The position openings are updated regularly. All positions require a City of Page employment application. Some positions require testing or a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Applications may be obtained from the City of Page City Hall, 697 Vista Avenue, P.O. Box 1180, Page, Arizona 86040 or by calling (928) 645-4231. Click “How to Apply” for more information

  • Dispatch/Communications Specialist Open or Close

    POSITION:                            Dispatch/Communications Specialist

    DEPARTMENT:                     Police

    RANGE:                                 212 $16.79 to $26.86

    OPENING DATE:                  05/18/2017

    CLOSING DATE:                  Open Till Filled   

     

    JOB SUMMARY

    Highly specialized and demanding work which involves receiving, prioritizing, and accurately dispatching all calls for service in a timely manner to the appropriate agencies for the City of Page.   

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • Handles a high volume of public contact necessitating good customer service skills.
    • Communicates with a wide variety of citizens in various emotional states.
    • Handles routine calls to the Page Police Department.
    • Answers 9-1-1 calls, including cell phone calls, from Page, Southern Utah, Northern Arizona, Navajo Reservation, Lake Powell and surrounding areas.  Determines jurisdiction and accurately dispatches in a timely manner to the appropriate law enforcement, fire and/or EMS units.
    • Answers and documents the Silent Witness line.
    • Receives and dispatches a variety of alarm calls including robbery, burglary, intrusion, fire, search and rescue, and EMS.
    • Receives all animal control calls.
    • Answers calls from the hearing and speech impaired by operating a telephonic device for the deaf (TDD).
    • Answers radio traffic generated by Page Police Department, Page Fire Department, Page Community Resource Officer, Page School Resource Officer and Page Public Works.
    • Communicates by radio with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Utah Highway Patrol, Coconino County Sheriff's Office, National Park Service, Navajo Police Department and numerous other public service, law enforcement and EMS agencies.
    • Enters, modifies, confirms, clears and retrieves data from the ACIC/NCIC criminal justice terminal.
    • Maintains a log of all officer traffic, radio traffic, telephone calls and window traffic by entering the information into a computer aided system (CAD).
    • Retrieves information as needed for officers, administrators, other agencies, courts, lawyers, etc. from the CAD system.
    • Enters all warnings, citations and dispositions.
    • Enters all dog tag information.
    • Answers Fire/EMS calls outside of our service area and transfers calls to the agency with jurisdiction.
    • Trains new dispatchers.
    • Performs Notary services.
    • Participates in serving our Seniors (SOS) Program for the elderly.
    • Monitors all doors to control access to the Police Department.
    • Monitors water treatment plant after hours.
    • Answers after hour calls for Public Works and contacts the on-call employee.
    • Works closely with social services agencies that provide resources within the community.
    • Answers after hour calls and contacts counselors for Encompass Health Services.
    • Answers after hour calls and contacts advocates for Another Way, a domestic violence program.
    • Answers after hour calls and contacts workers for the Department of Economic Security (DES) and CPS.
    • Answers after hour calls and contacts officers for Adult and Juvenile Probation.
    • Answers transient's calls for help.
    • Handles requests for lost and found property.
    • Participates in community education programs.
    • Performs Spillman database research, enter data.
    • Provides emergency medical services as required, and perform light to heavy rescue functions at emergencies.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and Experience:

    • High School Diploma or GED; and
    • One (1 year of previous clerical experience in positions involving public contact with some prior work exposure to law enforcement and public safety functions preferred;
    • or any equivalent combination of related education and experience.

    Licenses or Certifications:

    • None.

     

    Special Requirements:

    • Must be at least 19 years of age.
    • No felony convictions.
    • No illegal drug usage per Arizona POST.
    • Required to obtain and maintain ACIC/NCIC Level A terminal operator certification within six (6) months of employment.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   

    • Knowledge of computers and electronic data processing; working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
    • Knowledge of jurisdiction to facilitate dispatching out of town calls.
    • Ability to demonstrate typing skills to meet the demands of the job.  Prefer 35 words per minute.
    • Ability to effectively deal with the public; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to handle stressful situations.
    • Ability to quickly and retain information learned.
    • Ability to learn and strictly adhere to department procedures.
    • Ability to multi-task.
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all police matters.
    • Ability to use communications console, including computer-aided systems; personal computer including word processing software; E-911 system; ACIC/NCIC computer; copy machine; fax machine; Motorola radio; TDD.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee must: exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  The following physical abilities are required: fingering, hearing, mental acuity, speaking, talking, visual acuity.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work requires decision making that could lead to major community or organizational consequences if this position fails to make the appropriate decision at the time.

