Terry Now Hiring for Public Works Director

Job Duties

  • Give reports on department’s budget and performance
  • Plan, assign, and manage all work for staff of Public Works Department
  • Operate and maintain heavy equipment
  • Manage hazardous waste services
  • Administer contracted construction, services and maintenance of streets, storm drains, lagoons, gutters, and street lights
  • Manage maintenance of Town facilities
  • Manage maintenance including building structures, roofs, and heating
  • Manage janitorial services for Town/contracted janitorial vendor accounts
  • Manage maintenance of Town parks
  • Administer landscaping services for grounds within Town
  • Administer contracted services for debris and limb removal
  • Provide 24/7 on-call emergency services
  • Maintain/Build positive and constructive relationships with co-workers and community
  • Assist wherever necessary

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Mayor and the Certified Operator, the Public Works Director performs a wide variety of tasks necessary for the efficient production and distribution of water for sufficient quantity and quality to meet customer demand. This position will be on 24-hourcall everyday including weekends and holidays. There is a six-month probationary period. Evaluations are conducted at the end of the probationary period and annual thereafter during the last month of the Town of Terry’s fiscal year. This is an exempt managerial position with minimal supervision.

Education and Experience

No minimum education requirement is prerequisite for this position although additional consideration will be given to applicants with high school diplomas and/or additional vocational-technical training. Experience in operating machinery including excavating equipment, generators, pumps, and electrical controls is necessary for this position.

Operational Duties

  • Assists the Contract Operator in ensuring compliance with the state and federal Safe Drinking Water Act regulations and water quality standards.
  • Provides regular oral and written Operations and Maintenance Reports to the Board of Aldermen summarizing system status / needs.
  • Maintains control over the inventory of the Town of Terry’s water system materials, supplies, chemicals, and equipment.
  • Under the supervision of the Contract Operator, performs routine preventative maintenance inspections of equipment; performs repairs, adjustments, and maintenance of pumps, electric motors, valves, meters, chemical feeders, fire hydrants, lubricates and oils machinery, maintains gas engines and compressors, and maintains proper records of preventative maintenance work.
  • Assists the Certified Operator with leak detection surveys when water lossage exceeds 25% of water produced.
  • Responds to emergency conditions according to the Town of Terry’s Emergency Response Plan.

Duties Related to the Management and Administration of the System

  • Assists the Contract Operator in addressing the scheduled repair / replacement of water production, treatment, storage, and distribution equipment pursuant to the Town of Terry’s Long Range Plan.
  • Develops estimates for recommended purchases of goods and services.
  • Assists external auditor in preparing the annual audit related to any expenditures for the Town of Terry water system.
  • Documents all maintenance activities on approved O-M Record Keeping System and presents copies of all work orders along with a statement to the Board of Aldermen each month for review and approval.
  • Works closely with the engineers and contractors providing services to the Town of Terry.
  • Participates with the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, and consulting engineers in planning system improvements or expansions.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to learn the methods, practices, tools, and materials used in the operation, maintenance, and repair of water storage, treatment, and distribution equipment and machinery, including but not limited to:
  • Ability to learn the mechanics of pumps and other electrical equipment and machinery.
  • Ability to learn plant electrical systems, power circuit changes, and circuit breaker resets.
  • Ability to detect and diagnose faulty operation of equipment and make corrections
  • Ability to learn the proper use of equipment, tools, and procedures used in installing and repairing water mains, services, fire hydrants, and meters.
  • Ability to plan and organize the operation, maintenance, and repair of the utility’s storage, treatment and
  • distribution systems, and the organizational skills necessary for scheduling daily activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, staff, contractors, engineers, government and regulatory officials, and the customers.