Under general policy/administrative direction, plans, directs, supervises and participates in the construction, maintenance and operation of the city’s streets, water, wastewater, sanitation services, and city parks and recreational facilities. Confers with the mayor, city council, and park committee, coordinating and carrying out various assignments relating to administration, supervision, maintenance and operation of the city’s streets, water, waste water, sanitation services and city parks/recreation facilities; plans and coordinates work projects; hires, schedules, assigns work and maintains discipline; prepares and submits preliminary departmental budgets; supervises the purchase of all materials, supplies and equipment and prepares estimates of materials and supplies needed for the maintenance and construction of city facilities; maintains proper inventory and construction of city facilities; maintains proper inventory and payroll records; prepares and submits monthly departmental activity reports concerning the department’s financial condition and anticipated needs; directs and inspects city work projects; inspects all contracted construction and maintenance projects for the city; occasionally performs duties of Animal Control Officer; conducts research and special studies and makes recommendations to the mayor and city council as to practices and procedures that will produce greater efficiency; performs the work of subordinate personnel in emergency conditions; and performs related work as required or directed.
Must possess, or acquire within 6 months, a Class 2A Water Distribution, Class 3B Water Treatment and a Class 4C Wastewater certified operator’s license. Must also possess (or acquire within 6 months) a valid Montana Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) and have an acceptable driving record; have a thorough working knowledge of state and federal rules, laws and regulations regarding sewage disposal, solid waste disposal and water distribution and treatment; supervisory practices and techniques; budget preparation; theories, principles and practices involved with the maintenance and construction of municipal facilities.
Must be able to supervise subordinate personnel; apply knowledge to unique situations; interpret and apply state and federal laws; communicate effectively both in writing and orally; and establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
Experience: Six years of responsible experience in the maintenance, repair and construction of public works facilities in a capacity affording opportunity to demonstrate supervisory and organizational capabilities.
The position requires good eyesight and manual dexterity, periods of sitting while driving, some walking, lifting objects which usually weigh not more than 50 pounds, a significant amount of work outdoors in temperature extremes, and exposure to dust, dirt, noise and regular cleaning materials such as floor, window and toilet cleaners, as well as various petroleum products, paint thinner, solvents and other chemicals.
Closing Date: August 12, 2021