    SELECTION GUIDELINES

    Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required; successful completion of pre-employment drug screening.

    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

    The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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    Department Head                           Human Resources Director


    ________________________          ________________________
    Date                                             Date

  • Part-Time Maintenance Worker Open or Close

    POSITION:                   Part-Time Maintenance Worker

    DEPARTMENT:               Recreation

    RANGE                       209 $14.30-$22.16

    OPEN DATE:                 April 20, 2017

    CLOSING DATE:             Open Till Filled

    EXEMPT:      NON EXEMPT: X      HOURLY: X      SALARIED:      CONTRACT:     

    GENERAL PURPOSE:

     Performs a variety of semi-skilled and technical tasks in the building, maintenance and operation of the skate park, Youth Center, Page Sports Complex and  grounds, open spaces and other recreation areas.

     

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

     Works under the general supervision of Recreation Supervisor.

     

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

     May supervise community service workers or temporary employees as required and assigned.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

     Performs a wide variety of physical labor/maintenance oriented jobs.

     Performs maintenance and construction of the skate park, Youth Center, and Page Sports Complex.

     Organizes and executes tasks related to routine daily work orders such as clean up, trash, restrooms, construction, repair and maintenance.

    Uses various hand tools to accomplish excavation and repair of appropriate city facilities.

     Operates various hand power tools and specialty equipment depending on assignments.

     Drags ball fields; lines fields for games.

     Inspects, washes, and performs routine maintenance of park drinking fountains and restrooms.

     Sweeps, washes, paints, and repairs or replaces park tables and slabs.

     Maintains current skills and knowledge in the proper and safe techniques of building and grounds maintenance functions.

     Collects and disposes of solid waste from buildings and grounds; picks up litter from premises.

     Opens and closes, locks and unlocks facilities as needed.

     Assists in setting up and taking down equipment for various park and recreation programs, prepares facilities for park and recreation program use.

     Installs and maintains goal posts and nets for sports facilities, including soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis and basketball.

     Keeps records of work completed and submits a weekly report on the condition of the equipment and ramps in the skate park.

     

    PERIPHERAL DUTIES:

     Periodically inventories and cleans division shop areas.

     Responds to customer complaints regarding problems with the trails and Sports Complex including, but not limited to, mowing, trimming, trash pickup and irrigation systems, etc.

     Provides backup manpower for other divisions including water streets.

     May work with crew on snow and ice removal.

     Other duties as assigned.

     

    DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

     Education and Experience:
    (A) General education (basic reading and math skills)
    (B) 1-3 years experience as a Maintenance Worker
    (C) Any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

     

    Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    (A)Working knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in building and grounds maintenance; Working knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs; Working knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.
    (B)      Skill in the operation of listed tools and equipment.
    (C)      Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule;
    (D)       Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions;
    (E)       Ability to communicate orally and in writing;
    (F)       Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely;
    (G)       Ability to understand, follow, and transmit written and oral instructions;
    (H)       Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the public.

     

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License upon employment

    TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

    Pickup truck, dump truck, water truck and various cargo vehicles.  Motorized construction equipment such as loaders, trencher, and backhoe for trenching and excavation purposes.  Various hand tools for field construction and repair.  Basic ability to use word processing and spreadsheet programs.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.

    The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

    SELECTION GUIDELINES

    Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required; successful completion of pre-employment drug screening.

    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

    The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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    Department Head                           Human Resources Director


    ________________________          ________________________
    Date                                             Date

  • Planner/GIS Technician Open or Close

    POSITION:                               Planner/GIS Technician

    DEPARTMENT:                         Community Development

    GRADE:                                    215  $40,999.70 to $65,599.51

    OPENING DATE:                      03/22/2017       

    CLOSING DATE:                      Open Till Filled   

     

