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City of Greenville
City of Greenville

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PUBLIC WORKS

$118,000.00 - $191,000.00 Annually


475 Fairforest Way - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number





9/17/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

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Brief Description

Within broad parameters defined by the Deputy City Manager and in accordance with general organizational requirements and accepted practices, is responsible for the overall direction and administration of the Public Works Department which includes the following divisions: Public Works Administration, Engineering (Environmental, Civil, Traffic and Construction Inspection), Operations (Streets, Stormwater, Wastewater, and Supplies), Solid Waste and Recycling (Residential Garbage Collection and Recycling), Fleet Services (Fleet Maintenance and Safety Training), and Facilities and Parking Services (Administration, Building Services, Garages, Enforcement, Maintenance and Marketing/Promotions). Plans, communicates, and provides a strategic vision and direction for the department and provides the leadership to meet the Citys current and long-range needs. Oversees and manages accomplishment of the departments annual work plan. Develops and monitors annual department operational and capital improvement budgets, assuring that appropriate linkages exist between budget goals, funding limitations, and service levels adopted to meet specific departmental/organizational goals. Advises and directs subordinate supervisors on matters of recruitment and hiring, workforce planning, work assignments, performance evaluation, promotion, and discipline. Provides for staff training and professional development. Leads and supports department succession planning. Attends City Council and Work Session meetings. Serves as a City liaison with a variety of public agencies (SCDOT, ReWa, DHEC, GPAT, C-Fund, and GWS). Negotiates major projects with local, State, and Federal agencies. Negotiates contracts and agreements on behalf of the City with contractors, developers, and architects.

Job Duties

Essential FunctionsProvide Overall Direction and Leadership to Public Works Department: Plan, communicate and provide a strategic vision and direction for the department and provide the leadership to meet the Citys current and long-range needs. Provide policy guidance and interpretation to staff. Ensure organizational structure reflects clear reporting lines for optimum service delivery. Plan, direct and coordinate, through subordinate personnel, the departments annual work plan, assigning projects and programmatic areas of responsibility. Monitor the work performance of the department, including evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, and realigning work and staffing assignments as needed. Build a sense of team within the department and maintain employee morale. Meet with staff on a regular basis to clarify mission and objectives. Support a variety of diversity related recruitment, outreach, and retention programs and events. Select, train, motivate and evaluate professional, technical, and clerical personnel; work with employees to correct deficiencies; and coordinate with Human Resources on various personnel matters in a timely manner, including compensation, investigating grievances/complaints, and taking disciplinary action. Conduct and/or monitor employee safety program, providing oversite of departmental safety training and department-wide compliance with safety requirements. Oversee the implementation of the departments annual employee performance evaluation process. Lead and support department succession planning. 30%

Oversee the Development and Management of the Public Works Operating and Capital Improvement Budgets: Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the Departments operating and capital improvement budgets. Work with each division manager on the development of their individual operating budgets. Work with Engineering and Financial Services Department to develop and establish a five-year Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) plan. Prioritize CIPs based on community needs from a project construction standpoint and available budget. Approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary. Assure annual department budget recommendations comply with budget goals, funding limitations, and service levels to meet department and organizational goals. Maintain fiscal responsibility for department budget execution, monitoring, and accountability. Execute procurement documents (up to limits allowed by City policies). 25%

Perform Overall Management of Departmental Capital Project Management and Engineering Inspection Operations: Work on daily basis with Engineering Services Manager, Traffic Engineer, Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, and Construction Inspectors. Maintain a working knowledge of all aspects of Engineering, Construction, and Project Management regarding City operations, design, and construction. Work closely with other City departments engaged in development and redevelopment projects as well as local engineers, contractors, and developers. Work closely with SCDOT, DHEC, Army Corps, etc. Understand, interpret, and mitigate financial issues, scheduling issues, and political issues associated with a project. 25%

Provide Overall Management of Departmental Maintenance and Operations: Work closely on daily basis with the Deputy Public Works Director to make sure the Citys infrastructure, equipment, and property assets are maintained and are in good working condition. 20%

Perform other duties as assigned.


