Under general direction, to assist with planning, organizing, directing, and managing the Department of Public Works; to serve as a Division Head, as assigned, planning, directing, and coordinating assigned activities and functions; to oversee the Department of Public Works Administrative functions; to perform special assignments as directed by the Public Works Director, and to do related work as required.
This is a high-level management classification that assists with the overall management and supervision of the Department of Public Works. The incumbent directly manages delegated functions or divisions within the department including the Administrative Division. This is a discrete classification. The incumbent in this management position serves at the pleasure of his/her appointing authority.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (this following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
Assists with planning, organizing, directing and managing the functions and activities of the Department of Public Works; assists with the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, and priorities; supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned staff; oversees and coordinates department personnel activities; selects, supervises and trains assigned staff; assists with the department budget; works with the Public Works Director in formulating department procedures and policies; monitors current legislation related to areas of responsibility and develops reports of impacts on areas of assigned responsibility; develops comprehensive reports and presents findings to the Board of Supervisors and the public; develops and recommends policies and procedures regarding assigned areas of responsibility; secures approval from persons and entities, and administers them equitably; prepares and administers budgets for delegated functions; prepares and submits grant applications for a variety of projects and administers grants; develops long range plans and capital improvement requirements for assigned areas of management responsibility and carries out approved plans; identifies and develops additional funding sources; oversees professional engineering studies and consultant work, including preparation of plans and project specifications; coordinates field inspections of projects and facilities; ensures project compliance with engineering standards; evaluates proposals for contract engineering work; has major responsibility in the development, submission, and presentation of department reports; approves department claims; maintains contact with the press; performs special assignments for the Public Works Director; interprets policies and regulations for the public; serves as a liaison for the Department of Public Works with a variety of regional and local boards, commissions, other County departments, other government organizations, as delegated.
Three (3) years of increasingly responsible engineering experience in planning, development, construction and maintenance of Public works facilities, including at least two (2) years in a management or supervisory position.
Advanced educational training in civil engineering, public administration or related fields is desirable.
Possession of , or ability to obtain , an appropriate valid California Driver's License.
Position of current and valid registration as a Professional Civil Engineer from the State of California
Additional Salary Information: Generous benefits package. Please refer to the job posting on the County of Lake webpage for additional information: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/lakecountyca/default.cfm
About County of Lake - Public Works
The County of Lake is a rural government employer comprised of 26 departments employing a total of approximately 1000 employees.
Lake County is located in Northern California and is bordered by the counties of Mendocino, Glenn, Colusa, Yolo, Sonoma, and Napa. Driving distance is about 110 miles north from San Francisco and 110 miles west from Sacramento.
With Clear Lake, California's largest natural freshwater lake, at its center and Mount Konocti and the Konocti Hills providing a stunning backdrop, Lake County offers spectacular scenic beauty and unsurpassed recreational opportunities.
Residents and visitors of Lake County enjoy the clean air, national forests, state parks, local parks, museums, wineries, resorts, and golf courses. The region is rich with historical, cultural and recreational opportunities. Lake County also has good schools, including modern community colleges.