A public works director supervises the activities of various departments within the public works sector. These departments might include streets, sanitation, parks/grounds, engineering, utilities and equipment maintenance. In general, the director oversees the physical facilities of Cottondale and any services that enable a community to function. A public works director works under the direction of the city commissioners and provides administrative assistance to the city clerk.
One main aspect of a director’s work is the ability to develop long-term programs that enhance the community. Additionally, the director is responsible for reviewing the public works staff. The director assigns work to the staff. The director analyzes completed projects against the budget in order to track the group’s spending and the success of the project. Public works directors are responsible for assessing employees and establishing the criteria for which their employees are assessed. Directors continually monitor the progress of their staff, provide guidance for employees who receive low evaluations and, in some cases, provide alternate work plan. It’s also essential that public works directors follow the purchasing policy when hiring outside vendors. They may have to create bid specifications and recommend vendors for projects. Directors are ultimately responsible for ensuring that all work is completed properly by contractors, vendors and public works staff members. They may also have to answer questions from the general public and relay all feedback with the utmost tact.
Applicants must be eligible for Class A CDL and Inmate supervision
Please stop by City Hall to pick up an application.