Help Wanted – Public Works Superintendent
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THE TOWN OF LOUISA IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC WORKS.

MAJOR PURPOSE OF THIS JOB:  Supervises staff engaged in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Town’s Cemeteries, water system, sewer system, streets and sidewalks, parks, buildings, department fleet and equipment, and other infrastructure and facilities.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Responds to citizens’ requests and complaints, and provides customer relations
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned staff
  • Performs personnel functions of the department
  • Supervises the preparation of all necessary reports submitted to the Town Manager
  • Assist in preparation of department budget and manages appropriations
  • Supervises landscape installation and maintenance
  • Supervises and performs construction and maintenance tasks related to the water and sewage system, streets, fences, benches, sidewalks, gutters, and storm drains
  • Oversees and conducts preventative maintenance activities to ensure that mechanical equipment receives proper lubrication, overhauling, and inspection
  • Oversees the cleaning and removal of litter from parks, streets, and other public areas
  • Ensure proper procedures are used to flag traffic, as well as install and remove cones and barricades.
  • Maintains inventory of necessary system supplies and equipment
  • Provide or delegate to ensure twenty-four (24) hour on-call coverage to respond to system emergencies
  • Performs related tasks as required

WORKING CONDITIONS:

This role commands physical work requiring the exertion of up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move and load objects and some heavy work requiring exertion of up to 75 pounds of force occasionally. The work requires frequent bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing, and reaching above shoulders. Work is regularly performed in tight confines such as ditches, manholes, and vaults. Work requires frequent repetitive tasks using gross and fine motor skills of hands and feet (such as operating clutch, levers, and knobs). In addition, work is subject to adverse environmental conditions including extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibrations, hazards, etc.

EXPEREINCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Knowledge of the function and organization of municipal government
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, town officials, contractors, and citizens.
  • Ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and implement all applicable codes, manuals, rules, etc.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of water distribution and sewer collection systems.
  • Knowledge of traffic laws and regulations governing equipment operations.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and safety precautions necessary in the proper operation of varied construction equipment, maintenance equipment, and work sites.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Must hold a valid state department issued Driver’s License
  • Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of high school
  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of motorized equipment
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience in Water and Wastewater Operations/Maintenance – Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia preferred

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package: DOE/DOQ The Town application may be obtained via the Town’s website at: www.louisatown.org. Applicants should send all application materials to: Town of Louisa, P.O. Box 531, Louisa, VA 23093. Application materials may also be sent via email to: info@louisatown.org. This position will remain open until filled. The Town of Louisa is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town of Louisa will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments.

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