The Deputy Director of OC Construction is the Construction Program Manager reporting to the Assistant Director/County Engineer. He/she is responsible for delivery of safe and efficient infrastructure construction through construction management, contract administration, materials testing and geotechnical services. Projects include roads, bridges, flood control; channels, basins dams, reservoirs, drain facilities pump stations and horizontal elements of parks, libraries, and Dana Point Harbor. Under his/her direction OC Construction provides three core services:
Construction Management: Provides construction management services for County funded infrastructure projects including administering public works contracts and providing inspection services.
Materials Laboratory: Provides geotechnical engineering, pavement analysis, acceptance testing, and quality assurance of construction materials for capital improvement projects, maintenance programs and development activities for the County of Orange and other eligible agencies.
Special Projects: Provides administrative support for the Construction Management and Materials Lab, manages the quality of roadway surfaces in unincorporated county areas through the Pavement Management Systems and delivers infrastructure projects through the Job Order Contracting (JOC) program.
One year of experience as an Administrative Manager II with the County of Orange or Five years of experience directly related to the competencies and attributes noted above.
A bachelors degree in a related area of study may substitute for two years of the required experience. College level education or training directly related to the competencies and attributes required of the position may be substituted for up to one year of required experience at the rate of three semester units or the equivalent, equaling one month of experience and one hour of training equaling one hour of experience. College level education or training beyond a bachelor degree, which is directly related to the competencies and attributes required of a position, may be substituted for up to an additional year of required experience at the rate noted above.
License Required For some positions possession of a valid California Driver’s license, Class C or higher may be required by date of appointment. Other Completion of a background investigation to the satisfaction of the County may be required for some assignments.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
In addition to the standard requirements and conditions listed for all positions, some assignments may require the additional physical and mental capabilities and/or the ability to work in the more diverse environmental conditions listed for some positions.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS All Positions:
Possess vision sufficient to read standard text and a computer monitor and to drive a vehicle; speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably in person to individuals and groups and over the telephone; possess body mobility to stand, sit, walk, stoop and bend routinely to perform daily tasks and to access a standard office environment; possess manual dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard, utilize office equipment and to write and drive; use a County approved means of transportation. Some Positions : May be required to possess one or more of the following: the ability to climb, bend, stoop, twist and reach overhead in rugged conditions to review/evaluate work; manual dexterity and bodily movement sufficient to operate various types of equipment in extreme conditions; lift up to fifty pounds.
MENTAL REQUIREMENTS All Positions :
Possess the ability to independently reason logically to analyze data, reach conclusions and make recommendations; possess the ability to remain calm and appropriately focused in rapidly changing and difficult situations involving conflict, complex issues, controversy and diverse stakeholder groups and interests; possess the ability to deal calmly and effectively with emotional interactions. Some Positions : May be required to possess the ability to handle emotional client situations effectively.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS All Positions :
Function effectively in a standard office environment. Some Positions : May be required to function in one or more of the following: uneven terrain, construction sites, inclement weather, heavily populated clinic or program settings with ill or highly emotional clientele
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES The ideal candidate would typically possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Public Policy, Management or Business (or a closely related field).
The candidate must be capable of working effectively and communicating diplomatically with various government offices, County staff at all levels, labor organizations, residents, citizens and business groups, regulatory bodies, as well as developers and contractors and will possess the following competencies:
Possession of a valid certification of registration as a Civil Engineer
Extensive knowledge of public works and infrastructure services
Expertise in surveying design, construction and maintenance of capital improvement projects
Experience responding to emergency or disaster situations, and working within an Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
Thorough knowledge of the equipment and materials and work flows used in the constructions, parks, maintenance and repair of storm water systems, roads and streets, as well as buildings, grounds and harbors
Thorough understanding of personnel management and public administration
Knowledge of applicable City, County, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations affecting public works and infrastructure services.
Extensive management experience, specifically in public works
Forward focused leader with strategic management skills to lead and develop a high performance organization
Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective leadership, organization, administration and budgetary planning, preparation and control of a service area of public works.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS possession of a valid license as a Civil Engineer or Land Surveyors issued by the California State Board for Professional Engineer, Land Surveyors, and Geologist or Project Management Certification.
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