Public Works Superintendent - Town of Avon

General Statement

The Public Works Superintendent is responsible for assisting in the management, direction, supervision, and coordination of daily operations related to the Town’s roads and bridges, parks, open space, grounds, green belts, and streetscape structure.  This position coordinates fully with other departments for efficient utilization of public works personnel for special events and other special functions.

Supervision Received

Works under the direct supervision of the Public Works Director.

Supervision Exercised

Exercises direct and indirect supervision of both full- and part-time employees, coordinates projects performed by independent contractors, and manages improvements to parks and grounds.  In the absence of the Public Works Director, this position manages, oversees, and supervises the construction, repair, and maintenance of Town parks, roads, bridges, and right-of-ways.   Directly supervises the non-exempt Supervisor, Parks and Supervisor, Roads & Bridges.

Work Environment

Work is primarily office-based, although some supervision of outdoor work, with exposure to extreme weather conditions, noise, and fumes, is also required.  Work hours include early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary.  This position is responsible to carry the emergency on-call phone on a scheduled basis and to respond to emergency calls day or night as required.

Essential Functions

  • Primarily responsible for management, direction, coordination, and planning for the Public Works Department as an assistant to the Department Director.
  • Assists as assigned with Kronos, payroll reporting in the absence of the Public Works Director
  • Manages the PubWorks for the Public Works Personnel
  • Assist with managing the WebTMS (locate requests from the Utility Notification Center of Colorado)
  • Manages maintenance and repair of roads, bridges, and public right-of-ways, parks, and park facilities
  • Manages new staff orientation to ensure staff members are familiar with policies and procedures
  • Directs department safety and equipment training programs and records to ensure staff obtains and maintains all necessary licenses
  • Assists in the absence of the Public Works Director with managing snow plow operations in the park and on roads and manages snow removal contracts
  • Manages the maintenance of ice skating surface, outdoor public facilities such as playing fields, tennis courts, volleyball courts, playgrounds, and boat dock and lake rental equipment, parking and storage areas.  For some of these, the Superintendent may work through identification, selection and management of outside contractors.
  • Manages control of nuisance weeds and rodents and assures compliance with all related local and federal regulations
  • Assists in managing assigned parks and grounds to ensure the safety and cleanliness of parks equipment; inspects park grounds and submits recommendations on the upkeep, upgrade, construction and/or renovation of parks and assists with management of snow removal scheduling, procedures and supervision for both the Roads & Bridges and Parks Divisions
  • Manages the operation of light and heavy equipment, a variety of hand tools, meters, and gauges used by department staff to maintain public parks and mall, public right-of-ways, and facilities
  • Assists with reviewing applications and issuing permits, and performs inspections for all work within the public right-of-way
  • Assists in planning, updating, organizing and implementing the parks & grounds and roads & bridges best management practices, goals, objectives, policies and procedures
  • Contributes to landscape planning and design.  Assists with managing horticultural, arboricultural, and other maintenance of public parks and town property
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, diagrams, and schematics for the purpose of maintenance or assigned supervision of work performed within the parks and public right-of-way
  • Prepares and maintains logs and records concerning maintenance of facilities, use of fertilizers, chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and general needs of vehicles
  • Manages the sign shop for sign making and maintenance
  • Evaluates employee job performance, providing feedback and counseling where appropriate and addresses employee complaints to resolve problems in accordance with Town policies.  Coaches subordinate supervisors on performance management issues.

Other Duties and Functions

  • Responds to citizen concerns and requests for service on all Town maintained streets, parks, paths and right-of-ways
  • Performs a variety of administrative and supervisory work in conjunction with special events
  • Performs administrative and accounting duties; handles department purchasing and procurement; requests purchase orders for new equipment, materials, and supplies; maintains receipts and budgetary expenditures; assists with grant preparation; and generates and submits reports and documentation as needed
  • Researches special projects and issues
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local rules, regulations, ordinances and other regulatory standards
  • Extensive knowledge of policies, procedures practices and equipment associated with snow removal and parks and grounds maintenance
  • Practical knowledge of a variety of noxious weeds and safe means of removal, botanical health requirements, growing zones, and watering/nutrient needs of plants, trees, shrubs, and turf
  • Knowledge of occupational safety programs and procedures for equipment operations and environmental hazards of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and chemical application
  • Knowledge of administrative principles and practices including goal setting and program budget development and implementation
  • Knowledge of office equipment and programs including Outlook and Microsoft Office
  • Thorough knowledge of ice characteristics, including weight support potential, equipment operation and safety procedures
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and professionally through written and oral communication to develop and articulate departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain a restricted applicator’s license for weed and pest control or obtained within one year of employment
  • Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications, draw plans, and write specifications and cost estimates for parks and grounds repair and minor construction work
  • Ability to train and develop staff in core areas, including customer service and safety
  • Ability to make independent decisions regarding prioritizing roads, bridges, and parks maintenance and crew schedules and activities
  • Requires possession of a Colorado Commercial Driver’s License and ability to pass a DOT physical examination

Education And Experience

A bachelor’s degree in agronomy, horticulture, or related fields with three (3) years of progressive experience managing and supervising the maintenance of parks, landscape and irrigation systems, and working in street maintenance operations or a related heavy-equipment field; at least three (3) years managing a staff of five or more individuals.  An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, may be substituted.  Position requires possession of a valid Colorado Commercial Driver’s License, qualified Supervisor’s License for Pesticide Application (or ability to obtain within 12 months), and certified Playground Safety Inspector’s License.

Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and may be subject to random, unannounced drug and alcohol testing as outlined in the Town’s Drug & Alcohol Policy.

More info at 

Position Title:                                Public Works Superintendent

Division:                                           Roads, Bridges and Parks

Department:                                   Public Works

Reports To:                                     Public Works Director

Safety Sensitive:                            Yes

FLSA Classification:                     Exempt from Overtime:  Administrative Position

Target Hiring Range:                   $73,981 to $78,356

Salary Min/Max:                           $73,981 to $95,85

Month and Year:                           May, 2018


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