Class Code:EA079

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION/ENGINEERING

General Description

The purpose of this class is to perform responsible professional and administrative work assisting in directing the activities of the County's Highway Construction and Engineering Division.

This class works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

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.

Supervises management staff for various activities including, field operations, capital project management, design and engineering services provided by the division; assists the Director in daily processing of incoming work assigned to the division; serves as Acting Director in absence of the Director.

Assists in developing and implementing divisional policies, procedures, and programs; makes policy recommendations; develops program goals and objectives; plans, directs and supervises the activities of professional and administrative staff; coordinates divisional budgets, purchasing, personnel, and recordkeeping activities.

Supervise management staff for in-house design, capital project management and field operations sections; makes budgetary recommendations and assists in the preparation of the Division budget; confers with county officials, contractors, vendors, civic leaders and the general public regarding divisional operations; addresses public groups, attends professional meetings; serves on administrative and technical committees relating to urban transportation.

Supervises the division's Engineering Services Group on a daily basis and establishes how work is approached and completed and continuously resolves issues with customers, the public and staff.

Manages the operation of field staff involved in land surveying and permit inspections who utilize various types of field equipment and vehicles of moderate to significant value.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

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

Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of electronic office equipment or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

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 civil engineering, engineering or closely related field; Master's degree preferred.

Requires ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in highway design, construction or project management with some supervisory experience or closely related experience. 

Special Certifications and Licenses

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.

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.