The City of Claremore is hiring a Public Works Administrator.

The public works director performs complex supervisory, administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, directing and supervising the public works department, including environmental, street, traffic control, water and sewer, electric and lights and other public works projects and programs. The public works department consists of approximately 60 employees with a multi-million dollar annual budget.

Essential Functions

  1. Determine work procedures, prepare work schedules and expedite workflow.
  2. Issue written and verbal instructions.
  3. Assign duties and examine work for exactness, neatness and conformance to

    policies and procedures.

  4. Study and standardize department policies and procedures to improve

    efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

  5. Maintain harmony among workers and resolve issues.
  6. Prepare composite reports from individual reports of subordinates.
  7. Adjust errors and complaints.
  8. Assist in preparation and documentation of budget requests; administer budget

    in assigned area of responsibility.

  9. Plan, organize, coordinate, supervise and evaluate programs, plans, services,

    staffing, equipment and infrastructure of the public works department.

  10. Evaluate public works needs and formulate short and long-range plans to meet

    needs in all areas of responsibility, such as transportation, water distribution,

    sewer collection, electric distribution and sanitation routes.

  11. Oversee the development and update of the plans for the municipal


  12. Research, evaluate, and update codes, ordinances, and standards relating to

    Public Works.

  13. Determine applicable codes, regulations and requirements for assigned projects.
  14. Assist in reviewing and updating the storm drainage, street system maps,

    database and comprehensive plans.

  15. Oversee the maintenance of infrastructure and other records.
  16. Respond to public and other inquiries relative to department policies and


  1. Evaluate issues and options regarding municipal public works and make recommendations.
  2. Monitor inter-governmental actions affecting public works.
  3. Assist in the training of city personnel in public works systems and techniques.
  4. Supervise employees on a day-to-day basis on specific projects.


 Problem Solving/Analysis
 Customer/Client Focus
 Project Management
 Communication proficiency

Supervisory Responsibility

Exercises supervision over department personnel.

Work Environment

Work is often performed in office settings. Outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites or public works facilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places, and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risks of electrical shock and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can be loud at times when operating equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, hear and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Travel is primarily locally during the business day, although some out of the area travel and overnight may be expected.

Required Education and Experience

  •   Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Engineering, Business Administration, or closely related field
  •   Minimum of 4 years public service experience
  •   Minimum of 8-10 years supervisory experience

    Preferred Education and Experience

  •   Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Engineering, Business Administration, or closely related field
  •   Minimum of 4 years public service experience
  •   Minimum of 8-10 years supervisory experience

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Water/Wastewater Certification or must obtain within 1 year of employment
  2. Considerable knowledge of street, water and sewer, electric and storm sewer maintenance and repairs
  3. Thorough knowledge of applicable city policies, laws and regulations affecting department activities
  4. Skill in operating the tools and equipment needed to perform the job
  5. Valid CDL License

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.