Human Resources

Job Announcement Description

Job Title:   Deputy Director, Maintenance Operations 
Department:   Public Works
Salary:   $7,441.76  per month
How to Apply:   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application.  A resume may not be substituted for an application.  

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Engineering, or related field AND Ten (10) years of  experience in municipal maintenance operations, with a working knowledge of the components of infrastructure maintenance, transportation fleet management, road, bridge, and parks construction and maintenance, heavy equipment and construction vehicle operations, materials management, and snow and ice removal.  Experience MUST include at least Five (5) years of demonstrated experience in direct management of municipal infrastructure maintenance and operations, and a demonstrated ability to communicate and lead the activities of others, analyze complex situations, and solve problems, direct and motivate work activities within budget, time, and other constraints.   An equivalent combination of education, experience, or applicable training may be substituted.

This position is a critical county position and thus MUST be available Twenty Four (24) hours per day, Seven (7) days per week in support of emergency and snow/ice operations.

A current, valid, PA Driver’s License is required prior to appointment. 

Allegheny County, with a population of approximately 1.3 million, is the second largest county in the State of Pennsylvania and has used a Home Rule form of governance since 2000 legislation was enacted.  The Department of Public Works (DPW) maintains 521 Bridges and 340 miles of roads, provides maintenance of the grounds for nine (9) County parks consisting of over twelve (12) thousand acres of park land.

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Director of the Department of Public Works, this senior management position is responsible for providing County road, bridge, transportation fleet and parks grounds maintenance services through a workforce of laborers, drivers, equipment operators, trades groups, contractors, and supervisors.  Responsibilities also involve the execution of Public Works operating projects and services, outside department work orders, approved community requests, supporting other departments like Special Events, Elections, etc., and support of capital projects associated with roads, bridges, and parks.  The position involves overseeing the management/supervision/assignment of staff, the efficient use of resources (manpower, equipment, vehicles, and supplies), heavy problem solving and communication/public/labor relations and organizational skills.  Work assignments and focus may change significantly based on the Director of Public Work’s determination of priorities and focus.  Works independently, and has the authority to make decisions in completing assignments.  May act as the Director of Public Works in the Director’s absence.


  • Oversees the general work of all district maintenance supervisors and park maintenance supervisors and the large body of bargaining unit/union employees assigned to them.  Has responsibility for a large portion of union employees and trades associated with roads, bridges, and park maintenance.
  • Works closely and in concert with other divisions and deputy directors, other department administrators and directors to achieve the overall Mission of the Department of Public Works.
  • Assists the Director of Public Works in setting department and division policy, developing strategic plans, goals, and objectives for the division, implementing department and division initiatives, and representing department philosophy to employees as well as outside agencies.
  • Administers department, county policies and procedures, and other mandated regulations as they apply to the Division.
  • Manages, oversees, and participates in the development of yearly operating budgets associated with the division and executes and directs the expenditure of funds as it relates to the division’s budget to include maintenance programs and projects associated with public works projects. 
  • Supports the development of capital program requirements related to roads, bridges, and parks.
  • Monitors the monthly expenditures to assure that the division stays within its annual approved budget.
  • Develops, plans, and implements/executes maintenance programs associated with the roads, bridges, and parks, and coordinates all maintenance efforts across various divisions in Public Works and other departments in Allegheny County.
  • Optimizes the utilization of materials, supplies, vehicles, and equipment assigned to the division.
  • Optimizes the utilization of division personnel and the funds budgets for them, the hiring of staff, and all related personnel/labor matter within the Division.
  • Assists in the development of labor contracts and ensures compliance with related labor contracts associated with the Division.
  • Approves contracts in the absence of the Director.
  • Provides other related duties as assigned by the Public Works Director.
  • Serves as staff liaison, on an ongoing or ad hoc basis, to Commissions and other public agencies.
  • Coordinates responses to citizen requests for information and complaints.
  • Assists as required and works with the Director of Public Works in preparation of the Department’s annual report and work program.
  • Supervisory Duties:
    • Exercises direct, technical, and functional supervision over technical, maintenance, administrative/supervisory, and clerical personnel in the division.
    • Evaluates employee work performance, recommending and implementing disciplinary actions and performance improvement measures.
    • Manages employees in strict accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and established policy including union agreements to ensure fair and standardized treatment of employees.
    • Fosters a staff that is qualified, motivated and customer oriented, and whose achievements are recognized.
    • Assures that adequate training is provided to all division employees so that they possess the latest technology and principles as it relates to their job duties.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Municipal or government budgeting processes
  • Fiscal and budgetary procedures and federal and state funding programs
  • Negotiation of contracts with consultants and contractors and their interpretation and enforcement
  • Monitoring and review of contracts for fiscal compliance
  • Application of retention as it applies to construction and building projects
  • Analytical and reasoned-judgment decision making
  • Optimization of resources

Ability to:

  • Take an active role in department relations and establish a positive and responsible team
  • Use a variety of computer software; including word process, database, and spreadsheets
  • Supervise and direct technical, maintenance, administrative/supervisory, and clerical personnel
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate the work of self and others
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, outside agencies and the public

Working Conditions and Physical Abilities:

  • Work is performed in an office setting.
  • The incumbent will be required to attend evening meetings and support special project deadlines outside the normal workweek.
  • Travel to off site locations will be required.
  • The incumbent must be capable of navigating obstacles, standing and walking for extended periods of time, climbing, and lifting up to 30 pounds for required field site inspections.

Residency: Must become a resident of Allegheny County within one (1) year of appointment.

Veterans’ Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.


Blue Arrow  Apply Online