Class Code:EA012

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

General Description

The purpose of this class is to assist in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the County's Public Works Department.

This class formulates long-range goals for the organization, develop policy and position papers and negotiate with the chief administrative officer and/or elected officials.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Provides technical and managerial assistance to the design and construction programs of the divisions comprising the Public Works Department; provides project and procedural coordination with various departments.

Conceptualizes budget, design, construction and occupancy of physical assets; provides guidance for preparation of annual budget requests and the allocation of available resources; develops data-driven original concepts; tests hypotheses concerning subject matter and then converting that theoretical understanding into tangible "bricks and mortar" facilities.

Supervises employees in various division within Public Works; provides technical and administrative guidance to directors; directs through subordinates the planning, scheduling and coordination of departmental activities; develops policies, procedures and priorities to meet established goals.

Conducts management studies pertaining to the development of new programs and operations; monitors and evaluates objectives and program procedures; works to devise, implement and occasionally lead the project delivery methods that are utilized on County design and construction projects.

Assists with directing the activities of the Public Works Department to achieve efficient and cost effective public works operations.

Serves as contract administrator for the Broward County Courthouse and other associated projects; attends conferences and public and professional meetings.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

None.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration; Master's degree preferred.

Requires four (4) years in Public Works, including some high level supervisory and administrative experience or closely related experience. 

Special Certifications and Licenses

None.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must 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.