Assistant Public Works Director

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Nov 13, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Public Works
  • Salary: $131,352.00 - $159,910.40 Annually USD

Job Description

Examples of Duties
Please Note: The Assistant Public Works Director is an at-will class and serves at the pleasure of the Director of Public Works.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assists the Public Works Director in the overall planning, assigning and directing of the County Public Works Department Divisions.
  • Formulates long range forecasts of public works requirements and develops appropriate plans.
  • Supervises the activities of various divisions by giving directions, interpreting policies and procedures, reviewing and evaluating the work of subordinates, and establishing priorities.
  • Assists in directing the internal administration of department activities and develops appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Directs a system of internal fiscal accounting, reporting and control.
  • May represent the Public Works Department with other County departments, other agencies, and at public meetings, hearings and related functions.


Assistant Director-Roads in addition to assisting with the direction of other County Public Works Department Divisions, the Assistant Director-Roads has responsibility to direct the work of the Road Division of the Public Works Department which includes road design, construction, maintenance, pavement management system, storm drainage and traffic, contract development and administration, land development reviews, acquisition and maintenance of heavy equipment, budgeting and right of way acquisition. Assists in reviewing and processing all vacating of roads and road name changes.
Minimum Qualifications
Experience:
Six (6) years of increasingly responsible public works, construction or development related experience, including at least four (4) years of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity in a public works or similar organization.

Education:
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university.

License:
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

Desirable:
Possess and maintain a valid certificate of registration as a civil engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is highly desired.
Essential Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Perform effectively as Director in their absence.
  • Effectively perform as assisting in executive management over the Department of Public Works.
  • Effectively serve as assisting as Road Commissioner.
  • Assist in the management of the County's Capital Improvement Program.
  • Provide administrative and engineering oversight to construction projects for other government agencies.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
  • Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, develop appropriate conclusions, and prepare reports.
  • Meet deadlines under stressful conditions.
  • Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.
  • Represent the County with the community and other agencies.
  • Administer a budget, personnel and programs.
  • Make presentations to the Board of Supervisors and other groups.
  • Train, evaluate and supervise staff.
  • Operate a motor vehicle.
  • Frequent operation of a data entry device and repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Frequent use of hand/eye coordination.
  • Sit, stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Occasionally standing, pushing, pulling, bending and squatting to pick up or move objects.
  • Occasionally lift and move objects weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.
Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of Civil Engineering as applied to Public Works design, construction and maintenance.
  • Principles of materials, equipment and methods used in design, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, buildings and water, sewer and storm drainage systems.
  • Principles of administration of a large scale public agency including budgeting, organization, supervision and training.
  • Legal, financial and public relations problems related to public works programs.
  • State and local laws relating to land surveying and subdividing.
  • Practices and principles of heavy equipment, maintenance and acquisition programs.
  • Traffic and safety factors involved in road design and maintenance.
  • Federal and local laws relating to County Roads highway funding, administration, and design; and construction administration relating to the Public Contract Code
Ability to:
  • Plan, organize and direct the activities of a large organization.
  • Establish effective relationships with representatives of other agencies, contractors, County Officials and the general public.
  • Present concise reports both orally and in writing.


ALLOWANCES
EXPENSE ALLOWANCE

$100 per month expense allowance.

HOLIDAYS & LEAVES

MANAGEMENT LEAVE

96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).

VACATION
10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours). Optional annual sell back of a portion of accumulated vacation leave hours (maximum - 40 hours).

SICK LEAVE
.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.

HOLIDAYS
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE
Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.

INSURANCE
HEALTH INSURANCE

County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.

County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.

DISABILITY INSURANCE

Management Disability Plan includes a comprehensive Short/Long Term Disability plan paid for by the County.

LIFE INSURANCE
$80,000 County-paid Management Life Insurance coverage. $5,000 County-paid Life Insurance coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.

RETIREMENT
DEFERRED COMPENSATION

The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.

EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.

MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION


The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)


MHNEAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.

For more information log on to members.mhn.com.


EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS

The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.

For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682.


Job Address

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