Full Time Public Works Maintenance Division Director in Eugene at City of Eugene

Public Works Maintenance Division Director

City of Eugene

Location: Eugene
Industry: Government, Jobs
Type: Full Time

General Statement of Duties

Are you ready to bring great communication, inclusivity skills,  integrity and love of Public Works to direct a strong work force of Public Works Maintenance professionals?  This is your invitation to join the team and help make the lives better each day!.

Eugene is getting noticed! Lately, we’ve been recognized–nationally and locally–as one of the most livable communities in the United States. We’ve also been chosen one of the best cities for bicycles, and gotten kudos for being a great place to enjoy food and beverages, the outdoors, exciting sports entertainment and much more.  Public Works is accredited by the international organization:  The American Public Works Association (APWA).

Do you want to be part of a dynamic organization well known for excellence and commitment to high-quality and effective services? The City of Eugene Public Works Maintenance Division is recruiting for a Public Works Maintenance Division Director.  Apply at www.eugene-or.gov/jobs.

The link below is to a video that shows our Department taking pride and having fun in the services we provide:
Eugene Public Works

This position plans and directs the activities of the Maintenance Division in the Public Works Department, participates in the leadership of the Public Works Department and the City of Eugene.

The Maintenance Division responsibilities include administrative and technical services and operations in surface operations, traffic operations, stormwater conveyance and treatment and wastewater collection systems, sidewalk maintenance, fleet and radio services management, utility coordination program, emergency response and the operations of the Roosevelt facility.  Division staff includes over 120 people including Administrative, Technical and Operational Staff.

The Maintenance Division Director coordinates assigned activities with other City divisions and departments, the City Council and outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Executive Director – Public Works.

For additional information about the Maintenance Division Director position see our brochure.

Recruitment Schedule:  This posting is open until filled.  It is anticipated that the first screening of applications will be February 21, 2018.Examples of Duties Performed – Duties may include but are not limited to the following

The Ideal Candidate brings many of these abilities but may also have the ability to grow into some of these duties:

  • Collaborates well with others.
  • Communicates well with staff, partners and citizens.
  • Is engaged with the workforce and fosters a welcoming work environment.
  • Is inspirational in their leadership and leads by example.
  • Develops, plans, and implements division goals and objectives; evaluates and administers policies and procedures.
  • Directs, oversees and participates in the development of the division work plan; assigns work activities, projects and programs; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures.
  • Directs major work programs of the division including street, traffic operations, wastewater collection, bike path, alley, stormwater conveyance, stormwater quality, sidewalk, fleet and radio management, leaf pick-up, street sanitation, pavement management program, public way use program, utility systems management, and safety, ice, snow, and flooding control programs and directs Public Works emergency operations as necessary.
  • Coordinates division activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations;
  • Supports City initiatives such as Green House Gas Reduction, Vision Zero and reduction of homelessness.
  • Provides staff assistance to the Executive Director – Public Works.
  • Prepares and presents staff reports.
  • Directs, oversees and participates in the development and administration of the division budget; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures.  Provides input to the department budgeting process.
  • Develops and implements long range plans and programs for maintenance of the City’s infrastructure system, fleet vehicles and communication equipment.
  • Develops and updates the Public Works Annexes of the City’s Disaster Plan. Coordinates Public Works activities during a disaster or emergency.  Acts as incident commander or operations chief during emergency events.
  • Responsible for the selection, supervision and evaluation of assigned staff; assigns work and ensures appropriate training is provided; investigates  complaints; recommends and administers disciplinary actions; handles sensitive personnel matters and recommends grievance responses; exercises full supervision over employees.
  • Ensures division implementation of and adherence to the City’s Affirmative Action and Equity and Human Rights Work Plans.  Coordinates the implementation of effective processes and models to produce division wide diversity initiatives.  Facilitates staff development on such issues as diversity and creating a respectful working environment.
  • Participates on the Roosevelt Yard Respectful Work Place Committee.
  • Participates on the Roosevelt Yard Safety Committee.
  • Represents Public Works on the Fleet Advisory Board and other committees and boards as needed.
  • Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquires and complaints.
  • Ensures that all phases of street, stormwater conveyance, wastewater collection, and other infrastructure maintenance programs are in compliance with Federal, State and local laws, regulations, ordinances and codes.
  • Attends and serves on a variety of City committees, commissions and task teams; attends and participates in professional groups and committees.
  • May act as Executive Director – Public Works as required.
  • Serves on call evenings and weekends and responds to emergencies.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


The best candidate will have strong knowledge and abilities in many areas and will be able to learn and grow to meet all the qualifications in a relatively short period.

Knowledge of:

  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Principles and procedures involved in the management of a public organization, including familiarity with current literature, trends and developments in public works.
  • Principles and practices of civil engineering as it applies to maintenance of public works facilities.
  • Modern and complex principles and practices of various maintenance services program development and administration.
  • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

  • Direct, organize, and coordinate the programs of a large and diverse division.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
  • Maintain liaison with various private and public agencies, and deal successfully with the public and other interested groups.
  • Prepare and administer a large municipal division budget.
  • Prepare and present complex reports.
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff of a large Division.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing,
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work long and stressful hours during periods of inclement weather or other Public Works emergencies.

Experience and Training Guidelines – Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Six years of responsible experience in public works programs, including three years of administrative and supervisory experience.

Equivalent to a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, construction technology, public administration or a related field.

License or Certificate:
Possession of or ability to obtain, and maintain an appropriate, valid Oregon driver’s license.

Possession of a certificate of registration as a professional civil engineer in the state of Oregon desirable.Supplemental Information

Working at the City of Eugene
The City of Eugene offers a great benefit package including holidays, vacation, sick leave, retirement benefits and a range of insurance benefits as well as training and advancement opportunities. To view more information about the benefits and current insurance premium rates, click the respective links. While these positions operate in a challenging and fast paced environment they are part of a supportive, collaborative team that is flexible and values work-life balance.

The City of Eugene is located in the Willamette Valley, which offers a wide range of recreational activities to residents and visitors. Home to the University of Oregon, Eugene is a progressive community with engaged residents, a vibrant arts community and is known as Track Town USA; hosting national and international track and field events. Eugene offers many of the amenities of a larger city while retaining the feel and characteristics of a smaller city including a strong sense of community and a short commute to work with little traffic congestion.


Application Guidelines:
Selection Process
Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position.  First cut for this position will screening of the supplemental questionnaire answers.  Addition screening may include written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process should be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.


CURRENT INFORMATION ABOUT JOB POSTINGS IS AVAILABLE BY going to www.eugene-or.gov/jobs and selecting “Job Posting Status”.

The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

City of Eugene
City of Eugene, Human Resources
940 Willamette St, Suite 200
Eugene, Oregon, 97401.
(541) 682-5061

Salary: $97,032.00 - $128,024.00 Annually
Application Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/eugene/jobs/1948778/public-works-maintenance-division-director?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs