City of Houston

Posted 1 month ago

Applications Accepted From: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Posting Number: 28332
Location: 2200 PATTERSON
Workdays & Hours: M-F, 7:00AM – 4:00PM*
*Subject to change

Through the application of excellent problem-solving abilities and strong organizational skills, the Maintenance Manager directs, manages, supervises and coordinates the activities and operations of the Traffic Signal and Freeway Lighting sections responsible for the installation, repair and maintenance of more than 2,500 traffic signals, approximately 1,400 school zone flashers, and the maintenance of thousands of highmast, underpass freeway fixtures and boulevard lights. This position will coordinate assigned activities with other branches, departments, outside agencies, and the general public and will also lead the Traffic Operations efforts during special events (both planned and emergency). The Maintenance Manager will oversee sections’ production, maintenance activities, customer contact and relations; identify critical path issues and improve capacity and production; coordinate with finance/accounting staff with respect to purchases, forecasting and reporting. This position is responsible for safety, hiring and training, production, inventory and proper budget management. This position is responsible to prepare technical specifications for procuring equipment and materials.

Example of duties:
Plan, organizes, directs and reviews operations, facilities and personnel.
Oversees the testing and calibration of computerized traffic signal control equipment to City, State and NEMA specifications.
Prepares and inspects in-house and contract work for compliance with policies and procedures, plans, specifications and standards of quality and safety.
Assists with the development and implementation of section’s goals, objectives and standard operating procedures.
Plans and supervises the training of assigned staff in the proper use and safe operation of equipment and materials and the accepted methods of performing maintenance duties.
Reviews and critiques methods and procedures regularly to maintain and improve efficient operations; evaluates individual and group performance; makes needed improvements.
Implements and participates in modifying emergency preparedness plan.
Participates and leads staff during emergency events.
Forecasts future program needs and identifies scope and budget. Assists in the preparation of annual operating budget request.
Reviews expenditures and recommends program or budget adjustments as required.
Develop, maintain, update Standard of Operations for the section and training certification program under respective responsibility areas.
Interpret and summarize a variety of data and information and prepare reports
Read and interpret dimensions on construction plans, blueprints, drawings and maps related to traffic signs and markings.
Establish and maintain effective working relations with other departments, government agencies, commercial contractors and the general public.
Apply customer service skills, including the identification of customer needs and follow up to ensure customer commitments have been met.

This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e. essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, and air conditioning. Requires the ability to make simple gross motor responses within large tolerances.

This is a Department of Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier I Level.
Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline would normally be obtained through a formal 4-year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.

Seven years of experience closely related to the activities of the area or division to be supervised are required.

Valid Texas Driver’s License and compliance with the City of Houston’s policy on driving (AP 2-2).

Preference will be given to eligible candidates with:

Proven prior experience in the capacity of a manager or superintendent and a thorough knowledge of methods, practices, materials and equipment used in the fabrication, installation, repair, and maintenance of traffic signs, street markings, and other non-electrical traffic control devices.
A valid Master Electician license in the state of Texas
A current IMSA Traffic Signal Level II certification
Ability to teach, mentor and motivate employees
Demonstrated success in personnel development and management
Experience with budget preparation and management
Experience in tracking, measuring and reporting on traffic program/maintenance performance
The ideal candidate is driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged, and is committed to public service.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.
Department may administer skills assessment test.

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate’s qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The salary range is:

Pay Grade 29

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at:

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Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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