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Assistant Public Works Superintendent


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The Public Works Assistant Superintendent assists in the management of the Operations and Maintenance Division of the Public Works Department; reports to the Public Works Superintendent; and does related work as required.  This role will support effective and efficient operations of departmental divisions, including Infrastructure (streets and stormwater), Solid Waste, Landscaping, and Building Maintenance. Supervise and evaluate all Public Works staff to address employee conflicts, resolve personnel concerns, evaluate employee status/progress in accordance with performance evaluation procedures, ensure adherence to City safety policies, and encourage positive workplace environments.


  • Supervise Management Team and assist in directing assigned staff to include hiring, training, performance evaluation, task assignment, and discipline.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of strategic plan objectives, departmental budgets, expenditures, and departmental initiatives and programs.
  • Assist the development of bid specifications for departmental capital and projects, authorize purchase requisitions, and ensure adherence to the City’s procurement policies.
  • Assist in project management activities for the department to include maintenance and new construction projects. Participate in meetings, oversee consultants, and coordinate with staff. Perform field inspections and on-site quality assurance.
  • Assume responsibility of the Superintendent in his/her absence and attend Council meetings when needed. Serve on boards and commissions as requested.
  • Respond to requests for information and assistance from other City departments and outside agencies, coordinating departmental programs and activities as required.
  • Review and handle citizen complaints regarding Department services and activities. Assist Division managers and supervisors with code compliance concerns, citizen contact efforts, site evaluation/research, required documentation, and policy application.
  • Assists the Superintendent of Public Works with the preparation of bid specifications, contract documents and cost estimates for public works activities.
  • Assists the Superintendent of Public Works with the purchase of all equipment and tools for the department.
  • Prepares various reports on public works activities as requested.



  • Thorough knowledge of Public Works functions including but not limited to the construction and maintenance of streets/sidewalks and stormwater structures, solid waste collection and disposal, landscaping, and building and facility operations and maintenance.
  • Knowledge pertinent to the operation and maintenance of Public Works vehicles and equipment ranging from basic tools and equipment to heavy equipment.
  • Working knowledge of the practices, tools, equipment and terminology used in maintenance and repair of streets, parks, sewers and municipal structures.
  • Basic knowledge of the principles underlying the management of a municipal department of public works; ability to plan, layout and supervise the work of others.
  • Working knowledge of governmental budgeting and financial operations.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety regulations and guidelines.
  • Knowledge applicable to customer service provision and methodologies in dealing with difficult situations.



Public Works Superintendent

Position oversees and manages assigned staff within the Public Works Department.




  • LIFTING: Occasionally. An equipment operator driving a flat bed during roadside trash pickup may assist with loading debris from the ground onto the truck. The weight of this debris is dependent on the material and its dimensions.
  • PUSH/PULL: Occasionally. Push or pull may occur when assisting with roadside debris pick up.
  • GRIP/HANDLING: Continuously. Use of hands to grip truck/lawn tractor controls.
  • ELEVATED WORK/REACHING: Continuously. Reaching for hand controls while using equipment.
  • STATIC FORWARD BENDING: Rarely. May occur during a reaching task.
  • TRUNK ROTATION: Frequently. Trunk rotation occurs when assisting with debris pick up, during use of the lawn tractors while navigating obstacles and when driving trucks and better view of obstacles is needed.
  • SITTING TOLERANCE: Continuously. Equipment operators primarily perform driving tasks with trucks or lawn tractors requiring sitting for most of the workday (6 or more hours).
  • STANDING TOLERANCE: Occasionally. Standing may occur during task changes or when assisting with debris pick up.
  • WALKING: Occasionally. Walking may occur during task changes or when assisting with debris pick up.
  • BALANCE: Continuously. Balance necessary when performing mowing tasks due to uneven terrain/embankments.
  • COORDINATION: Continuously. The lawn tractors require use of both hands and feet, sometimes simultaneously in order to operate the controls.



  • Mixture of outdoor field work and office activity. May require work in extreme weather/temperatures. After hours, night meetings/operations and occasional travel required.
  • Work is performed outdoors under dirty, uncomfortable, noisy, and hazardous conditions and in all types of weather conditions.
  • Duties requires good eye-hand coordination to operate robotic controls and the ability and stamina to perform heavy manual physical labor, move items weighing in excess of 50 lbs. on a repetitive basis, as well as the ability to crawl, climb, bend, twist, stoop, kneel and to maintain such activities throughout a work shift.
  • Work also involves equipment operation in residential areas as well as in heavy traffic.
  • Weekend, holiday, and after-hours work are sometimes required, as well as after-hours response and emergencies.



  • College degree preferred. Associate degree in Civil Technology, Mechanical Technology or a closely related field and three (3) years of experience one (1) year of experience in public works construction and/or maintenance work in a supervisory capacity.
  • Demonstrated success in Public Works operations or related field with at least three (3) years of related experience including (1) year of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written mediums in business English.
  • Must maintain a valid Georgia Driver’s License and an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record throughout employment.
  • Possession or ability to obtain a CDL preferred.

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This position requires pre-employment, post-accident, and random drug screening.



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