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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:E3421

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAY AND BRIDGE MAINTENANCE

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is professional and administrative work assisting in the direction and supervision of a program of highway & bridge maintenance and construction.

 

Work involves the responsibility of coordinating through subordinate supervisors the construction, resurfacing or general maintenance of streets, highways, bridges, canal banks and drainage facilities.

 

Work is performed with considerable independence within established policies and procedures. Work is performed under the direction of an administrative superior.

 

Work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of program effectiveness.

 

 

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

 

Assists in the administration of the Highway & Bridge Maintenance Division.

 

Assists Division Director in developing and implementing divisional policies, procedures, and programs; makes policy recommendations; develops program goals and objectives.

 

Provides directions, through subordinates, for the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges, installation of culverts, laying and repairing pipe, and constructing, cleaning and widening of canals and ditches.

 

Plans, directs and supervises the activities of supervisory personnel, streets maintenance superintendents, and administrative staff; coordinates divisional budgets, purchasing, personnel, and record-keeping activities.

 

Makes budgetary recommendations and assists in preparation of the division budget.

 

Confers with county officials, contractors, vendors, civic leaders and the general public regarding divisional operations; addresses public groups and attends professional meetings.

 

Oversees the movement of heavy equipment and machinery; plans for the operation, maintenance and use of equipment.

 

Makes inspections to determine maintenance needs of road surfaces, shoulders, structures, and drainage facilities; assigns employees to make such repairs; makes reports on major deficiencies for future scheduling.

 

Supervises all public works highway operations in proper jurisdictional areas; checks with supervisory staff to ensure that work is proceeding according to plan, and resolves any problems that may arise.

 

Contacts local officials regarding maintenance and construction activities in their areas.

 

Supervises twenty-four (24) hour operation of bascule bridges under BrowardCounty jurisdiction, liaison with U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Marine Patrol and Captain of Port Everglades.

 

Oversees mosquito control operations within BrowardCounty.

 

Oversees Division Training/Safety program; supervises safety officer coordination with the Risk Management Division.

 

Supervises Division representative coordinating with Fleet Services Division relative to equipment repairs and availability.

 

Reviews specifications for new equipment.

Serves as acting director in absence of the director.

 

Performs related work as required.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

 

Thorough knowledge of the modern methods, materials and equipment used in highway and bridge maintenance work.

 

Thorough knowledge of the types and use of heavy machinery and equipment.

 

Thorough knowledge of modern methods of disposal of hazardous waste in compliance with current environmental regulations.

 

Ability to assist in planning, organizing and directing a county highway and bridge maintenance and construction program.

 

Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinate supervisory, skilled and unskilled workers in order to meet production schedules.

 

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

 

Ability to interpret blueprints and construction plans.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

 

Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in civil engineering or construction management; six (6) years experience in highway and bridge construction and maintenance, including four (4) years high level supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

 

 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Bargaining Unit:                  Unrepresented
FLSA status:                      Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification:     Yes
Class Spec. Estab./Revised:       E 10/1976;   R 03/2009

 

 

 


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