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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3118 - Manager of Highway Operations

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt
GRADE:    316

POSITION SUMMARY
Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in directing, supervising and overseeing the Highway Maintenance Division; performs related work as required.  

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The primary responsibility of an employee in this class is to supervise the operation and maintenance of the County Highway and path system as well as to perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Transportation and Operations and/or the County Engineer. This class is also engaged in directing various activities related to maintenance of the County Highway Systems, the Sign Shop, Parts Room, and Vehicle Maintenance. Considerable independent judgment is exercised in carrying out assignments. The work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Transportation and Operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Supervises the work of subordinate personnel engaged in the Maintenance of County Highway Systems, Grounds and Vehicle Maintenance
•    Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
•    Prepares the budgets, reports, and records
•    Ensures operating expenses are within fiscal limits
•    Ensures the proper and efficient operations of the Highway Maintenance Division
•    Directs and coordinates staff in the preparation of roadwork, signs, parts and vehicle maintenance
•    Responds to emergencies that occur within the division
•    Oversees all administrative record keeping and maintenance reporting on an on-going basis
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    Operation of the Highway Maintenance Division
•    Materials, methods, equipment and techniques used in highway maintenance and repair activities
•    Uniform traffic control devices
•    Preparing budgets and budget reports
•    Technology and applications to enhance productivity.
•    Current office practices, procedures and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
•    Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
•    Operation, maintenance and repair procedures
•    Assessing and ordering supplies/equipment
•    Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
•    Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
•    Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
•    Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
•    Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
•    Convey excellent oral and written communication
•    Work effectively under stress
•    Maintain confidentiality
•    Monitor and evaluate employees
•    Prioritize and assign work
•    Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
•    Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
•    Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
•    Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; Ten (10) years of experience in all phases of highway maintenance operations; equipment repair work and automotive maintenance including five years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
None.