SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Under direction, performs administrative and supervisory duties in planning
and organizing the installation, maintenance, and repair of various public
works facilities; does other related work as required.
NOTE: The definition and 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:
Oversees the maintenance and operation of a municipal waterworks,
sewerage system or an electric lighting plant.
Supervises the repair and maintenance of sheets, roads, avenues, public
buildings, public places, sewers and public works equipment.
Executes plans for the effective utilization of available funds, personnel,
equipment, materials and supplies.
Prepares department budget and maintain balances each year.
Oversees department purchases.
Develops standards for all equipment and materials used.
Draws up specifications for all departments biddings.
Keeps current with changes which would affect 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 suitable assignments and instructions to individuals and groups
and supervises their work.
Provide recommendations to superiors concerning disciplinary measures,
promotions, and other employee matters.
Supervises employees engaged in the work involved in the construction,
maintenance, and repair of streets and sewers and in the installation,
maintenance, and repair of pipes, valves, pumps, hydrants and other
water service equipment.
Conducts investigations of complaints and takes proper action to see
that needed repairs are made with a minimum delay.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and computerized information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
Five (5) years of supervisory experience in the construction,
maintenance, and repair of streets, in sewer, water, sanitation,
or other public work facilities, or in similar heavy construction
or maintenance work.
NOTE: Satisfactory completion of college level semester hour
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 30 semester hour credits being equal to one (1) year 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 and/or sewage
treatment plant and/or a public water supply system.
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 the essential duties
of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of procedures used in making repairs to water and sewer
Knowledge of processes used in the construction, maintenance, and
repair of streets.
Knowledge of the methods used to oversee public works construction
and maintenance projects.
Ability to oversee and coordinate public works projects.
Ability to provide suitable assignments and instructions to groups and
Ability to supervise and evaluate staff.
Ability to prepare reports containing findings, conclusions, and
Ability to maintain records and files.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
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 of
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.