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internal posting - COSB employees only Assistant Director of Public Works

Company name
City of San Benito

San Benito, TX, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Construction, Engineering, Bluecollar, Sciences

Date Last Verified
Mar 20, 2023

Posted on
Mar 13, 2023

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Mon, 13 Mar 2023 17:27:01 -0600

(internal posting - COSB employees only) The Assistant Director of Public Works will assist the Director of Public Works with the oversight of the daily operations of the Public Works Department which includes operations/maintenance of streets, water and sewer distribution, water and wastewater plant, and building maintenance.


Assists in planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing the day to day work of the streets, water and wastewater plant.

Oversees the maintenance and construction of city streets.

Oversees proper maintenance and upkeep of assigned city buildings, facilities, and grounds within the Department of Public Works.

Conducts field inspections of the progress and quality of utility work.

Assists in the preparation of the annual budget for Public Works.

Ensures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget.

Monitors budget expenditures.

Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff.

Responds to public complaints, questions, and problems; meets with local citizens to answer questions or hear and/or investigate problems.

Provides technical advice to subordinates, the Director, the City Administrator and elected officials.

Ensures that work is performed safely and in compliance with all state permits, Federal and Local Laws, and regulations; participates in the conduct of safety meetings for departmental employees.

Manages contract administration for subcontracted work and project management inspections.

Coordinates operations with other departments, divisions and agencies on various construction projects including operations during emergency and inclement weather conditions.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Demonstrated organizational skills in handling and directing multiple and complex assignments and projects.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, the Windows environment, internet research skills, and library information systems.

Demonstrated experience in construction, operation and maintenance of public works infrastructures.

Demonstrated knowledge of competitive bid processes in the public sector.

Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete multiple tasks with attention to detail, within stated deadlines.

Ability to work independently as well as a team player within department and with others.

Ability to adapt to constant change and periods of fast-paced, high-intensity work situations.

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Problem solving skills and the ability to lead, instruct, handle a large variety of details and to work with all levels of organization.

Ability to apply practical understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Excellent customer service skills and interpersonal skills.

Proficient in the use of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software and use of the Internet to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education and experience required.

High School Diploma or GED.

Associate’s degree from college or technical school with emphasis in construction trades.

At least five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes progressively responsible technical and supervisory experience in Public Works; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License.


Bachelor’s Degree in construction science, engineering or closely related field.



Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License.

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City of San Benito
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