Director Public Works and Engineering - Stormwater

City of Kissimmee | Kissimmee, FL

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Posted Date 1/02/2020


Under little direct supervision, plans, directs and supervises all activities of the Public Works and Engineering Department in order to ensure efficient and effective department operations, including street construction and maintenance, stormwater utility, traffic, sanitation, engineering design, etc.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, business administration, public administration or equivalent supplemented by 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in public works/engineering project management and operations, some of which has been in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Professional Engineer certification preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Drivers License as required. Must possess and maintain a valid state of Florida driver’s license.

Essential Functions:

Prepares Department budget and administration (capital, operating, sales/gas tax, transportation impact, stormwater utility and sanitation enterprise funds.

Develops review for site plans, construction plans and other city projects.

Interacts and communicates with internal and external customers, City Officials and Commissioners.

Investigates departmental incidents and accidents. Prepares reports.

Provides long-term departmental planning and goal setting.

Office work, prepares reports, reviews and approves payroll and purchases.

Oversees design, cost and scheduling issues for major departmental projects.

Oversees stormwater requirements (NPDES and TMDL).

Plans, schedules and supervises all functions of the Public Works and Engineering Department.

Reviews departmental activities to ensure compliance with all applicable policies, codes and regulations.

Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations.

Team member selection, performance, evaluation, discipline, transfer and promotion.

Attends training seminars and required supervisory training.

Conducts and/or attends various meetings.

Coordinates and oversees departmental emergency response and mitigation.

Knows how to maintain effective relationships with personnel of other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation. Has the ability to negotiate among different constituency groups with diverse interests to achieve a shared understanding and commonality of purpose. Has the ability to communicate professionally in confrontational situations. Knows how to make public presentations. Has thorough knowledge of proper English usage, vocabulary, spelling and basic mathematics. Is able to compile, organize and utilize various financial information necessary in the preparation of the departmental budget, and knows how to prepare and monitor the budget. Has knowledge of modern office practices and technology. Has knowledge of and skill in the use of computers. Has knowledge of applicable occupational hazards and safety precautions. Knows how to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.

Physical Requirements:

Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, drafting instruments, etc. Must be able to exert up to twenty pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Work involves sitting much of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, and lifting/carrying weights of up to fifty pounds.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $118,800.00 /year


  • progressively public works/engineering: 7 years (Required)
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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