Public Works Manager - Honolulu District, Oahu

Honolulu, HI, US
Mar 16, 2019
Job Preferences
  • Public Works Manager
    S8,273.00 per month (EM-07)

    *A Shortage Differential ranging $475.00 per month will be added to the base salary, contingent upon funding.
  • NOTE: Department of Education employees will be placed on the salary range in accordance with Department regulations. All new external applicants will be placed on the initial step of the salary range. However, placement above the initial step of the salary range will be based on special characteristics and critical needs of the position, an applicant's exceptional qualifications, the availability of funds, and other relevant factors. Such appointments require prior approval.
  • Location:
    Honolulu District, Oahu
  • Office of Facilities and Operations - Facilities Development Branch
  • Manages the activities of a major public works branch or district office through subordinate professional supervisors. A position in this class works under general administrative direction, exercises broad authority for unreviewed action and decision with respect to technical aspects of the work and for planning and conducting the program in the assigned area of responsibility.

    A position in this class has extensive contacts with other engineering, architectural and administrative personnel and other technical experts to exchange technical and other information and to negotiate mutually satisfactory solutions to important issues. Contacts are also maintained with high-level officials from the State, other governmental agencies, educational institutions, private industry and the general public.

    Full Performance Knowledge and Abilities Required:
    Knowledge of:
    Architectural or engineering concepts relating to building, and site planning, design and construction; technological advances in public works and development in allied fields; laws, rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, policies and procedures applicable to the assigned area of responsibility; principles and practices of supervision and management; and principles and practices of safety.

    Ability to:
    Manage a major public works branch or district office program(s) and activities through subordinate supervisors; develop and implement guidelines, policies and procedures for the assigned program area(s); participate in high-level conferences and discussions to plan programs, policies and standards and/or to reach agreement on major issues; deal effectively with subordinates, superiors and representatives of community groups, other governmental agencies, industry and the general public; write clearly and concisely and speak effectively before groups.
  • Applicants must meet all the requirements for the position they are seeking as of the date of the application, unless otherwise specified. Unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently.

    Note: Calculation of experience is based on full-time, 40-hour workweeks. Part-time experience is pro-rated. Example: Twelve months of experience at 20 hours/week is equivalent to six months of experience, not one year. Also, hours worked in excess of 40 hours/week will not be credited. Example: Twelve months of experience at 60 hours/week is equivalent to one year of experience, not one and a half years.

    To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:
  • Education/Experience Requirement:
    All applicants must meet one of the requirements specified in A, B, C, D or E below:
    A. Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from a school of engineering in an accredited college or university.

    Note: For some positions, graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in physics, mathematics or chemistry may be accepted as qualifying, provided the applicant has had at least 15 credits in engineering sciences, common to all engineering disciplines; e.g. thermodynamics, statics, electrical science, applied mechanics, engineering drawing, strength of materials, etc.

    B. Administrative, professional or technical experience involving the application and knowledge of the fundamental physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering including physics, chemistry, mathematics through integral calculus and engineering sciences such as statics, dynamics, strength of material, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and engineering drawing and other specialized courses to one of the branches of engineering. Such experience must be substantially equivalent to the knowledge and understanding gained by completion of a college training leading to a Bachelor's degree in engineering; or

    C. A combination of college training in engineering and experience mentioned in B above substantially equivalent to completion of a college training leading to a Bachelor's degree in engineering; or

    D. Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited school or college of architecture or engineering, with a degree in architecture or architectural engineering; or

    E. Four (4) years of successful and progressive experience in architecture which will enable the applicant to perform successfully at the professional level provided this experience demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture and an understanding of the field of architecture comparable to that which would be acquired through successful completion of a full four-year course leading to a Bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university with a major study in architecture.

    Specialized Experience Requirement:
    Four (4) years of either Engineering or Architectural Experience as described below:

    Engineering Experience:
    Progressively responsible professional engineering work experience which required the knowledge and application of the basic physical and mathematical sciences and the engineering sciences to the solution of theoretical or practical engineering problems.

    Architectural Experience:
    Professional architectural work experience in developing and preparing complete designs, drawings, specifications, estimates of buildings, structures and installations. Professional experience is comprised of the performance of the recognized architectural functions based on and requiring a thorough knowledge and application of the basic physical, mathematical and architectural sciences to the solution of theoretical or practical architectural problems.

    Supervisory or Staff Advisory Experience:
    Two (2) years of Supervisory and/or Staff Advisory Experience of which at least one year must have been supervisory experience as described below:

    Supervisory Experience:
    Experience supervising professional engineers or architects which included training subordinates, coordinating and assigning workloads, evaluating performance, assisting in difficult and problem areas, and maintaining high standards of work and timely accomplishment of work objectives.

    Staff Advisory Experience:
    Professional engineering or architectural experience as technical expert in a specialized area or program function performing staff advisory, consultative and/or reviewing the work of a staff of specialists assigned to such activities as long-range planning, research and/or development of specific projects, programs, etc.

    Managerial Aptitude:
    Applicants must also possess managerial aptitude. Managerial aptitude will be considered to have been met through successful performance of, or substantial participation in, organizing, scheduling and coordinating a group of activities in order to attain program objectives within time, resource and budgetary limitations; interest in management demonstrated by the performance of work assignments in a manner which clearly indicates awareness of problems and the ability to solve them; completion of educational or training courses in the areas of management accompanied by the application of principles, which were learned, to work assignments; management's observation and evaluation of the applicant's leadership and managerial capabilities; success in trial assignments to managerial and/or administrative tasks.

    Substitutions Allowed:
    Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
    A Master's degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of Specialized Experience.

    Substitution of Supervisory and/or Staff Advisory Experience for Specialized Experience:
    Excess Supervisory and/or Staff Advisory Experience of the type and quality described above may be substituted for Specialized experience on a year-for-year-basis.

    Quality of Experience:
    Possession of the required number of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for a position. The applicant's overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.

    License Required:
    Professional License Requirement:
    Applicants must possess a Hawaii State certificate of registration as a professional engineer or architect.

    Driver's License:
    Applicants must have a valid license to drive in the State of Hawaii.
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