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DEPUTY CITY ENGINEER
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This administrative position involves responsibility for serving as assistant to the City Engineer in carrying out the duties and functions of the Department of Engineering in accordance with charter requirements. The position is under the direct supervision of the City Engineer and shall discharge the duties of the City Engineer in his or her absence. The Deputy City Engineer will assist with the oversight of the different divisions of the Department of Engineering which are responsible for providing all of the engineering and surveying services for the City of Syracuse, as well as having responsibility for the repair and maintenance of city-owned buildings and city sewers, streets, curbs and sidewalks. General supervision is exercised over a substantial number of subordinate supervisory, technical, skilled trades, custodial, maintenance, clerical and general labor personnel. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Assists the City Engineer with the following:
Plans, designs, organizes and directs the divisions and services of the Department of Engineering.
Oversees the preparation of plans and specifications.
Administers contracts for pavement, sidewalks, street lighting, sewer, bridge and public building work.
Oversees the renovation, repair, maintenance, and custodial services of city-owned buildings.
Oversees the maintenance and repair of all city streets, curbs, sidewalks and sewers.
Oversees the Municipal Separate Storm Sewers (MS4) Stormwater Compliance Assistance Program.
Recommends appointments, transfers, promotions, and dismissals.
Evaluates the effectiveness of the department's services.
Directs and supervises the engineering staff which includes supervisory personnel, professional engineering personnel, clerical, tradespeople, and laborers.
Recommends and administers the policies of the department.
Keeps informed of developments in the profession.
Acts in place of the City Engineer in his or her absence.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principals and practices of engineering as related to buildings, structures, design and construction of public works facilities.
Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in street and bridge maintenance and repair.
Good knowledge of building maintenance, trades, and operation.
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
Working knowledge of basic computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Ability to plan, assign, and supervise subordinates to achieve maximum productivity and high morale.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, public officials and contractors.
Minimum qualifications are set by the appointing authority.
08/2010 Date Revised