VACANCY – Public Works Manager – Closed

Hertford County is seeking to fill the following positions in governmental operations:
General Definition of Work
Performs difficult professional and difficult administrative work directing all activities of the Public Works Department; does related work as required.  Work is performed under general supervision.  Supervision is exercised over all department staff.
Essential Functions/Typical Tasks
Managing rural water system, solid waste, and equipment repair; coordinating work with Director of Public Works, Division Managers and other agencies; preparing reports.
The following functions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
Plans, develops, coordinates, implements and monitors operations of County public works, including solid waste collection and transfer, and water supply and distribution programs; ensures compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws, ordinances and regulations.
Serves as operator in responsible charge of water system; monitors public water system and ensures appropriate adjustments are made as necessary; administer the billing program to ensure that bills are being printed and delivered to the citizens; reviews billing reports and records; receives and responds to inquiries and complaints from the general public
Assigns, directs and supervises activities of department personnel through direct or delegated supervision, ensuring adherence to policies, procedures, standards and local, state and federal laws, ordinances and regulations applicable to department programs; assists and advises subordinates, as necessary, resolving problems as non-routine situations arise
Administers or makes recommendations for routine personnel matters affecting subordinates, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, assigning, appraising and disciplining, etc.
Develops operational and capital outlay budget proposals for department programs; administers approved budgets, including approving expenditures and ensuring development and maintenance of proper accounting records and reports; overseeing and participating in the purchase of departmental supplies and equipment.
Researches, coordinates and prepares grant proposals for available government and private funding for local government water supply and distribution, solid waste reduction and/or recycling programs; administers grant appropriations; maintains records and prepares reports for submission as required by funding authorities; maintains files of grant sources and supporting data
Ensures all water tests are completed, and an analysis is done by a certified lab and forwarded to the State.
Investigates reports and complaints of illegal or improper handling or dumping of solid waste to determine compliance with applicable solid waste ordinances; investigates illegal dumping sites for evidence to assist in the determination of responsible person(s).
Maintains waste stream records and a variety of other data, and presents periodic reports to County Manager to advise of solid waste collection, recycling and other program activities
Produce reports about the public water system and solid waste handling as requested by the various state, federal, and local monitoring agencies.
Oversees and participates in various department activities such as spraying for mosquitoes, equipment repair and maintenance.
Performs related tasks as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to a comprehensive public works system; thorough knowledge of modern management principles and practices; ability to plan, direct and review the work of employees; ability to interpret community needs for public works improvements; thorough knowledge of the need for and attention to proper safety precautions; ability to speak and write effectively; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, other government agency officials, associates and the general public.
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course in public works administration, civil engineering, environmental science or related field and a minimum of 6 years progressively responsible experience in public works management.
Physical Requirements
This is medium work requiring the exertion of up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and  20 pounds of force frequently and up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and for conveying detailed or important spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold and heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions and oils.
Special Requirements
Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina.  Must obtain Pesticide license categories BL from the State of North Carolina within 1 year of employment.  Must obtain C-Distribution and C-Well certifications within 2 years of employment and B-Distribution certification within 3 years of employment.
Annual Salary Range:
$46,840.00 – 72,602.00
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
Application Process:
To be considered for this position, you must complete a Hertford County Application for Employment, in its entirety.  Your application must be signed, and received by our office by 5:00 pm on the closing date.  Cover letters, resumes, transcripts, and other supplemental documentation may accompany your Hertford County Application for Employment.  Selected candidates are subject to a criminal background check and motor vehicle record check.
Submit applications by mail, email, facsimile, or in person to:
Hertford County
Attn: Latoria Harrell, HR Specialist
115 Justice Drive, Ste. 1
Winton, NC 27986
Fax: (252) 358-0198 (include cover sheet)
Hertford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ AA.
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