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Public Works Operations Manager

City of Chamblee

Listing Summary


This position is a supervisory and technical position responsible for the daily field operations of the Public Works crews for the City. Work involves prioritizing and assigning work; inspecting projects from initiation to completion; and planning, scheduling, and supervising the work of personnel engaged in public works, maintenance, repair, and construction.


  • Assists with planning, directing, and supervising City Public Works personnel engaged in the maintenance and construction of the City’s streets, right-of-way, storm drains, parks, and grounds; may supervise and/or perform minor maintenance to City buildings.
  • Schedules, assigns, and inspects work; instructs and trains in correct methods and procedures; monitors work on a daily basis; and reviews/evaluates employee performance. 
  •  Conducts regular inspections of the City’s streets, parks, right-of-way, and drainage system; plans and schedules needed repairs and/or maintenance; and supervises the installation of street markings.
  • Inspects work in-progress; ensures the timely and efficient completion of assigned Public Works projects; conducts re-inspections to ensure proper completion of repairs and maintenance; and coordinates activities with other departments and agencies.
  • Rates City streets for repairs; implements annual work programs developed with the assistance of the engineering services to provide for the repair, maintenance and construction of public facilities including streets and storm drainage systems. 
  • Assists the Director in developing and implementing methods, practices, policies, and procedures to enhance the operation of the department.
  • Ensures employees comply with City and department policies, procedures, and safety rules; provides safety training to employees.
  • Responds to and participates in emergency calls as assigned. Establishes work priorities; monitors work in progress and assists when necessary; ensures workers follow safe practices and departmental policies and procedures; maintains payroll of Public Works crew members; reviews and evaluates employee performance. 
  • Implements operational procedures and ensures compliance with relevant federal, state and City policies.
  • Receives, reviews, and investigates citizen complaints/requests; meets with citizens to inspect and/or discuss problems; resolves complaints/requests; and schedules needed repairs, construction, or maintenance related to Public Works. Inspects and coordinates maintenance of Public Works department vehicles. 
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual department operating budget; reviews, approves, and monitors expenditures within approved budget; and forwards purchase requisitions and payment requests to the Finance Department.
  • Performs special projects as assigned including construction projects and the upgrade of City facilities. Assumes additional responsibilities for the Public Works area in the absence of the Director. 
  • Inspects job sites prior to beginning work; contacts the Utility Protection Center and individual utility companies to ensure that utilities such as telephone, gas, and electricity have been located prior to beginning job.
  • Coordinates public works projects with local, state and federal agencies, developers, contractors, builders, and individual homeowners. 
  •  Submits requisitions of materials and equipment needed by crews. 
  • May operate City vehicles in the performance of duties or to attend training programs. 
  • Continues training with emphasis on current computer applications, supervisory skills as well as job related duties to remain up-to-date as determined by the Department; must complete internal core courses as determined by the City. 
  • Operates equipment including gas powered saws, backhoes, bulldozers, and pumps in performing job duties. 
  • Conducts inspections of new subdivisions over a twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) month period; notes the condition of streets, signage, street lighting, and drainage systems to ensure compliance with City standards prior to the City accepting maintenance responsibility.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


    Education and Experience

  • Requires an Associate Degree in Business, Forestry, or related field from an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical school (Bachelor’s Degree preferred); and Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in public works maintenance or related field including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity; or Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Licenses and/or Certifications

  • Must hold a valid State Driver’s License.

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