Street Department Assistant Director

Job Title: Street Department Assistant Director

Salary range: $54,767.90-$83,599.95

Department: Street and Drainage Department

Hours: Full Time Exempt

Job Description:

Job Title:

Street Department Assistant Director

Reports To:

Street Director



Pay Grade:

54,767.90 – 83,599.95



FLSA Status:


Direct Reports: Street Department Director                    EEO Category: Officials and Administrators


The Street Department Assistant Director assists in the planning, coordinating and directing of the operations and services of the Municipal Street Department in compliance with City ordinances/policies and applicable Federal, State and Municipal regulatory guidelines, rules and regulations.


  • Organizes, assigns, schedules and directs department operations and services to include construction, reconstruction, and required maintenance of streets, alleys, sidewalks, bridges, storm sewers, curbs, catch basis, gutters, etc.;
  • Maintains daily master sheet listing crews, location and type of work being performed, including emergency street repair;
  • Sets up work zone safety, conducts inspection of job sites to ensure correct work performance;
  • Notifies Arkansas One-Call for utility locates before performing digging operations;
  • Provides technical information and expertise as required in the implementation of special projects, or in special situations with regular programs;
  • Supervises operation, allocation and maintenance of department equipment and materials;
  • Assists with the requisitions for new materials, supplies and makes recommendations for major modifications to existing equipment and/or purchase of new or specialized equipment;
  • Conducts on-site inspections of all construction and reconstruction work performed under private contract;
  • Inspects installation of improvements in new subdivisions to ensure compliance with City regulations;
  • Participates in reviews bids and recommends award based on compliance with specifications;
  • Receives and responds to citizen complaints and requests for information regarding department projects/services, and responds to emergency situations;
  • Recommends new procedures and methods for improving overall effectiveness and efficiency of department;
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual departmental budget and reviews/monitors expenses as necessary;
  • Prepares reports as needed;
  • Attends meetings and confers with staff, affected City departments and outside agencies regarding long-range and special projects involving street and drainage maintenance as needed;
  • Attends City Council meetings and related committee meetings as needed;
  • Meets with City Council Drainage Committee relative to flooding issues on private property and coordinates with Community Services Supervisor for remedial abatement, scope of work, bid process with private contractors, and monitoring of work as needed;
  • Assists in the documentation process for FEMA claims as necessary;
  • Oversees installation or malfunction and necessary repair for electronic traffic signals;
  • Remains subject to call-out and increased work hours during periods of inclement weather;
  • Notifies local press, businesses, residents, and website management of street closings and traffic detours as needed;
  • Remains current City ordinances/policies and Federal, State and Municipal statues, guidelines, rules and regulations;
  • Remains current on the latest developments in construction and technology;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Associate’s degree (A.A.) in Civil Engineering preferred;
  • Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in public works activities;
  • Three (3) years’ experience supervising labor and equipment operations;
  • Formal training or education in Civil Engineering is desired;
  • Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector Certification preferred;
  • Knowledge of construction, maintenance and repair for street and drainage systems;
  • Knowledge of equipment, tools and materials used in street and drainage systems construction/repair and proper maintenance techniques;
  • Knowledge of civil engineering practices and principles;
  • Knowledge of erosion, sediment and storm water;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel;
  • Valid Driver’s License.


Up to $25,000,000


The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to talk or hear; frequently required to walk, sit, reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; and color vision.


The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee occasionally works outside in adverse weather conditions, in an office environment and near moving mechanical part.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and minimum qualifications of this job. The incumbent(s) may be required to perform job- related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign job-related responsibilities and tasks to this job at any time. Certain functions are understood to be essential; these include, but are not limited to, attendance, getting along with others, and dealing with and working under stress. Any essential function of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.


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