The City of Grand Rapids is conducting a national search for a Public Services Director who will lead the Grand Rapids department of Public Works.
The purpose of this job is to plan, organize, implement and direct the City's Public Services Department's delivery of street maintenance and solid waste services. Manages all aspects of human resources, materials and equipment. Work is performed under the executive direction of a Managing Director. Supervision is exercised directly or indirectly over all employees in department composed of approximately 80 personnel.
Plans, organizes, implements and directs the City's Street Maintenance and Solid Waste operations including service delivery enhancements, potential markets or evaluating new options and technology
Oversees all aspects of Department's financial activity. Reviews monthly financial reports by cost centers. Reviews metrics and benchmarks for services provided. Approves payroll and accounts payable for the Department
Oversees all aspects of Department personnel in terms of hiring new employees, signing advices for payroll adjustments and handling employee discipline
Conducts employee performance reviews, signs all performance reports and provides continuous mentoring and counseling of Department employees
Prepares and presents annual Department budget including operating as well as capital budgets.
Conducts presentations to City Manager and City Commission.
Monitors budget performance throughout the entire year
Performs related work as required
Minimum Training and Experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Business Management or a related field
At least seven (7) to nine (9) years progressively more responsible experience in the administration of public works activities, street maintenance and/or solid waste services, including supervisory or managerial experience
Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities
Internal Number: 372-1020
About City of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan, and the largest city in West Michigan. It is on the Grand River about 30 miles east of Lake Michigan and three hours from Chicago. The City's population is 198,829 and covers an area of 45 square miles. The combined statistical area of Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland is 1.3 million.
The City recently received numerous recognitions ranging from the Best U.S. City to Invest in Housing and the Fastest Growing Economy in the U.S. (Forbes); the #1 City to Raise a Family; the #1 Hottest Real Estate Market to Watch (Trulia.com), and #28 Most Hipster City in the world. The Art Prize Festival was ranked one of the Top Five Festivals Worldwide (Time). Fifteen craft breweries are located within Grand Rapids making it locally known as Michigan's "Beer City."
Grand Rapids provides a full range of services to a multicultural group of residents, students and visitors. The Grand Rapids metropolitan area hosts fifteen institutions of higher learning. Grand Rapids has 67 parks with sports and recreation activities year-round. Salmon weighing up to 35 pounds are caught during the annual upstream migration of the Grand River.
In 20...19 the City completed a comprehensive Strategic Plan with a new Mission Statement: To elevate quality of life through excellent City services.