds, custodial and facility maintenance operations; or
    • historic buildings, recreation facilities, community parks and airports sufficient to oversee and implement a program involving the identification and resolution of difficult issues or problems such as:
    • determining equipment, facility, or service deficiencies and appropriate resolutions;
    • developing maintenance concepts, including forecasting usage rates, and establishing initial repair and replacement factors;
    • analyzing facility and equipment requirements against customer needs;
    • preparing budgets based on plans for maintenance, repair work, new construction, alteration projects, replacement of existing equipment, or increase in services;
    • maintenance, service, or airport capability against customer requests; and
  • Knowledge of, and skill in applying, the full range of principles, concepts, and methods of facility operations and material requirements sufficient to:
    • conduct surveys;
    • coordinate the utilization of buildings, utilities, and storage operations;
    • coordinate the location of furniture, equipment, materials, tools, chemical solvents, and flammable materials;
  • Principles and practices of public works and capital improvement project planning.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management.
  • Public Safety principles including the ability to work well with police and fire department personnel
Skill in:
  • Real estate management
  • Budget preparation and management.
  • Setting priorities, planning, assigning, training and supervising the work of others.
  • Detecting substandard materials and workmanship.
  • Working under pressure and establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with employees, officials, other agencies and the general public.
  • Effective oral and written communication.

Ability to:
  • Consider a broad spectrum of factors when making decisions (or recommendations to management) including such matters as public relations, labor-management relations, and the effect on other departments.

Additional Information:
Special Requirements: Possession of a Valid Arizona Driver's License. National Incident Management System (NIMS) certification within 90 days of hire. Certification as Certified Public Works Professional - Manager (CPWP-M) is required within one year of hire.

Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work is performed outdoors and in standard office environment.
Reports To: Public Works Director
Supervision Exercised: Streets Maintenance Division, Facilities Maintenance Division and Geographic Information Systems Services staff

Please read below as it references the following supplemental questions:
The City of Buckeye, Arizona, is the fastest growing city in the Unites States right now. The Public Works Operations Manager is a senior level manager that reports to the Public Works Director and is responsible for many aspects of Public Works operations that affect the City as a whole. The following supplemental questions are designed to ensure that those selected for an interview are minimally qualified to enter into this position.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous