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FLSA Designation: Exempt
May, 2005

STREETS MANAGER

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
Under administrative direction of the Director of Public Works, directs, manages, supervises and coordinates the activities and operations of the Streets Division within the Public Works Department including the construction, repair, and maintenance of City streets, storm drains, sidewalks, traffic markings, street sweeping, and street lights; manages the Pavement Management Program; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Public Works.

IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS
The Streets Manager is considered a Division Manager with responsibility for the management of a Division that includes several line areas/sections or functional work groups of significant depth and complexity. Responsibilities include overall administration and implementation of a Division including development of Division objectives and design and implementation of supporting units, programs, processes, policies, and/or procedures to successfully achieve those objectives. A Division Manager is also responsible for the development, administration, and control of the associated budget(s). This classification is distinguished from the Director of Public Works, which has responsibility for overall department management in a variety of program areas.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Assumes management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Streets Division including construction, maintenance, repair, sweeping and improvements of the City streets including storm drains, street marking, traffic signing, street lighting, traffic control lighting and curb, gutter and sidewalk repair work.
  2. Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  3. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
  4. Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work plan for assigned staff; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  5. Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.
  6. Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the Division’s annual budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approve expenditures; implements adjustments.
  7. Manages the complete Pavement Management Program for the Division; prioritizes City streets for preventative maintenance, slurry seals, overlays, and reconstruction.
  8. Inspects public works facilities and infrastructures; visits work sites to monitor progress and quality of work performed, provide direction, and assists in resolving problems encountered in the field.
  9. Recommends the purchase of equipment and assist in the development of specifications; requisitions supplies and materials as necessary.
  10. Manages the Street Division’s safety program including bi-monthly meetings and safety training on all equipment and vehicles; monitors all City rules and regulations; maintains all safety rules and regulations pertaining to area of assignment.
  11. Responds to emergency situations; identifies hazards and determines appropriate action to secure, remove, repair or isolate the situation.
  12. Serves as the liaison for the Streets Maintenance Division with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues.
  13. Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  14. Provides responsible staff assistance to the Director of Public Works; conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommends modifications to street maintenance programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.
  15. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the field of street maintenance; incorporates new developments as appropriate.
  16. Performs related duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive municipal street maintenance program including City streets, storm drains, sidewalks, traffic markings, street sweeping, and street lights. Modern and complex principles and practices in maintaining a street maintenance program. Methods, practices, materials, tools and equipment common to a street maintenance program. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Advanced practices, techniques and materials used in maintenance, construction, mechanics and repair of streets, lighting, traffic signs and markings. Operational characteristics of specialized construction and maintenance tools and equipment. Principles and practices of project design and cost estimating. Types and levels of maintenance and repair activities generally performed in a street maintenance program. Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration. Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Ability to:
Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive street maintenance program. Oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of lower level staff. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff. Participate in the development and administration of division goals, objectives, and procedures. Prepare and administer large program budgets. Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports. Plan, layout, coordinate and schedule the work of Streets crews. Maintain effective customer relations. Set priorities and schedule work according to specific needs. Administer and supervise the various street maintenance and repair activities. Recommend purchases of supplies, equipment and tools. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policies, laws, and regulations. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training:
Equivalent to the completion of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business management, public works administration or a closely related field.

Experience:
Five years of increasingly responsible street maintenance work, including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

License or Certificate:
Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with some travel to different sites; incumbents may be exposed to inclement weather conditions; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends and may be required to travel outside City boundaries to attend meetings.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

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