Deputy Public Works Directors guide project, program, and contract administration relating to public works activities, with attention given to departmental policies, procedures, and scheduling of infrastructure extension and maintenance. Directors determine work procedures, prepare work schedules, and expedite workflow through planning and implementation of construction, maintenance, and operational activities designed to provide quality public facilities and infrastructure. The position also includes conducting various analyses and inspections of facilities and infrastructure to develop programs, training and supervising employees, and formulating short and long range plans including transportation, street, water, sewer, drainage, facilities and park maintenance as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Highway Maintenance Management
A Highway Maintenance Superintendent is a top-level supervisor. The Superintendent develops schedules and budgets and sets work priorities for maintenance operations. The Superintendent supervises multiple crews tasked with highway and bridge maintenance, repairs, and reconstruction. This person is often assisted by a Senior Highway Maintenance Worker.
Other responsibilities typically include:
- Accounting for all equipment issued to subordinates or self, such as hand tools, road building tools, materials, plows and sanders, and trucks and heavy equipment.
- Assists with management and developing and monitoring individual training programs.
- Works with governmental offices and the public.
- Administers and inspects contracted maintenance activities.