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Road Operations Division Manager (Program Manager III) – Public Works

Clark County, Vancouver, WA

Job - Government

Close Date: 02/29/2020

Road Operations Division Manager (Program Manager III) – Public Works

Job Summary

The Clark County Public Works Department is looking for an innovative individual who can lead and inspire a diverse workforce, think creatively, and implement an organized approach to management. We seek a goal oriented and performance driven achiever who brings skill, passion, and commitment to public service.

The Road Operations Division Manager leads a dedicated team of road maintenance specialists, heavy equipment operators, crew chiefs, program coordinators, superintendents, and administrative professionals to deliver exceptional maintenance services for County road and storm water systems. The Manager oversees day to day operations, division staff, budgeting, and work plan implementation to achieve team successes and accomplishments.
This position is open until filled, with a first review date of Monday, January 6, 2020. This recruitment may close at any time.


Talents: Implement inclusiveness and equity principles in all activities with the goal of influencing all employees to reach their full potential. Hire, train, and supervise diversely talented staff while promoting professional development opportunities.

Leadership: Advise and assist on complex issues. Navigate difficult conversations with a solution-focused mindset. Participate in inclusive decision-making. Engage in performance improvement and accountability through setting clear expectations and guidance. Connect and respond to public comments in a timely manner. Provide resources, training and tools for staff members.

Transformation: Review and evaluate the quality of services with staff members. Assess, adjust, and implement work operations to meet changing conditions, program goals, and performance metrics. Ensure procedures are consistent with federal, state, and local laws and policies. Engage in management practices within union contract and county personnel policies.


Education and Experience:

Any combination of education, experience, and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the work will be considered. Knowledge, skills, and abilities preferred for this position include:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Civil Engineering, or a related field
• Five years of progressively responsible related experience
• Three years of supervisory experience
• Fiscal management experience including budget preparation, grant administration, record keeping, expenditure control, and service and intergovernmental contract negotiation and administration
• Certifications and/or licenses in specialized field
• A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required
• Knowledge of roadway & storm water maintenance operations, design, and safety
• Previous experience in emergency management
The ideal candidate will have the following strengths:
• Experience working in or supervising staff in a unionized environment
• Advanced skill set working with a team to provide leadership, mentoring, and motivation
• Dependable with the ability to establish work priorities and comply with completion schedules
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization
• Ability to facilitate positive organizational changes
• Ability to set expectations and hold individuals accountable
• Advanced experience with budget preparation, customer service, intergovernmental contract negotiation, administration, expenditure control, and record keeping
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public sector organization and road operations; project management, including planning, scheduling, monitoring, and problem solving; principles and practices of management and supervision, including planning, staffing, training, coaching, directing, coordinating, and evaluating; methods and procedures of budget development, justification, and control; application and interpretation of County, state and federal laws and regulation relevant to the program area; common departmental policies and procedures, trends and practices within the specialized area.

Ability to: Effectively plan, assign, and direct staff work performance, including accountability; delegate responsibility and authority where appropriate; carry out policy directives of the governing authority in an effective and timely manner; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other governmental jurisdictions, contractors, and other County staff; communicate and express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
An online application is required. For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:
Equal Opportunity Employer
Clark County is committed to increasing the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its workforce and ensuring that diversity is a key priority of our organization. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Clark County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan is available at
If you are in need of ADA/Section 504 assistance for accommodations, please contact Human Resources at (360) 397-2456; Relay (800) 833-6388.
Salary Grade: M2.831 ($7,114.00 - $10,050.00) per month
Close Date: Open Until Filled

Complete details: Road Operations Division Manager (Program Manager III) – Public Works