Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named “The #1 Best Place to Live in America.” Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That’s why we exist.
OUR CORE VALUES
City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-inspired values – Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Under general direction, the purpose of this position is to assist in the direction and management of the Public Works Department. Employees in this classification perform managerial and supervisory work. Responsibilities will include overseeing operations of the following departments: Water, Wastewater and Asset Management. This position may perform other related duties as assigned.
GENERAL EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
In order for us to continue to achieve our primary function of making McKinney a better place to live, work, and raise a family, we hold these expectations for all employees.
Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how team, department, and City goals are interconnected.
Contribute to a positive work culture.
Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
Ability to assess his/her work performance or the work performance of the team.
Contribute to the development of others and/or the working unit or overall organization.
Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, to demonstrate team skills, and to perform a fair share of team responsibilities.
Ability to continuously learn and develop through a mix of internal and external training opportunities, and if applicable, encourage subordinates to do the same.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist in direction, strategic planning and issues definition, management and the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned service and/or operational area; oversee the development and implementation of policies and plans related to departmental services and operations.
Works with the Director and senior management to determine direction to be taken as related to timing and processes for organizational changes and system priorities such as key infrastructure improvements.
Develop realistic and attainable goals for subordinates through a team process and ensure success through assigned accountability.
Coordinate organizational activities with other City departments.
Administer contracted projects for the City as directed.
Assist in preparing annual department budget projections and maintaining the budget in a fiscally responsible manner.
Present staff reports, presentations and other pertinent information to City Council, boards, commissions and interested citizen groups.
Resolve and respond to citizen complaints or inquiries regarding public works.
Conduct field inspections of work in progress or upon completion.
Elicit respect and trust through actions and leads by example.
Develop and maintain a knowledgeable, service-oriented, productive work group.
Responsible to provide timely, accurate and thorough performance evaluations for supervised employees.
Comply with all written City policies and procedures.
Adhere to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Perform other duties as assigned or directed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND BEHAVIORS
Ability to embrace and embody the City’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and people to whom service is provided.
Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.
Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and if applicable, that of subordinates.
Knowledge of budget projection, development, management and justification practices and procedures.
Knowledge of construction, maintenance, upgrade and improvement techniques for municipal water and wastewater system operations.
Knowledge of asset management principles.
Knowledge of federal, state, county and municipal laws and regulations relating to water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment and collection, stormwater regulations and industrial pretreatment.
Knowledge of chemical and physical processes involved in the treatment of water and wastewater.
Knowledge of inventory control and purchasing procedures for division vehicles and equipment.
Knowledge of city policies and procedures.
Knowledge of applicable safety rules and regulations.
Skill in responding to and managing emergencies and incidents.
Skill in planning, developing and implementing department procedures and objectives.
Skill in effectively supervising and delegating duties to assigned staff.
Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.
Skill in speaking and dealing tactfully and effectively in high pressure situations.
Demonstrate high level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Construction Management, or other related field supplemented by six (6) years of previous progressively responsible experience in management of public works utility operations including at least five (5) years in a supervisory or administrative capacity, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications may be an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.
Five (5) years of experience working in Municipal Government.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must pass a drug screen and background check.
Must have Class C Texas Driver’s License.
Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (25 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Some tasks require visual and sound perception and discrimination and oral communications ability.
Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
The City of McKinney is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to an alcohol / drug free workplace and to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
About City of McKinney
The elements that made McKinney unique from its beginnings are the same that continue to attract residents, visitors and businesses to our community today. Beautiful tree-lined streets, diverse residential neighborhoods, outstanding educational opportunities, a robust business environment, a charming historic downtown and a strong sense of community make McKinney truly stand out. The city's Unique by nature brand is more than a tagline, it embodies the community's willingness to work together to make McKinney a great place to be. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, residents, businesses and visitors show that they strongly embrace the community's vision and strong overall quality of life.
Just 30 miles north of downtown Dallas, McKinney is a picturesque city with a small-town feel that is quite different from the Metroplex's urban sprawl. Our friendly charm, green spaces and comfortable pace belie the fact that McKinney, with a population of 180,000, is one of the fastest-growing cities in America.