    JOB SUMMARY

    The Planner/GIS Technician performs professional-level planning work involving research, analysis, and technical assistance on major projects. Responsibilities include conducting preliminary and final plat review; reviewing development proposals for consistency with adopted standards and regulations; providing staff support and reports to various boards, committees, and Council; conducting technical research, analyzing data, evaluating findings, identifying significant issues, determining options, and developing staff recommendations; and conferring with engineers, developers, architects, other City staff, outside agencies, and the general public to acquire information and coordinate planning issues, apply codes, laws, standards, and regulations to ensure applications and development are in compliance with the City’s ordinances and development standards, as well as policy direction from boards and Council.   This position is also responsible for inputting, updating, and maintaining GIS databases, and coverages, layers, and linkages to various databases.  Duties may include:  preparing detailed maps using GIS and/or AutoCAD software; inputting and reviewing GIS data for completeness, accuracy, and neatness; creating map layouts and views of moderate difficulty and complexity; conducting geoprocessing operations and database queries; performing digitizing; conducting mapping research in the field and in the office to resolve conflicting information; and interpreting plans, plats, and legal descriptions. This class is responsible for performing related duties as required.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • Communicates with applicants, contractors, developers, real estate and design professionals, and the public to provide information and respond to questions about the City's development codes such as:  design guidelines, Zoning, Sign, Manufactured Home and/or Recreational Vehicle, and Subdivision regulations; and state laws pertaining to annexation and planning statutes.
    • Explains Code requirements, City policies, and development standards for the requested development use, as well as public hearing requirements and procedures.
    • Recommends changes to proposed developments to ensure compliance with ordinance and/or policy requirements and standards, as well as professional planning practices.
    • Produces professional quality staff reports and written documents to explain which codes, policies, and planning principles should apply to the consideration of a specific case request.
    • Discusses the quality and the nature of the proposal and expresses these considerations in a report that can be understood by laypeople.
    • Enters information into a personal computer (PC) and operates a variety of standard office equipment.
    • Reads and interprets site plans, plats, civil drawings, architectural drawings, land surveys, building elevations, landscape plans, corner descriptions, legal descriptions, and policy documents to process planning case requests, construction documents, native plant preservation plans, neighborhood plans, sub area plans, specifications, and use permits.
    • Ability to discern color, texture, building and landscape materials, and patterns to process planning case requests analyzed for conformance with esthetic standards and policy guidelines.
    • Creates charts, schedules, graphs, maps, presentation graphics, etc.
    • Uses engineering and architectural scales to measure drawings to determine property dimensions and location and to measure distances to determine the accuracy of construction documents, correctness of subdivision plats, and to calculate acreage.
    • Conducts and attends neighborhood meetings and regional agency meetings.  Meets scheduling and attendance requirements.
    • Comprehends and makes inferences from City codes, plans, studies, capital programs, engineering manual, development standards, and guidelines to explain which affects the development proposal or plan.
    • Recalls readily very specific information about City planning codes, engineering standards, development standards, and policy documents to provide timely answers when several citizens are awaiting information at the same time.
    • Coordinates with the various units and departments in the implementation and enforcement of municipal and development regulations and policy direction.
    • Develops and updates public hearing procedures as directed by Council.
    • Reviews building plans for compliance with municipal land development regulations.
    • Participates in the revision and development of new planning procedures and ordinances.
    • Reviews and makes recommendations to the Community Development Director regarding requests for administrative waivers of the City’s ordinance regulations.
    • Processes annexation requests and prepares related staff reports.
    • Assists with various planning projects such as general plan updates, neighborhood/master plans, capital improvement programs, and area policies.
    • Assists in the collection, development, and distribution of demographic information, computer databases, and statistical reports.
    • Performs mathematical calculations, statistical computations, and applies fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, algebra, geometric constructions, and the essentials of trigonometry.
    • Utilizes data for map layout and plotting.
    • Updates maps as new information is obtained.
    • Operates a computer workstation for inputting data used to create maps; conduct spatial analysis; perform database queries; identify and document problems; determine the accuracy of source information for building a map; perform detailed records research; apply research to ensure the precision, accuracy, and completion of GIS maps; and determine command sequence to quickly convey information.
    • Prepares map products on a computer workstation.
    • Creates new mapping products.
    • Understands procedures, terminology, and the use of system menus and operational system panels.
    • Learns to digitize data conversions.
    • Becomes familiar with the procedures regarding input of GIS data standards.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and Experience:

    • Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Urban Planning, Geography, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Public Administration, or related field; and
    • At least two years professional planning experience;

    Licenses or Certifications:

    • Membership in the American Planning Association, and the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association.
    • Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners is preferred.

