THE POSITION Plans, organizes and directs the operations and activities of the Sewer Maintenance Division, responsible for the overall operation of the city's sewage collection system, and the administration of the City's flood control plan.
The City of Des Moines' Residency Requirement is in effect for this Position. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Des Moines within seven months of appointment date and maintain residency within the City of Des Moines while employed in this position.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the work of the Section Chiefs supervising the TV, Construction, Cleaning, and Pump Station crews in completing sewer maintenance, repair and construction activities;
Develops policies and procedures designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Division operations and address sewer maintenance infrastructure needs within the City of Des Moines;
Organizes resources within the Division, including developing equipment and materials specifications, requisitioning supplies and coordinating maintenance;
Coordinates projects with other City Departments, outside contractors, state and federal agencies/monitoring officials, other governmental jurisdictions and/or authorities;
Receives, investigates and resolves complaints from the public;
Oversees emergency operations, including flood control, snow and ice removal and emergency sewer repairs;
Oversees cost accounting within the Division and provides costs estimates on major projects planned and pending;
Provides status reports to the Clean Water Program Administrator on Divisional operations and recommendations for future development;
Participates in various aspects of personnel administration within the Division, including hiring, termination, grievance procedures and coordinating employee training; · Performs special projects for the department as requested;
Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions;
Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;
Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas;
Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;
Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;
Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or a related field; and
Considerable experience in a municipal public works operations with a management role including emergency operations such as flood and snow events; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Registration as a professional Civil Engineer in the State of Iowa preferred, but not required.
EDUCATIONAL TRANSCRIPTS VERIFYING DEGREE MUST BE SUBMITTED UPON APPLICATION SUBMITTAL.
REQUIRED SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates for positions in this class must past a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen test;
Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license;
On-call status must respond to flood and ice/snow emergencies;
About City of Des Moines
The City of Des Moines employs more than 1900 people. The many different departments provide a wide variety of community service opportunities such as police and fire protection, park and recreation, urban and neighborhood development, planning and engineering.