Description: Title: Superintendent of Public Works
Department: Department of Public Works (DPW)
Location: Village of Saranac Lake
Jurisdictional Class (Provisional): Competitive Class Appointment
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Application deadline: Until position is filled
Starting Annual Salary: Based on experience and qualifications
Posting date: May 9, 2019
Residency: Residency is waived
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
This position involves responsibility for the construction, maintenance and extension of streets and roads. In addition, a Superintendent of Public Works in specific villages may be responsible for one or more of the following municipal services or activities: water treatment, wastewater treatment, water distribution, garbage collection and disposal and parks maintenance.
The work is performed under general supervision. Supervision is exercised over subordinate employees engaged in public works activities.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative Only)
A. Plans, supervises and participates in the construction, extension and maintenance of streets, roads and sidewalks;
B. Supervises the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant and/or a wastewater treatment plant;
C. Directs and assists in the removal of snow and ice from streets, roads and sidewalks;
D. Oversees the repair and maintenance of village streets and sidewalks;
E. Supervises routine maintenance of tools and equipment;
F. Oversees the care and maintenance of parks, playgrounds and cemeteries;
G. Discusses public works activities with the public;
H. Makes recommendations to the Village Board regarding major projects and the need for materials, equipment and manpower;
I. Keeps records of public works activities and prepares reports.
FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
A. Thorough knowledge of principles, practices and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of streets, sidewalks and related public works activities;
B. Good knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the village public works department;
C. Good knowledge of the practices and equipment involved in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment and water treatment plants (when those duties and responsibilities are relevant to the position);
D. Good knowledge of the maintenance and repair of motorized equipment;
E. Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates;
F. Ability to work from plans, specifications, and blueprints; initiative and resourcefulness; good judgment.
Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four years of experience in the construction and maintenance of streets or four years of experience in the operation of a water or wastewater treatment plant.
IF POSITION REQUIRES:
A. Possession of the required certificate as issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 6 NYCRR Part 6501.11, appropriate to the plant at the time of appointment.
B. Possession of the required certificate as issued by the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection, under the provisions of the New York State Sanitary Code-Chapter 1, appropriate to the plant at the time of appointment.
C. Possession of valid New York Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) at time of appointment.
Generous benefits package including NYS Retirement System
HOW TO APPLY:
1. Please send a resume and application with references to:
Village of Saranac Lake
Attn: Payroll Department
39 Main Street, Suite 9
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
2. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
3. The Village will contact perspective applicants to schedule interviews; please do not call the office directly.