CITY OF BROCKTON
The City of Brockton
seeks qualified applicants for the Commissioner of Public Works under the
direction of the Mayor. The Commissioner
is responsible for the effective management, administration and coordination of
all operations within the Department of Public Works.
The Commissioner will manage, administer, and coordinate all
operations within the Department of Public Works, and oversee its fiscal and
financial affairs. The job requires the
ability to perform complex administrative and professional work in program,
planning and regulatory work.
Qualifications include a thorough working knowledge of civil
engineering principles, public water system treatment and distribution
principles, construction and maintenance, solid waste disposal and recycling
Specifically, the Director will –
report to the Mayor regularly on objectives
and programs of the Department while resolving procedural problems
advise the Mayor and City Council on pertinent
the divisions of the Department of Public Works in accordance with all
appropriate City Ordinances;
the staff of the Department of Public Works and consultants hired to assist the
department in accordance with any collective bargaining agreements, civil service
regulations, and/or City Ordinances;
the department’s annual general fund budgets, capital budgets and enterprise
innovatively provide all
departmental services to the City; design and direct construction of
public works projects
and determine their scope and schedule;
recommend, develop, implement and coordinate
city policies and programs;
goals and objectives; design departmental organization structure; assess
performance in relation to established goals;
and take appropriate action to improve
act as the liaison with
and represent the DPW before state, federal and regional authorities;
ensure compliance with
local, state and federal laws and regulations;
advise the Mayor, City
Council and appropriate City Boards and Commissions on the technical
aspects of DPW
initiatives and programs, make recommendations as appropriate;
revise and amend, when
appropriate, rules and regulations and procedures relevant to the
proper operation of the
Department of Public Works;
assist with and monitor
perform other duties as
assigned to the Department by the Mayor.
performed under typical office conditions and will involve operating an
automobile, computer, camera, slide projector, scanner, printer, facsimile
machine, copier and other standard office equipment. The workload is relatively
stable, but can fluctuate based on project deadlines and/or emergencies. The employee will need to attend occasional
evening meetings and weekend events.
The employee will have access to department-related confidential information. Errors could result in loss of department
services and have serious legal ramifications.
from an accredited four (4) year college or university with specialization in
engineering with more than ten (10) years of responsible experience including 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. Massachusetts registration as a
Professional Engineer (PE) preferred.
the principles and practices of public works administration and operations is
work as part of an interdisciplinary or interdepartmental team or independently, conduct independent research and analyze and
prepare operational studies, write
reports, communicate orally, and make public presentations is required. Ability
to write reports and communicate orally, conduct public meetings and
presentations, and organizational skills is required.
vehicle operator’s license required.
$105,044-$127,397, 6 step position, step increases on anniversary date of hire
step, position includes medical & other fringe benefits.
Brockton requires residency within 1 year of
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 no later than 4:30 PM on
Friday, October 24, 2014.
Ordinance, the Mayor will appoint the Commissioner, whose position is subject
to confirmation by the City Council and shall run for a term of three (3)
CITY OF BROCKTON
MOTOR EQUIPMENT REPAIRMAN A
SEWER SECTION-UTILITIES DIVISION -
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
include but are not limited to the following: Perform skilled
repair, maintenance, and inspection of motor equipment; diagnose failures in equipment;
inspect gasoline and diesel internal combustion engine-powered vehicles and
other engine powered equipment; troubleshoot problems to determine appropriate
repairs; check brakes, suspension and steering components; change oil, check
fluids, grease equipment; do tune-ups; performs major repairs such as
rebuilding engines; converts trucks into sanders; installs dump bodies and new
hydraulic pumps; repairs hydraulic systems; repair electrical systems, loaders,
backhoes, street sweepers, sidewalk plows, air compressors, heavy and light
trucks, automobiles and other equipment; repair plows and install new cutting
edges on plows; respond to breakdowns and conduct field repairs; adjust breaks
and clutches; adjust or replace carburetors; remove sanders from trucks; lift
transmissions, truck tires, truck springs and other truck parts; do front-end
work such as wheel alignment; repair and replace tires; remove and dissemble
diesel and gasoline engines; replace faulty or work parts; grind valves;
perform engine overhauls; perform auto body and related welding and metal
maintenance, such as lubrication and replacing oil filters; perform body
repairs and paint trucks and equipment; install equipment and electronics such
as two-way radios and strobe light kits; maintains records of labor and
materials used on various pieces of equipment. Ensure that appropriate work
practices and operating procedures are followed to ensure compliance with
applicable safety practices and standards.
Performs similar or related work as assigned by supervisor, or as
Supervision: Works under the general direction of the
Superintendent or designee; follows department rules, regulations and policies
to complete assignments. Assignments are
provided daily and work may be reviewed as completed.
Most work performed in a shop environment, but work may be performed outside in
field conditions; work involves exposure to constant loud noise and potential
exposure to equipment with moving mechanical parts and hydraulic systems; field
work may be performed in adverse weather conditions with exposure to hazards
associated with chemicals, and use of heavy equipment. Workload is subject to seasonal fluctuations
which are expected, but cannot be specifically anticipated. May respond to emergency situations to repair
equipment. Operates heavy equipment and
trucks; uses hand, power and pneumatic tools; operates standard office
equipment. Generally has contact with
other departments and City employees.
Errors could result in personal injury, injury to others, delay or loss
of service and damage to equipment.
Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: High school
diploma required; additional technical training; three to five years of light
and heavy truck and equipment maintenance and repair experience; or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Additional Requirements: Valid Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s
License Class B with air brakes.
Ability, and Skill:
Thorough knowledge of techniques and principles of equipment maintenance and
repair; knowledge of equipment and truck systems; knowledge of fabrication and
equipment troubleshooting; knowledge of safety practices and procedures. Ability to troubleshoot mechanical problems;
ability to develop maintenance solutions; ability to operate heavy and other
motor equipment, power tools, and hand tools; ability to read technical manuals
and equipment specifications, work orders and instructions. Problem solving skills; skill in assessing
mechanical problems and finding solutions.
Functions: Work is performed in shop conditions; strenuous physical effort is often
required when performing maintenance and repair duties. The employee is frequently required to use
hands to operate equipment, walk, stand sit, speak, hear, reach with hands and
arms, balance, crouch, crawl, stoop, climb.
Stamina is required to work in adverse weather conditions. Required to lift or move items weighing up to
sixty pounds. Physical ability to use
power and hand tools, drive motor vehicles, operate and drive various pieces of
special maintenance equipment. Vision
requirements include the ability to read routine documents and operate vehicles
position is 5 steps, increases, 3 years, 6 years, 9 years and 12 years position
includes medical & other fringe benefits.
Brockton requires residency within one year
of employment, must remain a resident for 7 years. An Affirmative Action/Equal
Cover letter, resume, copy of
Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License & copy of driving record from MA
Registry of Motor Vehicles to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel. Position open until filled.
Interested applicants who are not currently
City of Brockton Labor Service certified for the position of Motor Equipment
Repairperson must pick up a Labor Service application in the Personnel
Department, City Hall between the hours of 8:30 A.M. & 4:30 P.M, Monday
through Friday. The application must be
submitted with all the above referenced materials in order to be considered for
Finalists subject to a Criminal Offender
Record Information (CORI) check and a pre-employment physical.