The City of Schertz seeks a visionary Public Works Director who is passionate about creating a professional department that is progressive, proactive and performance driven. The new Director should be a forward-thinking professional with exceptional customer service skills who will help the City ensure core services are maintained and enhanced for the community. The successful candidate will be a balance of strong leadership and technical expertise.
Under general direction, plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the City's Public Works Department; Provides professional assistance to city management staff in areas of expertise; Fosters cooperative working relationships with citizen groups, other City departments and other governmental agencies and utilities on public works matters; Serves as a visionary leader and team builder, who brings together the diverse elements of the staff and community to develop a vision and clear goals for the future growth and expansion of the Public Works Department in alignment with the mission, vision and values of the City.
A drug screen and physical assessment are required if a conditional offer of employment is made.
The City of Schertz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Knowledge in planning, operations, construction practices and materials used in design, engineering and configuration of water, wastewater, streets, drainage and storm water systems.
Knowledge and understanding of pumps, meters, valves, lift stations as well as all testing and reporting required by TCEQ and other regulatory bodies necessary for an effective and efficient water supply system.
Proven experience in developing and leading teams of people to accomplish public works tasks, setting goals and objectives, work organization, delegation and employee supervision.
Knowledge of municipal financial planning, budgeting and management.
Knowledge of City of Schertz code of ordinances, subdivision codes, water & wastewater standards and specification codes
Knowledge of TCEQ rules and regulations, A.W.W.A. standards, conservation and drought ordinances, floodplain ordinances, and storm water permits
Selects, motivates and evaluates staff and provides for training and professional development
Analyzes complex technical and administrative public works service problems, evaluates both standard and alternative solutions, and adopts effective course of action within appropriate time frames
Skilled in both formal and informal public presentations utilizing multi-media tools to share information and build consensus amongst audience members
Ability to prepare and present concise, logical and statistically accurate oral and written reports, correspondence and other written materials
Proven experience in building, maintaining and measuring both internal and external customer service
Exercise sound independent judgment within general policy and administrative guidelines
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Create a professional department that is progressive, proactive and performance driven
Understand the needs and challenges of a fast growing community in today's society
EXPERIENCE: Ten years of progressive professional supervisory and leadership experience in local government public works is required. Multiple years of leadership experience in the Director or Assistant Director role is preferred.
Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field is required.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Class "C" Water/Wastewater License or the ability to acquire within two years is required.
Valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License or the ability to acquire one within thirty days of employment is required.
License to practice as a Professional Engineer is preferred.
The City of Schertz is a premier Texas community in the San Antonio- Austin corridor with a reputation for innovation, regional leadership and strong community involvement. Schertz is nationally recognized for its
family atmosphere, foresight, and commitment to economic prosperity and workforce opportunities.
Incorporated as a city in 1958, Schertz has seen steady and smart growth over the yea...rs. The City’s population has doubled (18,700 to 40,000) from 2000 to 2017 and is expected to nearly double again over the next 15-20 years.
The City of Schertz is a home-rule city with a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of the Mayor and seven Council Members. The City Council appoints the City Manager, City Secretary, City Attorney, and Municipal Judge.
The City of Schertz currently serves the community with a staff of 350 employees. The City’s Fiscal Year 2016
operating budget is $70.4 million and Schertz has obtained the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program for more than 20 years. The financial standing of the City is expressed in Standard & Poor’s AA+ and Fitch’s AA ratings.