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This is highly responsible managerial, administrative and professional work of unusual difficulty assisting the Department Director in directing and coordinating operations of the Engineering Division. The employee performs responsible management, administrative and technical duties; plans, directs and manages the engineering division in connection with engineering design, construction, survey, inspection of public works projects and the Capital Improvement Program. This position requires a thorough familiarity with construction management and construction laws, engineering and surveying principles, the ability to exercise sound technical judgment on engineering issues and the ability to lead and direct divisional staff. Duties also include participation in the formulation, implementation and enforcement of divisional policies, and handling a wide variety of special projects and assignments of high complexity, priority and importance.
Work involves technical expertise regarding the planning, design, and construction of a wide variety of municipal engineering programs, making recommendations regarding a broad plan of public works improvement projects and priorities; and ensuring the quality and timely completion of engineering analyses and studies. The employee establishes goals, objectives and work plans for subordinate personnel and ensures that results are achieved, involving development of procedures to ensure effective operations within the division. Under general direction, the employee performs complex assignments requiring extensive initiative and independent judgment to assure that services are provided with the maximum effective use of personnel and equipment and that engineering functions are accomplished in accordance with accepted engineering standards and in compliance with applicable rules, regulations and laws. Reviews plans and specifications for City construction contracts and recommends approval or disapproval. Work is reviewed by the department director in conferences with the employee, through study of reports submitted, and by the degree of achievement of established goals, objectives and work plans.
The employee must work effectively with and maintain communications with elected and appointed officials, department directors, representatives of other governmental jurisdictions, private consultants and contractors, subordinate personnel, and the general public, and may act for the director in his absence. The employee may be required to serve as Engineer of Record on City construction projects, certify and seal plats within the City, make recommendations on the establishment of civil engineering standards, procedures, forms, and regulations, and provide professional and technical engineering advice to the City Commission, City Manager, department heads, and others. As head of the Engineering Division, recommends, oversees and administers the annual budget for the division, including organization structure and staffing requirements and monitoring expenditures to ensure operations are within approved budget. Recommends that eligible applicants be hired and, when appropriate, subordinate employees be transferred, suspended, promoted, terminated, reassigned or disciplined; participates in the adjustment of grievances; and acts in a confidential capacity.
The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!!
NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description. This job classification may be governed by the Personnel Rules, as it is not represented by a collective bargaining unit.
Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training & Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment. Open until sufficient applicants have applied.
An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J204).
This job classification is in Management Category IV for benefit purposes.