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Director of Public Works (JO# 16-033)


The City of San Juan improves the quality of life for all by providing affordable, consistently reliable, quality services so that its citizens can realize their full potential.

CLASSIFICATION:  Full-time (Exempt)

SALARY:  Will commensurate with qualifications. 


Under the general direction of the City Manager, employee is responsible for supervising planning, directing, managing and overseeing the daily activities of Public Works; (which consists of Streets and Alleys to include sidewalk construction and some graffiti cleaning).  The Director is responsible for the implementation of all design and construction of paving and drainage maintenance projects in the city’s five-year capital improvement program. Individual is expected to exercise a high degree of professional expertise in the administration and day-to-day management of the department’s operation including, but not limited to, long-range planning of public works projects and budget appropriations, solving job-related issues and oversight of projects for contract compliance.  This position has supervisory responsibilities.


  • Manages the development and implementation of Departmental goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned service area.
  • Prepares and administers the Department budget, approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies, approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
  • Assists in the preparation and administration of grant applications.
  • Selects, trains, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel, provide or coordinate staff training, work with employees to correct deficiencies, implement discipline and termination procedures.
  • Represents the Department of Public Works to other departments, elected officials and outside agencies, coordinate assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
  • Responsible for managing and monitoring acquisition of right-of-ways, as required for road improvement projects.
  • Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • Responsible for the administration, planning, maintenance, construction and management of the City’s infrastructure, roadways and traffic signal (for timing purposes only).
  • Prepares and reviews bid packets prepared by consultants; attends pre-bid conferences, analyzes bid results and makes recommendations. May also prepare agreements for professional engineering contract services for City Attorney review.
  • Monitors legislation and develops policies and programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, county and local laws and regulations.
  • Routinely briefs the City Manager and City Commission regarding progress on road improvement projects and/or related emergency needs.
  • Evaluates departmental needs and formulates short and long range plans to meet needs in all areas of responsibility.
  • Perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.
  • Must have knowledge in general office equipment; computer, calculator, fax, copier and two-way radio.  The above duties describe the chief functions of the job and are not to be considered detailed description.


  • Requires a High School Diploma.
  • Ten (10) years progressive knowledge and responsible managerial experience in public works or any closely related field; or any equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work. 
  • A college degree is preferred, with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in related Public Works Administration.
  • Preferred Qualifications: include background, and work experience in a home ruled municipality. Other specialized job requirements include knowledge in the application of basic accounting principles necessary to accomplish financial management tasks such as preparing budgets and monitoring program costs. 
  • Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Must be bilingual (English and Spanish).  Requires a valid Texas drivers’ license.




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