The Jackson County Board of County
is seeking qualified applicants for the
Director of Road & Bridge
Fleet Service Manager
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Primary function is to oversee the construction & maintenance operations for County roads and bridges and to ensure construction is performed according to plans and specifications. Manage all aspects of the Public Transportation Department to include all Engineering projects/plans and CAD, the Road and Bridge Department, the Mechanic Shop, and Fleet Management. Involved in the planning and design of storm water management systems; traffic engineering; planning, design, and supervision of the construction of water, sewer, and gas utility systems; assisting the Building Official in the review of plans for large structures and in ensuring compliance with threshold structure code requirements. This position is also responsible for providing engineering/technical decisions with regard to county road & bridge systems. Manage all aspects of road & bridge construction projects. Work involves responsibility for the leadership, organization, direction, and coordination of the day-to-day operations of the department, including responsibility for resource allocation, budget and personnel. The incumbent utilizes considerable independent judgment and initiative to govern in a manner that ensures compliance with the highest industry standards as required by state and federal regulatory agencies. This position reports directly to the County Administrator.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Administers the various contracts for the Public Transportation Department. Working with FDOT and NWFWMD in regards to regional and state impacts to County roadways.
Contributes to the development and implementation of the County’s Long Range Strategic Plan;
Coordinates other projects as assigned by the County Administrator.
Develops department-specific policies, in consultation with the County Administrator for maximum utilization of financial and human capital.
Duties include the oversight of the Road and Bridge Department, Fleet, Mechanics Shop, and CAD performance for the JBOCC.
Duties include the planning, assigning, coordinating, and/or direction/supervision all of the activities, operations, and personnel of the Public Transportation Department including a wide variety of public transportation tasks and services including the planning, design, construction, review, inspection and maintenance of all County roads, parks, facilities, bridges, and storm water - assisting staff in transportation system planning and developing funding options regarding the County road system.
Effectively presents project requests information in writing and orally, to the County Administrator, Board of County Commissioners, other elected officials, and various community groups as required/appropriate.
Interacts with various County departments on issues, projects, and events that are interrelated.
Investigates and resolves public questions or complaints relating to the Public Transportation Department.
Proposes rules, fees, and policies to the County Administrator pertaining to the department and its operations.
Provides leadership management principles and processes within the department.
Provides and initiates recommendations, presentations, and reports on a variety of Public Transportation functions, projects, plans, and operations.
Responsible for working with staff in the review of subdivision and site plans; road and utilities design standards; developing plans and programs for storm water management, potable water, sewer, and gas utilities; assisting the Building Official in matters related to the review of threshold buildings; and ensures compliance with state and federal standards.
Responsible for directing and participating in the selection, placement, promotion, training, development, safety, discipline, and appraisal of a large staff of employees.
Responsible for the preparation, oversight, and tracking of contracts, plans, and specification for all County Public Transportation projects for Board approval, including but not limited to:
Bridge inspection reports - identifying, prioritizing, and budgeting maintenance/repair needs;
Construction documents and specifications;
Coordinating with government and permitting agencies;
Coordinating with design professionals;
Development of Master Plans;
Preparing bid packages for construction contracts;
Preparing change orders for contract amendments; and
Reviewing and negotiating fees;
Responds to inquiries from the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator, the media, and the public, to ensure consistency with County policies, goals, and initiatives.
Studies departmental organization, personnel distribution and project requirements to effect the most efficient and economical utilization of facilities, personnel, and equipment including contracting out specific services.
Performs other job related requirements, as needed.
(The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties or requirements of this position.)
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
6 years of progressively responsible professional, managerial, supervisor, and administrative experience in services or operations that includes 2 years managing 1 or more major public sector operations; or
Associate’s degree in public administration, business, project management, political science, engineering or related field and 5 years of experience as described above; or
Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of experience as described above; or
Master’s degree and 3 years of experience as described above; or
An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
Master’s degree in an Engineering field and Professional Engineering license preferred (P.E. required if assigned as County Engineer).
