Assistant Property Management Director - Fleet Services

About the Department

The Property Management Department is the centralized source for all City physical assets including fleet, facilities, and real property. This is a newly created department which sets the framework for comprehensive inventories of all assets and management of assets to the lowest life cycle cost.

The Property Management Department has approximately 189 authorized positions and an annual operating budget of over $36 million. The Department is comprised of three divisions: General Services, Fleet, and Facilities. There is an Assistant Director over each division who reports to the Director.

The Assistant Property Management Director over Fleet Services is responsible for fleet maintenance, fleet contracting, fleet purchasing, fleet fuel and all vehicle acquisitions for the entire municipal corporation. The Fleet Division bears the responsibility of acquiring, maintaining, fueling, and disposing of all motorized equipment and trailers used to perform municipal work.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be an energetic and collaborative leader with a solid background in fleet operations. It will be essential for the new Assistant Property Management Director to have extensive "hands-on" fleet and management experience, as well as in-depth knowledge of operations, services, and activities of vehicle acquisitions.

The selected individual must have superior financial management skills and the ability to administer the department's budget and contracts responsibly and in accordance with City policies and State law. The successful candidate will be detailed oriented and have the ability to effectively manage all operational functions of the division.

The ideal candidate will be a skilled negotiator who has the ability to coordinate efforts associated with various perspectives and interests. A customer service philosophy and outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are essential.

Motivating employees to perform at their highest levels and engaging employees in a common effort to meet Division goals will be absolutely imperative.

The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, work well under pressure, and exercise good judgment, flexibility, and creativity in response to changing situations and needs. The new Assistant Director will have the ability to analyze problems and issues, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. Long range operational and strategic planning skills are crucial, as are concrete maintenance basics.

Education & Experience

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and six (6) or more years of progressively responsible experience in fleet, contracts, and fuel operations including two (2) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. Experience in municipal fleet budget administration, acquisition services, and contract administration at the department or citywide level is required. Extensive, tangible field experience in fleet shops is strongly preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.


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