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Street Systems Manager

Job Id: 
Public Works Department
$8,226 - $10,417/month
Job Description: 

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:      Regular, Full-Time

SALARY RANGE:                $8,226 - $10,417/month

OPENS:                 June 1, 2018

CLOSES:                 When Filled; 1st review of applications on June 22, 2018



Under the direction of the Public Works Director and/or Public Works Deputy Director, plan, organize and direct daily operations and activities of Street Systems Division; supervise a variety of specialized duties in the construction, maintenance and repair of City street systems and related infrastructure; manage and coordinate contracted street maintenance and construction; plan and coordinate the Capital Improvement Program and the systematic pavement management program; develop, monitor and control assigned budgets; purchase needed materials and equipment; train, assign, supervise and evaluate the work of assigned personnel; inspect and assure work projects are completed according to code, specifications and timelines.



  • Plan, schedule, organize and direct daily operations and activities of Street Systems Division; supervise advanced and specialized activities for the design, inspection, construction and maintenance of City street systems, alleys, right-of-ways, bridges, sidewalks, direct street, pavement, sidewalk, curb and gutter construction and the repair and building of guardrails.
  • Perform complex professional engineering tasks and is responsible for administrative and managerial functions in overseeing the development of infrastructure projects, construction management and the capital projects for the Streets Division. Oversee and supervise the Streets Division Engineering staff and establish and enforce division operating policies and procedures.
  • Develop specifications for contracted services; administer and coordinate service contracts for the design, construction and maintenance of street system facilities; assure compliance with cost and timelines and applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Develop and revise comprehensive capital improvement projects; prepare and present reports, recommendations and studies to the Deputy Director, Director, Mayor, City Council, other departments and public and private agencies and groups.
  • Establish division's operational objectives, goals and priorities; monitor and measure attainment of objectives, goals and priorities and implement corrective actions in project phases and objectives as necessary.
  • Develop and implement short- and long-range maintenance and preventive maintenance programs; provide technical guidance and training; inspect job sites for safety issues and proper practices; assure proper cleanup of job sites.
  • Develop, monitor and control assigned budgets; monitor and control materials purchases and expenditures; evaluate, determine, schedule and purchase required equipment and materials for the completion of work projects.
  • Coordinate work projects with other City departments, contractors, government agencies, organizations and the public as required; inspect work in progress; assure projects are completed in compliance with codes, specifications, standards, work orders and time schedules.
  • Communicate with the public, contractors and government agencies to receive and resolve complaints, to interpret various codes and ordinances and to provide technical expertise and explanations regarding City streets and related public utilities; represent the City in meetings involving other municipalities and State and federal agencies; develop and revise division procedures as needed.
  • Perform duties related to emergency operations; including flood, snow, ice and vegetation control and removal and the cleanup of hazardous waste spills.
  • Manage and coordinate street maintenance and new construction; attend pre-construction and inter-departmental meetings to develop and maintain project schedules; plan and coordinate street pavement and overlay programs; estimate materials and costs; select contracted services as required; review and approve inspection and billing invoices for payment.
  • Select, train, assign, supervise and evaluate the work of assigned personnel; discipline employees in accordance with City policies and procedures.
  • Estimate materials, time and personnel required to complete work projects; develop schedules, including alternate schedules for inclement weather conditions; enter schedules into computer system.
  • Maintain inventory of tools, equipment and supplies; assure vehicles, tools and equipment are maintained in a clean, safe and proper working condition.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to system operations, inspections, preventive maintenance, performance evaluations, service complaints, inventory levels, bid specifications, work projects and equipment and materials use.
  • Represent the City in meetings involving other municipal, County, State, and Federal agencies.
  • Participate in the development and organization of the City's Emergency Planning and Operational activities.
  • Operate a vehicle, computer, and other related equipment to perform assigned duties.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



  • Modern principles, techniques and theories of municipal Public Works administration, planning, supervision and training.
  • Budget preparation, administration and control.
  • Comprehensive planning principles, practices, regulations and techniques, including development and updating of the comprehensive plans.
  • Technical and advanced knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices.
  • Current Public Works industry standards and requirements.
  • Workload planning and staffing.
  • Effective methods of organizing and utilizing data, equipment, personnel and resources.
  • Advanced and specialized engineering, construction, maintenance and repair procedures, practices, methods and equipment used in street and public works projects.
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations and contracts related to street system activities.
  • Policies and objectives of City street systems and activities.
  • Testing of construction materials, including asphalt, soil and concrete.
  • Layout and operation and activities of street systems and related public utilities facilities.
  • Bid specification development procedures and contract management.
  • City purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Health and safety regulations and procedures.
  • Computer operation involving hardware and engineering software used by the City.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Public speaking techniques.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.



  • Plan, organize and direct the daily activities of Department staff, including administration of technical engineering and design work.
  • Plan, direct and supervise a variety of specialized duties in the construction, maintenance and repair of City street systems and related public utilities.
  • Inspect facilities and systems for maintenance and repair needs and safety and health hazards.
  • Manage and coordinate street maintenance and construction.
  • Develop, monitor and control the division’s budgets.
  • Assure work projects are completed according to code, specifications and time lines.
  • Plan and coordinate the systematic pavement management program.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate personnel.
  • Prioritize and schedule work.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Prepare formal bid specifications.
  • Receive and analyze bids and recommend award.
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the field.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Respond to emergency situations and be on an on-call status periodically.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Initiate creative improvements, manage change and stimulate collaborative problem- solving.
  • Prepare and deliver written and oral presentations.
  • Observe legal and defensive driving practices.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain records and reports related to work performed.
  • Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively and effectively interact with diverse individuals to accomplish a common goal.



Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field and five years managing engineering design, street maintenance and/or construction experience including three years in a supervisory capacity.



Licensed in Washington as Professional Engineer. Valid Washington driver's license.


TO APPLY:  Please complete a required City of Federal Way application form and attach resume and cover letter.  Applications available at City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, online at www.cityoffederalway.com, or by calling 253-835-2530.


The City of Federal way is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Applicants may request a copy of the City’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Human Resources at 253-835-2531. Any person requiring ADA accommodation should advise the City of the need. For telecommunications relay service for voice and text telephones call 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388/TTY or 1-800-833-6384/voice.