The fundamental reason this classification exists is to direct a major functional area of the Public Works Department and manage highly complex and multi-disciplinary activities. The Department provides support to city departments and service delivery to Phoenix residents. Department resources include operating and CIP budgets exceeding $250M annually, and over 1,000 employees. Internal support functions include fleet services and facilities for a majority of city departments. The Department’s external service delivery includes solid waste collection service, which consists of contained and uncontained collections, landfill and transfer station operations, and recycling; and government and community relations.
The incumbent exercises considerable independence in working with division heads, managers of other City departments, as well as external stakeholders on problems relating to Public Works activities. Work involves representing all major program areas of the department in liaison activities and to coordinate special projects across divisions. Work assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative in making technical and managerial decisions of considerable difficulty. Supervision is exercised over Deputy Public Works Directors and other managerial and administrative staff. Work is performed under the general direction of the Public Works Director, and performance is evaluated through reports and conferences.
Currently there is one vacancy in the Public Works Department. Division assignments for each Assistant Director is subject to rotation and may vary based on organizational need and technical expertise of selected candidates.
QUALIFICATIONS – Desired qualifications include a minimum of: