Full-Time WEBER COUNTY ROADS DIVISION DIRECTOR
Under broad policy guidance of the Weber County Commission and the Department Director, performs administrative work planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising the activities of the Roads Division and Weeds Division.
This Position has the direct responsibility of assisting in the formation and implementation of policy matters. It requires the ability to make independent decisions without direct supervision.
This position has an emphasis on administrative concerns and involves regular contact with County departments, department directors, County divisions, division directors, and elected officials. This position also emphasizes problem solving and policy discussions related to departmental concerns and overall County problems and concerns. This position also includes supervision duties of various personnel as needed.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Typical essential duties of the position will include, but are not limited to:
- Meets with local officials to determine needs and resolve problems in relation to the construction and maintenance of roads, subdivisions, canals, drainage ways, and sidewalks.
- Surveys all County roads and thoroughfares to determine what maintenance and repair is required; estimates labor and material cost; reviews project requests and determines cost, feasibility, and necessity.
- Determines construction and maintenance methods for County roads, bridges, sidewalks, canals, and rivers.
- Determines priorities for snow removal, road repair, and river drainage for flood control purposes.
- Determines life span and replacement of equipment and facilities; determines operating costs of equipment to determine feasibility of continued use.
- Determines equipment and manpower requirements for construction, maintenance, and repair activities.
- Directs the construction and maintenance of Class B roads according to state codes; submits reports to the State for procuring funds designated for use on class B roads.
- Works in conjunction with the Weber County Garage to determine repair and replacement guidelines for Weber County Roads equipment and other County equipment, and orders supplies and materials necessary for repair and maintenance of equipment.
- Prepares and documents budget requests; administers adopted budget in area of responsibility.
- Inspects work sites for conformance to instructions and procedures.
- Investigates and resolves complaints with landowners.
- Ensures compliance with standard safety practices and procedures common to construction, maintenance, repair, and snow removal operations.
- Stockpiles sand, gravel, and other supplies necessary for snow removal, and construction and repair of roads, bridges, sidewalks, and canals.
- Supervises employees and conducts performance evaluations and develops performance measures and standards.
- Ensures division complies with applicable safety regulations. Monitor and evaluate division’s injury and safety records, initiates mitigation efforts to reduce injuries and improve safety within the division, and conducts periodic safety and training meetings.
- Develops, solicits, and awards bids, and administers contracts for maintenance/preservation projects, asphalt and aggregate procurement, equipment rentals, and other miscellaneous goods and services.
- Performs other administrative and functional duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Engineering, Architecture, Public Administration, Business Administration, or any other related degree.
Six years of progressively responsible employment in a closely related field with responsibilities comparable to this position; two of which must have been in a supervisory capacity,
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel and project management.
- Working knowledge of research methodology and statistics.
- Thorough knowledge of local government structure and operation.
- Working knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
- Thorough knowledge of the practices and principles of effective management.
- Working knowledge of budgetary and fiscal management systems.
- Working knowledge of legislative processes and community agencies.
- Working knowledge of County policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of the principles of administration, organization, and methods of control.
- Skill in the use of analytical, computer, and office equipment.
- Skill in written and verbal communication.
- Skill in negotiation.
- Skill in public relations and public speaking.
- Skill in personnel management.
- Skill in process evaluation and implementation.
- Skill in data collection and analysis.
- Ability to determine policies and implement programs.
- Ability to organize and direct the work of subordinates.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to follow written procedures and instructions.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with employees, other departments, agencies, boards, commissions, and the general public.
- Valid Utah driver’s license and a good driving record.
- Must be able to obtain Class A CDL within one year of employment.
The physical demands described here 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 functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills, read and interpret data, information and documents, analyze and solve complex problems, use math and mathematical reasoning, perform highly detailed work under changing intensive deadlines on multiple concurrent tasks, work with constant interruption, and interact with officials and the public.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office and moderate in the field.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.