    Special Requirements:

    • Good (1 - 3 years) experience reviewing development proposals, experience working with databases and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and experience with group facilitation are also highly desirable.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of the municipal codes, including City of Page codes;
    • Knowledge of methodologies of modern urban and regional planning;
    • Knowledge of current planning case law, research methods, and sources of information necessary to city planning functions;
    • Knowledge of geography of the City and its surroundings;
    • Knowledge of Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS);
    • Knowledge of principles of public administration, economics, statistics, municipal finance, and sociology as applied to urban planning;
    • Knowledge of fundamental GIS concepts to formulate and prepare spatial analysis, drawings, maps, and plans;
    • Knowledge of cartography and the basic symbols and terminology used in mapping; modern office practices, procedures, equipment, and supplies;
    • Knowledge of maps, plans, databases, and records;
    • Skill in utilizing independent judgement and initiative;
    • Ability to communicate effectively, in written and oral form, with citizens, developers, property and business owners, and professionals of other departments and disciplines;
    • Ability to assist efforts of other personnel in the collection and analysis of data; communicate appropriately with a demanding and diverse public in answering questions and explaining the City Zoning Code, Subdivision Regulations, General Plan, planning case law, and Arizona Revised Statutes pertaining to zoning and land use law, public hearings, notice and publication requirements, open meeting laws, and citizen participation;
    • Ability to independently facilitate meetings and give public presentations; handle complex cases; and comprehend and interpret previous and current City Council decisions and department policies
    • Ability to learn the GIS system;
    • Ability to prepare neat and precise maps from plans, sketches, verbal descriptions, and specifications;
    • Ability to assist in providing data and maps for detailed operation analysis; and
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, coworkers, and the general public.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee may exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. The work also requires fingering, hearing, speaking, and talking.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires the employee to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs.

    Page has the right to revise this job description at any time. This

     description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.

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    Employee Signature                       Date


    ________________________          ________________________
    Supervisor (or HR) Signature          Date

     

     

    E.O.E.  Page does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or military service in employment or the provision of services.

  • Patrol Officer Open or Close

    POSITION:                             Patrol Officer

    DEPARTMENT:                     Police

    RANGE:                                 60 $21.37 - $36.12

    OPENING DATE:                 October 18, 2016

    CLOSING DATE:                  Open till filled. 

     

    EXEMPT:      NON EXEMPT: X      HOURLY: X      SALARIED:      CONTRACT:     

    GENERAL PURPOSE: 

    Officers identify criminal offenders and criminal activity and where appropriate, apprehend offenders and participate in subsequent proceedings.  Identify and reduce the opportunities for the commission of crime through preventative patrol and other measures (including but not limited to community crime prevention and community policing) and facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  Aid individuals who are in danger of physical harm, create and maintain a feeling of security in the community. 

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

    Considerable daily supervision until daily tasks are learned, then moderate supervision is available at all times on the basis of results achieved.  Supervision is usually from a sergeant or supervisor unless on FTO. 

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

     Generally none. 

    DATES/HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    Scheduled to work rotating shifts including days, swings, midnights and any special shift required.  May be required to change days off for special events or court appearances. 

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    Enforce Arizona Revised Statutes and City Code. 

    Communicate to supervisors and to fellow officers all information obtained which is pertinent to any case or investigation.

    Record activity during tour of duty in the manner prescribed by supervisor. 

    Complete detailed reports and investigation reports on all crimes, vehicle accidents, and other incidents requiring crime reports. 

    Maintain weapons, vehicle and equipment in a functional, presentable condition. 

    Assists citizens requesting service, assistance, or information and courteously explain any instance where jurisdiction is not with the Page Police Department and suggest other procedures to be followed. 

    Inform supervisors as soon as possible regarding the development of conditions tending to cause crime, and take preventative action to correct the conditions. 

    Conduct a thorough investigation of all offenses and incidents within area of assignment and scope of activity. 

    Collect evidence and record data which will aid in identification, apprehension, and prosecution of offenders and the recovery of property. 

    Do building security checks, including but not limited to, schools, parks, and playgrounds. 

    Preserve peace at public gatherings, neighborhood disputes, and family quarrels. 

    Serve or deliver warrants, summons, subpoenas, and other official papers promptly and accurately; when so directed by a supervising officer. 

