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Kansas Employer Deputy Director - Public Works in Leavenworth, Kansas

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Deputy Director of Public Works


Public Works


Public Works






January 27, 2022


Assists the Public Works Director in the administration and management of the Public Works Department, which includes Streets, Storm Water, Solid Waste/Landfill, Garage, Water Pollution Control, Inspection, GIS and Engineering. Supervises and coordinates the divisions, programs and activities as assigned within the Public Works Department. Participates in department planning for current and future programs, long term city-wide planning, and coordinating existing construction and maintenance programs. Assists in the preparation of a broad plan for future capital improvements and operational enhancements.


Works under the general supervision of the Public Works Director.


Exercises direct supervision of the Project Manager and GIS Coordinator. Assists Director with general supervision/oversight of Department Superintendents and other personnel either directly or through subordinate supervisors.


(Duties listed below do not include all tasks which may be performed).

Assist with or assumes management responsibility for the planning, maintenance and operation of the Public Works Department divisions, services, and programs assigned.

Manage and oversee infrastructure and facility services and activities to include construction projects, pavement management, street maintenance and construction, project inspection, and facility management.

Oversee and monitor public improvement and construction projects; review and approve plans, specifications, designs and related documents, reports and studies; work with contractors and consultants on completion of and overseeing project management; review and approve documentation for payments made to contractors for work performed; negotiate change orders and other issues; resolve disputes between city, residents, contractors and others involved.

Manage the development and implementation of the division and program goals, objectives, policies, and priorities within each service area assigned. Plan, manage, coordinate, and review the work plan for the divisions and programs assigned; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; meet with the Public Works Director to forecast and plan division needs and objectives.

Develop and monitor long- and short-range goals, objectives and action plans for department.

Assists with review, development and execution of Capital Improvement Projects and long term infrastructure maintenance plans.

Oversees the development and maintenance of the departmental GIS systems.

Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct the implementation of changes.

Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel through formal and informal performance reviews; provide management, supervision and direction, including delegating and assigning projects and tasks to subordinates; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.

Compose, prepare and review a variety of documents including technical reports and letters, memoranda, specifications, proposals and other related corresponden ce.

Manage and participate in the development and administration of the Public Works Department annual budget relative to assigned operations and services; forecast additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments; oversee purchasing processes for department.

Serve as liaison for the department with other Public Works divisions, city departments, divisions and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.

Oversee operations in response to weather-related situations; respond to departmental and city emergencies.

Coordinate with state and federal agencies on environmental and health-related issues.

Ensure divisions, programs and activities adhere to federal, state and local guidelines, laws and codes.

Review and approve plans, specifications,