Help Wanted: Clerk of the Works
CITY OF NEW BEDFORD
FACILITIES & FLEET MANAGEMENT
CLERK OF THE WORKS M-5 $46,420 – $56,620
Manages and supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed. Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned areas to assure sound fiscal control; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for cleanliness, accuracy and conformance to policies and procedures. Maintains harmony among workers; performs or assists subordinates in performing duties; addresses errors and complaints. Enforces a variety of codes, explains, interprets, and provides guidance regarding all applicable codes to employees, contractors and other interested parties. Develops, updates and evaluates work and/or safety standards, policies and procedures by inspecting the quality of employee services in public buildings. This includes enforcement of work and safety standards. Reviews current trends and developments in the field of custodial operations; researches problems and complaints regarding building construction and code compliance; coordinates inspections, and enforcement actions and; responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns. The above covers the most significant responsibilities of this position. It does not, however, exclude other occasional duties, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the position.
Graduation from a standard senior high school or GED equivalent, supplemented by two (2) years of post-secondary college or technical instruction in building technology, construction management, mechanical, electrical, plumbing or building construction, and four (4) years of experience in general construction and related fields, or any equivalent combination of education and experience on a year for year basis.
Thorough knowledge of uniform building codes and electrical codes, plumbing codes, mechanical codes, general construction codes, and a thorough knowledge of carpentry; considerable knowledge in electrical work, carpentry work, cement work, or plumbing, and skill in applying knowledge of national uniform building codes, zoning and land use applications; skill in the operation of the listed equipment; ability to establish effective working relationships with contractors, developers, architects, engineers, owners, and the general public; ability to read and understand complicated plans and blueprints; and the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license with good driving record. Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013.
For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO. New Bedford has a residency requirement.