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Douglas County  5240
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Pay Range GC25


This classification serves as manager of the operations and maintenance division of the public works department and has administrative and management responsibility to plan, organize, direct and evaluate the functions of the division in areas of: road maintenance, bridge and special projects, environmental operations programs; ensures work performed is in compliance with governmental regulations. Incumbent supervises division support staff and operations and has responsibility for work performed within the division. Incumbent may serve as department head in the absence of the director.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Manage the operations and maintenance division which includes develop, implement and evaluate programs and services for division operation; prepare budget and monitor fiscal recordkeeping; establish, maintain and interpret policy and procedure. Plan both short- and long-range corrective and preventative maintenance programs.

2. Direct, supervise, assign work to, set priorities and monitor work performance of support staff through section supervisors and is involved in selection, transfer, promotion and evaluation of support staff; maintain standards of efficiency of employees through established goals and objectives. Assume responsibility for work performed within the division. Interpret policy and procedure.

3. Assure citizen complaints related to departmental activity are properly resolved, either solving personally or assigning to support staff.

4. Direct preparation of a variety of utilization records, statistical and costing reports, involving research, statistical data, analysis; assembles data for regular and recurring reports related to services of division.

5. Provide technical advice and expertise to other County departments as necessary to achieve goals of County programs and policies.

6. Represent department to the community, advisory boards, committees, regulatory agencies, consultants and vendors; interpret policy and procedure to the public.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of modern methods, techniques, materials and equipment as applied in the corrective and preventative maintenance of roads, bridge and special projects, environmental operations programs; thorough knowledge of federal and state statutes and ordinances that govern public roadways; thorough knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of effective administration including personnel management and fiscal management to develop, implement and evaluate programs. Skill in: Preparation and presentation of reports. Ability to: Communicate effectively in written and oral forms; make decisions independently in accordance with established policy and procedure, establish new policy when applicable, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; supervise and lead support staff; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, Board of Commissioners, department heads, public agencies, contractors, engineers, committees, advisory groups, vendors and the public.

Education, experience and training: Eight years progressively responsible work experience in corrective and preventative maintenance of roads, bridges, structures and buildings which includes three years supervisory or management experience. At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon driver's license.

Desirable qualifications: Some formal education in business management and engineering or technical experience. Experience in owning and managing private business.


This classification works with policy guidance from the public works director. Responsibilities are fulfilled under broad policy guidelines provided by results oriented expectations.


Work is performed within established departmental policy and procedures, federal and state statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; management theories, principles and practices; personnel rules and union contract. Incumbent uses seasoned judgment in interpreting and determining appropriate guidelines. As division manager, is involved in establishing and maintaining department policies and procedures.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  This work is divided between office and field environments and requires bending, hearing voice conversation, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, and walking rough terrain. A moderate amount of driving is required.

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