Assistant Director of Utilities & Public Works
Personal Traits/Management Style
The City of Newberry, FL, seeks a strong customer-focused, team-focused, strategic leader to serve as its Assistant Director of Public Works and Utilities. Demonstrating both technical and interpersonal competence, the next Assistant Director will help lead the Utilities and Public Works Department by balancing a strong operational focus and long-term strategic approach to the City’s assets. The ideal candidate should be a problem solver, practical, and a person who genuinely cares about Newberry and its residents. The ideal candidate must be a strategic thinker and planner that can assist in leading the department and gaining the trust of the community. To accomplish this, the individual must be professional, but also friendly and involved in both government and local affairs. He/she must be comfortable, accessible, and responsive to the residents of the community.
This is a highly responsible administrative, supervisory and technical position assisting the Utilities and Public Works Director in the operations of the Utilities and Public Works Department, which is comprised of the Water, Wastewater, Electric, Streets, Mosquito Control, Cemetery, Solid Waste, and Utility Administration divisions. This position must work well independently, as a manager, and in a team-oriented atmosphere that provides accurate information and excellent customer serviceDuties include direction and coordination of the technical and administrative staff supporting the operation and maintenance of these divisions such as the review and processing of plans, permits, and assisting the Assistant City Manager and division supervisors with construction contract activities for the Utility and Public Works Department. Duties include development, review, negotiations, and coordination of in-house and contracted construction capital projects; verification and processing of payment applications for vendors and contractors; coordinating the review and processing of shop drawings; and processing contract change orders Work involves assisting in planning, fiscal management, organization, and coordination of major activities within these ten divisions. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Assistant City Manager for Utilities & Public Works and reviewed through conferences and reports.