Town of Milliken: 1101 Broad St., Milliken, CO 80543 

Phone:  970-587-4331

FAX:  970-587-2678

http://www.millikenco.gov

Streets and Facilities Director

$87,000.00+DOQ (Annually)

Bennefits include:  Medical, Vision, Dental, Pension, Disability, Life, Vacation & Sick Time

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt                                                                  DEPARTMENT:    Public Works Department/

                                                                                                                   Storm Drainage/Streets/Facilities

REPORTS TO:    Town Administrator                                              

POSITION SUMMARY AND DEFINITION:

Under supervision of the Town Administrator, the Streets and Facilities Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing through subordinate division leaders the operations of the Streets, Utilities and Drainage Division. The position provides general direction for administrative, financial, and operational activities of the department.  This position may work as a Construction Manager for major improvement projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required.  The Town of Milliken retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential and additional functions of the job at any time.

  • The Streets and Facilities Director provides direct and close supervision over employees in these areas, either directly or through an intermediate supervisor.
  • Serve as a representative of the Town of Milliken, demonstrating a positive attitude and progressive actions through a display of professionalism, courtesy, and appropriate tact and discretion in all interactions with other employees and the general public.
  • Plan, coordinate, organize and direct the activities, and operations of the Streets, Utilities, Drainage and Facilities Department.
  • Develop, recommend, implement, and monitor departmental performance standards.
  • Review departmental programs and provide general leadership and direction.
  • Report to and advise the Town Administrator on pertinent issues and status.
  • Prepare and recommend contracts.
  • Conduct staff meetings and outside agency conferences to consider and determine policy issues.
  • Direct the preparation and maintenance of necessary records and reports.
  • Evaluate programs and develop means for improving systems and methods.
  • Plan and provide for implementation and management of all departmental programs consistent with community needs, Town policy, and legal requirements.
  • Maintain close liaison with other Town departments, community representatives, contractors, developers, and appropriate personnel of other public jurisdictions.
  • Administer the department’s operating and capital improvement budgets.
  • Direct the preparation of technical reports and documents related to fiscal activities and plans.
  • Prepare and make presentations to the Town Board.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate staff.
  • Conduct special studies and prepare reports as-needed.
  • Act as Town Traffic Engineer.
  • Represent the Town on inter-agency committees and in other cooperative programs.
  • Schedule and supervise vehicle and equipment maintenance.
  • Prepare project cost estimates.
  • Requisition and purchase supplies and materials.  Prepare purchasing and equipment specs, evaluate purchasing options and vendors and make recommendations.
  • Investigate and respond to citizen inquiries or complaints regarding activities and services.
  • Oversee that safety information and training is provided to subordinate personnel.
  • Supervise and assist in snow and ice removal operations as necessary.

CONTACTS:

Citizens, Other Divisions/Outside Agencies, and Vendors:  Requires the ability to function in a director capacity for a major organizational unit requiring significant internal and external interaction.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Municipal streets, drainage administration, planning and design.
  • Advance practices, engineering principles, methods, techniques, materials and equipment related to public works projects.
  • Federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations and standards related to the area of assignment.
  • Modern management principles and techniques.
  • Financial analysis and research procedures.
  • Budget preparation and administration.
  • Cost control and service delivery alternatives.
  • Risk Management, including programmatic policies, structures and financing options.
  • Ensure employees follow Traffic laws, ordinances, and safety rules applicable to truck and equipment operation.
  • Proficiently operate all non-CDL required equipment within the operation.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Provide leadership.
  • Plan, direct, and organize the operations of a complex agency.
  • Work effectively with the Town Administrator and Town Board.
  • Prepare and analyze complex budget and financial reports, and related documents.
  • Develop and implement financial goals, objectives, policies, and priorities.
  • Understand, interpret and apply laws and administrative policies and rules, and direct their application to financial and human resource operations.
  • Select, supervise, motivate, and evaluate staff.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Provide clear and understandable information in response to citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • Use computers and associated software and equipment.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:

  • Standard office equipment including, but not limited to, personal computer and associated hardware and software, telephone, copier, calculator, and fax.
  • Various public works vehicles and equipment including, but not limited to, trucks, utility vehicles, passenger vehicles, various light to heavy maintenance and construction equipment, snow plows, along with various hand and power tools.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work is performed in a generally pleasant work environment and working outside supervising crews in various environmental conditions.  
  • Requires occasional heavy lifting/carrying (up to and over 50 lbs.), pulling, pushing, reaching, bending, stooping, twisting, kneeling, and squatting; frequent walking, standing, and sitting from 1-8 hours per day; constant use of fingers and hands, correctable vision, ability to distinguish colors, hearing, speaking, writing and driving. 
  • Requires frequent reading of documents, blueprints and maps, use of confidentiality, problem solving, math and reasoning, detailed work, verbal and written communication, customer contact, multiple concurrent tasks; frequent exposure to stress.  
  • Requires occasional exposure to constant noise, dust, fumes, smoke or gases, solvents, grease and oils, exposure to sun, slippery and uneven walking surfaces, working around machinery and moving vehicles; frequent exposure to excessive intermittent noise and irregular/protracted work hours, working alone and working closely with others.
  • Requires physical abilities of an Equipment Operator when participating in work operations.
  • Requires being on-call to respond to emergencies and snow-removal needs.  Flexible schedules may be required to fulfill organizational needs.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

  • Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Five to seven years progressively responsible public sector management experience, including a minimum 4 years of division head level supervisory experience.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Special Qualifications:

  • Possession of a Valid Colorado Drivers License.

EQUIPMENT USED

Standard office equipment including, but not limited to, personal computer and associated hardware and software, telephone, copier, calculator, and fax.

The Town of Milliken is a drug-free workplace that provides employment opportunities in compliance with all pertinent federal, state, and local laws and Town values that promote employee participation in the delivery of quality services to and on behalf of the community.  Accordingly, the Town celebrates diversity in the workforce.

 

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