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

                The primary purpose of the position is to be responsible for the effective management, administration and coordination of the operations within the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division, for the fiscal and financial affairs of the Engineering Division and the management, administration and control of all personnel assigned to the Engineering Division.  Responsible to perform complex administrative and professional work in program management, planning and regulatory work in the Engineering Division, 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 Department of Public Works, Engineering Division.

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

Responsible to direct, assign and reassign all personnel within the Department of Public Works Engineering Division in accordance with any collective bargaining agreements, civil service regulations and/or City Ordinances. He/She shall administer personnel services, such as vacation, sick, personal and compensation time leave; evaluation of personnel performance; and the initiation of disciplinary action.  He/She shall act as the level 1 hearing officer for all grievances originating in the division.  He/she shall assign disciplinary action when delegated to him/her by the Commissioner of Public Works.

                Responsible to make such contracts on behalf of the city as may be necessary in carrying out the functions of his/her  office; subject, however to the approval of the Commissioner of Public Works, the mayor and the appropriating power of the city council as prescribed in the charter.  He/She shall enforce the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division and shall have general supervision of all the subordinate officers of the division. 

                Responsible for the planning, survey, design, and contract specification for construction of streets, sidewalks and other public works projects, and maintain records of the same, including city property and physical systems; to take a prominent role in the development of the infrastructure phase of the city’s capital budget and makes recommendations on current and future projects;  to administer the detail of chapter 90 state highway funding and related projects financed under this law; for ensuring technical compliance with local, county, and state and federal requirements in performing professional engineering services on a variety of projects for all municipal offices, boards, and commissions of the ultimate benefit, general protection and safety for all.

                Responsible to plan, organize and direct engineering operations providing fieldwork, surveys, and designs for special permit conditions; for the administration, organization, and coordination of engineering programs, to provide operational development and completion of public construction activities, to review developed projects affecting the public sector.

                Shall have charge and custody of all the surveying instruments, plans, profiles and measurements of the public buildings, streets, sidewalks, water pipes, reservoirs, culverts and bridges belonging to the city, which are not especially made for other departments, and shall keep the same when not in use in the office provided by the city; keep all plans properly classified and indexed.  May make such rules and regulations concerning the taking of plans from the office as may be deemed necessary to insure their safety.

                Shall have the authority to establish and to perpetuate such bench marks as may be necessary for the accomplishments of accurate work, and shall keep a list of such bench marks, their elevations, with such descriptions as will readily identify them; make all surveys and plans duly authorized, relating to the laying out, widening, extending and grading of streets, and establishing correct lines for the same, and shall calculate and ascertain the proper grade and level of all streets which are now laid out and established, or of which may be required by the city council to ascertain the grade, with the boundaries and measurements therefore, and make plans thereof, indicating the names of the owners of estates, if know, upon such streets;  properly mark and perpetuate the lines, angels and curves of public streets by suitable stone monuments which shall be properly and securely set; and keep a record of the description of all town or county roads as have been heretofore laid out and established, and of all city streets laid out by the city council.

                Responsible to review applications by any person intending to build on any public street, the lines of which may have been established by the city council, he/she shall ascertain the bounds of the same.  All information of this character, furnished to owners of estates, or persons representing them, or to those intending to build shall be without charge.

                Shall report to the city council all encroachments which may come to his/her knowledge, in any of the accepted streets of the city.

                At the request of the committee or board having the matter in charge, he/she shall obtain full and correct names of every person owning or having an interest in the lands and adjoin any street or way proposed to be laid out, altered, graded, or improved in its sidewalks with curbs or covering, and shall also, when so requested, present to every such person, waivers of notice and damage, for his/her signature.

                Shall perform such other functions as the City Engineer, Commissioner of Public Works, the Mayor, the City Council or the Revised Ordinances shall required.

                Responsible to advise the Commissioner of Public Works, the Mayor and City Council on all matters that are in the scope of the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division’s activities and functions.

                Responsible for the preparation of the department’s annual general fund  budget and capital budget; present budget recommendations and justifications; review and analyze performance against budget and develop appropriate control procedures; and oversee the specification and procurement of departmental supplies, materials and equipment; advise and assist the Commissioner of Public Works in the long-range planning for future infrastructure of the capital budget, formulate, present and explain short-range budgets and capital projects before Commissioner of Public Works, the Mayor, City Council and Finance Committee, and other groups as necessary; regularly inform the Commissioner of Public Works on the status of programs, operations and projects.

                Responsible for innovatively providing all departmental services to the City; design and direct construction of public works projects and determine their scope and schedule; recommends, develops, implements and coordinates city policies and programs.

                Provide overall direction to the Engineering Division; develop departmental goals and objectives; design departmental organization structure; assess performance in relation to established goals; and with approval of the Commissioner of Public Works take appropriate action to improve departmental efficiency and service.

                Provide a trained and competent work force for the administration, clerical and accounting functions; for the maintenance, operation, repair and construction of city streets, sidewalks and other public works projects.  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.

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

                Advises the Commissioner of Public Works, the Mayor, City Council and appropriate City Boards and Commissions on the technical aspects of Engineering initiatives and programs, makes recommendations as appropriate.

                Supervise the work of consultants hired to assist the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division.

                Revise and amend, when appropriate, rules and regulations and procedures relevant to the proper operation of the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division.

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

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

                Report to the Commissioner of Public Works, on a regular basis, the current objectives and programs of the Department and the activities of the Department with regard to those objectives and programs.

