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Town of Bedford Assistant Director of Public Works in Bedford, Virginia

Assistant Director of Public WorksThe Assistant Director of Public Works performs complex, technical and administrative work supervising the daily operations of Public Works and related facilities. They must perform such duties as scheduling jobs for various crews, ordering material for inventory, meet with contractors and supervise the work of Public Works employees. They must follow safety procedures and instructions accordingly.Work ActivitiesSupervisioniEnsure that work crews complete work ordersMonitor the work crew to ensure safe operation of all equipmentPlan and organize the work of maintenance crewsSupervise the construction, installation, repair and maintenance of Town owned facilities and infrastructureKeep time and work records for employees under supervisionDecision MakingPrepare division budget and monitor expendituresOrder material for inventory to ensure adequate amount of parts, materials and suppliesSchedule jobs for crewsHire new employeesTerminate unproductive and hazardous current employeesEvaluate the performance of employees under supervisionManage simple and difficult customer requestsInterpersonal ComplexityInvestigate customer complaints and take appropriate actionGive feedback to employees under supervisionConduct safety meetingsJob ContextThe typical work week is Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Weekends and overtime during inclement weather events, town emergencies, and on occasion to meet deadlines and attend mandatory meetings. The Assistant Director of Public Works reports to the Director of Public Works and directly supervises 26 employees. There is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The position requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions depending on the task. The work environment is sometimes noisy due to the use of operating equipment and the often-close proximity to the roads. The employee is subject to outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, and dangerous equipment and materials.Personal RequirementsUpon HireHS/GED5 years experience in Public Works related field and or Landfill experienceThorough knowledge of street construction and Building and Grounds maintenanceThorough knowledge of job related occupational hazards and necessary safety precautionsExcellent communication skillsStrength to perform manual work under adverse weather conditionsWork with VDOT and DEQ on various projectsVA Class I or II Waste Management License (or able to obtain it)VA Pesticide Applicator License (or able to obtain it)HAZWOPER Certification (or able to obtain it)After HireKnowledge of Town policiesAbility to plan and supervise the work of employeesAbility to train subordinate workers to perform emergency serviceAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associatesCandidate must possess excellent communication skills and strength to perform manual work under adverse weather conditions.Must possess a drivers license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia with preference given to CDL endorsements.Salary range: $60,700 to $91,900 DOQ + an excellent benefit package including participation in the Virginia Retirement SystemThe Town of Bedford is an equal opportunity employer that values and welcomes diversity in our workforce.i To this end, we encourage all qualified persons to apply.HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants, please click on the blueiHow to Apply for this Jobibutton at the bottom to obtain application process required by the employer.i

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