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The City of Pass Christian announces the following employment opportunity:
The City of Pass Christian is currently accepting applications for the position of Public Works Director at a starting salary range of $38,000 to $40,000 per year, depending upon experience. For a complete job description, click here or pick up at City Hall, 200 W. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian, Ms. 39571 between the hours of 8a.m. to 5p.m.
All interested individuals may submit an application at Pass Christian City Hall or mail to the City of Pass Christian, Attention: City Clerk, P.O. Drawer 368, Pass Christian, Ms. 39571.
Deadline for submittal of application is May 27, 2015 before 4:00p.m.
The City of Pass Christian reserves the right to refuse any and all applications received.  The City of Pass Christian is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description
Director of Public Works
Department: Public Works
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date Revised: 5/09/2011
Date Approved: 6.21.2011
EEO Class: Technical
Reports to: Mayor
Directly Supervises: Public Works Staff
Position Overview:
Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling all activities of the Department of Public Works, including: operations and maintenance of streets, roads, and storm drainage facilities and the equipment rental system. Determines short-term and long-range needs and develops operations and maintenance plans and budgets. Assures the efficient and economical use of the resources of the department, including budgeted funds, grant monies, personnel, facilities and time, to accomplish short-term and long-range objectives. Work is performed primarily in an office setting and in community meeting rooms. Some work involves visits to various City work sites and exposure to whatever risks are present at those sites.
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, May include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
• Monitor and control performance of the department in conformance with objectives, plans, schedules, and budgets. Monitor variances and implement necessary corrective actions.
• Apply thorough and extensive knowledge of modern operations and maintenance techniques and sound management principles to manage, advise, and provide support to assigned divisions. Advise department managers, and provide direction on matters requiring deviation from established guidelines.
• Coordinate with the Planning and Development Services Department as needed to review plans, permits, and design standards, according to City policy, procedures, and ordinances, assess and develop needs for maintenance and capital improvements to support long-range plan development.
• Research and recommend to the Mayor programs for public works and utility maintenance and operation, consistent with public health and safety. Prepare requests for state and federal financial assistance for such programs, supply proper supporting materials, and maintain intergovernmental coordination.
• Respond to public inquiries, investigate and resolve complaints, or refer to appropriate individual or department for resolution
• Develop and maintain constructive relationships with City officials, property owners, developers, contractors, and the general public regarding public works programs and activities, to ensure that efforts are effectively directed toward achieving City goals. Assist the mayor and other department heads in special projects as assigned
• Provide staff support to the Board as needed on public works matters by preparation and analysis of reports. Schedule and assign staff to meet project or program requirements
• Attend frequent staff and community meetings as required, often outside regular working hours.
• Identify training needs for job procedures and for vehicle and equipment operation.
• Conduct regular evaluations of Managers of maintenance and operations divisions. Recommend personnel actions to the mayor and/or Council.
• Present a written report to the Mayor and Board of Alderman on a monthly basis. The report should be a summary of your department's activities for the previous month. The report should be presented no later than the agenda deadline for the scheduled meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
• May perform portions of the work of higher classified positions occasionally, as assigned.
• May perform duties of similar complexity in any City department as required or assigned.
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
• Must be able to plan, schedule, and review the work of others in a manner conducive to proficient performance and high morale. Desirable to have five or more years of experience in management at a comparable level.
• Must be able to operate a computer. Must be proficient in Microsoft programs (including, but not limited to Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook and City-specific programs.)
• Must continue to pursue professional knowledge through journals, seminars, and membership in professional organizations.
• Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with diverse audiences, including the public, the Board, and other City personnel at all levels.
• Ability to resolve conflicts and maintains harmonious working relationships throughout the organization and with property owners, developers, contractors, and the general public.
• Ability to write a variety of documents, including correspondence, proposals, grants, and other persuasive and informative materials.
• A minimum of 5 years of previous experience sufficient to demonstrate competency in modern operations and maintenance techniques and extensive knowledge of Public Works or a combination of equivalent
Education and Experience
education, training and experience necessary to do the job.
License and Certifications
• Valid Mississippi Driver's License at the time of appointment or ability to obtain one within thirty (30) days and a driving record acceptable to the City's insurance carrier.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to sit for long periods, as necessary. Physical stamina to sustain long workdays, including evening meetings, as necessary. Work involves lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying 50+ pounds. Works in a relatively high average temperature over a long period of time. Work involves considerable physical exertion of the whole body over a long period of time. Desirable to have ability to monitor radio throughout day as necessary to keep informed of activities of the department and related activities.
The statements contained in this job description reflect general details necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences of relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.