    Operate the radio in compliance with FCC regulations. 

    Patrol every part of assigned area giving particular attention to and frequently rechecking locations where the crime hazard is great. 

    PERIPHERAL DUTIES: 

    Responsible for the securing, receipting and proper transporting of all evidence and property coming into custody. 

    Assist Fire Department in locating fires and medical emergencies. 

    Report street light and traffic control signals that are out of order. 

    Report street hazards and any conditions that endangers public safety. 

    Confer with court prosecutors and testify in court. 

    Take measures to direct the flow of traffic in assigned areas during periods of congestion. 

    Other duties as assigned.

    DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

     Education and Experience:

    (A)       Must meet AZ POST standards.
    (B)      0-3 years of progressive experience in a police patrol position, supplemented by continuing law enforcement related training and education desirable.
    (C)       Training in various methods of investigation and interviewing techniques required.
    (D)       Training and education through college credit or equivalent in police science is highly desired. 

    Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

    (A)       Basic knowledge of modern professional investigative techniques, procedures and equipment. 
    (B)       Well informed on traffic, criminal and other codes related to law enforcement.
    (C)       Knowledge of rules of evidence, search, seizure and court procedure is essential.
    (D)       In addition to standard office safety practices, must know how to strictly adhere to Department procedures on the operation of emergency vehicles under various conditions.
    (E)       Some skill in operating the tools and equipment listed below.
    (F)       Must be proficient in verbal and written communication skills required in English and knowledge of report writing.
    (H)       Ability to conduct interviews with uncooperative, resistive, hostile emotional or traumatized children and adults.
    (I)         Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relations with other departments, city personnel, citizens, businesses and other law enforcement agencies.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Must maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license.  Must maintain a valid Arizona POST police officer certification.  Required to work rotating shifts including days, swings, midnights and any special shift required.  May be required to change days off for special events or court appearances. 

    Required to obtain Hepatitis shots.

    SELECTION GUIDELINES:

    Formal application; review of education and experience; appropriate testing;oral interview; background check; pre-employment drug screening; final selection. 

    Physical examinations, drug testing and polygraph examination are required for employment and periodically thereafter.

    TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

     Investigations and evidence gathering tools, including but not limited to, cameras and photographic equipment, measuring devices and drawing equipment.  Basic knowledge of regular hand tools.  Computer, word processing and database software programs, copiers, adding machines and police radio.  Passenger vehicles, pickup trucks and four wheel drive vehicles under normal and emergency driving conditions. 

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

     The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 

    Required to meet POST and police department physical fitness standards, including but not limited to, the ability to lift 170 pounds, climb and run.  As required by POST, must be able to see 20/20 corrected and be able to pass a hearing test. 

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    Work varies from office environment with reports, interviews and meeting to all extremes of weather and terrain expected in routine police work.  May be exposed to extremely hazardous conditions involving armed and dangerous subject, medical problems, fires, accidents and other similar situation.  Will be required to travel for meeting, training, court appearances and other related situations. 

    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 

    The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. 

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    Department Head                           Human Resources Director


    ________________________          ________________________
    Date                                             Date

  • Director of Public Works Open or Close

    POSITION:           Director of Public Works

    DEPARTMENT:      Public Works

    SALARY:             $82,238.12 to $135,689.60 DOQ

    OPEN DATE:         June 21, 2016

    CLOSING DATE:    Open Till Filled

     

    DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

     

    EXEMPT: X     NON EXEMPT:     HOURLY:     SALARIED: X     CONTRACT:

    GENERAL PURPOSE

    Plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Engineering Department including engineering services and inspections, drainage, facility maintenance, fleet maintenance, airport, parks, and contract administration; coordinate assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager. The Director of Public Works is expected to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in accomplishing program objectives, and is held responsible for the effectiveness of division operations. This class performs related duties as required.

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED

    Supervised by the City Manager.

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED

    Exercises supervision over the Public Works, Park Maintenance, Facilities and Airport Departments.

