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The City of Brockton seeks qualified applicants for the Director of Operation who works under the direction of the Commissioner of Public Works.  The Director of Operations is responsible to assist the Commissioner of Public Works in the effective management, administration and coordination of all operations within the Department of Public Works.

                The primary purpose of the position is to assist the Commissioner of Public Works for the effective management, administration and coordination of all operations including planning, scheduling and supervision of all major projects within the Department of Public Works, to include Highway, Utilities, Engineering, Environmental Affairs, Transportation, Fleet Maintenance and Administration.  Responsible to assist in the fiscal and financial affairs of the Department and the management, administration and control of all personnel assigned to the Department.  Responsible to perform complex administrative and professional work in program management, planning and regulatory work in the Department of Public Works, performs all other related work.

                 Performs varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough working knowledge of departmental operations and the exercise of judgment and initiative to carry out assignments independently, analyze situations and conditions, and determine appropriate course of action from among many alternatives.  Supervises the staff of the Engineering, Operations and Utilities Divisions.

                Works for the Commissioner of Public Works independently, following department policies and appropriate professional standards.  Resolves procedural problems independently.

Responsible to plan, organize and direct the operation and administration of the Department of Public Works including streets and sidewalks, water/sewer/stormwater utilities, transportation, trash/recycling and fleet maintenance. 

Responsible to develop and measure goals, mange programs and projects providing complex analytical and professional engineering and administrative leadership.

Conducts fiscal planning and budget administration to accomplish missions within established budget guidelines.

Directs, supervises and reviews the work of staff.  Provide a trained and competent work force for the administration, clerical and accounting functions; for the maintenance, operation, repair and construction of city facilities and operations.  Instruct, direct, advise and assist subordinates as to schedules, methods, technical requirements; departmental, city, state and federal policies; provide personnel management for all departmental employees in conformance with union contracts and civil/labor service laws and provide overall supervision and training for departmental personnel; select and evaluate personnel and recommend appropriate personnel actions; provide recommendations relative to the negotiations and administration of labor agreements; and hear and resolve employee grievances within authority.

                Assist the Commissioner of Public Works in the Development of  long range Public works plans based on an analysis of the needs and interests of the department and the community; projected future demands; capacity of facilities; and funding opportunities.

                Oversees the preparation of specifications, bidding processes and the selection criteria for public contracts.  Oversees all field work by contractors for public works projects.

                Reviews, updates and supervises the development and implementation of Capital Improvement Plan.  Determines applicable codes, regulations and requirements for assigned projects.


Acts as a liaison with and represents the DPW before state, federal and regional authorities; ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations.

                Applies for and administers DPW grants; prepares reports and documents as required; maintains DPW records and plans as required.

                Stays abreast of legislative, technical and professional developments within the DPW jurisdiction through continuing education, professional associations, seminars, forums, etc; shares relevant knowledge with staff and City officials.

                Office work is performed under typical office conditions; operates standard office equipment; including a computer, camera, slide projector, scanner, printer, facsimile machine, copier and other standard office equipment.  Frequent exposure to variable outdoor weather conditions and hazards associated with outdoor projects and facilities; required to attend meetings or direct field operations during non-business hours.

                Performs varied and highly responsible functions requiring extensive independent judgment to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, collective bargaining agreements, and departmental policies.

                Has frequent contact with employees, departments, elected and appointed officials, citizen or governmental committees, state and federal personnel agencies, vendors, consultants, contractors, outside organizations and the general public, by phone or in writing and involve discussing complex information; resolving service requests.  Close cooperation, coordination and collaboration may be required with City Boards and other City departments due to overlapping projects and jurisdictions.

                Has control of confidential information such as department personnel records, bid/proposal information, labor and collective bargaining matters, investigations and other information regarding employees.

                Errors in judgment and administration decisions may cause an adverse impact on employee morale, cause confusion and delay, legal or financial repercussions; waste of public funds, lower standards of service that could seriously affect the public image of the department or the city; and significantly impact long-term capital planning and infrastructure.

                 Graduate from an accredited four (4) year college or university with specialization in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Business/Public Administration; seven (7) to ten (10) years of responsible experience with a minimum of five (5) years in a supervising construction type activities, municipal environment preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training or experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Must possess excellent public relations and communications skills, both verbal and written.

                 Must possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.  Massachusetts registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) preferred.

                Working knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to construction and maintenance of roadways and bridges in a municipal setting.

                Working knowledge of public water system treatment and distribution principles, construction and maintenance in a municipal setting.

                Working knowledge of solid waste disposal and recycling principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.

                Considerable knowledge or experience with state bidding practices and use of state contracts.

Working knowledge of environmental health and safety relevant to DPW operations.

Knowledge and ability to interpret and develop plans and specifications utilizing relevant computer applications.


Knowledge of snow and ice control techniques and practices.

                Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of responsibilities under variable conditions.

                Ability to lead, motivate and direct a diverse workforce.

                Demonstrated ability to manage complex technical and administrative duties requiring independent judgment.

                Ability to interpret and apply federal, state and bylaw rules and regulations as applicable to DPW activities.

                Ability to maintain effective working and professional relationships with employees’ officials, contractors, vendors and the general public.

                Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with City officials and departments, state agencies and the general public ; ability to deal with employees tactfully and effectively and maintain positive public relations;

                Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form; ability to prepare and administer budgets and to prepare financial reports; ability to delegate responsibility and work well with subordinates.

                Effective Management and leadership skills; skill in developing policies and procedures to accomplish goals and objectives; imagination, innovation and judgment relating to planning and achieving department goals.

                Demonstrated organizational, planning and financial skills.

                Salary $100,000-$107,000, 4 step position, step increases on anniversary date of hire until reach

maximum step, position includes medical & other fringe benefits.

                Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  AA/EEO.

                Send a cover letter, resume, copy of valid MA Drivers License, & copy of driving record from MA              Registry of Motor Vehicles to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, City of   Brockton, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301, via e-mail to mcruise@cobma.us, or via facsimile at 508-580-7133.  Position open until filled. Finalists subject to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.





            The City of Brockton is seeking Temporary Seasonal Laborers to assist at D.W. Field Golf Course for the period of July 2016 through September 30th.


Duties and responsibilities:  Performs a variety of unskilled labor duties of which the following are typical examples: loading and unloading supplies; cleaning litter and debris; mowing tees, greens, fairways and roughs using hand or powered equipment; trimming shrubs; uses standard hand tools, i.e., shovels and small power tools, such as weed whackers, lawn mowers, and hedge trimmers. Works under the supervision of the Golf General Foreman or his designee. Priorities are established by the Park General Foreman or Superintendent of Parks.  Work is performed outside and may be performed in adverse weather conditions.


Rate of pay:  Massachusetts Minimum Wage $9.00 per hour.


Hours of work:  Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM


Location: D.W. Field Golf Course, 331 Oak Street, Brockton, MA  02301


Positions open until filled. Applications are available in the Personnel Department and on-line at www.brockton.ma.usApplications must be returned to the City of Brockton, Personnel Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, Brockton, MA  02301.



The City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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