Assistant Public Works Director
Carver County, MN - Cologne, MN

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Assists the Public Works Director/County Engineer in directing and operating the Carver County Public Works Division and acts in that capacity in the absence of the Director. The Assistant Public Works Director manages and directs highway, bridge, and drainage design, construction engineering, traffic engineering, transportation planning, right-of-way acquisition, surveying and mapping, and asset management functions of the division. Responsible for supervision, personnel management, budget preparation, and administration for these functions. Provides guidance in dealing with complex programming, operation and capital issues. Represents the County at meetings and committees involving the public and officials of state, federal, and local governmental agencies. Leads internal and external teams to meet county strategic goals.

  • Directs and manages the delivery of the Road and Bridge Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
  • Assists the Division Director/County Engineer in directing and administering the Division. Serves as Division Director/County Engineer in that person's absence.
  • Directs and manages the Public Works Asset Management and Performance Measurement System and oversees the Survey and Mapping functions of the division.
  • Manages and coordinates transportation planning activities. Leads project management teams for individual plans and corridor studies. Oversees the development review process. Prepares short and long term CIPs.
  • Leads, supervises and directs the work of assigned staff.
  • Prepares annual budgets and coordinates grant applications for road and bridge projects.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with elected officials, other county divisions, federal, state, and local agencies and organizations and the public on transportation subjects related to funding, legislation, regional plans and priorities, capital improvement plans, and county road operations such as safety, mobility and condition.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering
  • 5 to 8 years progressively responsible professional and administrative experience in civil engineering and public works operations with an emphasis in road and bridge planning, design, construction and maintenance.
  • 5 to 8 years progressively responsible supervisory experience.
  • A Valid Minnesota Driver's License or evidence of mobility.
  • Licensed as a professional civil engineer in the State of Minnesota.
All applications will be screened for minimum qualifications, scored and ranked. The highest ranked candidates meeting minimum qualifications will be recommended for the scored oral examination (interview). Final selection for the position will include successful completion of oral interviews, background investigations and leadership assessment.