PUBLIC WORKS SUPERINTENDENT
Under direction, performs administrative and supervisory duties in
planning and organizing the installation, maintenance, and repair of
various public works facilities; does other related duties as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes
only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties
listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on
the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Executes and plans for the effective utilization of available funds,
personnel, equipment, materials, and supplies.
Prepares department budget and maintains balances.
Is responsible for all department purchases.
Establishes and maintains procedures for the use of equipment
Prepares specifications for all departments bids.
Remains current with changes affecting department operations
and purchase procedures.
Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships
with contracting, engineering, and manufacturing representatives,
as well as state agencies.
Develops suitable work programs for the varied functions of the
Provides assignments and instructions to staff engaged in public
works activities and supervises their work.
Investigates complaints and takes action to see that repairs are
made with a minimum delay; prioritizes repair requests.
Ensures adherence to established safety precautions.
Inspects ongoing and completed work to ensure adherence to
Prepares reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Obtains, stores, safeguards, and supervises the use of equipment,
materials, and supplies.
Establishes and supervises the maintenance of essential records
May be responsible for the supervision and administration of a
water supply and sewage treatment system.
Prepares plans and specifications for work performed by private
contractor and follows through on public work projects undertaken
by private contractors to ensure that such work is completed
properly and in compliance with terms of contract.
In conjunction with the municipal engineer, plans, designs, and
recommends to governing body new and improved public works
facilities to meet future needs of the community.
May oversee the billing of water and sewer services.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording information systems used by the
agency, office or related unit.
Five years (5) of supervisory experience in the construction,
maintenance, and repair of streets, sewer, water, sanitation,
or other public work facilities or similar heavy construction
and maintenance work.
NOTE: Satisfactory completion of college level credits
in engineering courses at an accredited college or university
may be substituted for up to two (2) years of experience on the
basis of thirty (30) semester hour credits being equivalent to
one (1) year of experience.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than
employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of
NOTE: Where the position involves responsibility for supervision
and administration of a water supply and/or sewage treatment
system, appointees will be required to possess a license of the
appropriate grade issued by the New Jersey Department of
Environmental Protection to operate a public water, sewage
treatment plant, and/or public water supply system.
NOTE: Jurisdictions may require a single position in this title to
function as the Principal Public Works Manager for the jurisdiction.
Such appointees will be required to possess certification as a
Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) issued by the
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the techniques used to plan for effective use of
available funds, personnel, equipment, materials, and supplies.
Knowledge of procedures used to make routine/complex repairs
to water/sewer equipment and in the construction, maintenance,
and repair of street/roads.
Knowledge of construction plans/specifications.
Knowledge of the problems and procedures used in the design
and supervision of public works construction projects.
Knowledge of engineering principles relating to the construction
and maintenance of public works facilities engineering functions
Knowledge of varied engineering calculations when engineering
functions are performed.
Knowledge of problems involved in supervision of various public
works construction and maintenance projects.
Ability to coordinate varied, interrelated departmental programs
Ability to read, interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies,
and procedures related to the organizational unit.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret construction plans and
Ability to participate in the development of construction projects.
Ability to organize assigned work.
Ability to provide assignments and instructions to staff.
Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative reports
containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Ability to establish and maintain essential records and files.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording information systems used by the agency, office or related
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
Language or braille may also be considered as acceptable forms
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be
made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.