Civil - Project Management, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
4 Year Degree
Under direction of the Public Works Director, plans, organizes and provides administrative direction and oversight for the field operations and engineering sections of the Public Works Department including Streets, Parks, Facilities, Transportation/Traffic, Inspection, Right-of-Way Acquisition, Capital Improvement Program, and Development Engineering; supervises staff, administers the division's budget, performs professional civil engineering work; acts as project manager for major Public Works projects; provides highly responsible and complex administrative management support to the Public Works Director; may serve as Acting Public Works Director during absences, as assigned; and performs other related duties as required.
Distinguishing Characteristics This is one of two Deputy Public Works Director positions for the Public Works Department. This single-incumbent managerial and professional class serves as a division-manager with specific responsibility for Public Works/Civil Engineering related functions, and Public Works Field Operations to include Streets, Parks, and Facilities, and reports directly to the Public Works Director. This class is designated as "at-will" and is exempt from the classified service; the incumbent shall serve at the pleasure of the City Manager. This classification is distinguished from the Public Works Director in that the higher level class has overall responsibility for departmental operations. An employee in this class exercises supervision over multiple functions through assigned managers and supervisors, and exercises considerable discretion and independent judgment in the performance of assigned duties, based on extensive experience and training in municipal public works engineering and field operations. This incumbent also acts as a City Engineer for the City of South Pasadena.
Examples of Duties The duties listed below are examples of the work typically performed by employees in this class. An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties that are not listed below:
Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies and priorities of the assigned division within Public Works; evaluates division plans, policies and procedures to achieve goals and objectives.
Provides for the selection, training, professional development and work evaluation of assigned staff; works with employee to correct deficiencies; and provides policy guidance and interpretation to assigned staff.
Continually 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 and reviews with the Public Works Director; directs the implementation of improvements.
Develops and implements effective work management tracking tools; responds to citizen complaints or requests for service deploying staff as required; prioritizes needs and requests; prepares written responses to citizens and other parties, as required.
Assumes responsibility for the services and activities of the Civil Engineering Section of the Public Works Department including capital improvement projects, development projects, inspection, permits, and the full range of other engineering and related services and activities.
Oversees and monitors through subordinate managers and supervisors the Department's field operations including streets, parks, equipment, and facilities maintenance.
Oversees the preparation of engineering plans and specifications, the construction of public projects, and the administration of professional service, construction, maintenance and other contracts; performs engineering studies and cost/benefit analysis.
Reviews and approves plans and specifications for City infrastructure and facilities, assessment districts, subdivisions and developments.
Directs all aspects of rights-of-way and easement acquisition and abandonment.
Oversees traffic engineering and transportation planning activities.
Confers with and represents the Department and the City in meetings with members of the City Council, members of board and commissions, various governmental agencies, developers, contractors, business and industrial groups and the public.
Represents the Department and the Public Works Director before the City Council, boards and commissions, professional groups, at community meetings, and on inter-departmental working groups.
Responds to public concerns, problems, and complaints in a meaningful and timely manner.
Develops local, state and federal funding sources; prioritizes and allocates available resources.
Reviews and evaluates program and service delivery, makes recommendations for improvement and ensures maximum effective service provision.
Oversees and participates in the selection and management of consultants and contractors for activities and services to support the business needs of the department.
Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the Public Works and Civil Engineering fields.
Prepares and directs the preparation of a variety of written correspondence, reports, procedures, ordinances and other written materials; prepares agenda items for City Council presentation and approval including staff reports, exhibits, PowerPoint presentations, and other information items and materials.
Acts as a City Engineer for the city.
Assumes the duties of the Public Works Director in his/her absence, as assigned.
Performs other related duties, as assigned.
Environment is generally clean with limited exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, odors, or noise. Environment is generally clean with some limited exposure to such conditions as dust, fumes, odors, or noise. Computer terminal, copier/scanner, and other office machines are used on a daily basis. Requires traveling throughout the City and adjacent areas, and the attendance of occasional night meetings.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to exert light to moderate physical effort, and exert sufficient force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 25 pounds. Ability to remain in a sitting/standing position for extended periods of time. Ability to hear and speak to the general public, and City staff on the telephone and in person. Hand and eye coordination are needed to operate office equipment. Strength, dexterity, coordination and vision to use keyboard and video/computer display terminal.
A minimum of five years of broad and progressively responsible experience in civil engineering and public works administration, including three years of supervisory experience; and the completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, or a closely related field. Any combination of training and/or experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A Master's Degree in a related field is highly desirable. Possession of, or ability to obtain within six months of appointment, a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California is required.
The City of South Pasadena is a charming community, situated only six miles from downtown Los Angeles. Called the City of Trees, the area is known for its stunning homes, unique small businesses, and top quality schools. South Pasadena’s diverse population of about 25,000 occupies a mere 3.44 square miles of flatlands and hillsides on the west side of the San Gabriel Valley. This small town atmosphere makes South Pasadena one of California's most desirable locations.
More Walking Man Gold Linethan 100 acres of parks and playgrounds blanket its landscape and more than 21,000 trees adorn its streets. The quiet, historic character of its attractive neighborhoods is a testament to the preservationist efforts of residents in protecting both its architectural and natural beauty. The city enjoys a low crime rate and the benefits of a close-knit, participation-oriented community. Small, proud and independent, the City of South Pasadena has battled for a hundred years to preserve its status as a distinct and distinctive community.