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Street Maintenance Operations Manager (Manager I)

City of Salem, Salem OR 97301

Job - Government

Close Date: 12/13/2018

Are you interested in leading a group of professional staff, dedicated to the successful operation and maintenance of the City of Salem's 600 miles of streets and right-of-ways, as well as over 800 miles of sidewalks? If so, then becoming the Public Works Department's Street Maintenance Operations Manager may be the career move for you. The Salem Public Works Department prides itself in being a family-friendly, upwardly mobile organization that takes tremendous pride in serving the public and being effective stewards of the public's vital infrastructure.

The Street Maintenance Operations Manager position is responsible for operation and maintenance activities involving asphaltic concrete street pavement repair, concrete curb, gutter, street, sidewalk and bridge repair, street sweeping, sign fabrication/installation, striping, markings, and right-of-way mowing/cleaning. In addition, this position is responsible for 24/7 response to winter storms, traffic incident response, and special event traffic control.

The qualified candidate will have considerable professional work experience in managing street maintenance services and programs, including supervisory and financial management involving budget, purchasing, and contract management. The ideal candidate will demonstrate significant knowledge and experience supervising personnel in street paving, construction, and maintenance programs involving asphaltic concrete, Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) sidewalk, curb, gutter, street, and bridge, right-of-way maintenance services, seasonal and weather related programs, and emergency preparedness planning and training.

What are the minimum qualifications? •Must pass the pre-employment background check.
•Must have an Oregon Driver license and have a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
•Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration or related field, and five years of related experience including progressively responsible managerial experience, or any combination of education, experience, and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.
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555 Liberty St SE, Room 225
Salem, OR 97301

Position #18-0508-01

Street Maintenance Operations Manager (Manager I) Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. Describe two key management skills you have gained during your career that you would apply to the position of Streets Maintenance Operations Manager.

* 2. Describe which types of street and right-of-way maintenance activities that you have supervised field teams, crews, or sections and for what length of time.

* 3. Describe your knowledge and experience in planning for and coordinating the response to winter storms, traffic incidents, and special event traffic control, in regards to street operations.

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