Public Works Deputy Director Wanted!


POSITION TITLE: Public Works Deputy Director

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

REPORTS TO: Public Works Director



The Public Works Deputy Director shall assist the Public Works Director in the daily supervision of the public works activities to ensure that the daily goals and activities of the entire department are carried out in a proficient and professional manner. In the absence of the Public Works Director, the individual assumes supervisory responsibilities of the entire department.


• Assist the Public Works Director in
1. Formulating policies and procedures for carrying out the responsibilities of the Public Works Department.
2. Developing and administering the department operating budget.
3. Conducting annual review and evaluations of personnel within the Department.
4. Interviewing and make recommendations for the hiring of new Department employees.
5. Developing a monthly report of activities.
6. Recommending purchase and replacement of major equipment and facilities.
7. Administering winter maintenance operations by developing snow removal routes, procuring materials, and assuring equipment is available and prepared.
8. Preparing and administering bid documents for the procurement of materials and equipment including services relative to the maintenance of roads.
9. Preparing recommendations and cost estimates for required construction, maintenance, and repair activities.
10. Working closely with the zoning and engineering departments to provide inspection services for work within the public right of way.
11. The preparation and submittal of the annual Chapter 94 report.
12. Receiving, reviewing, issuing, and closing out permits that are required when excavating within the Township public right of way.
• Coordinate and implement schedule with the Assistant Director & working foremen.
• Ensure that roadside mowing and street sweeping is scheduled and completed on a timely basis
• Ensure that the fleet of vehicles, equipment, and facilities are being maintained in accordance with department rules, regulations, and policies.
• Approve the purchase of necessary materials, parts, and supplies for the department in the absence of the Public Works Director.
• Respond to questions and/or concerns from Township residents (either by phone, in person or by letter).
• Ensure that all aspects of bridge maintenance are undertaken.
• Administer and ensure that the traffic signals are operating and being maintained in accordance with their respective permits.
• Ensure that all aspects of the sanitary sewer collection system are operating and being maintained in accordance with rules and regulations of the department and state of Pennsylvania.
• Administer the private sewer maintenance ordinance.
• Implement policies and procedures in accordance with the York Township Stormwater Management Plan.
• Implement the MCM 6 portion of the MS4 Program.
• Assisting other directors in implementing the MS4 Program for MCM’s 1 thru 5.
• Attend and act as the department liaison at the York Township Board of Commissioners meetings and Water & Sewer Authority meetings in the absence of the Public Works Director.
• Initiate and respond to PA One calls.
• Initiate disciplinary action as required for assigned departmental personnel.
• Work with the Assistant Director to call out personnel during after hour emergencies.
• Other miscellaneous duties as assigned


• Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent
• Ten years minimum experience directing a municipal public works department or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering and ability to apply knowledge to the daily operations of a municipal Public Works Department.
• Extensive knowledge of administrative methods and techniques in a variety of public works activities.
• Ability to perform and make quick decisions under stressful and demanding situations.
• Ability to deal and cope with personnel issues on a daily basis.
• Ability to deal courteously, tactfully, and firmly with the public.
• Ability to prepare clear reports and keep accurate records.
• Self-motivated and have the ability to work efficiently, effectively, and independently under all conditions.
• Organized, proficient and possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Able to schedule, supervise and administer the daily activities of a large diverse staff.
• Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and safety requirements of working on public roads, sanitary sewer systems, and around construction equipment, trench excavation, and confined space entry
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, associates, and the public.
• Strong management, interpersonal and negotiation skills
• Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism
• Ability to provide Project Management, including bids, contracts and budgets
• Thorough knowledge of Township, State, and Federal laws, rules and regulations that affect public works operations
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite


• PA Professional Engineers License or EIT preferred but not required
• PA wastewater system operator license, Class E.
• PA class B commercial driver’s license with air brake endorsement.


• Capable of working at an office desk for extended periods of time.
• Capable of working in the field under adverse weather conditions.
• Capable of walking long distances.
• Capable of working long hours necessary during winter storms events, natural emergencies, and meetings, etc.
• Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
• Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
• Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
• Ability to see within normal parameters.
• Ability to hear within normal range.
• Ability to move about in an office setting.
• Ability to lift or move objects weighing up 30 pounds and on very limited occasions weighing up 50 pounds, for example opening a sanitary sewer manhole lid in an emergency.
• Ability to squat, stoop, and bend, for example accessing file drawers.