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19 Aug 2021

Full-Time Field Operations Manager

OshkoshHR2020 Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

The purpose of the Public Works Field Operations Manager position is to supervise, manage and coordinate the work programs and daily activities of the Streets, Mechanics, Sanitation and Recycling Divisions of the Department of Public Works (collectively referred to as “Field Operations Divisions”). This position is responsible for communicating and coordinating divisional activities with other City departments and other divisions within Public Works.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

• Manage Operations of Public Works Field Operations Divisions (25%) – Prepare reports of the activities of the Field Operations Divisions as required by various regulatory agencies or as required by the Director of Public Works. Keep required division records updated and review records kept by other division staff. Evaluate, develop, plan, implement and direct Field Operations Divisions training programs and requirements. Lead, manage, mentor and supervise the Field Operations Divisions staff, either directly or through subordinate supervisors. Assist in the evaluation of candidates for open positions, assist with the interview process and provide input on the selection of candidates to fill open positions. Establish and evaluate divisional performance standards, motivate staff, assign work and supervise the activities of the Field Operations Divisions. Respond to emergency situations as necessary.

• Manage and Oversee Field Operations Divisions Budgets (15%) – Lead the development of annual operations and capital improvements budgets. Make recommendations on equipment for replacement. Review and authorize requisitions and vouchers for the purchase of materials, supplies and outside services to ensure requests are accurate, contain all required information and are in accordance with the City’s Purchasing Policy. Ensure expenditures are within budgetary guidelines.

• Direct Operation of the Streets Division (15%) – Coordinate the activities of the Streets Division Supervisors. Consult with appropriate parties regarding such matters as operations and maintenance. Assign duties as appropriate. Assist Streets Division Supervisors in organizing future projects and maintaining schedule of upcoming projects. Develop and enforce division policy pertaining to operations, personnel, customer service and public relations. Conduct periodic construction site visits to ensure that appropriate safety measures are being taken. Provide operations oversight in the event the Streets Division Supervisors are absent.

• Direct Operation of the Sanitation Division (15%) – Coordinate the activities of the Sanitation Division Manager. Consult with appropriate parties regarding matters such as operations and maintenance. Assign duties as appropriate. Assist Sanitation Division Manager in preparation of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Recycling Program Grant application and reimbursement. Develop and enforce division policy pertaining to operations, personnel, customer service and public relations. Provide operations oversight in the event the Sanitation Division Manager is absent.

• Direct Operation of the Mechanics Division (15%) – Coordinate the activities of the Mechanics Division Manager. Consult with appropriate parties regarding matters such as operations and maintenance. Assign duties as appropriate. Develop and enforce division policy pertaining to operations, personnel, customer service and public relations. Conduct periodic inspections to ensure that all appropriate safety measures are being implemented. Provide operations oversight in the event the Mechanics Division Manager is absent.

• Coordinate, Communicate and Provide Customer Support (15%) – Promote interdivisional and interdepartmental coordination and cooperation in support of all divisional, Departmental and citywide policies and procedures. Assign duties as appropriate to accomplish divisional, departmental and organizational goals. Receive and handle questions and concerns from the public, government agencies, elected officials and City staff pertaining to Field Operation’s activities, construction projects and other Department of Public Works issues as required.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management, Construction Management, Public Administration or a related field.
• Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in public works operations, maintenance or related work, at least five of which have involved progressively responsible supervisory duties.
• Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, policies and regulations of municipal public works operations, including road maintenance and construction; sewer maintenance and construction; and collection and disposal of solid waste.
• Ability to use a personal computer and computer programs.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to communicate with courtesy and tact in dealing with the public.
• Ability to effectively supervise and organize the work of others.
• Ability to train others in executing new programs and in facilitating the professional development of employees.
• Ability to ensure compliance with and to follow standard safety practices and procedures common to public works programs.
• Skill in the operation and maintenance of equipment utilized by the division.

In evaluating candidates for this position, the City may consider a combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties of the position.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Personal computer including word processor and database, motor vehicle, phone, radio, fax and copy machine.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear, to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works inside in an office area. The employee occasionally works outside, near moving mechanical parts, and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderately loud.

SELECTION GUIDELINES

In evaluating candidates for this position, the City may require formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interviews, background and reference checks and job related tests.

The duties listed herein 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.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

How to Apply

Apply: https://selfservice.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/ess/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

Job Types: Full-Time.

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