APPOINTING AUTHORITY MAY ALSO REQUIRE
Florida Driver's License or Florida Commercial Driver’s License and endorsement
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to diplomatically communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
Ability to detect and locate defective workmanship in construction or repair of buildings, and public works;
Ability to create and interpret blueprints, diagrams, site plans, specifications, codes, building regulations, engineering designs, constructions standards, and best management practices;
Ability to maintain complete and accurate records and to develop meaningful reports from those records;
Ability to use common office machines including computers, computer driven word processing, spreadsheets, and file maintenance programs;
Ability to deal tactfully and firmly with developers, contractors, property owners, and the general public.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
Ability to speak effectively in public.
Knowledge required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Board, local officials, peers, employees, and public;
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to local government;
Knowledge of state statues, rules, and codes pertaining to all aspects of county government;
Knowledge of employee development and empowerment, integrity, professionalism, and responsibility at organizational levels;
Knowledge and diplomatic ability to exercise tact and discretion while handling confidential personnel matters;
Knowledge of modern engineering principles, practices, and techniques, and of federal and state organizations and standards applicable to the practice of the County Engineer.
Knowledge of state and local ordinances and codes, or the ability to quickly understand those ordinances and codes;
Knowledge of the ethical guidelines applicable to the position and to the practice of engineering as outlined by professional standards and/or federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and ordinances;
Knowledge of County geography, or the ability to quickly learn the County geography.
Knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization, and administration.
Knowledge of advanced computer workstations, CADD/CAM systems, and common engineering mathematical modeling software, including the ability to develop mathematical models.
Oversee, plan, and implement major programs and services for the organization. Report on my progress to the organization's executive team.
Oversee work that involves the use of complex technical, scientific, or mathematical concepts that increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. Analyze and make recommendations on how to improve the operational performance of the organization.
Responsible for determining goals, policies, and desired outcomes for multiple units. Determine the appropriate level of resources to meet the organization’s goals.
Provide updates to senior managers, elected officials, or other community groups or organizations. Work regularly with other Directors or senior managers to ensure the provision of efficient and effective services. Part of performance is tied to how well responses to members of the community or internal peers within the organization are handled.
Regularly make decisions that could lead to major community or organizational consequences if fail to make the appropriate decision at the time. Intermittently fingering, hearing, mental acuity, speaking, talking, and visual acuity. Also requires light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.
On Call Requirements:
May be required to provide disaster assistance during tunes of emergency in any capacity deemed appropriate.
Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including computers, copiers, two-way radios, etc. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are those for Medium Work.
Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or composite characteristics (whether similar or divergent) of data, people, or things. Requires the ability to recognize complex multivariate relationships in data, and to postulate such mathematical relationships to explain field observations.
Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving instructions, assignments, or directions to professional associates, and receiving instructions, assignments or directions from others.
Language Ability: Requires the ability to read and prepare a variety of reports, correspondence, permits, applications, purchase orders, blue prints, schematics, diagrams, site plans, engineering and architectural drawings, etc.; and to read and understand statutes, code books, court decisions, legal opinions, opinions of the Florida Attorney General, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, permits, code explanations, etc. using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak to groups of people with poise, voice control, and confidence.
Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principle of logical or scientific thinking and professional engineering practice and procedures to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to prepare and interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, mathematical, and diagrammatic form; and to deal with complex multi variate problems in both abstract and concrete form.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow and to give oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently to a diverse audience in a variety of technical and professional languages including engineering, legal, architectural, construction, fiscal management, and planning terminology.
Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize and create mathematical formulas; to add, subtract, multiply, and divide; to use advanced multivariate statistical analysis techniques, including, but not limited to: multiple regression analysis, analysis of variance, applied Markov theory, and queuing theory; requires the ability to perform and understand complex mathematical calculations, including but not limited to develop, understand, and utilize complex logical formulations and mathematical models, including engineering economy models.
Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.
Motor Coordination: requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using office equipment and hand tools. Requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as office equipment and hand tools. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination, necessary to conduct field inspections of construction projects, and to operate a motor vehicle.
Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.
Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing calmly under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress. Must be able to perform multiple tasks with simultaneous demands under conditions of stress.
Physical Communications: Requires the ability to talk and hear. (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds by ear.) Must be able to communicate via telephone, two-way radio, facsimile, and computer modem.
(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)
This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.