Operations & Facilities Division Manager

City of Auburn, AL
October 29, 2023
Auburn, AL
Job Type


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.


Department: Public Works

Pay Grade: 123

FLSA Status: Exempt

Personnel Status: Regular Full-Time


This position is responsible for providing professional engineering services for Public Works operations and projects, management and administration of assigned Capital Improvement Projects, and management of the Facilities Division operations and staff. This position reports to the Public Works Director.


  • Provides professional engineering services related to the evaluation, planning and design of various infrastructure and projects, including plan review.
  • Manages the operations of the Facilities Division.
  • Manages the planning and administration of assigned capital improvement projects.
  • Inspects and evaluates the performance and condition of the City's storm sewer system and manages associated rehabilitation and improvement projects.
  • Manages the maintenance of the City's roadways, sidewalks, trails, and rights of way.
  • Exercises direct supervision over assigned personnel.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.


Professional Excellence

Sense of responsibility and commitment; ability to meet expectations; quality of work output; willingness to admit and correct mistakes.


Ability to express oneself clearly, credibly, and respectfully in an appropriate tone; quality of judgment exercised in what information should be communicated; ability to adjust to different communication styles.


Commitment to team activities; placing value of team success over personal recognition; altruism; impact on team success; willingness to fulfill a variety of roles.


Initiative exercised in solving problems; willingness to take on new responsibilities; acting on opportunities and presenting ideas; modeling a positive attitude and resilience; volunteering for group work; praising work of the City and coworkers; demonstrating pride in public service.

Public Service

Views citizens as a priority; demonstrates ethical, trustworthy behavior, stands as an example of servant leadership; maintains trust of the Auburn citizens.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, or related field or equivalent; seven (7) to ten (10) years' experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Qualifications:

  • Certification as a Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama.
  • Certification as Floodplain Manager or Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control or Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management preferred.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Requirement exists at the time of hire and as a condition of continued employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of civil engineering principles including highway design, hydrology, flood routing, erosion control, hydraulics, and structural and concrete design.
  • Knowledge of water, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer construction principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of mathematical principles and practices used to calculate pipe slopes, elevations, slope and distance, and vertical curves.
  • Skill in researching legal descriptions, property boundaries, and subdivision plats.
  • Skill in operating engineering and surveying software.
  • Skill in preparing and presenting accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations, including grant proposals.
  • Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks.
  • Ability to communicate well with others both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written policies, procedures, and instructions.
  • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solution according to written specifications and/or oral instructions.
  • Ability to operate design software (AutoCAD, Carlson) to create civil engineering working drawings.
  • Ability to operate GIS software (ArcGIS, ArcPro) to create maps, create plans, and analyze geographic data.


The work is light work, which requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects. Work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, crouching, climbing, or walking. The employee uses tools or equipment requiring manual dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.


The work is typically performed in an office and various outdoor environments, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, irritating chemicals, and occasional cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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