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Salt Lake City Corporation STREETS DIVISION DIRECTOR in Salt Lake City, Utah

Overview

Incumbent directs and manages programs, staff, and operations associated with the City’s Street Maintenance Division. Oversees repair and maintenance of city streets, snow and ice removal, concrete maintenance and replacement, road marking, traffic signage and signal maintenance, After-Hours Response Team, and streets sweeping.

Early application submittal is encouraged. The position will remain open until filled and may close anytime without notice.

This position includes a robust benefits package. Learn more about our benefits here: Salt Lake City Benefits (https://www.slc.gov/hr/new-hire-orientation-2/) .

Responsibilities

  • Directs and manages planning and operations for City-owned streets programs. Develops and implements goals, and sets priorities.

  • Implements and coordinates snow and ice control policies including initiating temporary road closures, ensuring and directing the snow and ice control operations, requesting additional personnel from other divisions, informing the Public Services Operations Division Director of daily operations, and updating snow program on an annual basis.

  • Works with City engineers to develop and update maintenance standards for streets. Coordinates maintenance function with all other City departments and agencies. Coordinates billings for work done for other departments, agencies or private and non-profit enterprises.

  • Ensures employee productivity and effective use of resources. Prioritizes projects, estimates time and materials required; assigns, supervises and reviews work of street program crews. Evaluates and documents performance of program managers and office staff.

  • Prepares the annual budget and monitors expenditures to ensure compliance and appropriate use of taxpayer money. Approaches budget execution from a cost center and a cost accounting standpoint with focus on use of labor, materials and equipment. Provides and evaluates performance measures to ensure programs are well managed. Provides input to fleet for equipment replacement in the General Fund.

  • Develops, reviews, and approves technical specifications, project design, and standards for any bidding (including vehicles and equipment). Reviews bids and assists with the selection of contractors. Supervises the inspection of projects for compliance with standards and specifications. May reject work based upon findings.

  • Responds to public complaints or concerns and employee grievances. Attends meetings and/or hearings about street maintenance issues. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with other divisions and City departments.

  • Directs inventory control system to make certain adequate materials are on hand to supply program needs. Monitors and evaluates adequacy and condition of fleet equipment and employees’ compliance with safety measures.

  • Manages program emergency call response. Plays key roll on department emergency team and ensures program is prepared.

  • Represents the department in public meetings and/or on various committees as directed.

  • Resolves complex issues involving the maintenance operation. Ensures operations and maintenance processes comply with applicable Public Works and engineering standards as well as applicable State and Federal regulations to protect the environment and the public. Implements procedures to accomplish all tasks assigned at optimum cost levels.

  • Authorizes payment for materials and contracted items and all expenditures related to work groups. Authorizes the acceptance of a low bid contractor or supplier.

  • Provides input and monitors the progress of Streets Capital Improvement needs.

  • Keeps managers, supervisors, and employees advised of information and procedures which impacts Streets ability to achieve its goals. This includes proper training and hiring practices of subordinates.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Management or closely related degree, plus six (6) years progressively responsible experience managing public programs or construction management including a minimum four (4) years in a supervisory capacity. A combination of six (6) years of directly related program and/or management experience may be substituted for the required education.

  • Knowledge of budget preparation and administration and the ability to implement budget requirements into departmental operations.

  • Possession of a valid state driver's license or Utah driving privilege card.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of public officials, contractors, engineers, city employees and the general public.

  • Ability to plan, schedule and manage numerous public works and beautification projects.

  • Knowledge of asphalt, concrete maintenance procedures, materials, equipment and techniques.

  • Knowledge of applicable public works and engineering standards related to street maintenance.

    Offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check in accordance with City policy and applicable law. Criminal offenses will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and do not automatically disqualify a candidate from City employment.

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Requisition ID 2022-5656

DepartmentPUBLIC SERVICES

Minimum Salary USD $39.22/Hr.

Maximum Salary USD $53.56/Hr.

Post End Date 2/4/2022

LocationUS-UT-Salt Lake City

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