    DAYS/HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT

    Normal business hours, Monday through Thursday. Required to attend evening and special meetings as necessary in the performance of assigned duties.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
    Knowledge of:
    • Principles and practices of, transportation, planning, and engineering, including staff supervision and evaluation, mediation and conflict resolution, municipal budgeting procedures, and project management.
    • Methods, techniques, materials and equipment utilized in public works construction projects.
    • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
    • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
    • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
    • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

    Skill/Ability to:
    • Develop, manage and direct a comprehensive public works and engineering program.
    • Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives and procedures.
    • Analyze and assess programs, policies and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments.
    • Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs.
    • Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of staff.
    • Delegate authority and responsibility.
    • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
    • Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
    • Develop and coordinate the formulation of long-range planning including, financial and Capital Improvement Plans.
    • Administer and coordinate engineering design, surveying and inspection.
    • Manage, administer and coordinate departmental contracted service.
    • Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
    • Interpret and apply applicable Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

    Specific Duties:
    • Provide high-level management and administrative supervision for the Public Works, Airport, and Parks Departments. Maintain ultimate responsibility for the proper functioning of those departments and the work performed by them.
    • Assist with development and maintenance of an effective staff. Screen and recommend selection of new employees, provide for proper training of individuals, and ensure effective supervision and utilization of all subordinates.
    • Practice effective communication and team building skills to maintain a positive working relationship with and among employees. Abide by and ensure that all employees supervised abide by the City’s personnel policies. Enforce discipline of employees as necessary.
    • Manage City’s use of consultants for municipal projects, including selection, contract negotiations, overall direction, work review, and acceptance/rejection thereof.
    • Manage Highway Users Funds, Airport and Federal projects including: record keeping, adherence to applicable regulations, preparation of required reports and organization of financial accounts.
    • Coordinate short and long range planning for municipal infrastructure development and maintenance in the departments supervised, including acquisition, design, scheduling and financing options.
    • Prepare and/or review plans and specifications for municipal projects. Call for bids, review and recommend bids for Council approval. Conduct bid openings and preconstruction conferences as needed.
    • Provide oversight of project management on construction projects—ensure contractor compliance with time, material quality, workmanship, budget, and safety parameters for the project.
    • Evaluate drainage, utility, transportation and traffic impacts of development proposals, permits, rezones, plats, etc. Prepare or direct preparation of traffic, utility, and other studies and reports as needed.
    • Oversee development and maintenance of a pavement management system and sidewalk inspection, maintenance, and enforcement program.
    • Maintain regular contact with contract engineers, construction project engineers, City, County, State, and Federal agencies, and the general public regarding City public works activities and services.
    • Coordinate, prepare, and deliver presentations concerning public works issues to the City Council, boards and commissions, and the public.
    • Maintain a work schedule permitting easy access for the public. Respond to inquiries and complaints relating to public works policies and procedures, as well as to specific projects and issues.
    • Prepare budget plans for capital expenditures for public works and engineering maintenance and construction projects.
    • Assist the City Manager and Finance Director with the preparation of the overall budget for the City.
    • Assist with the City’s special assessment process, including: public hearings, record keeping, and responding to inquiries from members of the public.
    • Serve on and/or attend meetings of various boards, commissions, and committees as assigned, including, but not limited to: Airport Commission and Planning Commission.
    • Attend City Council meetings as required.
    • Participates in preparing citywide capital improvement program.
    • Develops and implements operational and administrative policies and procedures and recommends new and amended ordinances to resolve operational procedures;
    • Perform other duties as required or assigned, including, but not limited to, coordinating efforts with related community programs and other City departments, assisting in the operation of programs and equipment as needed, investigating and preparing grant applications where appropriate, staying abreast of developments in the fields of public works and municipal management, etc.


    DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, Planning, Public Administration or a closely related field.
    • Five years of increasingly responsible local government management experience, including supervisory experience.
    • Must possess a valid AZ Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.
    • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Masters degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, Planning, Public Administration or a closely related field.
    • Ten (10) years experience in local government management.


    OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity.

    TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

    Requires frequent use of personal computer, including word processing and spreadsheet programs, calculator, telephone, copy machine and fax machine.


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Principal work station is an office setting. Considerable outdoor work is required in the inspection of various public works, utilities, and construction projects. Hand eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to hear or talk. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or smell.

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee mainly works in an office environment and occasionally in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near equipment and moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in an office setting, and moderate to noisy during field operations.


    SELECTION GUIDELINES

    Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required; successful completion of pre-employment drug screening.

    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

    The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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    City Manager                                                                            Human Resources Director


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    Created: November 12, 2015