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Public Works Supervisor

Company: Snohomish County, WA
Location: Everett
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

About: Snohomish County, north of Seattle, is in northwest Washington between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. The county has rich scenery, numerous activities, and a thriving economy. Snohomish County is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. When joining Public Works, you will work in an environment where innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement are highly encouraged and supported. We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents. We are invested in your success and growth and offer competitive wages, job flexibility and stability and a friendly atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career.

Benefits Overview:
Culture
Collaborative and responsive work environment.
Strong working relationships.
Unique groups at your fingertips including internal attorneys to work with and easily communicate with.
Office has views of the mountains and can be within walking distance from your home.
Hybrid model, 2 - 3 days a week in the office.
Community
Seasons are wonderful all year round.
Ocean, San Juan Islands, Deserts, and Mountains are nearby.
A variety of local recreational activities.
City and Rural life.

Job Summary: This important leadership position oversees a team of nine (9) right-of-way professionals plus consultants to deliver 10 to 15 Public Works projects each year. Projects include roadways, trails, bridges, culverts, stream restoration, flood plains, Solid Waste Capital projects and Road Maintenance projects. There is variety in your job, and you will never be bored. Vital to the success of this role are strong collaboration skills and the ability to establish and maintain strong partnerships with WSDOT officials, staff, labor unions, citizens, and other organizations. Candidates will bring a proven track record of delivering results, building accountability, and creating a positive working environment of teamwork and innovation. The ideal candidate will be recognized for building consensus and providing management leadership.
Experience with managing federal dollars, uniform relocation act, negotiations, acquisitions, and relocations
Experience managing programs, solving issues, and helping right of way
Experience and knowledge of federal regulations, department of transportation, appraisal programs, right of way, and surveys
Managing full-scale job from start to finish including right of way, acquisition, and construction projects
Working on a variety of projects including bridges, roadways, tunnels, culverts, maintenance, etc

Responsibilities: Supervise a section or work group of professional employees performing com -plex engineering, scientific, right of way, surveying or planning assignments requiring the application of a broad range of engineering or planning principles and methods. Plans and directs all office and field activities related to a specific section or work group function.
Acts as a technical resource for staff resolving problems; oversees the preparation of plans, designs, reports, and documents necessary to carry out functions and operations of the work group while remaining consistent with county and department standards, principles, methods, and priorities; signs off on appropriate documents as required.
Assigns, supervises, and evaluates the work of subordinate employees as required; advises, assists, and trains subordinates as nec -essary; participates in the selection of new employees, and makes recommendations regarding the hiring, discipline, and termination of subordinate employees.
Develops and implements policies, procedures and budgets related to specific section or work group functions and ensures that area of operations complies with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines, and with county ordinances, policies, and procedures.
Coordinates operations and promotes partnership with other county departments and programs, outside agencies, citizen groups and the public as necessary; provides technical assistance to other public agencies or sections as required.
Supervises or participates in the conduct and review of studies, needs assessments and other activities used to plan or evaluate services provided by the section or work group; drafts recommended modifications to applicable ordinances, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards.
Prepares reports and recommendations to the County Council, community groups and outside agencies as necessary; may con -duct or participate in public hearings to explain program plans and solicit public input.
Responds to inquiries from the public regarding specific problems or issues in area of assignment.
Prepares grant applications and other documents to obtain alternative or supplemental funding sources for programs; negotiates and administers participation contracts with groups, agencies and in -dividuals; maintains liaison with representatives of funding agen -cies as necessary.
Recommends modifications to county codes and associated regulations, procedures and engineering standards.
Prepares short term and long-range work program and service plans which identify and prioritize proposed projects and programs.
Assists the division manager in developing and implementing systems, programs, and long-range plans to provide for effective DPW operations.
Advises a director or manager on the need for public information and involvement efforts; directs design and implementation of such efforts.
Qualifications:
A Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in a professional field related to the group function
Five (5) years of professional level experience with at least two (2) years of supervisory/lead experience within the area of specialization; OR any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skill and ability to perform the work.
Professional Engineer License or appropriate professional certification or recognition in non-engineering fields.
International Right of Way Association (SR/WA) certification is preferred.
Knowledge of
principles, practices, and techniques in area of assignment
federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations related to area of assignment
the principles and practices of planning, organization, and supervision.
the principles, practices and procedures associated with budget preparation and administration
the methods and techniques used in conducting engineering or scientific studies and needs assessments
the principles and practices of grant writing, contract negotiation and administration, if applicable
the literature, trends, and developments in area of specialty
Ability to
develop inter-local agreements and funding strategies to provide effective service levels to the community
manage consultant contracts for the planning, design and/or construction of major public works projects
plan, coordinate and administer a functional area of DPW
supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate employees
develop work plans, schedules, and budgets
allocate and make effective use of available resources
assess the relative advantages and disadvantages of alternative courses of action
gather, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate a variety of data including statistical data
read, interpret, and apply federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations governing area of assignment
analyze and evaluate operations and take effective action to correct deficiencies and resolve problems
establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, department heads, associates, subordinates, representatives of other agencies and with the public
lead programs with public groups
communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
prepare a variety of correspondence, reports, and other written materials and documents

This position is being handled directly by David Gomez Partners, Inc. To apply, please send your resume to Kelly Collins at kcollins@davidgomezpartners.com, Carrie Ann Dickson at cdickson@davidgomezpartners.com, and Charlie Sandoval at csandoval@davidgomezpartners.com.

Keywords: Snohomish County, WA, Everett , Public Works Supervisor, Other , Everett, Washington

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