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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 5127 - Highway Permits Supervisor

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 313

POSITION SUMMARY
Under direction, performs work of considerable difficulty overseeing the implementation and enforcement of County roadway access and permitting codes and ordinances. Performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class will be responsible for planning and directing the many diverse activities associated with the investigation, preparation and issuance of all access, roadway closures, over-weight vehicles, railway repair and utility permits so as to ensure protection of the County roadway, right of way investment and to maintain and improve the safety and efficiency of traffic operations on the County roadway system that may be affected by such permit actions. The incumbent will work with independent judgment and discretion in the application of numerous codes and standards while using management skills to direct a staff of three or more to complete these tasks. Direction will be received from the Traffic or County Engineer.

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
• Directs, coordinates and implements regulatory requirements for roadway and utility access permits
• Approves design and construction of all access permits
• Ensures permits are reviewed and inspected assuring compliance with federal, state, county and local ordinances, codes, regulations, standards and specifications
• Assures all roadways are protected from overweight/over dimension vehicles
• Manages the work of a staff engaged in the review, inspection, and enforcement of these services
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Prepares and presents reports to various committees
• Provides interpretation and direction on technical and administrative problems
• Confers with property owners, construction professionals, committee members and government agencies concerning laws, and permit matters
• Participates in the revision and updating of fee schedules, codes and ordinances governing various facets of roadway and utility construction: zoning, landscaping, and right of ways
• Reviews, provides professional opinions and staff expertise on traffic and roadway design and construction matters for zoning to the Zoning Board of Appeals and for Plat cases brought to Plat committee
• Provides technical assistance to the Transportation Committee and County Board
• Produces revisions to the roadway access ordinances and codes reconciles proposals of developers with local planning and land use regulations
• Coordinates access permits within construction schedules of current local County and State agencies
• Ensures an adequate drainage evaluation is given to permit applications
• Manages highway access so that it is reasonable and safe while conforming to appropriate requirements and maintaining the integrity of the right of way
• Negotiates joint financial participation agreements with local agencies and private developers for highway improvements necessary to maintain traffic flow and motorist safety
• Participates in the development of access proposals for highway and utility improvement projects
• Participates in the evaluation of complex permit applications covering regional shopping centers, industrial parks, and large residential developments
• Supervises the preparation of permit specifications and provisions
• 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:
• 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:
• 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:
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Prioritize and assigning work
• 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
• 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 Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Engineering, or a related field. (4) four years’ of professional experience in highway/utility design and construction, and environmental studies and regulatory compliance. (2) two years’ experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity; 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.

Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for sedentary work.

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