Civil - Environmental, Civil - Water / Wastewater, Civil Engineering
The Deputy Public Works Director/City Engineer is under the general guidance and direction of a Department Director, performs a variety of managerial, supervisory, professional, and administrative work in planning, organizing and coordinating the overall activities of the Engineering Division which includes public street, water, sewer, storm drainage, bridge and miscellaneous public projects; engineering studies and reports; and maintenance of all public plans, maps, and plats. Also oversees Public Works development permits and inspections. This is a Non-Represented position.
A cover letter and resume must be attached to your on-line application to be considered complete. Please note that you cannot attach these items to your application after it has been submitted.
Hiring Salary Range: $9104 - $10,099 per month, plus excellent benefits. NOTE: Hiring above the salary mid-range requires Mayor's Office approval.
Our Mission: To provide superior services that support a safe, inviting, healthy environment for our residents, businesses and guests. All potential team members are evaluated on the following values: Caring –We support the diverse community we serve with compassion, empathy and kindness. Professional – We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and act with integrity and transparency. We are respectful and courteous with all. Responsive – We are timely and effective in the delivery of great customer service. We continually strive to find innovative ways to improve.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates division operations and implements policies, procedures, programs, and directives. Assists in the development of department goals, objectives, policy and procedures and the formulation of long-term development and improvement programs. Assists with ongoing strategic Planning for Public Works and the City to continue with the City's values and mission.
Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; recommends implementation of changes to Public Works Director.
Responsible for all engineering services and design work. Directs staff in the investigation, development, design, and construction of a variety of engineering projects and programs. Establishes scope of work for each project, reviews final plans and construction documents before going to City Council or designated committee for final approval.
Assists in the preparation and administration of the annual Public Works department budget, implements assigned budgeted work plans and allocates resources; participates in the forecasting of future division needs, including but not limited to equipment and cost estimates for future expansion of major programs.
Coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies. Represents the Public Works department and engineering division to other city departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive, significant and controversial issues. Represents the City at various governmental meetings, associations, commissions, and committees on engineering matters and other specific functions as assigned.
Assists the Public Works Director in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, regulations and long-range plans. Develops and implements the long-range Capital Improvement Program planning and directs and participates in design elements, verifying accuracy of final plans; ensures compliance with specifications, city, federal, and state codes and enforces construction standards and regulations related to public improvement projects, structures and systems. Applies and coordinates state and federal grants and special funds to capital projects.
Prepares and submits reports regarding division activities. Provides city-wide leadership in developing and enhancing construction methodologies; serves as a focal point and arbitrator of disputes and interpretation of engineering and construction management policies and regulations; responsible for writing city ordinances and policies related to engineering design and construction standards and ensuring all work, plans and projects completed by the department are in alignment with the established city ordinances and policies.
Provides direction, counseling, training and development, performance evaluation, and recommends discipline for subordinate employees.
Reviews, recommends, and approves plans, proposals, projects, applications and permits. Oversees the coordination of the City's franchise and license agreements for rules, rights, and fees associated with using public property for private purposes. Develop, negotiate, and coordinate all agreements through Council approval.
Supports engineering and construction requirements during emergency operations. Assists with infrastructure and utility restoration programs following incidents or emergencies.
May serve as Acting Department Director in the Director's absence.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):
Principles, practices, procedures, techniques, and equipment related to the field;
General municipal operations and structure;
English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation;
Budgeting principles and processes; and
Applicable codes, laws, City ordinances, and departmental rules and regulations.
SKILLS (position requirements at entry):
Ability to use ERSI ArcMap software
Exercising sound judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions;
Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines;
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information;
Operating personal computers and utilizing computer applications and software;
Establishing and maintaining working relationships with City personnel, outside agencies, and the general public;
Working independently with little supervision;
Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
Ability to evaluate highly complex technical reports;
Guiding, directing and motivating employees;
Developing and implementing programs, policies, and/or procedures to achieve specific goals and objectives;
Working effectively on several projects concurrently;
Ensuring compliance with and follow standard safety practices and procedures common to the departm ent; and
Analyzing and preparing plans and reports.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (Position requirements at entry):
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field, and seven years of engineering experience including five years of supervisory responsibility or an equivalent combination of education and experience to provide sufficient evidence of the successful performance of the essential elements of the job such as those listed above.
Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) within the State of Washington; if registered in another state, must obtain Washington State registration within six (6) months of hire.
A valid driver's license
Master's degree with course work in Engineering and/or Public Administration.
Local government knowledge and experience.
To perform the essential functions of the class, incumbents must be able to perform the physical activities listed on the Physical Checklist.
About CITY OF TUKWILA
The City of Tukwila is 9.6 square miles of opportunity and a dynamic place to work. The population is 19,765. Tukwila shares borders with the cities of Seattle, Renton, SeaTac, Burien, and Kent. Its central location lies in the heart of the Puget Sound region, sitting 12 miles south of downtown Seattle, 17 miles north of downtown Tacoma, and just east of SeaTac Airport. Tukwila is easily accessed by I-5 and I-405 or via either of Tukwila's two train stations: The Sounder Station, or the Sound Transit Light Rail Station.
The City of Tukwila has approximately 3,000 active business licenses, $2 billion in taxable retail activity, issues over 2000 commercial permits annually, and hosts the largest mall in the Pacific Northwest. The city enjoys a sound budget, employs over 330 full-time employees, and has an excellent benefits package.
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