                Perform similar or related department work as required or as situation dictates and as assigned by the Commissioner of Public Works.

                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 engineering; more than ten (10) years of responsible experience with a minimum of five (5) years in a supervisory position; 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 a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.  Massachusetts registration as a Professional Engineer (PE), pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 112, sections 81D through 81T.

                Working knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to construction and maintenance of roadways and bridges in 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 engineering operations. Knowledge and ability to interpret and develop plans and specifications utilizing relevant computer applications.  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 engineering activities;  to maintain effective working and professional relationships with employees’ officials, contractors, vendors and the general public; to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with City officials and departments, state agencies and the general public ; to deal with employees tactfully and effectively and maintain positive public relations; 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 $73,455-$89,477, 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.


                Duties include but are not limited to the following:  Performs work required to maintain the Parking Garage, Parking Lots and Parking Meters that are under the control of the Parking Authority, may be assigned to roles including booth attendant, meter collection and repairs, security guard and facility maintenance. Greets customers and provides friendly courteous service; provides customers directions to downtown and other destinations;  collects parking fees, makes proper change; directs customers to available parking spaces; balances cash drawer and tickets at end of shift and prepares paperwork; assists in the collection and recording of monthly parking permit fees.  Ensures the safety and security of customers and the facility by making oneself visible and available to customers; reports the presence of suspicious persons or activity to supervisor and other employees; reports unsafe or potentially hazardous conditions or situations to supervisor; enforces (in a polite, tactful manner) Parking Authority policies, rules, and regulations.  Performs general custodial duties including but not limited to office and restroom cleaning, trash/refuse removal, sweeping, window washing, etc. Assists in other maintenance activities of facilities and properties under the management and control of the Parking Authority.  May operate motor vehicles and power equipment.  Performs snow and ice removal from stairs and walkways during shift; responsible to be respond to snow and other emergencies outside the normal shift.  Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director Parking Authority, Parking Supervisor or their designee.

                Work Environment: Work is performed outside and in Parking Booth; outdoor work may be performed in adverse weather conditions.  The employee operates a variety of equipment such as trucks, light equipment, and various hand power tools.  The employee generally has contact with customers, other city workers and occasionally contractors.  Errors could result in personal injury, injury to others, delay or loss of service and damage to garage or equipment.

                Minimum Qualifications:   High School diploma or equivalent, one year’s paid experience in customer service, one year’s paid experience in operating a cash register, snow equipment, power tools and hand tools. Brockton resident and bi-lingual preferred.

                Additional requirement:  Valid Massachusetts Drivers’ License.

                Knowledge, Ability, and Skill:  Ability to communicate effectively with customers, Co-workers, other city employees and contractors.  Must be polite and courteous even in stressful or adversarial situations, and be able to deal effectively and tactfully with customers, co-workers, city employees and occasionally contractors.  Ability to perform basic math calculations, operates a cash register, make proper change and reconcile cash drawer and tickets at end of each shift.

                Essential Functions: Moderate physical effort is required to perform duties; work is performed outside as well as inside Parking Booth.  The employee is required to walk, stand, sit, speak, hear, reach with hands and arms, stoop, climb, and work in confined area such as the Parking Booth.  Stamina is required to work in adverse weather conditions.  Required to lift or move items weighing up to 60 pounds.  Vision requirements include the ability to read documents, operate equipment and drive a motor vehicle. 

                Salary:  $14.24-$16.34 hourly, 5 step position, one step increase each year on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step.  19.5 hours per week, Monday through Thursday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Friday, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Benefits per current collective bargaining agreement, however position does not include any insurance benefits.

                Cover letter, resume, copy of Massachusetts Drivers License and a copy of an attested driving record from Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301, or via e-mail to mcruise@cobma.us or via facsimile to 508-580-7133.  Position open until filled

                Brockton requires residency within one year of employment, must remain a resident for 7 years.  An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

                Finalists will be subject to a pre-employment physical which includes drug & alcohol testing and a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.

Library Director
Brockton Public Library
Brockton, MA

The Brockton Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic Library Director.  Candidates must have a proven track record of leadership, adaptability and vision in overseeing a large, urban library system. 

The Director is responsible for the management and operation of the city’s historic main branch library and two vibrant branch locations, a staff of more than 35 library professionals and an annual budget of $2.3 million.  The Brockton Public Library is the hub of a diverse Gateway City of more than 95,000 people, and its Director is an integral part of community life.  The Brockton Public Library circulates more than 183,000 items each year, and provides engaging civic programming for all ages, from story hours and literacy-themed activities for children to English as a Second Language classes, job search assistance, genealogy research, art exhibits and civic engagement programs. 

Successful candidates will understand the role a public library plays in the 21st century and have a bevy of ideas for new programming, outreach and community engagement in multiple languages.  A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited college or university is required; as well as five years of experience as a public library director with supervision of a large staff.  A Massachusetts Library Certification is also required.

Required skills: practical expertise in staff management, personnel administration, collective bargaining, grant writing, budget management, technology, planning and innovative library practices.  An ability to communicate effectivity and to promote community relations with municipal leaders and diverse constituencies is highly desired.  Participation in regional and professional organizations is expected. Residency within in the City of Brockton is required within one year. 

Salary: $85,000+ depending on experience.

Interested applicants are invited to send a letter of intent, resume ad three professional references to Mark E. Linde, Chairman, Brockton Board of Library Trustees, PO Box 974, Brockton, MA 02301. Please note: all interviewees must pass a Massachusetts Criminal Offender Registry Inquiry (CORI) check.

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