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The City of Phoenix (population 1.6 million) is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader for the position of Public Works Director. The Director organizes, directs, and coordinates the activities of the Support Services and Solid Waste Management groups of the Public Works Department. The Department provides support to city departments and service delivery to Phoenix residents. Internal support functions include fleet and facilities management operations for a majority of city departments. The Department’s external service delivery is solid waste collection service, which includes contained and uncontained collections, landfill and transfer station operation, composting, and recycling.
The Director will lead the Public Works Department through delegation of technical and day-to-day activities to Assistant Directors, Deputy Directors and section heads. In addition to the oversight of 1,035 FTE staff members and an annual operating budget of $187 million and five year capital improvement budget of $174.5 million, the Director will be expected to interact with elected officials, stakeholders and residents. The incumbent oversees the procurement, management, and maintenance of the City's fleet of equipment, and the construction, maintenance, and operation of City-owned facilities and related electrical and mechanical systems. This employee administers departmental service contracts including solid waste collection and Citywide custodial service contracts. The Public Works Director manages all residential solid waste collection and disposal activities including recycling and household hazardous waste programs, and landfill and transfer station operations.
This recruitment and any interview process as a result of this recruitment may be used by multiple hiring managers and multiple departments throughout the City to fill any related current or future vacancies; other recruitments and appropriate eligible lists may also be considered
Proven management level experience in the direction of a large public agency or function.
A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, engineering, environmental sciences or a related field.
An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
In general, City of Phoenix residency is required within 24 months after the date of hire for newly hired executives, however exceptions apply for current employees. For more details, visit: https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/who-apply/residency.
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PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Includes the job requirements listed above, plus:
Experience in a public works, solid waste collection services, or related operation.
A relevant master’s degree.
Labor relations experience.
Only the highest qualified will be posted to the eligible to hire list.
Recruitment closes June 21, 2021. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/current-jobs/ by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.
Request assistance applying for this job by contacting our HR Connection Center at (602) 495-5700.
Public Works Director (NC), Job Code:#74800 , ID# 40033
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City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The City contributes 8.5% of salary into 457/401(a) plans with no matching required. $5,220/annual car allowance and $1,440/annual cell phone allowance.
A comprehensive Executive benefits package is offered which includes:
Traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days. For more details, visit: Executive Benefits
Internal Number: 74800 40033
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