Classification: Road and Bridge Director
Department: Road and Bridge
Pay Grade: 111
Salary Range: $65,910.00 - $82,312.00 Annually
Reports to: Public Works Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Apply At: Applications will be accepted until filled. Application and job description can be obtained from the Human Resources Department located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 5, Yulee, Florida 32097, Telephone (904) 530-6075 or Fax (904) 321-5797, or at www.nassaucountyfl.com. Drug Free Workplace. This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference in accordance with applicable laws.
Under limited supervision, plans, organizes and supervises the work of department personnel engaged in the construction, maintenance and repair of roads, bridges, right-of-ways, drainage facilities and fleet management. Ensures compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations and standards of quality and safety. Remains on-call twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week, for emergencies as needed.
- Supervises the work of department personnel engaged in the construction, maintenance and repair of roads and bridges, clearing of right-of-ways, building and maintaining drainage structures, concrete and asphalt pavements, roadway markings, signage and fleet management to include scheduling, instructing, planning and assigning work, reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems, offering training, advice and assistance, completing performance evaluations, and recommending employee transfers, promotions, discipline and discharge.
- Develops and implements policies, programs and activities that are in the best interest of the County and that are directed toward increased efficiency, productivity, safety, quality and price as it pertains to the inventory and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
- Ensures that work activities and programs of the Road & Bridge Department are efficiently coordinated with other County projects.
- Prepares and oversees the departmental budgets, to include reviewing and approving invoices for payment. Determines equipment and vehicle needs for inclusion in the Fleet Replacement Program.
- Analyzes equipment maintenance and operating costs. Recommends equipment turnover to control maintenance and operating expenses. Analyzes equipment breakdown and downtime in order to create more efficient methods of operation.
- Meets with vendors, contractors and suppliers to perform various types of tasks, to include offering guidance in solving design conflicts.
- Approves departmental payroll timely, approves and/or denies employee leave requests.
- Reviews contract documents for compliance; processes change orders as needed.
- Ensures all roads, right-of-ways and related structures are maintained within Florida Department of Transportation guidelines and County ordinances.
- Inspects work in progress for compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations, and standards of quality and safety; approves payments upon completion.
- Exercises the authority to stop work on projects as needed.
- Ensures the maintenance and repairs of County owned vehicles, heavy equipment and any other equipment assigned to the Department.
- Notifies the public of road closures.
- Assesses property damage from natural disasters.
- Maintains the departmental inventory.
- Performs survey work as required.
- Remains on call for emergencies.
- Attends training, continuing education, seminars, etc., to maintain job knowledge and skills.
- Investigates, reports and responds to major problems, deficiencies and/or citizen complaints.
- Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the Board of County Commissioners, immediate supervisor, subordinates, other County supervisors and employees, contractors, various other local/state/federal agencies, vendors and the general public.
- Prepares, processes and submits various documents, including but not limited to daily and weekly activity reports, spreadsheets, requisitions, inventory reports, personnel records, maintenance records and reports, memos, correspondence, entering computer data, etc.
- Operates a vehicle, heavy equipment and a variety of other equipment such as hand and power tools, telephone, printer, fax machine, computer, copier, calculator, two-way radio, survey instruments, etc.
- Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and leave request.
- Performs related work as required.
(These essential functions are not a complete statement of all duties required of the job. Employees will be required to perform such other related job duties as may be assigned or required.)
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field followed by ten years of progressive public works and engineering experience, the last five years of which is management experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must posses a valid State Drivers License.
- Must successfully complete Intermediate Maintenance of Traffic course and DEP Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector Training Program within twelve (12) months of starting date.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of Nassau County as they pertain to the performance of duties of the Road and Bridge Director.
• Knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of County and other governmental agencies.
• Knowledge in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.
• Ability to ensure departmental compliance with all laws and regulations and control the activities of the department through effective supervision.
• Knowledge of construction / engineering theories and practices as applied to public works road and bridge / drainage maintenance projects, fleet management functions and traffic control functions.
• Extensive knowledge of the materials and equipment used in public works construction and operations.
• Ability to plan for and direct the efficient use of supplies, equipment and personnel resources.
• Knowledge of the various permits required by local, state and federal agencies for public
• Knowledge of sound management practices and principles as related to the operation of a large Fleet Management Program to include, but not limited to a Preventative Maintenance Program.
• Works construction projects.
• Ability to thoroughly inspect work in progress for compliance with specifications, plans, and standards of quality and safely.
• Ability to ensure safety on the job site for employees and the public.
• Ability to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision.
• Ability to use independent judgment and discretion in supervising various programs including the handling of emergency situations, determining procedures, setting priorities, setting schedules, maintaining standards, planning for future County needs and resolving problems.
• Knowledge of a Preventative Maintenance Program and competitive bid program.
• Ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities.
• Ability to apply supervisory and managerial concepts and principles.
• Knowledge of administrative principles involved in developing, directing and supervising various programs and related activities.
• Ability to train, assist, motivate and supervise a diverse group of employees.
• Ability to offer instruction and advice to subordinates regarding departmental policies, methods and regulations.
• Ability to perform employee evaluations and to make recommendations based on results.
• Ability to use proper English, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
• Ability to use modern office practices and technology.
• Ability to use computers for word processing and records management.
• Ability to perform required mathematical calculations.
• Ability to compile, organize and utilize various financial information necessary in the preparation of program budgets, and knows how to prepare and monitor budgets.
• Ability to read and interpret complex / technical materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job.
• Ability to assemble and analyze information and make written reports and records in a concise, clear and effective manner.
• Ability to produce quality work despite the stress of deadlines.
• Knowledge of the terminology and various professional languages used within the department.
• Ability to maintain effective relationships with personnel of other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation.
• Ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.
• Ability to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.
• Knowledge of roadwork construction.
• Knowledge of finance and budgeting.
• Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to subordinates, supervisor, vendors, etc.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:
- Lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. (occasionally heavier weight up to 80lbs.)
- Pushing and pulling
- Climbing on ladders, on steps or on the ground
(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)
- Works inside and out of doors in various weather and environmental conditions
- Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the industry.
- Ability to work effectively despite occasional exposure to extreme weather and temperatures, wetness/humidity, machinery hazards, traffic hazards.