JOB: Deputy Public Services Director – City of Kalamazoo, MI

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    Stephanie Slade

    This position reports to the Public Services Director. Incumbent is responsible for assisting the Public Services Director, directing the activities of the Public Services department or divisions.

    Examples of Duties:

    • Supervises, coordinates and manages staff
    • Provides departmental labor relations oversight
    • Develops and managing annual budgets
    • Develops and implementing short and long range plans for a department or division
    • Provides financial management and oversight
    • Ensures sound relations and responsive customer service
    • Authorizes departmental purchases of supplies and services
    • Facilitates continual evaluation of technological advancements and best business practices

    Essential Knowledge and Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field
    • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of business management and utilities operations and the related federal and state laws and legal statues pertaining to these activities
    • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of civil and sanitary engineering as applied to the public water, wastewater and roadway systems
    • Comprehensive knowledge of public health laws and practices related to utility system operations
    • Considerable public relations skills in dealing with citizens and high level officials

    Suggested Training and Experience:

    • Six years of progressively responsible supervisory, management, utilities, or related experience
    • Or any combination of training and experience which provides the essential knowledge and skills

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