PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR/CITY ENGINEER
The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for a Public Works Director/City Engineer. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Under general administrative direction of the City Manager, the Public Works Director/City Engineer is responsible to plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Stormwater and Roads Division. Coordinates assigned activities with other City Departments and outside agencies; and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager. Formulates policies and coordinates activities in accordance with general policies established by the City of Sebastian City Council and by the City Manager. The Director of Public Works/City Engineer exercises supervision over all personnel in the Stormwater and Roads Departments. Responsible for the preparation and monitoring of the departments budgets; the preparation, implementation and adherence to procedures. Responsibilities also include engineering, establishing and maintaining appropriate work relationships with municipal officials, peers and subordinates, State and local organizations, and the general public. Exercises considerable independent judgment and technical expertise in order to meet objectives of each department. Responsible for various engineering functions including directing and participating in planning, design construction and contract administration. Also functions as a member of the City’s management team and participates actively in addressing issues of concern to the City which at times may not have a direct impact on their area of specialization.
Bachelor’s degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a
related field; Licensed Engineer; five to ten years of increasingly responsible experience in professional engineering and
public works, including at least five years of administrative and supervisory responsibility; or any combination of
education, experience, and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities.
Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Florida
Possess and maintain a Valid Florida Driver’s License.
Operates City Vehicles.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Ability of:
Operational characteristics, services and activities of a comprehensive engineering/public works and maintenance
Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and
Modern and complex principles and practices of engineering/public works and maintenance program development and
Contract service planning, bidding, negotiation, administration and performance evaluation.
Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes, regulations and ordinances.
Civil engineering and project principles and practices and their application to a wide variety of services including
planning, design, inspection, testing and construction.
Proper English, spelling, grammar, punctuation use, and business letter writing.
Modern office practices, procedures, methods, and equipment.
Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of supervisory, professional and technical personnel.
Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
Interpret and explain City policies and procedures.
Research, analyze and evaluate public service methods and techniques.
Delegate authority and responsibility.
Identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns and needs.
Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives and procedures.
Analyze engineering/public works requirements and policies and make recommendations for necessary revisions.
Prepare clear and concise administrative reports.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions and project consequences of proposed actions, and implement
recommendations in support of goals.
Review and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations in coordination with and under the advice of the
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Attend night and/or weekend meetings, events or activities outside normal business hours.
Travel to various sites and operate a motor vehicle safely.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-free Workplace/ADA
Applications for the Public Works Director/City Engineer are available in the Human Resources Department or can be
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