Applications must include a Resume and Cover Letter for consideration.

Job Requirements Bachelors degree in public administration, engineering, business, planning or a related field.
Over 8 years of progressively responsible experience in the public works field to include experience in solid waste, stormwater, wastewater, construction management, engineering, planning, and budgeting.
Must have at least 6 years of responsible supervisory and administrative experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Master`s degree in a related field.
Professional Engineer license.
Experience in a municipal setting.

Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations related to municipal public works operations.
Principles and practices of public administration.
Principles and practices of strategic planning.
Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a comprehensive public works program.
Construction techniques involving streets and roads, drainage systems, flood control and sanitary sewers.
Emergency operations during disasters, events and other incidents and crisis situations as necessary.
Best practices in public works operations and safety.
Principles and procedures of facility maintenance.
Principles and practices of project management.
Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
Principles and practices of human resources management.
Management and leadership techniques, principles, and procedures.
Personnel recruitment, selection, training and development, performance evaluation, and succession planning.
Principles and processes for providing excellent customer service, including accurate and thorough communication and the evaluation of customer satisfaction and opportunities to become a customer advocate.

Ability to:
Lead and direct the operations, services, and activities of the Public Works Department.
Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
Develop and administer department strategic plan and implement goals, objectives, and procedures.
Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
Apply the highest level of creative thinking, complex analysis, and reasoning to originate and develop innovative program or production concepts, techniques or procedures which can have a major impact on the nature and quality of programming or operations.
Determine the feasibility of various municipal projects.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Evaluate the best method of research and then exercise appropriate judgment in establishing priorities and resolving complex matters.
Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
Identify and respond to community issues, concerns, and needs.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Effectively manage communications that involve a high degree of difficulty (i.e. contentious, confidential, sensitive, or political) with very diverse, very important contacts both inside and outside of the organization.
Use discretion, persuasion, conciliation, dispute resolution, mediation or negotiation skills when dealing with complex situations.
Consult on issues, presenting complex information, explaining analysis and rationale, and making recommendations.
Exercise persuasion to obtain cooperation, consensus, or approval of action to be taken; facilitate the resolution of unusual or difficult situations.
Develop and maintain cooperative and professional relationships with City Council, City management, Federal and State regulatory agencies, suburban Greenville County cities, Greenville Housing Authority, Greater Greenville Sanitation, business partners, contractors, consultants, employees, and citizens.
At an advanced level, read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical journals and procedures, financial reports, legal documents, and governmental regulations as well as literature, books, reviews, reports, and abstracts.
Work with advanced mathematical operations methods and functions of real and complex variables.
At an advanced level, write policies, contracts, speeches, formal presentations, and/or technical and legal documents and correspondence.
Operate general office equipment to include laptop and personal computer with Microsoft Office Suite and various job-related software programs, smart telephone, calculator, printer, copier, and scanner.

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Office Environment and Outdoors.

Protective Equipment Required: Personal protective equipment, hardhat, and safety vest.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work. Daily exposure to extreme temperature and wetness and/or humidity. Weekly exposure to physical hazards. Monthly exposure to noise and vibration. Seasonal exposure to respiratory hazards. Frequent exposure to mechanical hazards and physical danger or abuse. Occasional exposure to chemical hazards, electrical hazards, and fire hazards. Rare exposure to explosives and communicable diseases.

Physical Demands: Continuously requires vision. Frequently requires standing, fine dexterity, walking, handling, hearing, talking, and sitting. Occasionally requires lifting, carrying, reaching, pushing/pulling, climbing, foot controls, balancing, bending, kneeling, twisting, and crouching. Rarely requires crawling. Light strength demands include exerting up to 20 pounds occasionally, 10 pounds frequently, or negligible amounts constantly and/or walking or standing to a significant degree.

Mental Demands: Frequently requires time pressures, frequent change of tasks, irregular schedule/overtime, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, and tedious or exacting work. Occasionally requires emergency situations and noisy/distracting environment.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.


The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

  • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
  • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must include a Cover Letter and Resume with your application. Have you uploaded these documents?
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City of Greenville (SC)

206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601



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The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.
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