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Lawrence, Kansas City of Lawrence

Job Summary

The City of Lawrence Municipal Services & Operations Department is a full-service, front-line operational department. The department provides community services in infrastructure and maintenance (facilities & structures, street and stormwater maintenance, pavement management, water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment), engineering (engineering design and technical support, stormwater, utility and traffic engineering), services (solid waste, water, wastewater, fleet management, and administrative functions). Municipal Services & Operations projects and services are vital to the growth, health, safety, comfort and quality of life for our community.

Job Responsibilities

100.00% - Provide planning, management and oversight of the Municipal Services and Operations Department functions, including the department-wide functions for budget & finance, human resources, ADA compliance, customer services, asset management coordination, communications / public education, management systems, training / competency, and external leases and agreements. Manage the development and implementation of the division and program goals, objectives, policies, and priorities within each service. Manage and participate in the development and administration of the Department annual budget; forecast additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures. Manage departmental systems for human resources including performance evaluation, performance improvement opportunities, and risk management issues. Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct the implementation of changes. Responsible for resolving highly sensitive issues with employees, citizens and other departments; to coordinate assigned activities with other departments, divisions and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex support to the department director.


Qualifications - Six years of increasingly responsible professional experience including two years of specific experience in the functional areas assigned. Equivalent to a bachelor"s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in the specific functional areas assigned, Master"s degree strongly preferred. The successful candidate must possess an appropriate, valid driver"s license and pass City background, physical and drug screens.

Benefits Information

Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance: Various dependent on coverage levels available; FREE Well Care Clinic through LMH; free/discounted gym memberships, other wellness benefits/perks Paid Time Off: 12 Vacation days, 12 Sick days accrued per year; 2 days Personal Leave, 9 Paid Holidays Retirement: Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)