DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
This is a department head position serving under the general direction of the Director of Public Works. This position involves planning and directing the operations of multiple departments within the City of Muskegon's Department of Public Works; including Highway/Traffic, Water/Sewer, Parks, Cemeteries, Forestry, Marina/Launch Ramps, Campground and Equipment / Sanitation.
The Deputy Director plans, develops, and implements programs and policies to carry out the mission of the Department; assures that appropriate departmental records are maintained; prepares various comprehensive reports, and coordinates all the activities of the assigned supervisors and staff; represents the City of Muskegon to other governmental entities and the general public; and serves as the Director of Public Works during the Director's absence.
REQUIRED MINIMUM ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS:
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of experience and certifications required. Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration, or related field preferred.
- With Bachelor’s Degree - A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible public works related experience involving a minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience required. Ability to obtain a Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy (MDEGLE) S-1 Certification within 1-year of employment and maintain it throughout the course of employment.
- Without Bachelor’s Degree – A minimum of twenty (20) years progressively responsible public works related experience involving a minimum of eight (8) years supervisory experience required. Candidates without a Bachelor’s Degree are also required to have an MDEGLE S-1 license and CDL Class B License at the time of application and maintain it throughout the course of employment.
- State of Michigan Vehicle Operator’s License, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to maintain one throughout employment.
PHYSICAL CONDITIONS / WORK LOCATION:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting with a controlled climate where they sit and work on a computer, communicate by telephone, email, or in person, and move around the office to travel to other locations. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items of moderate to heavy weight. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to travel to various locations within the City and work outside the office at field sites, including visiting construction sites with treacherous terrain, requiring the employee to traverse uneven ground, climb up or crawl down to access the site, and may involve fumes, dust, chemicals or other hazardous materials, loud machinery and equipment, and other dangers associated with engineering projects and construction sites. An employee in this position must have the strength, stamina and physical coordination needed to gain access to the construction project sites described above to observe and inspect work in progress. The employee is occasionally exposed to adverse weather conditions, loud noises, moving mechanical parts, dust or airborne particles, and fumes. The noise level may be loud in field situations.
Oral Exam = 100%
The selected candidate must take a post-offer medical examination (including back screen and complete physical) and drug screening test given by a City appointed physician before the first day of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon the results of the medical examination and drug screening test. Applicants for City employment may be subject to a post-offer criminal background check, depending on the nature and assignment of the position. When such check is conducted, an offer of employment is contingent upon the results of the criminal background check. Appointees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be considered permanent.
APPLICANT REVIEW PROCEDURE
Any applicant is entitled to a review of any determination or action taken by the City regarding the applicant's employment application. Inquiries should be directed to the Muskegon County Human Resources Department.
The purpose of this recruitment is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies in this classification in the City system. For each opening, the Department Head has her/his choice of the candidates who meet the required minimum entrance qualifications. This list remains in effect for up to one year unless exhausted or extended.
THE CITY OF MUSKEGON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
THE CITY OF MUSKEGON HAS ADOPTED A VETERANS PREFERENCE POLICY THAT
RECOGNIZES QUALIFYING MILITARY SERVICE